lundi 31 janvier 2011

In India, a Busy Fair and a Spirited Art Scene

Source New York Times by Somini Sengupta
Still, the summit faced its share of typically Indian challenges. One dealer kept a worried eye on a tangle of electrical cables buried under the carpet. Ms. Kirpal had to get the 10 domes of the exhibition hall covered with waterproof sheeting at the last minute. And thugs threatened the exhibition of India’s most famous painter, M.F. Husain; the Hindu right has for years railed against Mr. Husain for his representations of Hindu goddesses in the nude. Ms. Kirpal agreed to put up his works, then, fearing attacks, ordered them taken down, but was again persuaded to let them be mounted. By then Mr. Husain’s defenders had publicly criticized fair organizers.
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samedi 29 janvier 2011

Rahul Gandhi felicitates Warli artist

Source MSN News
For AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, it was a chance today to fulfill a promise that was made by his late grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1976 to grant land to an artist who had impressed her. During his whirlwind tour of tribal Thane district as part of his three-day Maharashtra visit, Rahul felicitated Warli painter and Padma Shri winner Jivya Soma Mashe.
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Full speed ahead at the India Art Summit

Source Financial Times by Jan Dalley
It seemed, however, that the extra press attention was hardly necessary. The four days of the event, which is now in its third edition, attracted an astonishing 128,000 visitors to the 84 galleries, roughly equivalent to the footfall at Frieze and Art Basel Miami Beach put together. Even allowing for the fact that, whether it’s a bus or a birthday party, there are always more people in India, this figure seemed to amaze everyone, even the organisers. “This shows,” Kirpal tells me, “that people are thirsty for art. Some had never even been to a gallery before.”
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vendredi 28 janvier 2011

Mumbai wallah's curated guide to New Delhi

Source CNN by Himali Singh Soin
The sky in New Delhi seems as whitewashed as its bungalows, its sunsets are muted and its monuments silhouetted. But this façade is exactly what makes New Delhi a literary and imaginative experiment. There is a haze that veils every surface: culturally, socially and topographically. The first way to ride above or below the immediate surface is on the Metro. It glistens with the pride of a new house on Diwali, and makes up, in honesty and efficiency, for the disillusionment that came with the administration of the Commonwealth Games. So Mumbaiwallahs in Dilli for the India Art Summit or on their way to the Jaipur Literature Festival, here's a ride through New Delhi's culture corners: Connaught Place, Lodhi Road and Hauz Khas Village.
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Tribal art is out, contemporary non-metropolitan art is in

Source TimeOut Mumbai by Deepanjana Pal
This fortnight, the city’s two oldest galleries attempt to reintroduce Mumbai’s art lovers to what Hoskote calls “the third field” or “contemporary non-metropolitan art”. This combination of urban, contemporary, personal and traditional motifs or styles makes the contemporary non-metropolitan artists exciting for viewers and those who are speculating about the next big thing of Indian art. Unlike their urban counterparts, non-metropolitan artists have as their foundation an informal but rigorous training in the techniques they use in their paintings. If they are able to absorb newer influences and incorporate them into the existing artistic language in a way that retains their distinctive styles, these artists may well become the toast of Indian contemporary art.
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Summit Kind of Wonderful

Source Artforum by Zehra Jumabhoy
I guessed that this year’s India Art Summit was going to be an intimidating event. I was wrong. In fact, the building’s severe Soviet-style architecture formed a counterpoint to the hedonist revelry within. Alcohol flowed freely (quite literally: cocktails were on the house), and celebrities appeared high on art—or each other. Theorist Homi Bhabha paraded around with his pal, Anish Kapoor, who rubbed sharp-suited shoulders with superstar Indian artists: Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Vivan Sundaram, and Gigi Scaria (whose work will show up in India’s Pavilion at the next Venice Biennale). The omnipresent Hans Ulrich Obrist dashed about (presumably in preparation for the KHOJ Marathon he was hosting on day two). Sheena Wagstaff of the Tate Modern fraternized with art historian Geeta Kapur (diligently wielding her walking stick). Every once in a while someone bumped into the armed security guards “protecting” M.F. Husain’s controversial paintings.
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jeudi 27 janvier 2011

Nude artist 'taking a break'

Source The Straits Times by Yip Wai Yee
The Indian artist who caused a stir at the inaugural art fair at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition and Convention Centre by stripping naked has stopped his attention-getting act. The artist, Mr T. Venkanna, who sat on a bench in the nude and took pictures with visitors, was not in the booth on Friday. Some newspapers had gone to town with the Hyderabad artist's act at Art Stage Singapore, questioning whether it could be considered art. A lawyer was quoted as saying the show could be against the law as it is an offence to appear nude in public. The art fair, which opened to the public on Thursday, is considered a public event. The exposure proved to be too much for some people. On Friday morning, Gallery Maskara's owner, Mr Abhay Maskara, told The Straits Times over the phone that the gallery was asked to stop the performance. He did not say who advised him to do so. He said: 'It is always a bit disheartening when works of art are not seen as art. We did not set out to create any controversy.' Mr Venkanna had sat behind a black curtain and a sign was posted in front of the booth, warning viewers of the content and restricting viewers to those who are 21 years and older.
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A tale of two Indias: Here, the twain meet

Source The Times of India
That there are two Indias has been accepted for long, with the dichotomy only getting accentuated over the years. Rarely do the twain meet in the art world, with exhibitions essentially whitecube affairs where the wineswilling crowd gathers to nibble on delectable hors d'oeuvres and savour the growing value of its investments. A new show that opened in the capital today attempts to bring down the barriers. Titled 'Yeh Image Mahaan: India Meets Bharat' , the exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademi's new basement gallery hangs pop imagery and tribal art on the same wall.
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L’art contemporain à l’honneur à New Delhi

Source Aujourd'hui l'Inde par Antoine Guinard
La troisième édition de la foire indienne d’art contemporain s’est achevé dimanche dans la capitale. Après le succès de l’année dernière, l’évènement monte en puissance avec notamment un intérêt grandissant de galeries étrangères. Artistes, galeristes, collectionneurs et simple amateurs d’art s’affairent depuis jeudi à Pragati Maidan, parc des expositions de New Delhi, où se tient jusqu’à dimanche le troisième India Art Summit (IAS), la plus grosse foire d’art contemporain d’Inde. 50 galeries indiennes et une trentaine de galeries étrangères y exposent les œuvres d’artistes du monde entier. Des plus célèbres, comme Picasso, Matisse, Dali ou encore les indiens F.N. Souza et Subhod Gupta, aux jeunes artistes encore inconnus, indiens et étrangers.
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Jivya Soma Mashe célébré à l'occasion du 61ème Independence Day

Source Net India
Kapila Vatsyayan, ardente activiste pour la promotion des arts indiens, et Jivya Soma Mashe, le légendaire artiste de la tribu Warli, font partie des 13 personnalités indiennes sélectionnées pour recevoir la seconde récompense honorifique la plus importante, le "Padma Vibhushan", remise par le premier ministre à l'occasion du 61éme anniversaire de l'Indépendance. Prix précédemment reçu par l'astrophysicien Jayant Narlikar et le Prix Nobel de physique Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
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India needs more world class art institutions

Source Livemint by Anindita Ghose
When we started our dedicated Chinese contemporary art sales in 2004, the auctions were generating around $6 million. In 2010, the sale totals for our Chinese art auctions are around $196 million. This is phenomenal when compared to India which has gone from around $2 million to $20 million in the same period... Countries such as China, and even Russia, have had a tremendous state investment in cultural infrastructure such as museums that India doesn’t. The average Indian art buyer isn’t very eager or well informed. The ball is rolling now, but it’ll still take 5-10 years to catch up. And that’s a conservative estimate.
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Bridging the gap

Source The Hindu by Shailaja Tripathi
Bringing the two Indias together and celebrating the differences and a tumultuous relationship between the two is Kolkata-based Cima Gallery's exhibition “Yeh Image Mahaan: India Meets Bharat”. In its first ever outing at the India Art Summit, the gallery has brought in a bunch of art pieces which harmoniously combine indigenous practices with the popular visual language of the subcontinent.
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India's red-hot art scene

Source Global Post by Jason Overdorf
"With the Indian GDP booming and the number of Indian millionaires on the rise, a section of the international galleries are interested in exploring the potential of promoting their program to the Indian collector base," said Arvind Vijaymohan, a consultant who advises art buyers. "The Art Summit is the most viable platform in the current context for anyone interested in connecting with Indian collectors."
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Photo : Mithu Sen and Anish Kapoor

Padmashree for Mahasundari Devi: the fourth Padmashree for Mithila Painting

Source Bihar Days
Patna: among the list of awardees for the arts on the Republic day is Mahasundari Devi from Bihar who in her late eighties continues to train and transmit the art to the next generations. The story of how Mithila painting came into prominence is quite interesting and roundabout. Way back during the great earthquake of 1934 in Bihar, some British officers noted and copied samples of Mithila paintings they saw on the walls of Madhubani.
Congratulations and salute, Mahasundari Devi, from Bihardays and its readers!
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Winter's Three Best Art Exhibitions In Museums Around The World

Source The Huffington Post by Edward Goldman
The Huffington Post posted on its website a list of the three best art exhibitions in museums around the world, prepared by the art critic Edward Goldman:
1. ‘Ensor and Contemporary Art’ in Ghent, Belgium
2. ‘Henry Moore, The Studio, Sculptures and Drawings’ at the Musée Rodin, Paris, France
3. Anish Kapoor: ‘Turning the World Upside Down’, at the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
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India Art Summit Triumphs Despite Fundamentalist Rage Over M.F. Husain

Source Art Info
The third edition of the India Art Summit ended Sunday and provided clear signs of a burgeoning Indian art market. Strong sales were reported and first-time buyers were abundant, although the fair's organizers were challenged by security issues, both expected and unexpected — including threats by Hindu nationalists against the work of controversial artist M.F. Husain — and a surprise visit by Sonia Gandhi.
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"They Will Eventually Change the Art World": Hans Ulrich Obrist on India's Rising Art Scene

Source Art Info by Sahar Zaman
I would say Indian art is an incredible force in the international art scene today, with such great artists. It is very prolific, since India is not just about one city — there is good art coming out of all the big cities across India. Also, it's not just one generation of young artists. There's a strong history from the 1960s through the 90s right up to now. And it's easy to feel its international presence. I think collectively they will eventually change the art world... Like the sudden 16th-century shift from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, this is a similar big shift, and there's going to be an ever-increasing dynamics in China, in India, and in the Middle East.
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mercredi 26 janvier 2011

26 janvier 2011, photo souvenir et reprise de ma newsletter après un fantastique voyage en Inde de Delhi, avec l'énergétique India Art Summit - la FIAC indienne - à Mumbai, suivi d'une journée en compagnie de mon ami et merveilleux peintre de la tribu Warli, Jivya Soma Mashe.

mardi 18 janvier 2011

The aesthetics of art

Source The Hindu by Suvasini Sridharan
India has such a tradition of tribal and folk art and artists in India are reinterpreting and giving it a contemporary. The future of art lies in design art where art, craft and design is blended to create an interactive form of art. Ideas of aesthetics seem to be changing and what is novel and has not been seen before is considered art.
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lundi 17 janvier 2011

Modern-Day Medicis

Source Newsweek
With public art spaces struggling to survive, private patrons are filling the void by organizing exhibitions, often of their own collections. In India, arts patron Anupam Poddar has taken a similar hands-on role in sharing his collection with the public. The scion of a noted industrialist family, he has assembled, together with his mother, more than 5,000 pieces of Indian tribal, folk, and modernist art; contemporary pieces compose about 40 percent of the collection. In the fall of 2008, they inaugurated the Devi Art Foundation... As the first private museum for contemporary art in India, Devi serves as an institutional model for other arts patrons, and Poddar is hopeful that it will spark other similar projects.
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samedi 15 janvier 2011

Singapour s'affirme en nouvelle capitale de l'art

Source Le Monde par Harry Bellet
Une foire d'art contemporain de plus ? Oui, mais pas n'importe où, et pas avec n'importe qui. Le Suisse Lorenzo Rudolf, par ailleurs un des animateurs d'Art Paris, vient de créer Art Stage Singapore, organisée du 12 au 16 janvier, à Singapour, qui pourrait bien, à terme, devenir l'un des centres du monde artistique.
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vendredi 14 janvier 2011

Source Tehelka by Gaurav Jain
The graphic novel is inherently an interpretative form and relies much on swift audacities. In India, where graphic novels still have the shine of a young cult, we tend to ignore this and rely instead on other novelties — such as the surprise of deploying indigenous art for this modern form, as with architect Gautam Bhatia’s recent collaboration with Mughal miniature painters. Now, we have two Gond tribal artists from Bhopal who’ve produced a graphic novel that narrates a few episodes from the life of BR Ambedkar. As with Vishwajyoti Ghosh’s meticulous Delhi Calm or George Mathen’s muscularly silent Moonward, Bhimayana is more art, less novel.
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Big picture

Source Business Standard by Gargi Gupta
Today, Anand has the largest collection of Indian art — 27,000 works. (In contrast, NGMA has only 17,000 works.) Not just that, he has personal photographs, letters, press clippings, art books and journals, and catalogues. His ambition now — to build an “institution that will be the most comprehensive anywhere in the world for Indian and modern art of the last 100 years”.
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Culture clash: Art Summit vs. Lit Fest in January

Source CNN by Deepika Sorabjee and Arjun Gaind
The third India Art Summit opens on January 20 in New Delhi and the art cognoscenti are descending to rub shoulders with the who’s who of the Indian art world. Not quite Art Basel's Net Jet-packed Basel airport, but there’s a buzz building despite the foggy weather. India Art Summit 2011 is more ambitious this year; featuring 84 galleries (up 55 percent from last year) from 20 countries around the world. The summit registered a footfall of 10,000 in the first year. This time they're expecting up to 60,000 visitors over an 8,000 square meter space at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi's largest trade venue, so be prepared to walk.
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Clicking on a Masterpiece

Source The Wall Street Journal by Ellen Gamerman and Kelly Crow
High-end collectors have traditionally been leery of spending significant money on art they haven't seen in person, and a number of online-art selling ventures fizzled early on. But as more and more powerful art buyers emerge from Asia, Russia and the Middle East, the need to quickly reach collectors around the globe has never been greater. And dealers are looking for ways to reach a younger generation that's beginning to explore the art market—without alienating their best clients.
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jeudi 13 janvier 2011

Of hope and despair

Source The Hindu by Shailaja Tripathi
The art works from Tyeb's ‘Falling figure' series — a large diptych of falling bird — which is another landmark in his career also feature in the show. “What's strange about his birds is that they are always falling down instead of going up making the reality seem very bleak. While in his earlier works, he seemed to suggest that there's no way out and in the last two decades, his work was imbued with hope,” says Yashodhara. She adds that he employed mythology to put him in touch with reality in a way that offered hope at the end of it all.
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Time to go back to the caves

Source DNA India by Madhu Jain
Perhaps, we need to make a contribution to world art. Not for a moment do I advocate copying ancient sculptures and paintings — or even folk and tribal art. But learning from them and moving on from there might just do it. What set me thinking about this is a remark made by the ebullient artist Manjunath Kamat. A smug curator from Europe recently told him that he admired Indian contemporary art because it was a “branch of Western art”. Time to go back to the caves: Ajanta, anyone?
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mercredi 12 janvier 2011

Syed Haider Raza : "Je n’ai jamais quitté l’Inde"

Source Aujourd'hui l'Inde par Lisa Duroy et Antoine Guinard. Video: Sophie Fruitier

Après soixante années en France, le peintre Syed Haider Raza a décidé de rentrer définitivement chez lui en Inde. Malgré son long séjour dans l’hexagone, ce pilier de l’art indien contemporain est toujours resté fermement enraciné dans son pays.
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Art contemporain : l'arrivée en force des pays émergents

Source Fluctuat par Magali Lesauvage
Alors qu'en France plusieurs expositions mettent en avant l'art contemporain indien — notamment Indian Highway au Musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon, à partir du 18 février, Anish Kapoor pour Monumenta au Grand Palais, à partir du 11 mai, et Paris, Delhi, Bombay, au Centre Pompidou, à partir du 25 mai —, et que l'Inde prévoit la création à New Delhi d'un musée d'art moderne équivalent à la Tate Modern de Londres, l'année 2011 voit l'arrivée en force sur la scène de l'art contemporain des pays émergents, grâce à des économies en expansion, un marché de l'art en pleine croissance et des collectionneurs richissimes. L'évocation de la présence, à la prochaine Biennale de Venise, de la Chine et l'Inde, nouvelles super-puissances, est symptomatique.
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Art Market Is Back

Source Business Forbes by Shaista Bharwani
After a gut-wrenching correction that has largely eliminated the wannabe money throwers, the art market is back on a surer footing. In 2002, Bhupen Khakhar’s Buddha in Thailand sold for $8,963 at Christie’s. The same painting was bought in 2010 for $52,500, having appreciated 486 percent in less than eight years. Never mind that the world went through a recession that saw the art market virtually collapse. Yes, the good news is that art investment is back in business. The past year has seen a smart recovery in values and the top artists are quoting at the pre-crisis prices again. If you missed the action in 2010, don’t fret. There is a lot of room left for making money in art if you choose well; or listen to us.
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India Heads to the Venice Biennale

Source The Wall Street Journal by Margot Cohen
For the first time, India will have a pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year. Which artists will represent the country? Ranjit Hoskote — the curator charged with organizing India’s pavilion — has not yet formally announced his choices, but he shared his roster with Scene. And as it turns out, it’s not a coterie of contemporary art stars like Subodh Gupta, Atul Dodiya and Jitish Kallat, to name a few. Instead, Mr. Hoskote looked beyond the auction catalogs and the buzzing art — market hubs of New Delhi and Mumbai, and tapped lesser — known artists to represent India at the fair, which is more than a century old and considered by many to be the most influential art show in the world. Mr. Hoskote, who served as co-curator of the 2008 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, said he wants to “stretch the idea of India,” and build a Venice pavilion designed around the themes of history, migration and displacement, with a transcultural approach.
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mardi 11 janvier 2011

The Shanghai Biennale and the Indian flavor

Source The Art Trust
Alongside the biennale, a significant project was organized - ‘West Heavens’ - one of those rare Chinese-Indian collaborations in the field of art. ‘India Xianzhai’ was probably the largest ever display of contemporary Indian art in China, and also the first major museum show in the country, in 2009. It was held at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in association with Seven Art Limited, ICIA (Institute of Contemporary Indian Art) and ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations).
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lundi 10 janvier 2011

En Inde, les nouveaux riches rechignent à faire preuve de philantropie

Source AFP par Penny Macrae
En offrant deux milliards de dollars pour financer l'éducation en milieu rural, un très riche homme d'affaires indien a lancé le débat sur la philantropie, une pratique encore très peu répandue dans ce pays en pleine expansion économique.
Azim Premji, à la tête du géant de l'informatique Wipro, a annoncé en décembre qu'il se délestait de deux milliards de dollars, une somme record pour un particulier en Inde.
Cette annonce a mis dans l'embarras le club des 100 Indiens les plus fortunés, dont la richesse équivaut à 25% du produit intérieur brut du pays.
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India Moderna, l'exposition qu'il ne fallait pas manquer !

A défaut de l'avoir vue, on peut consulter son catalogue en ligne. Temps un peu long de téléchargement qui se justifie tout à fait tant cette exposition sur l'Inde est prodigieuse. C'est simplement l'exposition et le catalogue indispensable pour avoir une approche globale et sensible des arts moderne et contemporain indiens. Cette exposition qui a eu lieu fin 2008 début 2009 à l'Institut Valencia d'Art Modern est celle qui nous faudrait en France pour appréhender la pluralité culturelle de la plus grande démocratie du monde.
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Jivya Soma Mashe wins one more National Award

Source Department of Public Relations Madya Pradesh
Mr. Jivya Soma Mashe from Maharashtra and Dr Mahendera Kumar Mishra of Bhuvaneshwar have been chosen for the accolade of Vir Shankar Shah-Raghunath Shah National Award while Vanbandhu Parishad, Kolkata will be conferred on with Thakkar Bapa National Award. They will be given away Rs 2 lakh and citation to each.
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Canvas of global hues

Source Financial Express by Garima Pant
As the third edition of the Indian Art Summit kicks off in Delhi this month, Indian art is taking centrestage, both at home and globally. And, with even confidence surveys predicting an optimistic picture, Indian art has never looked better. The year ahead promises more in terms of international acclaim and exposure, as May 2011 will see the opening of the largest exhibition of Indian contemporary culture in Europe at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Venice Biennale will host its first Indian pavilion in June 2011 curated by art critic and curator Ranjit Hoskote.
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mercredi 5 janvier 2011

Le Kodachrome, c’est fini !

Source L'Humanité
Brève anecdotique, pas vraiment ! La fin du Kodachrome est à la photographie couleur ce que serait la fin de la peinture à l'huile aux Beaux Arts. La disparition d'un medium à la base de quelques unes de ses plus belles pages d'histoire. Le Kodachrome, si loin du numérique et si proche de la peinture dans la chimie aléatoire de ses réactions chromatiques, a permis la touche impressionniste si particulière de nombreux grands noms de la photographie des années 70 et 80 dont William Eggleston et Joel Meyerowitz aux USA, Raghubir Singh et Raghu Rai en Inde.
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L’Inde prévoit la construction d’un "Tate" à New Delhi

Source Art Info
Tandis que les pays développés ont connu une grande stagnation en 2010, l’essor continue des économies émergentes aura sans doute été la plus réconfortante donnée du secteur financier cette année. Dans ce contexte, la situation de l’Inde est particulièrement intéressante. Le pays connaît actuellement une croissance générale dans le monde de l’art, avec une scène florissante, et un marché dépassant toutes les attentes. L’année 2011 commence sur les chapeaux de roues, avec le projet – encore au stade de spéculations - d’un nouveau complexe artistique, approuvé par les autorités de New Delhi. Le projet devrait se développer selon le modèle du Tate Modern londonien, qui avait suractivé la scène artistique britannique lors de son ouverture, il y a une dizaine d’années.
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mardi 4 janvier 2011

India Art Summit 2011 to draw best of global art

Source Bombay News
The capital will become a giant canvas for the international art fraternity to paint its hues, views and transact business Jan 21-23 when the country plays host to the third edition of the India Art Summit 2011. The summit will be a 'sprawling affair with 18 events, nine specially commissioned live art projects, 60 public art installations to save the tigers and 84 galleries from 20 countries exhibiting the best of modern and contemporary art by 570 artists from across the globe', summit director Neha Kirpal told IANS. She said 'the 2011 summit will have something for everybody'. The panel of speakers will include artist Anish Kapoor; Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London; Sheena Wagstaff, chief curator of Tate Modern; Urs Stahel, curator of Fotomuseum at Winterthur in Switzerland; Homi Bhabha, director of Humanities Centre at the Harvard University and Hou Honru, director of Exhibitions and Public Programmes at the San Francisco Art Institute.
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lundi 3 janvier 2011

Malcolm McLaren speak about his film "Paris, Capital of the 21st Century"

Source Art Info by Andrew M.Goldstein
In a year in which many great artists and generation-molding figures passed away, the death of Malcolm McLaren stood out as cruelly premature, cutting short what seemed to be the legendary punk progenitor's rebirth as a visual artist. In the weeks before succumbing to cancer in April at 64, McLaren — a self-promoter extraordinaire, a raconteur with a flair for the dramatic, and, of course, a svengali — had been making the rounds in New York to herald his latest art film, "Paris, Capital of the 21st Century."
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Cranach, Manet, Van Dongen, l'Inde : les principales expositions de la rentrée

Source Le Monde par Philippe Dagen et Emmanuelle Lequeux
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After 60 years in France, painter Raza back home

Source The Times of India by Meenakshi Sinha
At a time when M F Hussain has taken up Qatar citizenship, another distinguished painter Syed Haider Raza has moved back to India after spending nearly six decades in France. Speaking exclusively to The Times of India, Raza, who will be 89 next month, turned nostalgic. "I love my country and want to spend my last years here. I'm very happy to return to India. India is mine and I am all Indian. Despite living in France for 60 years, I remained an Indian citizen, maintained relations with my country and read Gita Pravachan and Ramayan. I continue to read and write in Hindi," says the veteran artist who's decided to make Delhi his home.
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Art contemporain Indien à Lyon

Source Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon
Du 24 février au 31 juillet 2011
Road-movie à travers 3 continents (Europe, Amérique du Sud, Asie), chaque étape de l’autoroute indienne est l’occasion d’un épisode inédit. Après Londres, Oslo et Herning, Lyon met en scène le 4ème épisode : sur 2000 m2, l’exposition dresse un panorama de l’art contemporain de l’Inde en plus de 30 artistes.
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Build up your knowledge on art

Source The Financial Express by Amitsarup
Ultimately the final stage of selection must depend on what appeals to you personally. After all, the intrinsic value of art is to appease your sensibilities; the financial value is the added benefit. To sum up I would like to reiterate that this is the right time to buy. Prices have stabilised and works are available at fair value. So accumulate what you like, enjoy it and over a longer period it may be the best way of adding the extra alpha to your overall portfolio returns which could make a fair difference to your net worth.
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