Avantika Bawa

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Pipe Dreams and Drawings   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara August 9th, 2012 - September 13th, 2012
Posted 7/19/13
In an essay, social-cultural anthropologist Arjun Appadurai described the frenzy of building works in post-war Iraq as 'weapons of mass construction.' This could well describe the current situation in India. Artist Avantika Bawa uses the arsenal of evidence present in construction sites in Mumbai and Delhi, and brings the frenzy into the gallery. In her minimal gestures within the gallery, the frenzy is organised; soaring to Gallery Maskara's warehouse heights or just skimming the poured... [more]
Local History, All Boxed Up   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara November 3rd, 2009 - December 3rd, 2009
Posted 11/23/09
Avantika Bawa is not interested in the identity crises and subjective introspection found in most of the contemporary art seen around Mumbai these days. Along with the show’s curator, Abhay Maskara, she has envisioned something particular to the large warehouse space of Gallery Maskara. The show, , offers a conceptual excavation of the gallery building and its history.  Bawa, who lives and works in both Atlanta, Georgia and New Delhi, has a keen awareness of space, which clearly informs her own... [more]