Thursday, October 24, 2013

Social Theatre, Ideal Boy, Art with Heart and more..


Art With Heart
( Work ar the show)
Alliance Francaise De Bangalore is hosting an exhibition cum sale titled, 'Art With Heart'. On display are unique works by renowned photographer of C R Sathyanarayana and Yashas Vishwanath, a young, emerging talent. 

One of them uses his camera expertise to etch out evocative pictures while the other one exercises his brush to re-create the same photographs in oil paint. Inspired by life in its vivid forms, their works are a beautiful visual symphony.

This exhibition cum sale is being held in aid of the Construction of the Rotary Orchards Senior Citizens' Home.
The exhibition is on from 25th October to 27th October 2013.

Ideal Boy
(Work by Roshan Chhabria)
Gallery Maskara, Mumbai presents a solo show titled ‘Ideal Boy’ by artist Roshan Chhabria. The show is an attempt to reexamine the ideal boy image in the changing social scenario, by the artist. 
In the often changing and contradictory landscape of social expectation, parental responsibilities, personal freedom and western influence, the culturally constructed image of an ideal boy is now different from a one who gets up early, salutes his parents, goes for walks, takes his meals on time, prays and takes part in extracurricular activities. The image is also part of civic charts. The format of the chart addresses two pedagogies - one of the educational system and its quest for facts and the need for moral instruction.
This show is on view till 9th November 2013.

Organic Forms to Light Art
(Work on display)
The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) New Delhi and the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, collaborate tobring a unique show titled, ‘Organic Forms to Light Art’ as an outcome of the cultural exchange between the two countries.
On display is a selection of contemporary Hungarian art works by 40 artists. The exhibition is an amalgamation of organic art, non-figurative works, light art, graphics, sculptures, geometric art and figurative art.

This selection shows some of the best works in different fields of arts of the last 30-40 years from artists who created something outstanding in their own field. The show is a rich visual experience and a treat to the eyes of all the art lovers.
Th show is on view till 31st October 2013.

Social theatre
( Amol Patil at his performance)
Clark House, Mumbai presents a solo show by artist Amol Patil, titled, ‘Social Theatre’.
Social theatre is a series of dialogues between a son and a father in spirit. The obvious absence of the father in the dialogues are brought to the attention of the viewer when the father’s personal remains are subtly brought to the fore. The artist mentions the now long redundant objects which belonged to the lost father in their home in the village and how he tries to invoke some sort of response and action from them. This step by step series of conversations makes the artist analyse his own problems today with the support of these conversations.
Amol is a Mumbai based performance artist. He comes from a family of traditional folk performers of Maharashtra.

The show is on till 15th December 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Lost in his Art
( The muralist G Azhikode and his wife Shymala Kumari)
Mural artist G. Azhikode’s home studio at Njandoorkonam, near Sreekaryam, is neat and tidy. An easel is tucked in a corner and while some of his various works dot the wall, others are stacked on a divan. Azhikode points to a terracotta vase he has painted with mural motifs. Fridge magnets, bamboo pen holders, paper weights, wall hangings, gift boxes…turn canvases too for this artist who is known for his efforts to preserve the mural art through contemporary means.
A disciple of mural artist Mammiyur Krishnankutty Nair, Azhikode trained under him for 10 years and also served as a guest lecturer at Guruvayoor Mural Art Painting Institute, which was started by Mammiyur in 1989. It was upon his guru’s death that Azhikode started pursuing the field in earnest.
It helps that his wife, Shymala Kumari, and his son, Biju, are also mural artists. Initially, the family concentrated on traditional mural works. “We did the mural at Coconut Beach Resort, Kovalam, South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur...”
The idea of painting mural styled paintings on bamboo containers came to him when a woman from Germany saw a doodle in paint he did on a piece of bamboo and insisted on him putting a price on it. He then started buying treated pieces of bamboo from Wayanad and started painting mural motifs on them.
“The adaptations we have introduced to the art form seem to have clicked with the market, be it mural-styled paintings on lamp shades, paper weights...,” says Azhikode. Apart from traditional motifs, his works include images from a host of contemporary subjects including festivals and inland boat races.
The artist has written several books on painting and drawing and is a member of Kerala Lalithakala Akademi. So, what next? “Mural works are usually found in temples and religious shrines; they depict scenes from Hindu mythology. By enlarging the framework to include a variety of themes and by experimenting with different mediums, hopefully more artists will be drawn to this art form. I plan to hold classes in mural inspired paintings; my way of keeping the art form alive,” says Azhikode.
(Report and photo by Liza George for The Hindu)

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