lundi 27 mai 2013

L'art contemporain est une pratique qui constamment redéfinit sa définition

Source Le Quotidien de l'Art entretien avec Massimiliano Gioni
Présenter de l’art brut ou des choses qui ne sont pas de l’art à côté des travaux d’artistes davantage reconnus crée une confusion intéressante dans laquelle l’œuvre d’art devient moins un chef-d’œuvre et plus une machine à produire des histoires et des interprétations. Cela rapproche l’art d’une réflexion sur la culture visuelle.
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samedi 25 mai 2013

Jivya Soma Mashe The Organic Painter

Source Indian Express by Sushant Kulkarni
In 1973 Kulkarni had come to Ganjad to study Warli life and paintings. He invited four women to accompany him to the exhibition. But they were not ready to go with a stranger. "They decided to ask my father, who at the time was the only male Warli artist. Even today, for the rituals or ceremonies, women start the painting by drawing four sacred lines of the dev chauk, by dipping their hands in rice paste. Men draw the remaining figures," Sadashiv says.
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vendredi 24 mai 2013

Art contemporain et identités autochtones

Source INHA
Le 17 mai 2013, sera inaugurée à Ottawa, au Musée national des beaux-arts du Canada, l’exposition, Sakahàn : International Indigenous Art*. Contrairement aux modèles des grandes manifestations dédiées à l’art contemporain, Sakahàn expose un art contemporain dit « autochtone ». Un art en prise avec une généalogie, une singularité culturelle et territoriale, et qui a su relever et jouer de cette distinction, tout en s’internationalisant. Photo : Jimmie Durham, Encore tranquillité, 2008, Pierre en fibre de verre et avion, 150 × 860 × 806 cm, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Photo : Roman März.
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jeudi 23 mai 2013

Shilpa Gupta opens exhibition at Galerie im Taxispalais

Source Art Daily
In her new works, which were created especially for the exhibition will we ever be able to mark enough?, Shilpa Gupta addresses the climate of fear that is a part of everyday life in many parts of the world due to threats of various kinds. Territorial borders, the confiscation of everyday objects at airports, the unexplained disappearance of people in war are themes that she sensitively interprets and incorporates into her work.
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A World of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery

Source The Epoch Times by Susan Hallet
“Sakahan: International Indigenous Art,” the largest-ever global survey of contemporary indigenous art, which is currently on display at the National Gallery, exhibits the richness of this genre. “This is a breathtaking exhibition, the largest in our 130 year history,” said Marc Mayer, National Gallery of Canada director and CEO.” Pieces by 80 artists from 16 countries are displayed, and according to Mayer, the exhibit will “really broaden the experience of what we think of as contemporary art.” One of the artists I had the privilege of talking to had travelled all the way from India to be at the opening. Venkat Raman Singh Shyam lives in Bhopal, India and continues the family tradition of telling stories through art.
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mardi 21 mai 2013

Contemporary, one word, several worlds

Source Raw Vision by Scott Rothstein
The title of Herve Perdriolle’s new book, Indian Contemporary Art: Contemporary, One Word, Several Worlds, reads like a short poem. It implies rather than defines the subject of the volume. Yet, in light of the material documented, a poet’s voice is appropriate. Academics and scholars today often ignore the art forms presented in this book, perceiving them as unworthy of serious consideration. Perdriolle, on the other hand, is a persuasive advocate. His book, elegantly illustrated and well researched, is the culmination of his efforts to bring clarity to art that is often misunderstood and under-represented.
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vendredi 17 mai 2013

Les cent ans du cinéma indien sur la Croisette

Source Culturebox par Jean-François Lixon
L'Inde commémore en cette année 2013 la sortie du premier film de fiction du sous-continent, Raja Harishchandra tourné en 1912 par Dundiraj Govind Phalke. La présence dans le jury présidé par Steven Spielberg de l'immense vedette indienne Vidya Balan marque l'importance que le festival international du film accorde à cet évènement. L'an dernier l'Inde a produit un millier de longs métrages. Quatre sont présentés en ou hors sélection sur la Croisette. Culturebox a rencontré Vitramjit Roy, le manager général de la National Film Development corporation Ltd.
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Charles Correa: India's greatest architect

Source The Guardian by Rowan Moore
More importantly, Correa is interested in the ways that Indian cities work, in their resilience despite their apparently permanent state of crisis, and in ways to improve them without erasing their strengths. "Our cities are among the greatest things that we have; they are part of the wealth of India. They are places of hope. The skills we need are urban skills – we never have to ask the World Bank to send us an expert because our cities already provide them." He quotes the former mayor of the Brazilian city of Curitiba, Jaime Lerner, who said that "cities are not the problem; they are the solution". "Isn't that good?" says Correa.
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Enchères: record historique d'un demi-milliard de dollars chez Christie's

Source Le Nouvel Observateur
Une vente aux enchères d'une série d'oeuvres d'art contemporain, dont un tableau de l'Américain Jackson Pollock, a franchi un record mondial historique mercredi soir chez Christie's à New York, avec la somme fabuleuse de près d'un demi-milliard de dollars (quelque 385 millions d'euros). "C'est la vente aux enchères la plus élevée de l'Histoire" dans le domaine de l'art, s'est enthousiasmé Brett Gorvy, le chef du département de l'art d'après-Guerre et contemporain chez Christie's, estimant que ce record illustre l'entrée dans une "nouvelle ère sur le marché de l'art, où les collectionneurs chevronnés et les nouveaux enchérisseurs rivalisent au plus haut niveau, dans le cadre d'un marché mondial".
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Christie's contemporary art sale is biggest auction in history

Source Indian Express
The spring auctions ended on a record-shattering high on Wednesday as Christie's contemporary art sale achieved the highest total - $495 million - in the history of art auctions. Artists' records fell one after another, led by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose works each soared to anywhere from $49 million to $58 million. "We are in a new era of the art market," said Jussi Pylkkanen, president and chairman of Christie's Europe, who also served as auctioneer. "There is global competition that we have never seen in the art world before," he added.
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lundi 13 mai 2013

La culture rapporte plus qu’elle ne coûte selon un rapport anglais

Source Le Quotidien des Arts
Ainsi, alors que la culture produit 0,4 % du PIB anglais, soit 12,4 milliards de livres sterling (14,7 milliards d’euros), les sommes qui y sont investies n’excèdent pas 0,1 % du PIB. Ces proportions montrent que la culture rapporte d’avantage par livre sterling investie que la santé, la vente en gros ou au détail ou les services aux professionnels. L’analyse conclut que le champ culturel a poursuivi sa croissance depuis 2008, malgré la crise économique mondiale.
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lundi 6 mai 2013

New hues on the block

Source The Asian Age by Aditi Pancholi
As a preview of the United Art Fair 2013, gallerist and art collector Peter Nagy and his six-membered curatorial team assembled a diverse group of art works by some of the most promising budding talent of the Indian contemporary art scene. Curator Alka Pande says, “We have looked at the younger artists’ ways of representation and tried to bring to the fair the cultural diversity of our nation. We are exploring the scene of art in contemporary India — whether it is rural, folk, tribal or experimental avant garde.”
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