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This exhibition blends the practice of Nidhi Khurana\, Matth ias Spiess and Priya Ravish
Mehra\, three artists whose exploration of thread as a medium has brought them together.
Swiss artist Matthias S piess came to India for a residency funded by CMS/IAAB\, K and
facilit ated by Pro Helvetia in 2012/13. Matthias was able to spend six months in L ajpat
Nagar\, where he made the acquaintance of Nidhi Khurana and Priy a Ravish Mehra\, both
artists working with textiles in unique ways. Th ey discovered they shared similar artistic
approaches expressed throug h different media and a common interest in re-interpreting
traditional design and in recycling discarded materials from their surroundings. The t hread
linked their practice and helped them develop new works in conve rsation with each other.
According to Cas Holmes\, a well known textil e artist\, 'reusing found materials is a form of
alchemy'. The artists use this alchemy to express their artistic research and to connect with
one another\, finding a line that unites their work to their practices a nd learning from
backgrounds\, geographies\, mediums and preoccupation s\, bringing them forth in their formal
dialogue with one another. Des pite this not being a 'hands-on' co-production\, this exhibition
can b e considered a collaborative show due to their encounter and their sharing of ideas and
experiences during the time they spent together. Spiess\, Mehra and Khurana expose a
genuine creation: the materialization of s pace for intellectual connection.
During his residency\, Matthias was influenced by the role of textile in Indian culture and
decided to inc orporate it into his until then purely geometrical representations\, reimag ing
patterns in combination with traditional Indian techniques. Nidhi Khurana uses the
insignificant katran thrown away by most tailors and designers to create maps of real and
imagined spaces\, mapping her exp eriences and those of others she encounters\, while
Priya's work revol ves around the use of distressed textile pieces and the idea of repair
through the ancestral practice of darning (Rafoogari). Linking together th ese three artists is
the thread\; embroidered\, darned\, stitched in g rids\, piecing together what is left behind:
making new with old.

DTEND:20141013 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20141005 GEO:28.5911026;77.2280678 LOCATION:Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi\,72 Lodhi Road \ nNew Delhi\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Thread\, Priya Ravish Mehra\, Matthias Spiess\, nidhi khurana UID:356262 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20141004T193000 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20141004T173000 GEO:28.5911026;77.2280678 LOCATION:Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi\,72 Lodhi Road \ nNew Delhi\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Thread\, nidhi khurana\, Priya Ravish Mehra\, Matthias Spiess UID:356263 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Nature Morte is pleased to present its fourth solo exhibitio n with Ray Meeker. As with the artist&rsquo\;s previous exhibitions\, the t heme is related to environmental and ecological concerns\, humankind&rsquo\ ;s fragile relationship with nature and the perils of over-development. The title refers to the artist&rsquo\;s age and his continuing productivity.\n

The works on display come from three disparate series:

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The Eye of the Needle< /strong>. These are large-scale ceramic sculptures which flirt with archite ctonic references\, similar to monumental works which are permanently insta lled at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhiand the Hyatt Hotel in Chennai . Resembling monolithic stele\, the works are both archaic and futuristic\, harbouring in their surfaces the remains of technological detritus\, the s cars of modernity\, and the residue of language.

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Tea Bowls. \;Meeker ex plores the most basic form of ceramic sculpture\, seeing it as a metaphor f or pan-Asian aesthetics and the journey of Buddhist thought from Indiato th e Far Eastand circling back home.

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The Chinnagama. Taking the name from  \;anagama\, the Japanese kiln used to fire these works\, Meeker collaborate s with traditional potter T. Palanisamy to explore the painterly potential of wood ash crust\, melt and run on the surface of large water pots.

\n< p>Originally from California\, Ray Meeker has lived in Pondicherrysince 197 1\, where he and his wife Deborah Smith established Golden Bridge Pottery\, which continues producing utilitarian ceramics today. In addition to his a rtistic practice\, Meeker has been teaching aspiring studio potters for mor e than three decades\, developing a coterie of like-minded sculptors workin g in ceramics.  \;&ldquo\;Bridges\,&rdquo\; an exhibition of works by o ver 50 of Meeker&rsquo\;s former students\, will be at the Stainless Galler y in New Delhifrom September 20th \;to 27th. The artist&rsquo\;s previous exhibitions with Nature Morte have been in 2008\, 2004 and 2001.

DTEND:20141011 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:28.5595022;77.2168036 LOCATION:Nature Morte\, New Delhi\,A-1 Neeti Bagh \nNew Delhi\, 110049 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: “71 Running”\, Ray Meeker UID:356012 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T180000 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140913T100000 GEO:28.5595022;77.2168036 LOCATION:Nature Morte\, New Delhi\,A-1 Neeti Bagh \nNew Delhi\, 110049 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: “71 Running”\, Ray Meeker UID:356013 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140908 GEO:18.9307214;72.8330849 LOCATION:Jehangir Art Gallery\,161 KALAGHODA \nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Group Show\, vipul prajapati\, Rakesh Patel\, Roma Patel\, Harshil Patel UID:356011 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140908 GEO:18.9307214;72.8330849 LOCATION:Jehangir Art Gallery\,161 KALAGHODA \nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Joint Exhibition\, Swarup Basak\, Maksudul Ahsan UID:356010 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140908 GEO:18.9307214;72.8330849 LOCATION:Jehangir Art Gallery\,161 KALAGHODA \nMumbai\, Maharashtra 400001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Subhash Pal UID:356009 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

allerie Alternatives presents a group show of paintings\, dr awings &\; sculptures by Jhupu Adhikari\, Jatin Das\, Mridula Jha\, K La xma Goud\, T Vaikuntam &\; many artists from 1st till 22nd September 201 4 at 102 Mega Mall\, DLF city phase-1\, Golf club road\, Gurgaon. 11am-7pm closed on tuesdays

DTEND:20140922 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140901 GEO:28.4715596;77.099613 LOCATION:Gallerie Alternatives\,102\, DT Mega Mall\, DLF City\, Phase - I \ nGurgaon\, 122002 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:paintings\, drawings & sculptures\, Jhupu Adhikari\, Jatin Das\, Mr idula Jha\, K Laxma Goud\, T Vaikuntam UID:356008 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The exhibition  \;showcases perspectives of four young Visual artists and their r eactions to the \;Changing Landscapes of \;spaces and live s. These changing landscapes are the reality and how each one of us engages with them is the process that this exhibition &ldquo\;Continuing &ndash\; Changing landscapes&rdquo\; brings to you.

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 \;Debasis Beura

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Compositions\, where human beings\, nature and the romantic m ood together create a dynamic landscape reflect a sense of timelessness&hel lip\;

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 \;Kunal Kalra< /p>\n

&ldquo\;Changing landscap es recall the past\; trace the present and tries to anticipate the future&r dquo\;

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 \;Priyanka Go vil

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&ldquo\;The tampering with natural elements\, hoarding\, accumulating &\; building for self\, from the simplest to the most complicated creations for convenience and co mfort&hellip\; These have become an integral part of our landscapes merging within and inseparable&rdquo\;

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 \;Richa Arora

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An interpretation of changing landscapes is where there is just the whiff of what&rsquo\;s to come&hellip\;where things have gone to seed so much\, t hat they cannot survive without changing: &ldquo\;Detritus&hellip\;towards change&rdquo\;.

DTEND:20141016 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140921 GEO:28.4961899;77.108134 LOCATION:Alliance Française de Gurgaon\,S-24/8\, DLF Phase III \nGurgaon\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Changing Landscapes II\, Debasis Beura\, Kunal Kalra\, Priyanka Gov il\, Richa Arora UID:356006 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140920T210000 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140920T190000 GEO:28.4961899;77.108134 LOCATION:Alliance Française de Gurgaon\,S-24/8\, DLF Phase III \nGurgaon\, SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Changing Landscapes II\, Richa Arora\, Debasis Beura\, Priyanka Gov il\, Kunal Kalra UID:356007 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The teleological pursuit in human life takes a person beyond mere worldly fulfillment to \;a sense-making process behind one&rsquo\ ;s own presence in the world. Vedic\, upanishadic and puranic literature su mmarise the Hindu philosophical approach to understanding the mortal life i n the phenomenal world and provide \;a path to salvation. The Vedic cul ture worshipped elements of nature anthropomorphised as Gods. They gave ast ronomical calculations based on keeping time and observation of astral posi tions. They worshipped animals\, saw many creatures unknown to the modern w orld and described those in scriptures. They worshipped trees and mountains and were the forerunners of planet conservation and a spiritual consciousn ess of all creation. &lsquo\;Tat tvam asi&rsquo\; begins with the divinity of learning \; &ndash\; Lord Ganesha. He&rsquo\;s seen with &lsquo\;Om& rsquo\; in his left hand and the right palm allows entry into a non-sensory absolute/salvation. Next\, &lsquo\;Tat tvam asi&rsquo\; exhibits temple ar t motifs such as Ganda bherunda and Yali as digital art\, \;Rahu and Re vati as representation of astral bodies and moves into the realm of animal& nbsp\;consciousness through Nagaloka. \; There&rsquo\;s a host of vedic deities &ndash\; Rudra\, Surya/Savitr\, \;Aranyani\, Pushan\, Dadhikra \, Vayu &ndash\; and an incarnation of the divine\, Varaha. The tree &ndash \; Ashwattha stands for the axis mundi. True to its purpose\, &lsquo\;Tat t vam asi&rsquo\; signs off \; with the Sahasraara &ndash\; the chakra in volved in attainment of nirvikalpa samadhi &ndash\; and shows that everythi ng about the phenomenal world to the absolute truth is a journey of the sup reme self.

DTEND:20140928 DTSTAMP:20140917T133644 DTSTART:20140926 GEO:12.9910869;77.5920295 LOCATION:Alliance Francaise de Bangalore\, India\,16\, G M T Road.Vasanthna gar \nBangalore\, Karnataka 560 001 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tat tvam asi UID:356005 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR