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Galleryske - Bangalore

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HUMANS HAVE HUNGER FOR HUMANITY, DOES DOGS (THIS IS JUST A METAPHOR YOU CAN THINK OF ANY OTHER NON LIVING ANIMAL LIKE FRIDGE, SOFA, WASHING MACHINE, AUTOMOBILES TOO) HAVE HUNGER FOR DOGITY!  LoL

Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any coincidental (miss) match the artist is just blind (insight coming from blindness towards the past).... [more]
Posted by venkatesh k n on 1/21/15
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Watchlist Artist: Srinivasa Prasad

In Deep Sleep, Srinivasa Prasad journeys back to the memories of childhood and the subconscious to create work that is playful, engaging and interactive. Employing discarded, found, retired, reused and readymade objects Prasad creates works across the media of sculpture and installation, video and photography. Continuing his exploration of ritual, Prasad infuses his work with elements of performance. The eponymous work in the show is a black tent constructed of mosquito nets, hung from the ceiling by cobwebs of glue. The work also includes audio of the monotonous drone of a loud snore. As with Pr... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/26/14
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Troubled Tea with Bharti

by Natasha Baruah
I have been an unabashed admirer of Bharti Kher’s works for as long as I remember. Therefore it was with no small degree of excitement that I looked forward to her solo show at Bangalore’s premier Gallery Ske.  Although I only got to visit at the tag end of the show, it  set the tone for my year as one of great expectations! The title of the show, "Disturbia, utopia, house Beautiful" was the first clue in understanding Kher’s works, for beautiful as they are, they are also trenchantly complex and tied together through multiple levels of meaning and connotations.  A second important point of ref... [more]
Posted by Natasha Baruah on 1/24/11
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Sound Unheard

by Natasha Baruah
Having recently moved to Bangalore, I have begun to behave like a bloodhound. No sooner does news of a new show or opening reach me, and I am off faster than the bullet in rookie’s gun. It is just such alacrity which brought me to a screeching halt at the doors of Gallery Ske, where the works of Navin Thomas were on display. Navin’s works have given me my first taste of good sound art, and left me hungering for more. Working with salvaged electronic junk, the artist incorporates found objects into his pieces such as local PCO telephones, a reconfigured hat box, wooden chairs redone... [more]
Posted by Natasha Baruah on 9/13/10