jeudi 28 novembre 2013

Joyeux anniversaire Monsieur Claude Lévi-Strauss

Dans une des rares interviews accordées ces dernières années Claude Lévi-Strauss disait : «Nous allons vers une civilisation à l'échelle mondiale. Où probablement apparaîtront des différences - il faut du moins l'espérer [...]. Nous sommes dans un monde auquel je n'appartiens déjà plus. Celui que j'ai connu, celui que j'ai aimé, avait 1,5 milliard d'habitants. Le monde actuel compte 6 milliards d'humains. Ce n'est plus le mien.» Claude Lévi-Strauss nous a quittés le 31 octobre 2009.

Hedge Fund Legend Michael Steinhardt on His Peruvian Textile Obsession

Source Blouin Art Info by Julie Brener
The first works of art I ever purchased were two watercolors by Paul Klee. I subsequently developed a collection that emphasized 20th-century works on paper as well as some 19th-century works by J.M.W. Turner and Francisco Goya, a favorite if I had to pick. Today, however, I devote my energy to ancient art over other parts of my collection. I have Classical works, objects from the ancient Near East, and a fair number of pieces one would describe as Neolithic. I was so expansive that I started collecting Judaica, Peruvian textiles, and then, for a while, Chinese material as well.
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Labyrinth of Reflections launched

Source Dawn by Peerzada Salman
Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman said Rashid Rana’s works (the exhibition and the catalogue) were spectacular, challenging and provocative. It needed a post-modern French philosopher to speak about them. She said culture got a low priority in Pakistan and that ‘it goes abegging’. She gave credit to Hameed Haroon and trustees of the museum for putting up the show. Ms Rehman said: “All of us value and understand the power of Rashid Rana’s work for it speaks about everyday issues and addresses the multiple lives that we lead.”
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mercredi 27 novembre 2013

Of the art and craft of Warli

Source The Times of India by Debarati S Sen
Yashodhara Dalmia says, "In annexing larger areas of experience and coalescing time as a continuous process, the undeniable contemporaneity of Jivya Soma Mashe cannot be ruled out....It stands sentinel to the anti-tradition and somewhat self-obsessive aspects of modernism in the past. It is now poised to be at the vanguard of a new sensibility." Jivya Soma Mashe is a much-revered national living treasure, acclaimed for his foundation of a radically developed Warli art form that has taken a predominantly feminine ritualistic practice into new cultural contexts. He continues to occupy the contested terrain of the authentic outsider artist on the margins of international contemporary art.
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Madhubani beyond the living rooms

Source The Hindu by Shailaja Tripathi
Rushed to the region by the Indira Gandhi government in the wake of a drought, Bhaskar Kulkarni, arrived with handmade paper requesting the women artists to shift from their house walls to paper. Sita Devi, Karpoori Devi, Mahasundari Devi, Godavri Dutt and Baua Devi were one of the first few who accepted the challenge and some of them feature in the show. Subject matter drawn from Ramayana, local customs and rituals, festivals, local deities and nature find expression with kalams on handmade paper. “They all had a very distinct style and this is what I want people to understand. Baua Devi arrived at an image of snake which appeared as the central motif in all her works, Chano Devi came up with a godana style after German scholar Erica Moser asked them to translate the tattoos on their body on to their art.
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Collector reveals ambitions for her private Delhi museum

Source Financial Times by Griselda Murray Brown
The Delhi-based art collector Kiran Nadar describes India’s often lacklustre museum scene more politely: “India has a great heritage of art, but unfortunately it’s kind of lost at the moment. Museums are not on people’s agendas, especially in Delhi. In Mumbai and Calcutta you still have a museum-going public but Delhi is not as involved with the arts. I would like it to become part of lives here.” Nadar now wants to move her collection out of the shopping mall into a purpose-built museum, which would become an attraction in its own right like, say, the Guggenheim in New York.
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Artists today are lucky – diverse influences make a huge canvas: Anjolie Ela Menon

Source The Times of India by Meenakshi Sinha
Practitioners of art in the present era are extremely lucky - never before have so many barriers been demolished, leaving artists to draw source material from both the past and the visual matrix of our own times. Folk, urban and rural influences, the new digital technology and multi-dimensional work all give us a huge canvas to explore. Personally, i remain a painter but endorse and admire all the bold new trends that are sweeping through India.
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samedi 23 novembre 2013

The allusionist

Source Livemint by Somak Ghoshal
Few artists in contemporary India have been as deeply invested in recovering and archiving so many histories of art as Atul Dodiya has done in his practice in the course of his long and distinguished career. Born in Mumbai in 1959, and educated in India and Paris, Dodiya is currently having a mid-career retrospective, thoughtfully curated by the cultural critic and poet, Ranjit Hoskote, at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi.
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mercredi 20 novembre 2013


Source Connaissance des Arts
Plus déroutant et plus complexe, le projet du « Corps en Inde » déroule les multiples concepts qui, depuis l'origine de l'histoire indienne jusqu'à l'art contemporain actuel, se sont « Incarnés », et de quelle façon, dans la représentation d'un corps humain. L'audioguide, fourni gratuitement avec le ticket d'entrée, est indispensable à la visite, qui offre un florilège rare de collections indiennes s'exportant peu. Conçues par deux commissaires indiens, Deepak Ananth et Naman Ahuja, et un commissaire belge, Dirk Vermaelen, les deux expositions justifient pleinement l'embarquement pour Bruxelles.
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De Renoir à George Harrison en passant par Béjar

Source L'Avenir
Parmi les étapes proposées par Indomania, on ne manquera pas la plongée dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle. Ainsi, de larges extraits vidéo permettent de retrouver un Béjart et un Jorge Donn en pleine recherche et apprentissage de la danse indoue, pour le film-ballet Bhakti réalisé à la fin des années 60. De même on retrouve, sur ce qui ressemble fort à un campus américain, des jeunes s’initiant à la musique et aux rythmes indous avec à leurs côtés un George Harrison planant…
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L’art de Muyle parle de notre condition humaine

Source La Libre.Be par Guy Duplat
On n’aurait pu imaginer un Europalia Inde sans une grande grande exposition Johan Muyle. Il est le "plus indien des Belges" et le plus "belge des Indiens". Le sculpteur, professeur à la Cambre, est un passionné de l’Inde ou plutôt des Indiens et des objets divers qu’il y glane. L’Inde, hors de tout exotisme et clichés, est une partie de son "grand atelier du monde".
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Bollywood memorabilia go under hammer in UK

Source Business Standard
Vintage Bollywood memorabilia, including posters for classic movies like Sholay and Mughal-e-Azam, are set to go under the hammer as part of a British auction house's celebration of the centenary of Indian cinema. Conferro Auctions, which specialises in Indian art and collectibles, held a special preview of its upcoming inaugural auction at a hotel here last night.
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vendredi 15 novembre 2013

Jitish Kallat named curator for Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014

Source Business Standard
Noted artist Jitish Kallat will be the curator for the second edition of India's only biennale-- 'Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014. The 39-year-old Kallat, was selected unanimously as the artistic director/curator by the Kochi Biennale Foundation special advisory board, which met in Mumbai on October 14, in which Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, co-curators of first biennale in 2012-13, also participated. Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany announced Kallat's name at a press meet here today.
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Christie’s maiden auction in India to feature Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy's collection

Source Times of India by Archana Khare Ghose
Christie's has finally lifted curtains off the eclectic collection of lots that it is going to offer in its maiden auction in India on December 19. The sale, to be held at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, will become the first ever by an international auction house in India. Christie's is offering art from the personal collection of the late Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy, one of the most significant promoters of modern Indian art during its formative stages; for those not in the know, their daughter Shireen runs the Gallery Chemould in Mumbai which the Gandhys had founded in 1963.
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Un triptyque de Bacon vendu pour 142 millions de dollars

Source Le Monde
Trois études de Lucian Freud, un triptyque de Francis Bacon datant de 1969, a été adjugé 142,4 millions de dollars (105,9 millions d'euros), mardi 12 novembre à New York, devenant l'œuvre d'art la plus chère du monde vendue aux enchères. Elle avait été estimée jusqu'ici à 85 millions de dollars (63,2 millions d'euros). Accueillie par de vifs applaudissements dans la salle, cette vente écrase le précédent record de 119,9 millions de dollars (89,2 millions d'euros) décroché pour Le Cri d'Edvard Munch, mis aux enchères en mai 2012 à New York par la maison concurrente, Sotheby's. Le précédent record pour une peinture de Bacon était de 86 millions de dollars en 2008.
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mardi 12 novembre 2013

dimanche 10 novembre 2013

From webs to tin, art finds a new canvas

Source DNA by Gargi Gupta
It has won acclaim abroad and been acquired by foreign institutions like museums, banks and companies as well as individuals. Though a growing number of galleries have come up all over the country and offer such art — Experimenter in Kolkata, GallerySKE in Bangalore, Gallery Maskara and Chemould Prescott in Mumbai and Nature Morte in Delhi to name a few — Indian collectors are still fixated on paintings and sculptures by artists who have proven their worth in the market.
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dimanche 3 novembre 2013

Merci !

Source Galerie Hervé Perdriolle Inde(s)
Je tiens à vous remercier d'être passé nous voir sur les salons auxquels la Galerie Hervé Perdriolle vient de participer. Je souhaite aussi m'excuser auprès de toutes celles et ceux que je n'ai pas eu le plaisir de rencontrer ou de revoir en cette occasion.
Notre participation à Art Elysées et à l'Outsider Art Fair a été particulièrement appréciée. Le solo show de Sine Shivan à la Young International Artists, boulevard Richard Lenoir, a créé la sensation et 90% des œuvres ont trouvé preneurs.
C'est avec grand plaisir que je vous recevrai, aux jour et heure à votre convenance, dans mon appartement galerie de la rue Gay Lussac, dans le 5ème arrondissement de Paris, pour revoir les pièces encore disponibles qui ont retenu votre attention et pour vous en faire découvrir bien d'autres provenant de ce vaste pays, encore méconnu dans sa diversité sans égale, qu'est l'Inde.
Dans cette attente, cordialement, Hervé Perdriolle
Tel 06 87 35 39 17
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samedi 2 novembre 2013

L'Inde des Livres à Paris 16-17 nov

Après le succès des deux premières éditions en 2011 et 2012, la grande librairie du salon l’Inde des Livres se tiendra à la mairie du XXème arrondissement les 16 & 17 novembre prochains. Plus de 50 auteurs en dédicace durant les deux jours, parmi lesquels Radhika Jha et Tarun Tejpal, plus de 5000 ouvrages consacrés à L'Inde, un salon de thé-restaurant, le salon L'Inde des livres rend hommage à Ravi Shankar, Rabindranath Tagore et Satyajit Ray à l'occasion du centenaire du cinéma indien.
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Jangarh Singh Shyam’s Traditions in Folk Art Carry On Strong

Source Saffronart by Elisabeth Prendiville
Artist Jangar Sing Shyam was the first Gond artist to use paper and canvas for his paintings. The Bharat Bhawan became a jump off for Shyam’s work being shown throughout India as well as internationally. Tragically Shyam took his own life while working in Japan. Details as to why he chose to end his life so young in his successful career are still unclear. He is survived by his wife Nankusia Shyam who’s creativity was immensely sparked by her husband’s art career. Since his passing she has used painting as a way to carry on his memory and remain connected to him.
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