ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Galerie 88 - December 13th - December 31st Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:52:08 +0000 Rosemarie Trockel - Max Mueller Bhavan - December 17th - January 31st, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">The current exhibition on Rosemarie Trockel is part of a series of monographic exhibitions in the IfA-program that includes Sigmar Polke, Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter. This not only illustrates the standing that accrues to the artist's work within contemporary art. The artistic positions of the elder colleagues also, in a cryptic way, form the programmatic starting point for Rosemarie Trockel's concepts.<br /> <br /> An art scene that has been largely male-dominated, even into the 1980s, spurs Rosemarie Trockel to dissent. She persistently formulates counterpositions in which she confronts the male artist-genius with feminine roles and subject matter. The various groups of works reflect her standpoint within a decidedly feminine artistic realm and are unstinting in their fundamental critique of the prevailing art system. One of her earliest masterpieces, "Malmaschine" from 1990, which is shown in our exhibition, takes to the absurd, in virtuoso style, the commonplace about the complaisant handicrafted-mechanical nature of art created by woman's hand. With its mechanical production of the painterly Gestus, "Malmaschine" reads well as a parody on the topos of the artist-genius.<br /> <br /> Despite her critical stance, Rosemarie Trockel's works encounter the viewer as lively, highly imaginative conceptual constructs and as vivid and convincing artistic creations. The artist manages to visualise even weighty intellectual cargo in an ironic and humorous way, avoiding dogmatic oppositions or, indeed, polemic. The same strategy is pursued after 1991 in the knitted pictures, which hang on the wall like minimalist sculptures. The artist strips a prop borrowed from the everyday life of women of its traditional function. Like the wool material in the knitted pictures &ndash; ideologically burdened as "typically feminine" &ndash; electric stove-burners, too, depart from their banal connotations of domesticity or craft.<br /> <br /> Rosemarie Trockel does not develop her work in a linear manner, but prefers to take intentionally circuitous artistic paths. With a thoroughly deconstructive method, she places every answer, once found, again in question, or even takes the answer back. The uninitiated observer might therefore find her work heterogeneous and, at first, not easily accessible. And yet a finely woven web of associations is spun around each group of works in which the motifs, once formulated, undergo manifold variations in different media over the years and so decipher themselves.<br /> <br /> In her works, traditional and new visual media make astonishing connections for the viewer again and again. This is particularly evident in the ink, charcoal, pencil, collaged or computer drawings, which have an important place in the oeuvre. Drawings accompany each new phase of work both as trial runs and as sketches noting observations and ideas but, as is especially apparent in the current large format works, they also form an independent body of work. Along with the videos, this exhibition therefore puts special emphasis on this medium.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:07:26 +0000 Sachin Tekade - The Loft At Lower Parel - December 2nd - January 21st, 2015 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:00:54 +0000 - The Centre of International Modern Art - December 12th - January 10th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&ldquo;A line is a trail of movement.&rdquo; </strong><br /> Sergei Einstein (filmmaker)<br /> <br /> <strong>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s no such thing as a line; there is only light and shade.&rdquo;</strong><br /> Alfred Hitchcock (filmmaker)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The two quotations, although of filmmakers, more-or-less address the essentials of the main debates on Drawing.<br /> <br /> Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression, the cave and rock paintings created by Homo Sapiens, demonstrate that it was a form of communication preceding writing.<br /> <br /> Drawings, in the visual arts, are considered to be the foundations of an artistic practice.<br /> <br /> Artists use it as a means of investigating ideas, thought and exploring form and technique. Through their drawings, the viewer gets to know and understand the artist.<br /> <br /> Quite often artists do drawing and sketches as a study towards a final production of an artwork, like sculpture or painting. Even filmmakers have used drawing as a tool, notably, Satyajit Ray, Walt Disney, Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and Tim Burton. Its importance in animation is obvious.<br /> <br /> The definition of Drawing is often occupied with the two positions of whether drawings are just lines and the use of colour makes it a painting. There are no strict definitions. Despite the purist&rsquo;s insistence on the formation of line and absence of colour to define drawing, one cannot deny that a work formed by dots or shading (as many forms of tribal and folk art), or wholly in line but in a range of colours, is a drawing. In this show, drawings are presented as a work of art, where ideas and thought come to life; as the interior landscape of an artist&rsquo;s mind and of cultures and different practices they have absorbed and adapted from.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:56:34 +0000 K.G. Subramanyan - National Gallery Of Modern Art - NGMA Bengaluru - November 29th - December 28th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>NGMA Bengaluru, in collaboration with Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata, is inaugurating the exhibition titled 'New Works of K.G.Subramanyan' at its premises on Saturday, 29th November 2014 at 6.00 pm. The Exhibition will be inaugurated by Smt. Tara Chandavarkar, Art Collector in the presence of Shri K.G. Subramanyan. Shri Sudhakar Rao, Chairman, Advisory Committee, NGMA Bengaluru, will preside over the function</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will be on view till 28th December 2014 except on Mondays and national holidays.<br /> <br /> NGMA is also holding exciting outreach programmes such as workshops, guided walks and film screenings in conjunction with the exhibition.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:49:29 +0000 - KHOJ International Artists' Association - November 26th - December 8th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Khoj International Artists&rsquo; Association and Priya Paul present<br /> </strong><br /> <strong><em>The Other Woman</em></strong><br /> Exhibition of Film Memorabilia from the Priya Paul Collection</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Opening: Wednesday, November 26, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm<br /> at Khoj Studios, S 17, Khirkee Extension, New Delhi-17</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Exhibition on View: November 26 to December 8, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is an homage to vamps, anti-heroines, seductresses and dancers of Bombay cinema. The women who have been a foil to the innocent-as-lamb image of the leading lady by their courage, their boldness and their sexual freedom take a centre-stage in this exhibition. Apart from the showcase of old Hindi cinema memorabilia, the exhibition will also showcase Desperately Seeking Helen, a film by Eisha Marjara about a young Indian immigrant in the United States and her search for her childhood film-idol, the legendary Bombay cinema femme fatale Helen.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Program:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">November 26, 7:30 pm<br /> Zombies, Vampires, Slashers &amp; Feminists:Talk by Achal Prabhala<br /> Achal Prabhala is a Bangalore-based writer and researcher.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">November 27 to December 6, 11: 00 am to 7:00 pm<br /> Screening of Horror Films from Pakistan:</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zibahkhana (2007)<br /> Dir: Omar Khan<br /> 80 mins, English / Urdu</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zinda Laash (1967)<br /> Dir: Khwaja Sarfraz,<br /> 103 mins, Urdu</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Aurat Raj (1979)<br /> Dir: Saeed Khan Rangeela,<br /> 143 mins, Urdu</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">South Asian Cinema: A Documentary (2002)<br /> Dir: Pete Tombs and Andy Starke,<br /> 24 mins, English/ Hindi/ Urdu</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">December 6, 7:30 pm<br /> Closing Screening: Miss Lovely(2012)<br /> Dir: Ashim Ahluwalia<br /> 115 mins, Hindi<br /> Set in the nebulous world of C-grade horror porn circuits of Mumbai, The film explores the intense and mutually destructive relationship between two brothers and the mysterious woman who comes between them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Absolut celebrates the spirit of art and culture of the city by partnering with Khoj for the opening of the exhibition.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:41:48 +0000 Sangeeta Rajankar - Jehangir Art Gallery - December 10th - December 16th Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:38:45 +0000 Manu Parekh - Jehangir Art Gallery - December 8th - December 14th Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:35:12 +0000 Isabella Ducrot - GALLERYSKE - New Delhi - December 14th - January 18th, 2015 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:26:06 +0000 Andrea Anastasio - GALLERYSKE - New Delhi - December 14th - January 18th, 2015 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:26:03 +0000 Pushpa Bagrodia - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - December 12th - December 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;Solo painting exhibition of water wash on paper by Pushpa Bagrodia.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:25:23 +0000 Group Show - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - December 20th - December 26th <p>Group exhibition of photographs</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:25:05 +0000 Anup Mathew Thomas - GALLERYSKE - Bangalore - November 29th - January 9th, 2015 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:21:02 +0000 S.G. Vasudev - Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore - December 10th - January 10th, 2015 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:10:03 +0000 - Gallery Espace - December 12th - January 8th, 2015 <p style="text-align: justify;">Catch the glimpses of 'Drawing 2014' - Seven Decades of Indian Drawing - at Gallery Espace, 16 Community Centre, New Delhi 110025. On view till 8th January, 2015.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:06:11 +0000 Amal Ghosh - Galerie 88 - December 13th - December 31st Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:50:38 +0000