ArtSlant - Current exhibits en-us 40 Samir Mondal - Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata - March 30th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p>Celebrating an extraordinary sixty years of innovation, creation and colourful expression. Samir Mondal, who turned 60 in Mach 2012, concludes the series of celebrations of this occasion by creating another special show of watercolours – ‘EMANATION’</p> <p>Paintings done in his masterly, inimitable style with watercolours on archival Arches paper. Watercolours that dance and flow to his tune. Watercolours showing fluidity, a transparency yet richness that no other artist can match.</p> <p>In keeping with the celebratory occasion, all the paintings are still lives with a floral theme. Flowers are greetings of love and life.</p> <p>Samir’s styles of Still Life paintings have evolved hugely over these sixty years. From the early, formal, stilted style of the British school of painting to the middle period of Experimental work all the way to the current time of Abstracted Post Modern style.</p> <p>They are all paintings of flowers, of greetings, but all in different styles.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:52:16 +0000 Group Show - Art Alive Gallery, Delhi - April 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2013 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:01:16 +0000 Group Show - Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon - February 3rd, 2013 - August 31st, 2013 <p>Art evolves and so do artists. Art Alive believes in the need for that continuous process of evolution and endeavor to create a platform where artists can enrich their experiences to share with their audiences. In our continues effort towards that, Art Alive presents Living Walls, an art project where a group of artists will engage in painting the walls of the gallery for a period of four days.&nbsp;</p> <p>We invite all art lovers to come and not only see but experience the evolving of an installation where the gallery becomes the site of a unique installation.</p> <p><strong>The Artists will work from 16<sup>th</sup> to 21<sup>st</sup> January during which you are invited to come and talk to the artist and capture the work. This installation will be on view till the end of February, 2013.</strong></p> <p>The core idea of the collaborative exercise is to enlarge the artists&rsquo; canvas and in doing so, involve the audience who would be witnessing the process of work and thus broaden their own experience of art.</p> <p><em>Sunaina Anand</em>, director, Art Alive Gallery says: &ldquo;This would be a dynamic live display of art which would showcase diverse selection of works. And the participation of live audience would only add to the dimension of the show. We are keen on exploring the culmination of such creative energies.&rdquo;</p> <p>Each artist will draw upon their own artistic imagination and use their idioms, styles, languages and ideas to create that visual impact. We believe, it is in the coming together of different voices that ultimately mergers into a rhythmic one, that we could create something experimental and fresh for our audience.</p> <p>There would be no theme, no boundary, no guidelines for each artist would follow the dictates of his or her heart making it somewhat challenging yet exciting as they get accustomed to working under the glare of live audiences comprising of media, critics and art lovers who would watch, interact and dialogue with the masters at work.</p> <p>The project would have an element of surprises and challenges. It would be unpredictable what the each of them would choose to do.</p> <p>The artistic dialogue is sure to inspire one another.&nbsp; It would create a collective platform to appreciate a new approach towards art. It would connect artists with different communities of the society to stimulate their senses and enhance a new experience towards their approaches. It would also inspire audiences to understand the potential of such collaborative energy to create work of different dimensions in public space.</p> <p>The entire process of work would be recorded and later produced in different formats to be displayed by the gallery.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:05:21 +0000 Aditi Aggarwal, Manoj Mohanty, Aban Raza, Mark Medom - Art Heritage Gallery - April 6th, 2013 - May 2nd, 2013 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:23:38 +0000 Group Show - Art Heritage Gallery - April 6th, 2013 - May 2nd, 2013 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:24:52 +0000 Group Show - Art Musings - March 14th, 2013 - April 13th, 2013 <p>As part of the Focus Festival Mumbai, Art Musings has collaborated with Tasveer to present 37 Indian Still Lifes. 37 of the leading photographers working in India today investigate the subject of still life, and to see how this subject can be explored in a specifically Indian context. Whilst one of the central genres in the history of art, this has been an all but neglected field of enquiry in contemporary photography in India - overshadowed primarily by the social documentary of Indian photographers and the increasingly conceptualized gaze of foreign reportage in India. As such, the cultures, events and landscape of India are often documented, but the presentation of physical objects, and the narratives therein, remain largely un-investigated</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:52:10 +0000 Dhruv Malhotra - Chatterjee & Lal Gallery - March 22nd, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <p>Photoink and Chatterjee &amp; Lal are pleased to announce a gallery exchange programme that will see exhibitions in both Delhi and Mumbai this March. The two galleries have collaborated on a number of projects previously, often out of a shared interest in historic and previously overlooked material. Of particular note has been the ongoing representation of the Estate of the critic and photographer, Richard Bartholomew. In conjunction with the theme of the Focus Festival, Mumbai, ‘The city’, Photoink will present an exhibition, <em>Works from Noida Soliloquy &amp; Sleepers</em> (2007 – 2012) by Dhruv Malhotra.<br /> <br /> Being a chronic insomniac, Malhotra has consistently photographed the night. What sets his night photographs apart is his pointed intention to reveal what is concealed in the shadows of darkness. In<em> Noida Soliloquy,</em> the experience of the night is not obscured or made mysterious. Instead, the photographs made with long exposures, appear almost like day and surreal. It is in this visible darkness, that attention shifts to the anatomy of an aspiring metropolis and its in-between spaces. It was while wandering through the streets and parks of Noida that he photographed the sleeping figures he stumbled upon.<br />  <br /> The desire to continue photographing <em>Sleepers</em> led Malhotra to travel beyond Noida. He began to seek them everywhere he went. If photographs from <em>Noida Soliloquy</em> were largely marked by the absence of people, <em>Sleepers</em> is defined by their presence. What remains constant is the pervasive silence of the night, which is what primarily attracts the photographer to make photographs at night. Photographing sleeping figures is fraught with some risk since the process employed by Malhotra necessitates mounting his camera on a tripod and making long exposures in their close vicinity. Sometimes, the sleeping figure would awaken during the process and these “moments of waking” have translated on film. The inherent idea of a photograph being a record of a moment is transformed into motion as a result of these long exposures. Sleepers is as a much a commentary about urban life in India as much as it is a self-reflection of a photographer, who found himself, as he says, ‘’drifting through life without purpose, waiting for an awakening of dormant potential’’.<br />  <br /> <strong>BIOGRAPHY </strong>Dhruv Malhotra (b.1985) grew up in Jaipur. He majored in Economics from Mumbai University in 2006. His work focuses on urban areas and cities at night and engages with issues of progress, modernity and the otherworldly. His first solo exhibition, <em>Noida Soliloquy</em> was held at Photoink in 2010. Photographs from his second series, <em>Sleepers</em> were included in a group exhibition at the Hyères Festival, France in early 2010, where he was awarded a year long residency by the School of Visual Arts, New York. <em>Sleepers</em> had a solo presentation at the 2010 Brighton Photo Biennial in the exhibition, <em>New Ways of Looking</em>, curated by Martin Parr. Photographs from <em>Sleepers </em>were included in the exhibition, <em>The Matter Within</em> at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2011) and a 3-person exhibition titled, <em>Urban Landscapes – Indian case Studies</em> curated by Deepak Ananth at The British School at Rome, Rome (2012). Dhruv Malhotra lives between Jaipur and Delhi.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:34:50 +0000 Sooni Taraporevala - Chemould Prescott Road - March 6th, 2013 - May 4th, 2013 <p class="Pa0"><em>PARSIS </em>- an exhibition of photographs by Sooni Taraporevala presents familiar works from her seminal book on Parsis, but mostly comprises of works, yet unseen. Many of these photographs have been viewed across the world, but amazingly this is their first exhibition in her beloved city of inspiration.</p> <p class="Pa0">Though Taraporevala grew up surrounded by images in a family of avid amateur photographers, she only began photographing in 1977, when as an undergraduate at Harvard University, she borrowed money from her roommate to buy her first camera – a Nikkormat. Her foray into the world of photography was largely self-taught; the photographer she most admired and still does was Henri Cartier Bresson. His love of geometry and the decisive moment found an echo in her black and white work, and she reveals a similar unerring instinct for capturing the usually unseen.</p> <p class="Pa0">In 1982 she met photographer Raghubir Singh, who saw amongst her eclectic collection of photographs the subject that had been staring her in the face, but that she had failed to see: a photographic study of the community to which she belonged. What had begun as a nostalgic and personal journey then grew into a more objective project that encompassed a world larger than her immediate family. Encouraged by Singh, a maestro of colour photography, she began to shoot in colour.</p> <p class="Pa0">Whilst her book documented the Parsi community in all its aspects, the exhibition claims no such responsibility; it is a journey through a photographer’s eye, of images that will continually draw you in, revealing a depth that brings something new to the viewer each time.</p> <p class="Pa0">Sooni Taraporevala, award-winning screenwriter <em>(Salaam Bombay! Mississippi Masala, Such A Long Journey, The Namesake) </em>and filmmaker <em>(Little Zizou) </em>was first a photographer. She is the author of a book of photographs <em>PARSIS A Photographic Journey (2000, 2004). </em>Photographs from <em>PARSIS </em>were included in Tate Modern’s <em>Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, </em>London 2001, <em>Lille 3000, </em>France 2006, <em>India Moderna </em>at the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Spain 2008, <em>Photoquai, </em>Musee de Quai Branly, Paris 2009. She was honoured with a solo show at Harvard University’s Sert Gallery in Cambridge USA, October 2012.</p> <p class="Default"> </p> <p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:26:03 +0000 Astha Butail, Asim Waqif, indersalim, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, saba hasan - Devi Art Foundation - August 18th, 2012 - April 15th, 2013 <p><b>Sarai Reader 09</b> is a nine month exhibition that will unfold as a process generative of visions, concepts, speculations and projections which, in turn, make room for heresy, for new modalities of being, for exchanges, relays and interferences. The exhibition will posit a situation of shifting co­-inhabitation in a space by many agents and actors, in diverse, multiple, conjoined and contradictory ways. It intends to investigate the nature of theensation of thinking, and its resonating extensions into the myriad worlds that we inhabit and invent.  <br /><br />Sarai Reader 09 will gather works incrementally over the nine months. Artists, researchers, scholars, curators, critics, filmmakers, writers, performers, dancers,musicians, magicians, activists, scientists, photographers, archivists, architects, poets, journalists, and more, are invited to make proposals that can be timed for specific durations. The exhibition space will keep transforming.  <br /><br />Sarai Reader 09 opens at 6:30 PM on 18 August 2012, with:  <br /><br />Architectural interventions in the space of Devi Art Foundation, with <b>Sayantan Maitra Boka</b> and <b>Zuleikha Chowdhary</b>. These interventions are to create an “empty space”, and so, to open it to multiple readings and transformations by participating artists over the nine months of the exhibition. <br /><br />A proposal room, where proposals by artists for works in the exhibition, invited through an open call, will be available for reading. At the opening, there will be proposals by 40 artists for works that will commence after the opening. These will grow to over 100 proposals over the nine months. <br /><br />A 1:1 architectural prototype (3x6x9 m) of the Cybermohalla Hub, by <b>Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller</b>, in collaboration with <b>Cybermohalla Ensemble</b>, Sarai­-CSDS, Ankur: Society for Alternatives in Education; with Engelessman Peters Engineers, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Daniel Dolder, Ana Farfan, Snehal Gada, Sayantan Maitra ‘Boka’, Steffen Sendelbach and Omar Siddique. The question of infrastructures for creative   and intellectual life emerged in 2006 in Cybermohalla, a dense conversational milieu that has formed in Delhi over a decade (2001 onwards), and a project of Sarai­-CSDS and Ankur. In 2007, Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller were  invited into this conversation. A design of the Hub was proposed by them through conversations with Cybermohalla, and the first prototype was created  in “The Rest of Now”, part of Manifesta 7, co­curated by Raqs Media Collective, Bolzano, 2008. It was then hosted by Thyssen-­Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-­BA 21), Vienna, for one year. In 2011, a prototype of the Hub was made at the Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, as part of 'Living Frontiers of Architecture III-­IV'. Sarai Reader 09 brings the most ambitious iteration of the Hub to Delhi.  <br /><br />Release of the book ‘Cybermohalla Hub’, edited by Nikolaus Hirsch and <b>Shveta Sarda</b> (Sarai­-CSDS, Delhi, and Sternberg, Berlin/NY, 2012). This book is a reflection on urbanism, architecture, writing and time by Cybermohalla Ensemble and Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller, with contributions by Hu Fang, Naeem Mohaiemen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jacques Rancière, Raqs Media Collective, Superflex, Graham Harwood, Ivana Franke, Amitabh Kumar, Aman   Sethi, Bhrigupati Singh, Can Altay, Nina Montman, Solomon Benjamin, Martand Khosla, Rana Dasgupta, Sharmistha Mohanty, Christoph Schäfer, Prasad Shetty, Ravi Sundaram, Rupali Gupte, Daniela Zyman, Lawrence Liang,   Zak Kyes, Vahni Capildeo, Matthew Fuller, Vivek Narayanan, Mathias Görlich, Nico Docx, Helena Sidiropoulos and Michel van Beirendonck.  <br /><br />Release of the book ‘P.T.O’, an appreciation of the listening, walking, reading, interviewing, collecting, questioning, mapping, recording, drawing, image-­making and writing done by the hundreds of Independent Fellows associated with Sarai over the last decade. The works by the Fellows have been publicly archived through postings in the Sarai Reader­-List and in the Sarai archive (in­-house at Sarai-­CSDS). P.T.O. is an edited, highlighted and re­sequenced version of these works, to bring alive the various dimensions and modalities of thinking and making. Edited by Shveta Sarda (Sarai-­CSDS, 2012) <br /><br />A talk by the curators, Raqs Media Collective, introducing the exhibition.  <br /><br />An evening of experimental sounds and electro­acoustic music featuring Ish Shehrawat (edgeCut | diFfuSed beats | Sound Reasons), Andi Teichmann (Teichmann Brothers), Brian Citro and Ignat Karmalito. <br /><br />Release of ‘The diFfuSed beats (diF) Audio CD’, synthesised out of sounds, noises and field recordings from New Delhi, Munich, Zurich and around the world (Sound Reason banner). diFfuSed beats is the duo comprising Konrad   Bayer and Ish Shehrawat as they engage with sound with both philosophical and de­constructive aesthetics. <br /><br />The exhibition will be punctuated through “episodes” – points of focus and dispersal – where processes that have been undertaken by artists will gather impetus and open out across concentrated moments of public attention. Each episode will be a day­long public event, with workshops, performances, talks, discussions, special screenings and music. <br /><br />Episode One: 13th October, 2012<br />Episode Two: 15th December, 2012<br />Episode Three: 3rd February, 2013 <br /><br />The exhibition takes its name from the Sarai Reader book series, which have been widely recognised as a site of critical and creative thinking. The making of the book ‘Sarai Reader 09 (Projections)’, will accompany the exhibition.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:56:02 +0000 Hema Upadhyay, Sakshi Gupta, Srinivasa Prasad, Atul Bhalla, Gigi Scaria, Reena Saini Kallat, Alwar Balasubramaniam - Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum - March 2nd, 2013 - May 15th, 2013 <p>The Museum is partnering with <strong>ZegnArt Public</strong>, an arm of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group that works within the contemporary cultural arena, on an exciting new project which spotlights <strong>dialogue on the nature of public space, and the role of art in that space</strong>. <br /><br /> The concept of Public Space can be construed in a variety of ways; it can be a platform for negotiation and debate or as a site of resistance and dialectics. The mission of <strong>ZegnArt Public</strong> is to explore these interpretations within varied social and cultural contexts. <strong>Mumbai is the first city selected for the ZegnArt Public project</strong>. The collaboration with the Museum was developed on the basis of <strong>a shared vision of art as a defining factor to build awareness in the community</strong>. <br /><br /> Artist <strong>Reena Kallat</strong> has been selected by the project jury as the winner of the first edition of ZegnArt Public to conceptualize and create the public artwork. The work highlights the relationship between public space and the city's history, both from a formal point of view, as the work will be exhibited on the main facade of the museum, and in terms of content through an exploration of street names exploring colonial and post colonial tensions in the city. <br /><br /> The other submissions by artists <strong>Alwar Balasubramaniam</strong>, <strong>Atul Bhalla</strong>, <strong>Gigi Scaria</strong>, <strong>Hema Upadhyay</strong>, <strong>Sakshi Gupta</strong> and <strong>Srinivasa Prasad</strong> will be on display at the Museum’s Special Project Space (SPS). This exhibition will offer a comprehensive view of the proposals made by some the best young Indian artists today and will expand the dialogue on the role of art in the public space.</p> <p></p> <p>(Source: e-Newsletter of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Issue Jan - March 2013)</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:22:49 +0000 Nadia Kaabi-Linke - EXPERIMENTER - March 12th, 2013 - May 3rd, 2013 <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;"><i>No One Harms Me...</i> a solo by Tunisian born, Berlin based artist, Nadia Kaabi-Linke opens on March 12, 2013.</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">Her work  is extremely diverse, straddling sculpture, painting, printmaking and installation. Kaabi Linke (b 1978) has been widely exhibited including  MoMA, NY, Nam Jun Paik Center, Seoul, (Both 2013), Herbert F Johnson Museum &amp; Liverpool Biennial (both 2012). She was awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2011.</span><o:p></o:p></p> <p><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;">This exhibition comes at an important time in her career and the show features some of important works that engage the viewer at multiple levels. </span><o:p></o:p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:25:12 +0000 Parul Thacker - Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke - March 19th, 2013 - April 29th, 2013 <p>Parul Thacker’s multi-media installations play with the idea of surface and depth creating a magical tension between material and form. Sometimes the forms rise in spectral, sinuous shapes that are reminiscent of nature’s forces: the curling of waves, the spinning of a tornado. Sometimes they are like vast lunar landscapes. The artist uses light much like a draughtsman uses a pen. It defines and articulates her vision and through its manipulation she explores the universe both within and without.</p> <p>The crystal – an absolute system of linkage – is key to Parul’s compositions. Re-defining techniques from her study of the art of embroidery, weaving and stitching, she structures myriad materials – nylon monofilaments, acrylic tubes, translucent gels and pigments – that hold crystals at their core. Her juxtapositions probe the visible and invisible systems of organic patterns and our material environment; they portray the beauty of coincidental symmetry of nature and technology; and they comment on the filigree compounds of society and subject in our day-to-day world.</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:20:42 +0000 Rajesh Rana, Vijayata Bhamri, Manisha Parekh, Manoj Bhramar, Medha Sharma, sanjeev verma, Sidharth, Stanley Suresh, Ramananda Bandopadhyay - Gallerie Alternatives - March 14th, 2013 - April 15th, 2013 <p>Gallerie Alternatives presents a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, graphic prints &amp; sculptures by Manisha Parekh, Manoj Bhramar, Medha Sharma, Sanjeev Verma, Sidharth, Stanley Suresh, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Rajesh Rana, Vijayata Bhamri &amp; many more 14th March-15th April 2013</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:32:06 +0000 Suman Gupta - Gallerie Nvya - Saket - March 29th, 2013 - April 27th, 2013 <p>A solo exhibition of recent works by Suman Gupta</p> Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:19:52 +0000 Vilas Shinde - Gallery Art and Soul - March 18th, 2013 - April 9th, 2013 <p>Temperament is lesion. Thus Vilas Shinde seems to have had a distinct personal profile, but we may only conjecture about it and no more. For those who have known the body of his fairly large works, also know that they are full of half -tints as it were…Vilas appears to steal away and to be always hiding something he lived through. <br /> <br /> Shinde has been led to explore a wide variety of emotions or states of being; inner human actualities that he had engaged with as well as the secret features of outer nature . But what he explores and expresses to the hilt is that what may be termed at times our uncommon humanity, the entire spectrum of humankind’s deeper states of soul, moods, gestures and postures. All lights and shades will be found in his repertoire barring, that is, his training period with its usual complement of academic studies. Indeed a rich vein of empathy appears to have been evident in his mental makeup from his very first painterly steps. To find maturation as works of art, that is as raw life experience transformed into convincing and creative statements.<br /> <br /> Thus, at his chosen best, Vilas combines in a single, well tied knot a host of honeyed life meanings. His work resists temporal erosion. He reveals himself only by subliminal feelings. The feel goes deep, metaphorically speaking. The maker in him wants to assure us of the truth and authenticity of what is confided to him as person. Through his works run the refrain that the reason of the heart is possible. This way he convinces us of the relevance of certain timeless intuitions, but there is no blatant message in it ever. Now if the artist is reluctant to speak to us directly, he is ever ready to plunge into deep experiencing. Works like his are proof of art’s attunement to earth. And in this sense he appears not as a superficially modern Indian artist but an essential one. This may or may not be ‘genius’, but personal integrity at this period of a violent time are eminently welcome on the present contemporary Indian Art<br /> <br /> Keshav Malik</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:29:14 +0000 Group Show - Gallery Espace - April 3rd, 2013 - April 17th, 2013 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:30:59 +0000