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'Something Else' features a tableaux of stainless steel reli efs\, which characterized by cut-outs revealing silhouettes of female torso s in different postures\, and soaked in corresponding hues\, reinterpret th e nine universal emotions of life. Conceived by Mistry while recovering fro m a paralytic stroke\, the works\, above all\, have strong spiritual underc urrents\, exploring the timeless concept of maya through a play on presence and absence and reality and imagination.

DTEND:20140927 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140828 GEO:18.9037004;72.8131432 LOCATION:Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai)\,6/19\, Grants Building Second Floor\, Art hur Bunder Road\, near Radio Club\, Colaba\nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Something Else\, dhruva mistry UID:353550 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140828T180000 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140828T110000 GEO:18.9037004;72.8131432 LOCATION:Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai)\,6/19\, Grants Building Second Floor\, Art hur Bunder Road\, near Radio Club\, Colaba\nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Something Else\, dhruva mistry UID:353551 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

&ldquo\;How far we all come. How far we all come away fr om ourselves. So far\, so much between\, you can never \;go home again. You can go home\, it's good to go home\, but you never really get all the way home again in your life. And what's it all for? All I tried to be\, all I ever wanted and went away for\, what's it all for?&rdquo\;

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James Agee*\, film critic and writer of that oft quoted book of writing and photographs by Walker Evans\, &ldquo\;Let Us Now Praise Famous Men&rdquo\; which documented the lives of Alabama sharecroppers in 1936.
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Vadehra Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition \;H ome and Away \;between September 13 and October 11\, 2014. The sho w is curated by the acclaimed photographer and curator Sunil Gupta\, and br ings together a group of \; Indian and international photographers.

Photography as a medium is intrinsically tied to the past. It is most inextricably linked to its role as documentary evidence\, as stand-in for that which was once before the camera lens. This holds true from its ea rliest beginnings when it captured the view outside the photographer&rsquo\ ;s window in Paris to the present where the ubiquitous presence of a digita l camera-phone has turned everyone into photographers. That image lingers i n our mind\, reminding us of something. A something that over time turns fa miliar and reassuring. Sometimes it is not even the event or place in front of the lens but merely the hint in the image of an earlier memory. A remem bered image. And even as one&rsquo\;s capacity to remember text based factu al information fades\, one can still recall the image and the gaze.
< br /> The family\, and particularly the photo album reconstruction of it\, has played a large part in our memories of home. However\, for most of us t he yearning to get away to experience other things and perhaps the act of g rowing up means a break from those mythical comforts. Having left\, we ofte n feel like reversing the journey\, to return home. But as Agee has pointed out &ldquo\;you never really get all the way home again in your life.&rdqu o\; In this exhibition we take a look at what eight photographers think abo ut home and away from home. Without a deliberate bias\, it&rsquo\;s interes ting that the women are looking inwards to a domestic environment and the m en are on the outside\; either away or strangers in their own homes.


Artist Information:

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Ad ira Thekkuveettil (b.1990)is the daughter of a scientist and and a rt historian\, she has been influenced by culture and history from a young age. She is especially interested in the various roles photography plays in today&rsquo\;s physical and virtual world\, and the anomalies in which the image is used by different groups\, yet democratically serves all. Being o f mixed heritage herself\, she explores issues of identity and personal his tories. She has obtained a bachelor&rsquo\;s degree in Accessory Design fro m NIFT. Currently she is pursuing her Master&rsquo\;s in Photography from t he National Institute of Design. She is presently based out of Trivandrum a nd Gandhinagar.

Anna Fox is Professor of Phot ography at The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham\, she has co-wri tten\, with Dr Deepak John Mathews\, the post-graduate course in Photograph y at the National Institute of Design in India (UKIERI funded) and is now p hotography consultant at Srishti School of Art\, Design and Technology in B angalore. Fox is an internationally acclaimed photographer exhibiting and p ublishing her work\; in 2010 she was shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Pho tography Prize and in 2012 for the Pilar Citoler Prize. Her work has been i n numerous group shows including: Warworks at The Canadian Museum of Contem porary Photography\; Centre of the Universe\; Liverpool and the Avant-Garde at Tate Liverpool\, How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain and Documentary Dilemmas a British Council touring exhibition. A retrospective monograph Anna Fox Photographs 1983 &ndash\; 2007 was published by Photowor ks in 2007 and her solo exhibition Cockroach Diary and Other Stories is cur rently touring Europe. Fox co-edits Langfords Basic Photography and Behind the Image and her latest monograph\, Resort 1 is published by Schilt in Ams terdam.

Anushav Yadav is a Photographer\, pub lication designer and founder of the world renowned\, online archive Indian Memory Project and The Memory Company. After graduating from NID Ahmedabad in 1997 and with 18 years of a career in Graphic Design &\; Advertising in tow\, she also began working as a photographer in 2006. Her photography works present varying aspects in urban cultures and have been featured in international &\; national media\, publications and exhibitions at sever al well-known galleries across India\, Austria\, USA and South Africa. In 2 010\, Anusha created/designed and founded Indian Memory Project &ndash\; th e World&rsquo\;s first online visual and narrative based archive. The proje ct traces a personal history of the Indian subcontinent via photographs fou nd in personal archives Honours: India today Woman entrepreneur of the year 2013-2014\, INK fellow -2011\, TEDxGateway Speaker of 2013\, L&rsquo\;Orea l Paris Femina Women Achiever&rsquo\;s award winner of 2013\, Prix Ars Elec tronica 2013\, (an international award for Excellence in Cyber Arts.)

Charan Singh (b. India\, 1978) lives and works in the UK and India. His photographic practice is informed by his thirteen yea rs of HIV/AIDS work and community activism in India\, along with a formal s tudy of the history of art and photography. He is interested in the represe ntation of gender and sexualities\, relationships\, recovery\, loss and des ire. Simultaneously\, he questions some notions of the genre of self portra iture\, however the principal common thread in all of his works are memory\ , story telling\, and masculinity. His work was featured in Uncertain State s # 14\, a lens-based\, artist led project in London and Take on Photograph y a special edition by Take on Art\, New Delhi\, India for Delhi Photo Fest ival\, September 2013. His work has been exhibited at the Nigah Queer Fest\ , Goethe-Institute\, Max Mueller Bhawan\, New Delhi October 2010 and Novemb er 2011.

Debra-Lorraine Grant \;(b.1972) lives in Aldershot\, UK. Her interest in photography is the domestic\, ever yday environment. The works she has made is autobiographical and documents aspects of women's ordinary lives. Although Grant&rsquo\;s interest in phot ography started from an early age\, and she has been photographing and coll ecting objects for photographs whenever an opportunity presented itself for the majority her life\, at the age of sixteen her personal circumstances d ictated her career choices\, and she became an Electrical and Electronic (C ommunications biased) Apprentice in the Portsmouth dockyard. From this appr enticeship she went on to become an Electrical Fitter and then Electrical S urveyor. She finished these roles after 22 years as a Project Group Officer when she took voluntary redundancy so that she could continue her studies in photography. She attended the University of the Creative Arts to study a nd continued to an MFA (Photography) 2014

Dinesh Abira m (b.1985) is a photographer based out of Bangalore\, India. With a bachelor&rsquo\;s degree in Visual Communication\, he worked with various advertising agencies\, and magazines\, before becoming a full time photogr apher. His interests lie in long-term architectural projects\, and document ing typologies. He is especially interested in understanding how changing c ommunities affect the spaces they live in. He is currently pursuing his mas ters in Photography from the National Institute of Design.

Pedro Maç\;ã\;s (b. 1981\, Portugal) studied phot ography at the PG Fotografia\, Projecto e Arte Contemporâ\;nea - Ateli er de Lisboa (Lisbon) in 2010 and has a Masters in Fine Arts and Photograph y from the University For The Creative Arts\, Farnham UK\, former Surrey In stitute of Art Design. He as a previous BA in Law. He is living in between London and Lisbon and working on subjects related with the sense of place a nd contemporary urban life. Pedro is currently developing several artist bo oks while implementing his own publishing house - Wellesley Close Editions. Pedro´\;s work has been shown in several places in Portugal and in th e UK. In 2013 the British Council granted Pedro with a residency at the Nat ional Institute of Design in India from which an on-going project about Ind ia is being made

Rishi Singhal (b.1975) is a photographer and academic based out of Gandhinagar\, Gujarat. He has lived in diverse geographies and societies across the world and is interested in observing constantly oscillating human ecologies. Currently he is heading t he photography programme at National Institute of Design.

Sunil Gupta is a photographer\, artist\, educator and curator based in London and New Delhi. Born in New Delhi (1953) and educated at the Royal College of Art (London 1983\,) he has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years. His last solo show\, "S un City and other stories" was at the Alliance Francaise Gallery\, New Delh i 2012 and his last book\, "Queer" was published by Prestel/Vadehra Art Gal lery in 2011. His next solo show is at Sepia Eye\, New York\, November 2014 . He is Visiting Faculty at NID\, Ahmedabad and UCA\, Farnham UK. His work is many public collections including\; George Eastman House (Rochester\, US A)\, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography\, Tate Britain\, the Royal On tario Museum and Harvard University.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:28.571832;77.2333304 LOCATION:Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) - D-53 Defence Colony\,D-53 Defence Colo ny \nNew Delhi \, 110024 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Home and Away\, Adira Thekkuveettil\, Anna Fox\, Anushav Yadav\, Ch aran Singh\, Debra-Lorraine Grant\, Dinesh Abiram\, Pedro Maçãs\, Rishi Sin ghal\, Sunil Gupta UID:353547 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:\n\n\n \n\n\n
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Talwar Gallery is pleased to present \;Reaper&rsquo\;s Melody\, an exhibition of Shambhavi Singh&rsquo\;s new paintings\, paper pulp w orks and sculptural installations.

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In \;Reaper&rsquo\;s Melody\, Shambhavi culminates her exploration of the life and work of the displaced farmer in an ever-shifti ng modern landscape. From her personal experience of her homeland in rural India\, the artist reflects on the farmer&rsquo\;s role as nurturer and pro vider on one hand\, while negotiating the division and exploitation of land that threatens to dissolve its very existence. The tactile\, hand-worked q uality and painterly surfaces of the works on view evoke such emblems of ag ricultural life as tilled and cultivated land\, and deep\, burrowing wells& ndash\;the rudimentary markings of the farmer&rsquo\;s toiling\, yet harmon ious\, elemental co-existence with the earth.

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In a series of canvases in rich earth tones&ndash\;M eyrd&ndash\;the meandering paths cutting across freshly plowed earth a re simple yet potent symbols of a farmer&rsquo\;s journey. The intense dark shades intermixed with patches of light in tumultuous brush strokes lure t he movement and flow of the farmer&rsquo\;s work\, and that of nature. Rust ic implements\, reminiscent of irrigation systems\, and the \;Kuan< /em> \;series\, illuminate the necessity of these simple components in yielding an essential element\, while bringing to surface the darkness perm eating the emptiness of these vessels.

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Shambhavi brings into relief the widening chasm that disconnects one from the earth\, and from t heir known roots. Evolving a unique vocabulary throughout her practice to e ncompass subtle form\, intense color and the play of light within darkness\ , her works quietly articulate her concerns in narrative layers culled from abstraction and memory. Through enveloping darkness\, she reveals the pres ence of something essential embedded in seeming absence: constellations sca ttered across the night sky\, flickers of light on water&ndash\;-the forms that emerge in shadow\, forms lost to us in the glare of contemporary life.

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Shambhavi Singh was born in 1966 in Bihar\, India. In 1986\, Singh received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at the College of Fine Art s and Crafts\, Patna\, and in 1992\, a Masters of Fine Arts and Painting fr om the College of Arts\, New Delhi. Her works have been exhibited in India\ , New York\, Australia\, South Africa\, Singapore and the Netherlands\, and are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)\, NY\, among other institutions and private collections worldwide. This is the art ist&rsquo\;s fourth solo exhibition with Talwar Gallery.

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The artist currently lives and works in New Delhi\, India.

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DTEND:20150103 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140906 GEO:28.5595022;77.2168036 LOCATION:Talwar Gallery - Delhi\,C-84 Neeti Bagh \nNew Delhi \, 110049 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Reaper’s Melody\, Shambhavi Singh UID:353302 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140831 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140825 GEO:18.9307214;72.8330849 LOCATION:Jehangir Art Gallery\,161 KALAGHODA \nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paintings \, Atul Baruah\, Ajit Seal\, Suvakar Lashkar\, Diptendu B howal UID:353297 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140831 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140825 GEO:18.9307214;72.8330849 LOCATION:Jehangir Art Gallery\,161 KALAGHODA \nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Painting\, Deepak Sinkar UID:353296 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140831 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140825 GEO:18.9307214;72.8330849 LOCATION:Jehangir Art Gallery\,161 KALAGHODA \nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Paintings \, Sureshchandra Awari UID:353295 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141005 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140831 GEO:28.6308688;77.2207824 LOCATION:GALLERYSKE - New Delhi\,First Floor\, Shivam House F-14\, Middle C ircle\, Connaught Place\nNew Delhi\, 110001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:264 Summer rivers meeting the sea\, Sunoj D UID:353294 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20141005 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140831 GEO:28.6308688;77.2207824 LOCATION:GALLERYSKE - New Delhi\,First Floor\, Shivam House F-14\, Middle C ircle\, Connaught Place\nNew Delhi\, 110001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sublime West\, Masooma Syed UID:353293 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140912 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140822 GEO:22.5446431;88.356538 LOCATION:Galerie 88\,28-B\, Shakespeare Sarani \nKolkata\, 700017 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:19th Century Oleograph from Raja Ravi Varma Press UID:353292 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Walk through a photo-art exhibition &ldquo\;While We Looked Away&rdquo\; by Canadian photographer of Indian origin\, Sami Siva document ing the daily lives of (MSF) patients in India and the conditions in which they find themselves. These images showcase a compassionate yet unflinching portrait of healthcare on the margins in a country where several realities coexist.

DTEND:20140906 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140828 GEO:28.5911026;77.2280678 LOCATION:Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi\,72 Lodhi Road \ nNew Delhi\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:While We Looked Away \, Sami Siva UID:353291 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Art Musings presents a solo exhibition entitled &lsquo\;The Metaphysical Edge&rsquo\; by sculptor S. Nandagopal. Born in Bangalore\, 19 46\, Nandagopal studied at the Government College of Art &\; Crafts\, Ch ennai\, after which he went on to become a life member of Cholamandal Artis ts Village. Nandagopal&rsquo\;s narrative sculptural work constitutes one o f the most important collections in contemporary Indian sculpture today. Wh ile Nandagopal is an artist steeped in the traditions of his country\, his work has a contemporary sensibility that appeals to an international taste.

DTEND:20141031 DTSTAMP:20140902T122407 DTSTART:20140910 GEO:19.0759837;72.8776559 LOCATION:Art Musings\,NO 1\, Admirality Building Colaba Cross Lane\,OPP. Du nne's School\,Colaba\nMumbai\, 400 005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Metaphysical Edge\, S. Nandagopal UID:353290 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR