mardi 29 octobre 2013

We want to bring fresh works to the market: Paul Hewitt, Christie’s

Source The Economic Times by Vijaya Rathore
We think the Indian economy is doing just fine on a long-term basis and there are very healthy signs of liberalisation. We have had arepresentative office in India for 20 years and developed professional relationships. And the best way to take those relationships forward is to start transacting. We have taken strategic decisions to do auctions in China and India. These are two big economies and the biggest opportunities.
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Travel: Here’s singing your tune, India

Source Mumbai Mirror by Stuart Forster
The theme of the ongoing Europalia festival is all things Indic, from 5000-year-old artefacts to contemporary art installations. Belgium, the main host country for Europalia this year, has an interesting guest. This biennale international arts festival hosts a different country as its overarching theme each time — this year, it's India. Right until January 26, 2014, they will play host to a variety of theatre and dance performances, cinema screenings, talks and art exhibitions that will be held across seven areas. In all, Belgium will host 450 events across 100 venues. Here are the most interesting events to catch at the festival.
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Relative value: Art as adhesive

Source Mumbai Mirror by Reema Gehi
In more than one way, their 10-yearold journey as Chatterjee & Lal mirrors the trajectory of India's contemporary art scene. The couple who met while working for an auction house have grown to represent an impressive list of talent including performance artist Nikhil Chopra, one of Pakistan's most discussed contemporary artists Rashid Rana, Arunachal Pradesh's Minam Apang, and more recently, Sahej Rahal. "But it's no more just about the contemporaries," Lal insists, drawing attention to Simple Tales, a group show that spanned everything from ancient and folk art to recent contemporary video installations.
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Blame it on the economy, stupid

Source Business Standard by Kishore Singh
Who in government understands art? Once, the modernists who were invited to biennales and art events internationally, found the Indian embassies offering them bed and board. Often, they repaid their hosts with gifts of paintings which are part of India House archives and can be viewed as national treasures. They are certainly talking points. Today's younger artists prefer staying at hotels, thereby losing an opportunity to establish a relationship with India's spokespeople who, in any case, find it difficult to understand the language and meaning of contemporary art. And yet, can you imagine the impact of a stunning cascade of Subodh Gupta's steel utensils at the entrance to the Indian embassy in London or New York or even Beijing? Why is there such a lack of imagination among our bureaucrats? Jitish Kallat's depiction of Mahatama Gandhi's speech written across fibreglass bones should be a talking point in Parliament House or Rashtrapati Bhawan, but we have not been able to shed our sentimentality over a view of "Indian" art that begins and ends with Ajanta, and which had its moments of excellence (and, alas, mediocrity) under the revivalism of the Bengal School. Indian art cannot keep looking back to its golden age and past. If it needs to be taken seriously, younger, contemporary artists whose voices are steeped in the present need to be heard, and - more importantly - seen.
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Indian Performance Artist Nikhil Chopra To Create 18-hour Piece In Wolverhampton

Source Artlyst
An exhibition featuring an 18-hour live performance by the Indian performance artist Nikhil Chopra is to open at Wolverhampton Art Gallery this November. Shakti: Nikhil Chopra (16 November – 5 April 2014) is the culmination of an exciting and ambitious contemporary arts programme that has explored the cultural and artistic relationship between Britain and the Indian Subcontinent. Nikhil Chopra works across a number of media including performance, painting and photography to reflect upon personal histories and India’s colonial past.
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mercredi 16 octobre 2013

Indian Artist Explores Absence Through Presence

Source The New York Times by Sei Chong
For many artists, the creative process is about making something from nothing. But Neha Choksi seeks to do just the opposite: to make nothing out of something. “I actually am valuing presence through acts of erasure and absenting,” said Ms. Choksi, who works mainly with sculptures and video. “To make the sculpture, I had to somehow dematerialize the mold. That double tension between making something and diminishing something — that exists in most of my work.” That process is also on display at the Frieze Art Fair in London, which opens Thursday and where the Mumbai gallery Project 88, which has represented Ms. Choksi since 2008, is showing prints from the artist’s “Houseplant and Sun Quotation” series.
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samedi 12 octobre 2013

Paris Art Week 23-28 octobre

Autour de l'événement majeur qu'est la FIAC, de nombreuses Foires parallèles et expositions en musées, fondations privées et galeries, font de Paris le centre international des arts contemporains. La galerie Hervé Perdriolle Inde(s) participe durant cette semaine à trois Foires : Art Elysées, Outsider Art Fair et Young International Artists Art Fair.
Among this major event that is FIAC, many parallel Art Fairs and exhibitions in museums, galleries and private foundations, make Paris the international center for contemporary arts. Gallery Hervé Perdriolle is involved during this week in three Art Fairs: Art Elysées, Outsider Art Fair and Young International Artists Art Fair.

Art Elysées 24-28 octobre

La galerie Hervé Perdriolle Inde(s) est présente sur Art Elysées du 24 au 28 octobre avec un group show réunissant des grands formats des artistes majeurs de l'art contemporain vernaculaire indien.
Gallery Hervé Perdriolle participates to the Art Elysées October 24-28 with a group show bringing together major formats from the best artists of Indian Vernacular Contemporary Art.
Avenue des Champs Elysées Paris 75008 - Booth 135A

Outsider Art Fair 24-27 octobre

La galerie Hervé Perdriolle Inde(s) présente un group show à l'Outsider Art Fair du 24 au 27 octobre. L'Outsider Art Fair, créée en 1993 à New York, est la manifestation annuelle pour les arts hors-normes et fête à Paris ses vingt ans d'existence avec sa première édition en Europe. L'OAF a lieu dans un hôtel proche du Grand Palais : 25 chambres 25 galeries.
Gallery Hervé Perdriole presents a group show at the Outsider Art Fair from 24-27 October. The Outsider Art Fair, established in 1993 in New York, is the annual event for the outsider arts. The OAF celebrates in Paris its twenty years of existence with its first edition in Europe. The OAF takes place in a Hotel near the Grand Palais: 25 rooms 25 galleries.
Outsider Art Fair - Hôtel "Le A" 4 rue d'Artois Paris 75008 - Room 403

YIA Art Fair 23-27 octobre

La galerie Hervé Perdriolle Inde(s) propose un solo show du jeune artiste contemporain indien Shine Shivan à la YIA du 23 au 27 octobre. La YIA, Young International Artists, est la foire de la jeune création internationale. Pour la première fois, sera présentée une série de dessins de Shine Shivan dont un grand format réalisé spécialement pour cet événement.
Gallery Hervé Perdriolle presents a solo show of young contemporary Indian artist Shine Shivan at YIA from 23-27 October. The YIA, Young International Artists, is the event to discover the international emerging artists. For the first time, will be presented a set of drawings by Shine Shivan among which a large format especially realized for this event.
YIA 74 boulevard Richard Lenoir Paris 75011

vendredi 11 octobre 2013

A woman of substance

Source DNA India by Bhanu Pratap Panwar
Nayanaa Kanodia, a self-taught artist, has carved a niche for herself in the world of art. She is the pioneer of L’Art Naif in India. “I started really late, as far as painting is concerned. As a child, I used to love painting, but I never took it seriously. It was only after I got married that I took it up seriously. I shifted to Mumbai after marriage. As I had no friends here back then, I decided to take up painting again,” said Kanodia.
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I don’t believe in using LGBT themes for shock value: Chitra Ganesh

Source Times of India by Neelam Raaj
At first it was strange that I would be the only artist not from India in these big museum shows. But in a way it's nice to have an Indian audience view my work. They interpret the work differently. For them, it's not exotic like it is in New York. There are ways of categorizing art in the US that bother me. For instance, abstract work done by a Western painter is called abstract and everything else is described as tribal and decorative. There are artists from other diasporas like Iran and Brazil who are challenging this idea that modernism was European.
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jeudi 10 octobre 2013

MP Tribal Museum's exhibition on Baiga tribe, Bhopal

Source Times of India by Ekta Yadav
The MP Tribal Museum held an exhibition, Dehraag, last week, displaying photographs of godna art of Madhya Pradesh's Baiga tribe. "The exhibition showcases the cultural significance of tattoos in the Baiga tribe. For them, these patterns are like ornaments that get imprinted on their bodies forever." Youngsters too found it equally fascinating. Remarked Pragati, a visitor, "Godna art is simply beautiful and fascinating. In fact, the modern tattoo is inspired by this art form."
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High-End Art, a Way to Stand Out

Source The New York Times by Shivani Vora
Luxury hotels have been increasingly adorning their public spaces with high-end art, but now, some are going a step further by decorating their suites with museum-quality works. The Pierre hotel in New York City is planning to hang a canvas painting in the living room of its Tata Suite before the end of the year from its collection of eight masterpieces by Indian contemporary artists like M. F. Husain.
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jeudi 3 octobre 2013

Evoking India

Source The Hindu by Shailaja Tripathi
A massive exhibition of art probing the significance of the human body in Indian thought will mark the inauguration of Europalia India 2013 in Brussels. A human body that has often inspired creativity, encouraged enquiry and caused intrigue, has come to form the core of an enormous exercise ‘The Body in Indian Art’, an exhibition that is to take place at the Bozar Galleries in Brussels next month.
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India’s nine treasured artists: Can Christie’s create a market for their masterpieces?

Source The Economic Times by K P Narayana Kumar, Ishani Duttagupta and Suman Layak
The paintings of nine artists whose works are considered "national treasures" and banned from export will finally find their real value when Christie's features them in its first ever auction in India in December. A round 15 years ago Ashish Anand, an enterprising young art collector who had recently become a dealer, visited Banaras. The purpose of the visit was to meet an elderly artist who was in possession of some prized works. After meeting the old man at his modest home Anand, who runs the Delhi Art Gallery (DAG), asked his host about the paintings. The elderly man pointed to a cloth bag. When Anand opened it, he found the works of artists such as Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose, all part of an extraordinary league of nine artists to have been honoured as "navaratnas" or nine jewels of Indian art. To add to Anand's disbelief, when he asked the old man how much he wanted for the works of art, the old man shrugged and he said he could have them for free. "You keep them. At least you have shown interest," he said before reluctantly accepting some money on Anand's insistence.
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