mercredi 17 février 2010

India's ancient tribal art adapts to a modern market

Source Bombay News By Madhusree Chatterjee
Ethnic art from the tribal heartland of India is trying to strike a balance between modernism and tradition and experimenting with contemporary issues to adapt to a growing market and changing patron bases. 'The process is slow, but artists are allowing contemporary issues like feminism, eco-awareness, cultural invasion and urbanism to creep into their work because of the growing demand and new socio-economic dynamics,' Vimal Thorat told IANS.
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jeudi 11 février 2010

ABN AMRO investors in Osian Art Fund still await first payments

Source Moneylife by Amritha Pillay
A number of investors who invested in the Osian Art Fund through ABN AMRO are still awaiting first payments. As per sources, there are more than 100 such investors. Seven months after a poor exit in July 2009, not all investors in the Osian Art Fund have been paid their first instalment of redemption. Though the deadline for complete redemption has expired back in December 2009, a few investors are still clueless, and have not received any payment.
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lundi 8 février 2010

Tribal people appeal to James Cameron

It's a relatively small ad in Variety, the Hollywood trade journal, but it might make big waves. In it, the non-profit Survival International group appealed to "Avatar" director James Cameron on behalf of a tribal people called the Dongria Kondh, whose situation they say is similar to the Na'vi from his film. The Dongria Kondh live in Orissa, India, and the ad placed on their behalf by Survival International appears in today's Variety.
We've watched your film--now watch ours:

dimanche 7 février 2010

The Saatchi of Manchester takes on London's art elite

Source The Jewish Chronicle by Charlotte Appleyard
Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection is a homecoming of sorts for the Jewish collector. Already famous within the art world for his voracious collecting appetite, he has acquired a new level of semi-celebrity by appearing as a judge on School of Saatchi, the recently aired Channel 4 series labelled the “X-Factor for artists”. But Cohen is a local boy made good, and he is obviously thrilled about bringing his collection to the Manchester Art Gallery.
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jeudi 4 février 2010

Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection

Source The Art Newspaper
Ten works by emerging artists from China, India and Japan, selected from Frank Cohen’s collection of more than 1,000 works of art collected over 30 years make up this exhibition, which reflects the collector’s recent interest in the east. Featuring contemporary painting and sculpture, the exhibition is intended to function as a showcase for the east’s “future stars” with represented artists including Chen Lei and Ravinder Reddy.
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