Thursday, January 30, 2014

Through the Looking Glass, Remembrances of Voices Past..and more..


Remembrances of Voices Past

Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi and National Gallery of Modern Art, (NGMA), presents a solo show of eminent artist V Ramesh.  The show titled, ‘Remembrances of Voices Past’ will display a special selection of works done by the artist in the decade, from 2003 to 2013.

The show commences on 5th February and will be on view till 25th March 2014 at National Gallery Of Modern Art, Bangalore.

Through The Looking Glass

( Work by Devdatta Padekar)
Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore presents a solo exhibition which features the artworks of Mumbai based artist Devdatta Padekar.   The show is titled, ‘ Through the Looking Glass’.

The subject of Padekar’s paintings is part of a surreal fairy tale that depicts curiosity and innocence.  The paintings are an ode to the fragile connection between the human and natural world in the ecologically challenging times.

The show is on view till 18th February 2014.
Palette Art at IAF 2014

( Work by George Martin PJ on display)
Palette Art Gallery presents a group of artists works at the India Art Fair -2014. The sixth edition of the IAF will see the gallery display art works by leading contemporary artists of today, in the form of installation works and more. 

Some of the works of artists Aishwarya Sultania, Gurusidappa, Anupam Sud, Sonia Mehra Chawla. George Martin PJ and Pooja Iranna among several others will have their works on show at Booth No A -06.

The India Art Fair previews on 30th January and is on view for public from 31st January to 2nd February 2014 at the NSIC Exhibition grounds, New Delhi.

An exploration of the contemporary
(  Work by Chandra Bhattacharya)
Sanchit Art, New Delhi presents a group exhibition of the latest works by prominent artists such as Neeraj Goswami, Paresh Maity, Jayasri Burman, Satish Gujral, Ram Kumar, Shanti Dave, Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Parasad Shaw, Manoj Dutta, Paritosh Sen, Sunil Kumar Das, K. Laxma Goud, Asim Basu, Chandra Bhattacharya, P. Gopinath, Kanchan Das Gupta, Jaya Ganguly, Sakti Burman, Himmat Shah and Kishor Shinde.

With this collection, Sanchit Art brings together the artists who explore deviating paths of life through their exquisite creations and encompass visual arts such as painting and sculpture in their contemporary forms.

The show is on view till 28th February 2014.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

All eyes on art
Art Chennai returns for its third edition with auctions, installations and photofests on environment and heritage
(Celebrating Colour: : Pradipta K Mohapatra, Past Chairman and CII, Southern Region and Chairman and Co-founder at Coaching Foundation India (CFI). Karl Pechatscheck, Director, Goethe Institute, actor Gouthami, Sanjay Tulsyan, convenor, Art Chennai, and Vivek Harinarain, President, Rotary Club of Madras, at the press briefing to announce the 3rd Edition of Art Chennai, South India's Premier Contemporary Art Festival, at a function, in Chennai on Wednesday. Photo: R. Ravindran)
The third edition of Art Chennai promises to be bigger than before, with over 75 artists and 35 events spread over nine days. The festival will have exhibitions, workshops, installations, conferences and public art. Art Chennai 2014 is in collaboration with Stella Maris College and IIT, Madras and will focus on environment, conservation and heritage this year.
“The growth of a society is reflected by the growth of art. This year, we will have the first ever photo fest, an auction, large installations at multiple public locales in order to target a large and diverse audience. That makes this festival the only exclusive and inclusive art fest,” said Sanjay Tulsyan, convener, Art Chennai, at a press conference about the event.
Girish Shahane, the art director pointed out the highlights of the show and said, “This year it is about history and environment. It’s not just built heritage but everything connected with the history of the city — cultural, economic and so on. And this in a city known for its tradition and culture. Since performance art is also an important form of art we will have many events focussing on that as well.”
Some of the highlights of the festival, which will take place between February 8 to February 16, are:
February 8
The Trees and The Skies, which will be a collaborative project between three artists, students from Stella Maris college and artists from Ability Foundation. This project will go on till February 16 at Stella Maris College.
Auction Preview of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art will take place at Hyatt Regency between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The proceeds from the sale will go to charities supported by the Rotary Club of Madras.
February 9
Raghu Rai’s India, a photo exhibition will be held at Gallery Veda on OMR. This will be on for three months.
At 12 p.m., Couriouser and Couriouser by The Karuppu Art Collective will take place at the Cholamandal Artist’s Village. The registration for the auction begins at 6.30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7.30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency.
Febuary 10
Reflections on Grace: International Photo Fest, in collaboration with Delhi Photo Festival 2013 will be on till February 23 at IIT, Madras
Parvathi Nayar’s show ‘The Ambiguity of Landscapes’ is on till March 12 at Gallery Veda.
February 11
Signals. Signposts. Voyages 4 from the Madras Movement. Artists Nandagopal, Muralidharan, C. Douglas and Palaniappan will participate in this event. It will be on till February 28 at Sarala’s Art Centre.
February 12
Vintage Vignettes, a retrospective exhibition on Chennai curated by Girish Shaane, will be on at Marina Beach till February 16.
February 13
Installation – Shop Lifting by Mithu Sen at Express Avenue. This will be on till February 26.
Bright Noise is curated by Girish Shahane. Participating artists are Anita Dubem, Asim Waqif, Charmi Gada Shah, Jitish Kallat, Madhuban Mitra, Manas Bhattacharya, Manish Nai, Nandan Ghiya, Navin Thomas, Prajakta Potnis, Rashid Rana, Rohini Devasher, Sahej Rahal, Vibha Galhotra and Vivan Sundaram. This will be on till March 8 at Lalit Kala Akademi.
February 14
Art Assemblage, an exhibition of visiting galleries by Akar Prakar, Ashvita, Exhibit 320, Gallery Art and Soul, Gallery Open Eyed Dreams, The Guild, Project 88 and Galerie 88.
February 15
Deep (skin) Skin Deep: A proposition in Art, Textiles and Fashion curated by Mayank Mansingh Kaul and Bootlegger’s Addendum by Sahej Rahal at Park Hyatt from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

(Report by Anusha Parthasarathy for The Hindu)

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