ArtSlant - Alternative spaces en-us 40 Clark House (Bombay), 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg (Old Wodehouse Road), 400039 Bombay , India <p>Clark House Initiative, Bombay&nbsp;is a curatorial practice about a place, which in sharing a junction with two museums and a cinema, mirrors the fiction of what these spaces could be. Clark House was once an office of pharmaceutical research, an antiques store, and the shipping office of the Thakur&nbsp;Shipping Company that had links to countries in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Japan. Curatorial interventions in the space hope to continue, differently, this history of internationalism, experiment and research. It was established in 2010 as a&nbsp;curatorial collaborative concerned with ideas of freedom. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:48:15 +0000 Government Museum and Art Gallery, 10-12 Handloom Estate, Kishangarh-Manimajra Road, 160047 Chandigarh, U T, India Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:22:17 +0000 Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC), 1/A, Janpath, 110011 New Delhi, New Delhi, India <p style="text-align: justify;">The Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, founded in 1978 and working continuously for the last 30 years, is located on &lsquo;Janpath&rsquo;, one of the posh localities of the capital. The building of the Hungarian Centre, also known as Baikunth, contemporary and of the same style as the other major public buildings, is one of the most attractive mansions of the capital. This advantageous location has always given a kind of prestige to our Centre.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The cultural relations between India and Hungary are, however, dated back to a much longer time than just a quarter of a century since the establishment of this Centre. Famous Hungarian travellers, scholars and explorers have reached India as early as in the 18<sup>th</sup> century. J&aacute;nos Honigberger, who had come from Transylvania, was the court doctor of the famous Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It was Alexander Csoma de Kőr&ouml;s who made the ever first Tibetan-English dictionary in India, and during the centuries, also a good number of Hungarian artists came to get inspiration from this country. Indians do appreciate their Hungarian born countrymen. Paintings by Amrita Sher Gil, the outstanding 20<sup>th</sup> century&nbsp;&nbsp;artist, born to a Hungarian mother and an Indian father in Budapest, are among the greatest art treasures of India today. Indians also remember that the legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore was treated in Hungary for his cardiac ailment, and that he used to recall the memories of his visit to Hungary with much fondness and gratitude</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Delhi&rsquo;s audience has a daily choice of world-class&nbsp;cultural programmes. The Hungarian Centre competes successfully with the cultural repertoire of such countries like Germany, Great-Britain, Japan, France or Russia.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It is quite commendable that due to our Centre&rsquo;s efforts and activities the works by some of the most significant Hungarian artists &ndash; who are recipients of the prestigious Kossuth and Munk&aacute;csy prize &ndash; could be exhibited in Delhi. Paintings by Tam&aacute;s Konok, El Kazovszkij, M&aacute;rton Barab&aacute;s, Eszter Bal&aacute;s, Ildik&oacute; V&aacute;rnagy, P&eacute;ter M&aacute;rkus, Ildik&oacute; Bakos, G&aacute;bor Gy&aacute;rf&aacute;s, R&oacute;bert Swierkiewicz, &Aacute;d&aacute;m W&uuml;rtz were more than admired and appreciated by the Indian art lovers. After many decades of pause we could manage to organize a church organ concert in Delhi. Performances and recitals were given by today&rsquo;s world class Hungarian soloists and orchestras like the Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, the Hungarian Virtuozi Chamber Orchestra, pianists &Aacute;d&aacute;m Fellegi, K&aacute;roly Mocs&aacute;ri, Ernő Feh&eacute;r, the Auer String Quartet, the Hungarian Festival Quartet, the Quintessence Medieval Music Ensemble, the Bihari J&aacute;nos Folk Ensemble, the Rajk&oacute; Ensemble, Mak&aacute;m Ensemble, Samsara (an ensemble playing Indian fusion music), Jazz Timers and Cornelio Tutu Band. Our Centre&rsquo;s Bart&oacute;k Music Club, F&aacute;bri Film Club and Petőfi Book Club are also well known in Delhi and their programmes&nbsp;are frequently visited by their members.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">We organize approximately 150 programmes annually that include events in the Centre&rsquo;s headquarters as well as in other cultural institutions in the capital and in various regions in India. We had a series of commemorative programmes on the occasion of Attila J&oacute;zsef&rsquo;s birth centenary, B&eacute;la Bart&oacute;k&rsquo;s 125<sup>th</sup> birth anniversary, Arthur Koestler&rsquo;s birth centenary, and we pay an homage to Zolt&aacute;n Kod&aacute;ly on his 125<sup>th</sup> birth anniversary in 2007. Our Centre&rsquo;s&nbsp;&nbsp;programme offers have increased remarkably, for example with a lecture series on the contributions of research work in various fields of science by eminent Hungarian scholars. We pay special emphases to cherish the memory of such outstanding Hungarians who lived in India and got inspiration to their creative work in this country. Our Centre&rsquo;s activities, besides Delhi, take place in 15 other cities of India.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thanks to our determined PR activities the press coverage of our programmes has increased tremendously and nearly 200 major articles are being published annually about our events. TV channels also feature the Hungarian events regularly.</p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:09:45 +0000 India Art Fair, NSIC Exhibition Complex, Outer Ring Rd, Okhla Industrial Area Phase III, Okhla Industrial Estate,, New Delhi, India <p>Launched in 2008, the 3rd Edition of India Art Fair (formerly India Art Summit) recorded over a hundred thousand visitors in a span of 4 days from 17 cities in India and 67 cities around the world, becoming one of the most attended art fairs globally. Out of the 84 galleries participating, 34 were international galleries &ndash; double the number that participated in the previous year bringing an international and domestic focus to the buoyant Indian art market.</p> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:07:05 +0000 India Art Festival, MMRDA Ground, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra(E), 400054 Mumbai, India Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:22:47 +0000 India Art Summit™, Hall No. 18, Pragati Maidan, 110 065 New Delhi, New Delhi, India <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">India Art Summit™ is produced by Fourth Dimension, an Experiential Marketing Company that specializes in creating customized solutions for brands, corporates and industries using creative innovation, research and a high degree of specialized execution. Fourth Dimension is involved with unique initiatives which have lasting relevance and 360 degree engagement with stakeholders.<br /><br />The company draws on the collective experience of a young and dynamic team of people, who together have over 35 years of experience creating events and marketing initiatives in India, the Middle East and the UK. Fourth Dimension offers specialized solutions in customized events, marketing campaigns, promotions and media relations.</span></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:21:23 +0000 India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 110003 New Delhi, India <p style="text-align: justify;">In a very short time since its opening in 1997, Habitat World has firmly established itself as the capital's premier cultural/entertainment destination with an array of prime cultural activities happening on each day of the month, through the year. Ranging from quality theatre, movie festivals, dance and music renditions, talks and workshops to kids activities, these have gained unprecedented goodwill in the city and positioned Habitat World as a very significant intellectual and cultural option.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:09:29 +0000 Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Azad Bhavan, I.P. Estate, 110002 New Delhi, New Delhi, India <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="font-family: verdana; font-size: 11px; text-align: justify; line-height: 16px;" valign="top" width="66%"> <p>The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded on 9th April 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India. Since then we have seen in India the consolidation of Indian democracy, the establishment of an equitable social order, the rapid development of the Indian economy, the empowerment of Indian women, the creation of a vibrant infrastructure of world-class educational institutions, and the powerful revitalization of scientific traditions.</p> <p>There has also been a revival, reiteration and renewal of the five-millennia old Indian culture, exemplified by the energetic projection, development and experimentation in Indian arts, the confident and creative expansion of Indian languages, and the great energy in Indian cinema. ICCR, in harmony with these developments, is in unison with contemporary India.</p> <p>The last five decades have been one of the most exciting periods in the arts in India's long history. Indian literature, music and dance,Indian paintings, sculpture and crafts, as well as Indian theatre and films, has each witnessed great outbursts of creativity. ICCR continues to encourage improvisation and experimentation with the new, while it pays homage to the classical as well as the folk forms of India's cultural expression.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" colspan="2"> <table style="cursor: default; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="color: #000000; font-family: verdana; font-size: 11px; text-align: justify; vertical-align: top; cursor: text; line-height: 16px; margin: 8px;" valign="top" width="66%"> <p>ICCR is about a communion of cultures, a creative dialogue with other nations. To facilitate this interaction with world cultures, the Council has strived to articulate and demonstrate the diversity and richness of the cultures of India, both in and with other countries of the world.</p> <p>The Council prides itself on being the pre-eminent instrument of cultural diplomacy and the sponsor of intellectual exchanges between India and partner countries. It is the Council's resolve to continue to symbolize India's great cultural and educational efflorescence in the years to come.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 18:20:46 +0000 KHOJ International Artists' Association, S-17, Khirkee Extension, 110017 New Delhi, India <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong> KOHJ International Artists' Association</strong> is an artist led, alternative space for experimentation and international exchange based in India.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" align="left"><span style="font-size: small;">Part of the global <strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">Triangle Arts Trust</span></strong>, KHOJ sees its role as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange and dialogue in the visual arts. Through our programming we aim to assist and develop, forms of art such as media art, performance, video, environmental, public and community based art, sound and other experimental modes of cultural production.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">As a deliberate policy our core invitees have been from <strong><span style="color: #ff9900;">South Asia</span></strong> which has resulted in the development of an active network of artists in the region. KHOJ seeks to promote cross cultural exchange within the visual practices of the 'Global South'. Since our inception in 1997 artists from Iran, Egypt, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Lebanon, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan and several countries in Africa, have participated in our workshops and residencies.</span></p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:41:48 +0000 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, <p>The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art being held in Kochi, Kerala.</p> <p>The exhibition will be set in spaces across Kochi, Muziris and surrounding islands. There will be shows in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures.</p> <p>Indian and international artists will exhibit artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.</p> <p>Through the celebration of contemporary art from around the world, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi, and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris.</p> <p>Alongside the exhibition the Biennale will offer a rich programme of talks, seminars, screenings, music, workshops and educational activities for school children and students of all ages.</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:42:06 +0000 Mumbai Gallery Weekend, Taj Lands End , Band Stand Bandra (West) , 400 050 Mumbai , India Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:46:26 +0000 NCPA - National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point, 400 021 Mumbai, India Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:32:01 +0000 The Loft At Lower Parel, C/o New Mahalaxmi Silk MIlls Mathuradas Mills Compound Tulsi Pipe Road Lower Parel, 400013 Mumbai, India <p style="text-align: justify;">THE LOFT is a space for creative interaction, national and international residencies, curatorial projects and a source for quality art. Each year, THE LOFT offers 4 international residencies and 4 studio sessions for Indian artists, besides inviting 4 curators to present an exhibition based on ongoing concerns.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A panel comprising eminent collectors, established artists, and critic-curators recommends artists and curators for THE LOFT's annual programme. The nominations for 2009-2010 were made by Anupam Poddar, Sangita Jindal, Jitish Kallat, Sudarshan Shetty, Priya Pall and Anupa Mehta.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">THE LOFT residency allows artists/curators the space to work in an oasis in the heart of Mumbai city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Works created through engagements here are sold directly to a discerning clientele. Anupa Mehta assists clients with collection building and provides art advisory services. She also undertakes commissions on behalf of artists. THE LOFT also represents artists in keeping with its own curatorial mandate.</p> <p>Art awareness sessions, encounters with artists, loft theatre, workshops and other events are part of its alternate USP</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:21:44 +0000 Volte, Floor 1 Arthur Bunder Road, 2/19 Kamal Mansion, Near Radio Club, Colaba, 400 005 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">We see ourselves as a node, a gathering point to promote ideas and conversations between artists, technologists, activists, writers, intellectuals and the community at large. Launching in September 2009 in the Colaba art district, we house an exhibition space, a curated bookshop, artist residencies/studios, a cafe, a film club and a platform for public art. Volte is a radical shift from the traditional gallery model, where the exhibitions, events and audience intermingle into a dynamic and exciting program. While we promote all media of contemporary art, we are interested in advocating and exhibiting projects which blur the lines between the arts, sciences, spirituality and life itself.</span></span></p> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 03:10:46 +0000 Weavers Studio Center of Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, 700019 Kolkata, India <p>Having been in the field of textiles since the past 19 years, Weavers Studio has established its position by setting up hand-block printing, handloom, hand embroidery units, value addition and tailoring units in the vicinity of Kolkata, employing 250 plus craftspersons directly and many more indirectly.</p> <p>We have a design repertoire consisting of more than 1,00,000 wooden blocks, 1000 plus screens, 2500 textile and fashion reference books, magazines and journals on textiles, fashion, 850 old and rare textiles from India and abroad and a R &amp; D team that has worked on topics as varied as Trade Textiles, Ocean Trade, Woven Cargoes, Khadi, Jamdani Indigo Dyeing in Africa, Vietnam, India, China, Thailand Japan and many others.</p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:28:28 +0000