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Sidhpur: Time Present Tim e Past by Sebastian Corté\;s is a new and previously un-exhibite d series of photographs exploring the traditional habitats and domestic spa ces of the Bohra Islamic community in the small town of Sidhpur\, Gujarat.< /strong>

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This exhibition is the first in-depth photographic exploration of this community to date and will be ac companied by a new book published by Tasveer\, Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past with a text by Rosalyn D&rsquo\; Mello.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">Corté\;s took up photography in 1980 while a t the New York University film school\, where he studied and collaborated w ith many of the best names in the industry\, earning international recognit ion as a fashion and lifestyle photographer. In India\, Corté\;s has focused on uncovering the unique inner landscape of societies and cultures\ , the evocative\, simpler realities created within the bubble of imposed cu ltural stereotypes. In Sidhpur he discovered an abandoned\, little-known to wn with a rich heritage and a distinctive vernacular architecture. Aestheti c curiosity led him to photograph the domestic spaces of an elusive and vei led Islamic community\, the Bohras whose complex cultural make-up is reflected in their unique architecture\, anamalgamation of Hindu\, Islam ic\, Persian\, European and Colonial styles.

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Despite consciously distancing himself from what he sees\, and reco rding objectively\, without any preconceived notions of his subject\, Cort& eacute\;s&rsquo\; images accentuate photography&rsquo\;s ability to capture \, visually interpret and expose the inherent nature contained within place s\, seemingly mundane domestic environments and architecture. Haunting and dreamlike these images often challenge the veracity of photographs\, captur ing the residual memories\, history and fragments of life that linger in th e facades of buildings\, empty rooms\, windows\, stairways\, and the other intricate\, distinguishing architectural features of Bohra dwellings. Cort& eacute\;s creates an ambiguous reality where past and present blur and merg e\, and where the physical environment becomes a cultural artefact\, that p enetrates through the walls exposing the inner realm of this otherwise conc ealed community.

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Sidhpur: Time Pr esent Time Past is organised by Tasveer in partnership with Vacheron C onstantin. The world&rsquo\;s oldest Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacture\, V acheron Constantin has a long history and commitment to supporting prestigi ous international art and cultural institutions across the world. Their

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collaborations include\, the Opé\; ra National de Paris\, the French Institut National des Mé\;tiersd&rs quo\;Art\, the New York City Ballet\, the Metropolitan Museum of Art\, New York\; the Louvre Museum&rsquo\;s Contemporary Art initiatives and the Mus& eacute\;e Barbier Mueller of Geneva. In India\, Vacheron Constantin partner with Tasveer for their 9th season of exhibitions across the country.

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Opening and Preview: August 7th 2014\, 6.30 pm - 8.00pm

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Exhibition continues August 8th - 28th 2014

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< span style="font-family: georgia\, palatino\; font-size: medium\;">Monday t o Saturday 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tasveer
Sua House
26/1 Kasturb a Cross Road
Bangalore 560001

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DTEND:20140808 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140808 GEO:12.9715987;77.5945627 LOCATION:Tasveer - Bangalore\,Sua House\, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road \nBangal ore\, 560001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sebastian Cortés Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past\, Sebastian Cortes UID:348619 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140812T200000 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140812T183000 GEO:12.9715987;77.5945627 LOCATION:Tasveer - Bangalore\,Sua House\, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road \nBangal ore\, 560001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Sebastian Cortés Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past\, Sebastian Cortes UID:348620 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Tasveer and Vacheron Constantin are delighted to pre sent the exhibition Institutions by Christopher Taylor \;at Exhibit320\ , New Delhi.

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The phot ographs in this exhibition explore the interiors of Imperial buildings in M umbai and Kolkata. \;Taylor&rsquo\;s eloquent depictions of some of the quintessential emblems of British rule\, attempt to unravel the&nbs p\;legacy of colonialism\, considering its ambiguities and its impact on co ntemporary Indian society.

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Chr istopher Taylor&rsquo\;s photographs were described by the noted author and publisher Naveen Kishore as \;&ldquo\;haunted by the &lsquo\;then&rsqu o\; of a previous long-passed moment.&rdquo\; His images explore notions of memory both \;real and conceived\, considering the idea that the past can be revealed\, understood and revisited through \;enduring symbols a nd emblems within the landscape. A zoologist by training\, and a self taugh t photographer\,

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Taylor&rsquo\ ;s interest in photography began in his teens when he worked as a beach pho tographer in the UK. \;His extensive travel through Asia\, (particularl y India and China)\, has inspired his various photographic \;projects\, exhibitions and books. Most recently\, he collaborated with Soumitra Das o f The Telegraph\, for \;&lsquo\;White &\; Black\, A Journey to t he Centre of Imperial Calcutta&rsquo\;.

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From his first visits to India in the 1980s\, Taylor was str uck by the country&rsquo\;s architecture\, particularly \;fascin ated by the once colonial capital of Calcutta\, and the industrial centre B ombay\, which for him \;were windows into history\, built on a h eritage inherited from pre-Independence with buildings conceived \;by E uropean architects. Intrigued by the palpable residue of colonialism\, whic h appeared not just in \;architecture but also in organisational struct ures daily life\, Taylor began his visual anecdotes of India&rsquo\;s \ ;tumultuous history\, focusing on the interiors of buildings with which he had a personal resonance.

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Rath er than a documentation of a true past or history\, Taylor&rsquo\;s photogr aphs propose an intuitive connection \;with his subject\, triggering a fictitious memory of an imagined past\, inspired and informed by the artist &rsquo\;s \;own fascination with history and literature\, as well as th e viewer&rsquo\;s residual memories. His approach to imagemaking \;avoi ds colour\, with a focus on specific elements\, characteristics and outward ly mundane details \;of the environment\, all of which have a significa nce\, but aren&rsquo\;t necessarily or immediately descriptive.

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Taylor&rsquo\;s photographs expose the tr ansformed faces of what are the last redoubts of Colonial rule\, where  \;age and dramatic historical changes have mellowed their initial glamour a nd hauteur to a quiet dignity\, \;which resists being disregarded or fo rgotten.

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Opening and Preview: August 1 2th 2014\, 7.00 pm - 9.00pm

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Exhibition continues from August 13th to August 31st 2014
Monday to Satur day 10.30 am - 6.30 pm

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Exhibit320
F- 320 Lado Sarai
New Delhi - 110030
+91 11 46130637
< strong>Contact Annu Dey annu@tasveerarts.com / +91 9481886913

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DTEND:20140831 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140813 GEO:28.5668799;77.2642222 LOCATION:Tasveer - New Delhi\,46A Friends Colony East \nNew Delhi \, 110065 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Christopher Taylor - Institutions UID:348479 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140812T210000 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140812T190000 GEO:28.5252445;77.1959622 LOCATION:Tasveer - Exhibit320\,F- 320 Lado Sarai New Delhi \n New Delhi\, 110030 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Christopher Taylor - Institutions UID:348480 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than s ixty drawings of eminent and \; senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30\, 2014\, at the Gallery premises\, 12/3A Hungerford Street\, Kolkata\ , 700017. His works are being displayed in Kolkata after two decades or so\ , and this is a rare opportunity for the art-collectors and art-lovers to b e in-front of these mesmerizing drawings\, done in early sixties\, in pen a nd ink on paper. Drawings are from the celebrated phase of his Varanasi cre ations\, and so far have been in his collection only. The show is curated b y poet and art-critic Prayag Shukla\, a close associate of Ramkumar for fiv e decades\, who has written on Ramkumar in Hindi and English extensively.\n

Ramkumar\, so is known internationally for his wonderful\, engaging and enchanting landscapes in luminous hues\, and his paintings and drawings are in the collection of various museums and are with discerning art-colle ctors in India and abroad. He is a fellow of Lalit Kala Akademi\, has been honoured with Padmabhushan and \; awarded \; Kalidas Samman\, is \; regarded highly by the critics and t he art audiences at large. Ramkumar is from the generation of Husain\, Raza \, Gaitonde\, Tyeb Mehta\, and has been an intimate friend of all these art ists. He is also a well known short-story writer in Hindi\, and his stories are available in English translations\, as well. Widely traveled in Europe \, America\, and Asia\, his works have been exhibited in many countries.

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Drawings presented in the show are sensitive charting of momentous ha ppenings\, in fine lines\, and speak volumes for Ramkumar&rsquo\;s delicate rendering quality. These drawings take us into a memorable aesthetic journ ey through &lsquo\;wondrous paths\, which can be seen\, treaded and found o nly by the caliber of an artist like Ramkumar\, to engage our mind\, as wel l our hearts.

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Along with the show we have also planned an important interactive session on the drawings and other works of Ramkumar on the ope ning day itself\, in which curator of the show Prayag Shukla\, and well-kno wn writer and art critic Gagan Gill will participate. Incidentally Gagan Gi ll\, is the wife of Ramkumar&rsquo\;s younger brother\, Nirmal Verma\, an i nternationally reputed writer and will represent Ramkumar in the show. She is also the editor of 'Ramkumar A Journey Within' - a comprehensive book on the artist's oeuvre\, published in 1996\, by Vadehra Art Gallery\, New Del hi.She\, and Prayag Shukla will be in Kolkata from 31st July to 3rd August\, 2014 and will be happy to meet the art-lovers and m edia-persons to talk about Ramkumar&rsquo\;s work and other related issues.  \;

DTEND:20140830 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140801 GEO:22.5434134;88.3541215 LOCATION:Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata\,Orbit Enclave\, First Floor 12/3A\, Picasso Bithi(Hungerford Street) \nKolkata\, 700 017 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Drawings from 60's\, Ramkumar UID:347952 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140801T200000 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140801T180000 GEO:22.5434134;88.3541215 LOCATION:Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata\,Orbit Enclave\, First Floor 12/3A\, Picasso Bithi(Hungerford Street) \nKolkata\, 700 017 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Drawings from 60's\, Ramkumar UID:347953 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Desire Machine Collective comprising of Mriganka Madhukaliya and Sonal Jain\, are emerging as the most innovative experimental film-mak ers in India. Their masterful short film\, Residue was curated by Sandhini Poddar as part of the Being Singular Plural:Moving Images of I ndia show at the Deutsch Guggenheim Museum in 2012.

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Blending i nto the rhizomatic nature of the Project 88 gallery space \;Noise L ife\, following the heals of their masterly \;Residue\, e ngages with modern singularities and virtual possibilities of a part of the world\, i.e. North East India. Being able to confuse the high modern to Ly otard's dictum of the post-modern\, the work creates a new becoming unseen in South East Asian art\, merging sacral and profane but at the same time n ot doing away with ideology.  \;

DTEND:20141020 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140826 GEO:19.0759837;72.8776559 LOCATION:project 88\,BMP Building\, Ground Floor N. A. Sawant Marg\, Colaba \n Mumbai\, Maharashtra 400 005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Noise Life \, Desire Machine Collective UID:347950 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140826T190000 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140826T110000 GEO:19.0759837;72.8776559 LOCATION:project 88\,BMP Building\, Ground Floor N. A. Sawant Marg\, Colaba \n Mumbai\, Maharashtra 400 005 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Noise Life \, Desire Machine Collective UID:347951 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Planned urbanization and mechanization remain crucial for hu man progress\, and yet these advancements lead to a gradual loss of control . The more man craves technological progress with all its modern day comfor ts\, the more alienated he becomes from his roots\, over ourselves and our environment. In turn\, we instinctively urge for the outdoors. Part of us y earns to connect with nature and feel the rejuvenating effect it has on our psyche. Unlike the constant obligations that demand something of us\, the great outdoors gives something to us- a sense of coming home\, of regaining our lost innocence\, of finding peace at last.

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My paintings are varying angles of a single prism. At first glance\, you see a humored portrayal of a quaint scene\; upon further examination\, an integr ated\, multi-layered expression reveals itself. One can grasp the complexit y and nuance of my vision only after abandoning our typical notions and the n keenly observing the relationships and components at play. The projected images serve as a veneer\, behind which an infinite number of experiences a nd interpretations are possible. Each painting has the potential for severa l meanings\; one revealed by the presence of colours juxtaposed carefully t o form a harmonious whole\, one revealed by the intricate patterns and deta ils\, and one revealed by the underlying content and narration. Thus\, what appears to be a choice of method (a technique involving four layers of col our) proves to be the seeds\, sun\, and water of a highly complex organism of construction.

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The paintings intend to make you feel that you are watching a snapshot of life at maximum authenticity- exuberant and packed with bursting energy. There is one optical illusion born of another. Is the focus the scene at hand\, the shapes and details that surround the people\ , both\, or something else entirely? I seek to challenge the viewer to modi fy the typical way of reading conventional signs and patterns.

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The conversation I hope to create in my work is a certain truth of life and on a deeper level\, a well thought philosophy. I construct fantastic versions of accessible scenes\, both rural and urban utopias. Individuals may interp ret my paintings in vastly disparate ways and each view will be equally log ical and plausible\, thought provoking and intriguing. A picture of the mom ent is built in which whole relationships are made visible. My work is all about time. And through my paintings\, time is movement stilled.

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So ciety continues to forge ahead in scientific advancement\, seeming to accel erate the divide in our connection to nature. And yet\, we find ways to bri ng the outside back into our lives\, at times subconsciously\, at times wit h great perspective and intention. Ultimately\, the goal and thus the journ ey remains the challenge to balance the polarity of the worlds in which we reside.

DTEND:20140820 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140730 GEO:28.5417616;77.2150071 LOCATION:Art Alive Gallery\, DELHI\,S-221 Panchsheel Park \nNew Delhi\, 110 017 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Great Outdoors\, Nayanaa Kanodia UID:347948 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140730T210000 DTSTAMP:20140801T000308 DTSTART:20140730T190000 GEO:28.5417616;77.2150071 LOCATION:Art Alive Gallery\, DELHI\,S-221 Panchsheel Park \nNew Delhi\, 110 017 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Great Outdoors\, Nayanaa Kanodia UID:347949 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR