Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Archer Tagore, AAA, Ratheesh T and more...

'The Archer Tagore' At Sotheby's New York

Sotheby’s sale of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art on 25 March 2011 will include Rabindranath Tagore’s Death Scene, a remarkable painting which was once in the collection of Mildred and William Archer (est. $300/500,000). The Archer Tagore is the most widely illustrated and exhibited work by the artist ever to appear on the auction market and was included in the artist’s first ever painting exhibition in India in 1932. The late William and Mildred Archer were two remarkable scholars who played a key role in bringing Indian Art to the fore and raising its profile on the international stage.

Tagore Exhibition in Kolkata

Call for Submissions: Open Platform at ART HK 11

Application Deadline: 12pm (HKT), 11 April 2011

Hong Kong, 21 March 2011 – Asia Art Archive (AAA) announces the call for submissions for 'Open Platform', inviting cultural producers and organisers to submit proposals for 28-minute presentations to be held during ART HK 11, the Hong Kong International Art Fair. ‘Open Platform’ is a new initiative within Backroom Conversations, the discursive component of ART HK organised by AAA.

The parametres for presentation content are wide-reaching and can include anything from lectures and performances to the introduction of art projects, books, workshops, and beyond.

A panel of judges consisting of editors from international art magazines will select four presentations for 'Open Platform', based on diversity of content, originality, format, and relevance to today’s world. AAA will provide a publicly accessible platform for these presentations during the fair and support necessary costs such as projectors, a basic stereo system, and publicity along with ‘Backroom Conversations’. Chosen projects will be awarded up to US$1,500 to support other related costs. Panel judges include Negar Azimi (Bidoun), Michelle Kuo (ArtForum), Andrew Maerkle (ARTit), Elaine Ng (ArtAsiaPacific), and Mark Rappolt (Art Review).

The deadline for submissions is 12pm (HKT), 11 April 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted via email by the end of April and announced on AAA’s website in the beginning of May.

‘AAA is committed to supporting new ideas that generate dialogue in the field,’ says Claire Hsu, AAA Executive Director. ‘We hope that Open Platform will give voice to ideas that demanded to be heard, here and now.’

AAA has been the official educational partner of ART HK since its inception in 2008, presenting 'Backroom Conversations' to address global issues about contemporary art with a regional focus through a series of well-received talks, panel discussions, screenings, and a conference. Past programmes have included speakers Ron Arad, Sabine Breitwieser, Johnson Chang, ger Choi, David Elliott, Yuko Hasegawa, Manray Hsu, Hu Fang, Eungie Joo, Vasif Kortun, Barbara London, Charles Merewether, Frances Morris, Alexandra Munroe, Martha Rosler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sheena Wagstaff, Ada Wong, Wong Hoy Cheong, Pauline Yao, and Daniela Zyman.

This year, 'Backroom Conversations' will include four panel discussions in addition to the newly inaugurated 'Open Platform'.

S.Nandagopal @ Art Chennai

The Far Away Tree @ Art Chennai

Super Power @ Threshold Gallery, New Delhi

Ratheesh T's Green Pond @ Galerie Mirchandani=Steinrucke

Something for All by Loft Lower Prel, Mumbai

Final Cut @ Loft Lower Parel, mumbai

Poetics of Color @ MPCVA, Mumbai

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