mardi 30 décembre 2014

Exposition Art Tribal Inde Gstaad Galerie Hom le Xuan

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FLASHBACK 2014: Indian Artists on World Podiums, Country Draws Foreign Talents

Source Outlook by Annie Samson
It was an eventful year for Indian art with domestic artists gaining international visibility through a series of exclusive shows abroad, even as the country attracted the global art fraternity.
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samedi 27 décembre 2014

Art Stage Singapore Lorenzo Rudolf Sees Africa as "The Next Trend"

Source Blouin Art Info by Archana Khare-Ghose.
I have been to India Art Fair but unfortunately not Kochi Biennale. I know Bose Krishnamachari and Jitish Kallat very well and I think it is an interesting approach to have artists curate a biennale. As for the India Art Fair, I was completely impressed as it was really a get-together of the entire Indian art scene – it was wonderful that everyone who is part of the Indian art scene came together. For me, the fair was not on a corresponding level. I think the problem of India Art Fair is that whenever Indian art was a trend in the global art world, it received a certain international success. However, whenever that stopped, it fell back into a pure Indian event, which is a pity. In other words, to build up an international art fair with success, you have to give the art fair a unique identity. If the only identity is a geographical one, then it is clear that you can only depend on the geographical region. That is exactly what happened to the India Art Fair.
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Biennale Making India Centre for Contemporary Art

Source The New Indian Express
“The public here make the Biennale incredible. All the same, this Biennale, which features a conversation between the artists of India and artists from the world, provides the public with a new tool box of thinking and a new optic lens to the world,” said Enwezor, who divides much of his time between New York and Munich even as he has been curating and co-curating several groundbreaking exhibitions and eight biennales around the globe.KMB-14 director of programmes Riyas Komu said that Enwezor’s visit, who is the curator of the upcoming seven-month long Venice Biennale, was ‘one of the proudest moments for our biennale.’ “This shows that Kochi is becoming a site of engagement,” he added.
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mercredi 24 décembre 2014

‘Culture is a human right’

Source Mumbai Mirror by Reema Gehi
"Culture is a human right," he says, emphatically. "It's what defines a nation. And the government needs to recognise that. They should stand for it and support it." Out here, Dercon seems particularly impressed by the "fantastic" installation created in clay, polyurethane, hay and found objects, by 26-year-old Mumbai artist Sahej Rahal, and considers artist Prajakta Potnis his "big discovery". "Her work is one of the most important at this Biennale," he believes.
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vendredi 19 décembre 2014

Roots in the past, shoots to the future

Source The Hindu by Priyadarshini S.
The role of the artist here is very interesting because they don multiple roles as researchers, artists, writers, curators and publishers. They even produce, sell, buy and market. The project on artist books by Samit Das at Yousuf gallery; the little museum and photo books of Dayanita Singh, works of Amar Kanwar are examples. What is also very interesting is that we in the West broke up the connection between art and craft in the 19th Century. In India this was broken in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Dashrath Patel tried to maintain it. Now this split is being reconnected vigorously.
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Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale

Source BBC News

mercredi 17 décembre 2014

BMW to Sponsor Second Edition of Urban Design Exposition in India

Source Auto Evolution
As part of their sponsorships, BMW claims to have engaged in over 100 cultural cooperations worldwide in the last 40 years. One of the latest ventures they are getting involved in is the second season of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an urban design exhibition that will showcase 100 works of 94 artists from 30 countries. Curated by the internationally renowned artist Jitish Kallat, the exhibition started on Friday and will last until March, 29, next year. Dubbed Whorled Explorations this year, the BMW Group has been a partner since the pioneering edition of the biennial in 2012.
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Overcoming conflict, India and Pakistan to share pavilion at Venice Biennale

Source The Art Newspaper by Anny Shaw
India and Pakistan will be united at the Venice Biennale next year (9 May-22 November 2015) in an official joint presentation at the Palazzo Benzon. The Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta and the Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana will share a pavilion, exhibiting under the title “My East is your West”.
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dimanche 14 décembre 2014

Tagore’s dairy fetches the highest price for Indian manuscript

Source Gulf News by Archisman Dinda
Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s blue-leather-and-gilt dairy has fetched the highest price of any Indian manuscript that ever went under the hammer. The journal, in which Tagore had penned poetry, calculations and musings on art from 1889 to 1904 went under the hammer for a whopping sum of Rs17 million at the Christie’s auction in Mumbai on Thursday. “It’s likely the highest sum paid for a manuscript at an auction in India,” said Sonal Singh, head of Christie’s Mumbai office.
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Online buyer nets Christie's top lot for $2.8 million at India auction

Source Yahoo by Tony Tharakan
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An online buyer from New York overcame spirited bidding to grab a painting by modern Indian artist Tyeb Mehta for $2.8 million (£1.7 million) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai, highlighting global interest in the finest works of Indian art. Mehta's untitled 1999 painting, with the central figure of a falling bull, sold to the private bidder at the auction late on Thursday, beating pre-sale estimates of between $1.3 million and $1.9 million.
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Keeping The Argument

Source Outlook India by Rama Lakshmi
My biggest problem with our history museums is that they are stuck in an inflexible, indifferent and un-engaging past. We have some of the world’s most beautiful artifacts from over two millennia of history. But our museums rarely communicate captivating stories. They are built as an endless tableau of cultural pride for foreign tourists. But when will they become sites of conversation and civic engagement? When will they enter the contemporary arguments about identity and growth?
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People Should be Given Free Access to Art Spaces

Source New Indian Express by Anilkumar T
India is yet to derive a mechanism to mobilise adequate funds from different sources. “In UK, we too faced a similar situation, and to tide over the financial crisis, we adopted a ‘lucky draw’ system, for which the UK government allowed national lottery fund. We received 1.5 million pounds from lottery funding and it benefited the people too. Usually, these funds are used to bolster contemporary art forms,” said Rob Lynes, director British Council Division.
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Vivan Sundaram: More than an artist

Source DNA by Farah Siddiqui
ivan Sundaram holds a very special place among cerebral contemporary artists – continuously evolving, experimenting and pushing boundaries. One of India's pioneering installation and video artists, Sundaram crossed over seamlessly in the 1990s from a 30-year practice of painting towards new path-breaking and precedent-defying art making experiences. He is one artist who has constantly challenged himself. He plays several roles at one time — artist, rebel, activist, archivist, curator and historian — bringing fresh insights to bridging the synapses between the past and the future.
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Biennale gets support from Shiv Nadar Foundation

Source The Hindu by S. Anandan
While the Kerala government hesitates to fund the Kochi Muziris Biennale — the second edition of which got under way across venues in mainland and coastal Kochi — the Shiv Nadar Foundation is set to throw its weight behind the initiative which has been instrumental in contemporary art gaining traction in India. The foundation will plough in about Rs. 1 crore to support various educational projects launched as part of the Biennale. “We are entering into an agreement with the Kochi Biennale Foundation next week based on which we will extend support to the students’ and children’s projects,” Kiran Nadar, chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi and trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation, told The Hindu at Aspinwall House, the main venue, on Saturday.
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samedi 13 décembre 2014

Gond artists win Ojas Art Award; to showcase at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

Source DNA
Three artists, who work with the tribal art form of Gond, have been selected to display their artworks at the upcoming literature festival in Jaipur. The trio, Bhajju Shyam, Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, and Roshni Vyam have been picked as the winners of the inaugural Ojas Art Award recently. The award has been co-organised by Delhi-based art body Ojas Art with Teamwork Arts, which produces the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Noted Gond artist Bhajju Shyam, who has previously exhibited at the Museum of London and toured UK, Germany, Holland, Italy and Russia, bagged the first prize which comprises a cash award of Rs 51,000.
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vendredi 12 décembre 2014

At Christie’s Second India Auction, Signs of a Maturing Art Market

Source The Wall Street Journal by Shanoor Seervai
A murmur rippled through the bidders at Christie’s second-ever auction in India on Thursday when V.S. Gaitonde’s abstract aquamarine painting was brought to the podium. Last December, at the London-based auction house’s first India sale, one of Mr. Gaitonde’s paintings fetched $3.8 million, the highest price ever paid in India for a modern work of art and an auction record for the artist. This time, the bidding for Mr. Gaitonde’s untitled work started just under $500,000, and within minutes it was sold for $1.06 million to an anonymous Asian telephone bidder, making it the third-costliest lot of the evening. Although modern Indian art dominated the sale, Christie’s also extended its support to the country’s top contemporary artists including Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher and Atul Dodiya. Ten contemporary works were auctioned to benefit Khoj International Artists’ Association, a New Delhi-based collective, and fetched over $304,000 in total.
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Himalayan art at Pundole's goes under the hammer

Source Business Standard by Avantika Bhuyan
It was in the late 1960s, when refugees from Tibet had started making their way into India in the wake of the 14th Dalai Lama’s self-exile in Dharamshala, that Roshan Sabavala started nurturing her love for art. Art enthusiasts such as Karl Khandalavala and Madhuri Desai, founder of the Bhulabhai Desai Institute, encouraged her. Unlike collectors in the ’60s and ’70s who were gravitating towards the emerging modernist scene in India, Sabavala started collecting ancient Nepalese and Indian bronzes and then artefacts from Tibet. It is from her collection that 121 lots of sculptures, paintings and silver will be auctioned at Pundole’s on December 16.
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jeudi 11 décembre 2014

Christie's second India auction nets $12m

Source BBC News
The top seller at the Mumbai sale was a painting by Indian artist Tyeb Mehta, which sold for $2.8m. The auction house sold a total of 78 art works at Thursday's auction. Last December Christie's had sold 83 art works and raised more than $15m at its first-ever art sale in India. Christie's second sale in India featured paintings by several Indian masters including MF Husain, SH Raza and author-artist Rabindranath Tagore. The top selling work was an acrylic on canvas painting of a falling bull by Mehta, one of India's top artists. Sonal Singh, Christie's head of department in Mumbai, told the AFP news agency that said second sales were "always a little bit harder", but added that "the depth of the market is visible, quality works are in demand".
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Community art: Behind the scenes at the Kochi biennale

Hindustan Times by Riddhi Doshi
This time, the Kerala government has given the foundation only Rs. 1 crore so far, against Rs. 9 crore in 2012. When the funds failed to arrive at the last minute, the foundation set up a crowdfunding initiative in mid-November that has, online and offline, raised lakhs already, with artists and art connoisseurs pitching in tens of lakhs each. Artist Vivan Sundaram, for instance, donated Rs. 40 lakh and Sudhir Patwardhan Rs. 10 lakh, and they have decided to bear the cost of creating and installing their own works at the site. "Many other artists and even some galleries have come forward to bear the cost of creating and installing art works," says Bose. "Art lovers such as gallerists Shireen Gandhy and Abhay Maskara and collector Poonam Shroff have also been acting as ambassadors for the biennale, calling on friends to donate funds. Overall, the response has been very heartfelt, and very heartening."
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Celebrating Gond Art

Source The Indian Express by Poonam Goel
Jangarh Singh Shyam was one of the most celebrated folk artists of our country. He showed his works at the prestigious Magicians of the Earth exhibition at Pompidou Centre in Paris alongside leading western artists such as Francesco Clemente. To honour the memory of this talented tribal artist, Delhi-based Gallerie Ganesha is hosting a show of his works along with those of Shyam’s daughter Japani Shyam in a two-person show starting on December 18. Shyam, born in 1962, belonged to the Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh. As a boy who lived in the jungles of Mandla in Madhya Pradesh, he was discovered by the legendary artist J Swaminathan. Says Shobha Bhatia, director, Gallerie Ganesha, “From his home town where he created mural paintings to his last works before his death in 2001, he continued to evolve and his creativity matched that of the greatest names in contemporary art.”
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Standard of Madhubani paintings falling

Source The Times of India by Law Kumar Mishra
Mishra, while delivering a lecture on Mithila archaeology at Bihar Research Society here on Thursday, said nowadays it is the buyers who decide the design and theme of the paintings. "People of Mithila are learning the art from trainers in towns and metropolitan cities, not from its experts from Mithila. These trainers themselves do not know the essence and aesthetic beauty of the silk art," he said, adding, "in the name of tantric painting, women have ignored the traditions of Mithila and they see it as just a job opportunity.
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samedi 6 décembre 2014

Interview: Amin Jaffer of Christie’s on the art scene in India

Source Reuters by Tony Thakaran
India is falling behind China as an emerging powerhouse on the global art scene because it rarely turns up at international art fairs or invests in new museums to promote its artists, an official at auctioneer Christie’s said. Amin Jaffer, international director of Asian art at Christie’s, said the Chinese government, unlike India, is enhancing its museums and encouraging art exhibitors. Jaffer spoke to Reuters about the art scene in India and where he sees Christie’s India auctions a decade from now.
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L'art est-il l’avenir de l’hôtellerie de luxe ?

Source Les Echos par Clara Lefort
D'un côté, les hôtels affichent leurs collections privées, s'offrent les services de commissaires éclairés. De l'autre, les artistes investissent les chambres d'hôtels avec des oeuvres visionnaires. L'art serait-il devenu le nouveau dénominateur commun de l'hôtellerie du luxe? Enquête sur ces nouvelles pratiques qui révolutionnent l'industrie. Que faire quand la concurrence s'annonce chaque jour de plus en plus rude, y compris sur le secteur du très haut luxe, que de nouveaux acteurs s'affirment et séduisent la clientèle haut de gamme (Airbnb propose quelques trésors pour la séduire), et que l'on veut donc légitimement affirmer sa différence et sa valeur ajoutée?
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Les maisons de designers français à l’honneur à Miami

Source Le Monde par Véronique Lorelle
La Maison des sinistrés acquise par Bally mesure 6 mètres sur 9, soit 54 m2, et repose sur seulement deux compas – une idée de génie de Jean Prouvé qui a reçu en 1947 la médaille d’or de la Reconstruction et de l’Urbanisme. Elle pouvait être transportée dans des caisses et montée en une journée par trois personnes, au sein des villages dévastés. Elle sera présentée avec du mobilier que Pierre Jeanneret avait dessiné pour la cité utopique de Chandigarh, en Inde, inventée avec Le Corbusier.
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vendredi 5 décembre 2014

Chicago Crazy House - Henry Darger

Source Media Part par Lucie Eple
Henry Darger, artiste naïf américain né à Chicago en 1892 et mort le 13 avril 1973 a produit une œuvre magistrale, un récit de plus de 15 000 pages ponctué de près de 300 compositions (collages et peintures) : The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, narrant les aventures fabuleuses des filles Vivian, menacées par le très redouté John Manley, qui projette d’asservir tous les enfants de la contrée. Mais Darger est aussi l’auteur d’une autobiographie de 5000 pages : Histoire de ma vie, découverte en même temps, et dont les éditions Aux forges de Vulcain nous offrent de découvrir les premières pages (nous comblant et nous frustrant de concert donc), ainsi qu’une préface aussi passionnante que lumineuse, rédigée par l’auteur et essayiste Xavier Mauméjean.
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Nouveau record du monde pour l'art brut chez Christie's

Source The Art Newspaper by Julia Halperin
An untitled work on paper by Henry Darger, around 1940-60 (above), sold at Christie’s, Paris on 2 December for €601,500 (est €180,000-€250,000), a record for the artist and a new benchmark for Outsider art at auction.
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Inspiring Contemporary Art in India

Source Christies by Lavender Au
When the artists community at Khoj was established in 1987, Indian art was still a conservative arena. There were few galleries and artists rarely travelled, meaning Khoj represented an exciting and important development for the domestic art community. A carefully selected group of artists settled into the studio in Khirkee Village, New Delhi, where they occasionally drank and danced into the small hours. They also debated their practices, formed networks and exchanged ideas. In the words of one of the founding members, Pooja Sood, Khoj ‘existed for artists by artists’. Khoj, which holds artist residencies, workshops and acts as a communal space for artist communication and exploration, now stands in the vanguard of the contemporary Indian art scene.
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vendredi 28 novembre 2014

Christie’s to hold auction in Mumbai next month

Source Hindustan Times by Vanita Srivastava
Christie's Mumbai head of department Sonal Singh said: “Christie's second sale in India underlines the every growing demand for the best Indian modern and contemporary art by national and international collectors. Our first sale in India welcomed 35% of new buyers to our sale room in Mumbai. Furthermore, the 80 artworks on sale, as well as our support to different cultural initiatives throughout India and abroad, demonstrate our long term engagement with India, its art and its art community."
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Shine Shivan: Draw bridge

Source Livemint by Sanjukta Sharma
Shine Shivan, contemporary art’s enfant terrible, revitalizes the medium of drawing in his new ‘open studio’ solo at Gallery Maskara Mumbai. Part of the inspiration for this show came from his interactions with Warli artists at their villages on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border. Shivan wants to ensure long that Warli, and drawing, live on.
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lundi 24 novembre 2014

Inspired by India: Francesco Clemente at the Rubin and Mary Boone

Source Blouin Art Info by Wendy Vogel
The art market boom of the early 1980s famously resuscitated painting, a medium whose death had been proclaimed many times over during the previous two decades. Clemente was among the era’s young figures who rose to fame. Associated with the Transavanguardia movement, the Italian-born, New York–based artist had his first show with Mary Boone Gallery in 1983. He opens his latest at Boone this month. Through February 2, 2015, Clemente’s work can also be seen in “Inspired by India,” at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art. Modern Painters senior editor Wendy Vogel met with Clemente in his studio just north of Houston Street to discuss painting, writing, the persistence of cultural ideals, and a gentrifying New York.
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Inde : une croissance à la chinoise ?

Source Le Monde par Claire Guélaud
Un risque de pauvreté réduit de moitié et une croissance moyenne supérieure à 8 % par an : les années 2003 à 2011 ont été une période faste pour l’Inde mais l’activité y a ensuite sensiblement ralenti. En 2012, le produit intérieur brut (PIB) n’a progressé que de 4,7 % et la production manufacturière a reculé pour la première fois depuis 1991, pendant que l’inflation galopait et que les déficits courant et budgétaire se creusaient dangereusement. Depuis 2014, toutefois, l’économie indienne donne des signes de redressement. Dans le dernier rapport qu’elle lui a consacré, rendu public mercredi 19 novembre, l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE) prévoit une hausse du PIB de + 0,4 point à 5,4 % en 2014 et de 1 point, à 6,6 % en 2015. En 2016, trois dixièmes de point de croissance seulement sépareraient l’Inde de la Chine.
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Cause and Effect

The Indian Express by Vandana Kalra
Performed at Khoj two years after the artist founded the organisation with Anita Dube, Pooja Sood and Manisha Parekh, this was followed by several more by Gupta at the venue. After his most recent engagement with the organisation in 2012, The Spirit Eaters, a comment on the community of Kanthababas, sought by bereaved families to give peace to the soul of the deceased, now the acclaimed artist is pitching in with funds for the space. He is among 10 leading artists who have donated artwork that will be up as part of Christie’s India auction in December. The proceeds will be forwarded to Khoj. The auction will also have works by veterans such as Tyeb Mehta, Jehangir Sabavala and Bhupen Khakhar.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warli paintings as cultural link

Source Deccan Herald
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi traveled to Canberra recently, he gifted his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott two Warli paintings that highlighted an anthropological link between the countries. Anthropologists believe that Warlis—a tribe living in the hilly as well as coastal areas of the Maharashtra-Gujarat border—are Australoids. The prime minister is learnt to have explained to his counterpart the anthropological links between Indian tribes and aborigines in Australia.
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dimanche 23 novembre 2014

Nouvelles pièces disponibles

Source Galerie Hervé Perdriolle
Parmi ces nouvelles pièces disponibles, 11 Tantra Paintings provenant du Rajhastan datant de 1990 à 2013 sélectionnées et rassemblées par Franck André Jamme l'auteur du livre "Tantra Song" publié en 2011 par Siglio à Los Angeles; un double filet de pêche de Jivya Soma Mashe, le premier disponible depuis celui acquis par Agnès B. en 2010 et montrée à la Fondation Cartier dans l'exposition "Histoires de voir" Paris 2012, …
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samedi 22 novembre 2014

Where artists tread

Source DNA by Farah Siddiqui
Says Kallat, "The historical and the inter-galactic are to be viewed metaphorically within the exhibition; an analogy could be drawn to gestures we make when we try to see or understand something.We might either go close to it or move away from it in space to see it clearly; we may also reflect back or forth in time to understand the present. The intent is to place a divergent set of ideas, a series of sensory and conceptual propositions, as a prod to the imagination."
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Ways of Seeing: Gauri Gill at Experimenter, Kolkata

Source Art Now Pakistan
In Ways of Seeing, Gauri Gill collaborates with Warli painter Rajesh Vangad from Ganjad, Dahanu – an Adivasi village in coastal Maharashtra to present her most recent body of work, Fields of Sight. The work’s visual language emerged symbiotically from Gill’s initial experiences of photographing the landscape in Ganjad, where she felt that although her camera was perhaps capturing the distinct ‘chameleon-like’ skin of what she was ‘seeing’ through her camera, it was missing vital aspects of what was not apparent to the eye of the outsider. In her discussions and subsequent excursions with Vangad, who’s family has worked and lived in Vangad Pada as artists for generations, she discovered a new way of understanding the landscape she photographed.
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dimanche 16 novembre 2014

Art, and much more...

Source DNA by Ashiesh Shah
n an innovative new exhibition, Gallery Maskara is converted into Shivan's temporary studio for the next few weeks. The artists will spend the next few weeks working in the gallery space itself adding works to the series of drawings and sketches that are ingeniously suspended from a large wooden construction. I saw Shivan's work exhibited after a significant amount of time and it was great to see such a considerable amount of work on display. One often encounters Shivan's sculptures, videos and performances making this exhibition of drawings all the more original.
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Tagore's pocket book, art treasures at Christie's auction

Source Zee News
A remarkable pocket book belonging to Tagore is the most unique addition to the sale. Written in Bengali in Tagore's hand, it is a rare mixture of poetry, art and introspection. "Covering the years 1889 to 1904, the pages reveal the private concerns of Tagore, from mundane land transactions and taxation, to a poem written as a guide for children learning to read," said the statement. "The book was given by Tagore to a teacher at Santiniketan, Subodh Chandra Mazumder, and is being offered by his descendants. Tagore composed many of his major poems and songs in this book, including poems from the 'Sonar Tari' (Golden Boat) series and 19 poems from the 'Swaran' series," it added.
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Kochi Biennale taking crowdfunding route to raise funds

Source Business Standard
"An event of this scale needs all the support it can get, but our campaign objective is not just to raise funds; we want to make it participatory, allow people to take ownership of it and feel proud of it," said Riyas Komu, Secretary of the KBF. Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 has a projected budget of Rs 26 crore and has been pledged some government support and corporate sponsorship. The crowd-funding drive, besides helping meet part of the costs, is expected to raise the profile of the Biennale> > read more

samedi 15 novembre 2014

New York’s Outsider Art Fair Releases Its 2015 Exhibitor List

Source New York Observer by Alanna Martinez
The Outsider Art Fair has released the list of exhibitors for its upcoming 2015 edition, which will be held in New York, January 29 through February 1, at Center 548 in Chelsea. The medium, which is described on the fair’s website “to include art made by a wide variety of art-makers who share this common denominator of raw creativity. Outsiders come from all walks of life, from all cultures, from all age groups,” has grown rapidly in recent years, with more dedicated galleries and an expanding presence at major art fairs. But the annual Outsider Art Fair remains one of the best places to discover self-taught and otherwise outsider artists. This year 40 galleries from 23 international cities will be exhibiting, with a special exhibition curated by Jay Gorney and Anne Doran.
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jeudi 13 novembre 2014

Dead serious

Source Mid Day
Starting today, a one-of-a-kind art show will see the talented Shine Shivan bring his drawings to life in an open studio space at Gallery Maskara for seven weeks, as a part of his show, Language of the Deceased. “French painter Paul Delaroche was often quoted as saying ‘From today, painting is dead;’ so if painting is dead, I felt that drawing might be a better idea,” 32-year-old artist Shine Shivan recalls this quote by the celebrated French painter, to give us an idea of the main focus of his most recent show, Language of the Deceased. “Be it cave etchings or later, in the 14th century, with greats like Leonardo da Vinci, drawing was in the forefront. I want to bring back that mood with my new show.”
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Shine: Artist first, provocateur next

Source The Asian Age by Somudra Banerjee
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud,” had said the French writer Émile Zola. And close home, artist Shine Shivan is doing exactly that. Through his latest collection of work he reiterates the issues that bother him formal as well as social. Language of Deceased has shaped up from his experiences and knowledge from extensive travelling within as well as outside the country. “I had stayed and worked closely with the famous Warli artist Jivya Soma Mashe for a few days. It was during that period that I had come to know that the last names of most of he tribal regions come from the colonial era. For example, ‘Mashe’ means ‘one who went to the furnace and turned black’. Another popular name is ‘Pasari’, which suggests ‘one who has hanged herself from a tree’.”
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mardi 11 novembre 2014

Du musée urbain Tony Garnier au musée des Confluences : Shantaram Tumbada à Lyon

Source L'Inde à Lyon
Cette exposition est le premier solo show de Shantaram, un artiste de la tribu Warli (Inde), né au début des années 1970 et découvert à Lyon en 1995 grâce à la réalisation d'un mur peint pour le musée urbain Tony Garnier. Des peintures de Shantaram Tumbada ont été acquises, en témoignage de cette intervention, par le musée des Confluences dont l'inauguration doit avoir lieu en décembre 2014. Galerie TerreMer du 20 nov au 3 janv 4 rue des Pierres Plantées Lyon 1er
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lundi 10 novembre 2014

Rural painting, photography merge in unique 'Experimenter'

Source India TV News
In a unique fusion of the urban and the indigenous folk art traditions, the Warli school of paintings of an indigenous artisan in rural Maharasthra has been brought to metro art galleries. A collaborative exercise between the tribal artiste Rajesh Vangad from an adivasi coastal village Dahanu and Gauri Gil of Delhi. Ways of Seeing’, brings alive the landscape viewed through the eyes of 50-something painter having drawn the typical tribal motifs including animals in his inimitable style chiseled through generations and captured through the lens of Gill. Bringing together two apparently disparate drawings the two complimented each other, Gill said. “This is a unique art form called photo-painting aimed at bringing tribal art, a distinct tradition thriving for centuries, in the polished form freezed through lenses, Gill said.
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'Rang Rasiya' review: Choppy editing, poor script and terrible costumes dilute the film's impact

Source IBN Live by Prajakta Hebbar
It is an intriguing idea to find out how the popular Indian perception of gods and goddesses came to existance. And theoretically, a subject like India's famous artist Raja Ravi Varma's life seems like a great melting pot to bring together varied subjects such as religion, art, censorship, love, lust and consumerism. But then again, theory and reality rarely do go hand in hand, especially in Indian cinema.
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mardi 28 octobre 2014

Shine Shivan et Patti Smith 30 ans de la Fondation Cartier Paris 20 oct 2014

Shine Shivan, Hervé Perdriolle et Hervé Halgand, Gilbert & George galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin 23 oct

Shine Shivan et Gilbert & George galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Pantin 23 oct 2014

Kaleidoscopic India Guerlain opening

lundi 27 octobre 2014

Guerlain, Kaleidoscopic India

Source Oh My Luxe ! par Diana Leszczynski
Si vous êtes passionné(e) d’Inde ou tout simplement fan d’Art Contemporain, rendez vous vite à la boutique Guerlain du 68 Champs-Elysées (à Paris) jusqu’au 14 Novembre prochain. En effet associé au parcours privé de la FIAC, la maison Guerlain vous offre un rendez-vous haut en couleurs sur le thème de l’Inde si cher à son histoire. Et oui ! Tout a commencé en 1921, lorsqu’un Maharadjah, de passage à Paris, raconta à Jacques et Raymond Guerlain la célèbre histoire des jardins de Shalimar, qui ont abrité au XVIIème siècle les amours du Shah et de son épouse adorée, la persane Mumtaz Mahal. Une histoire qui a donné naissance au célèbre parfum Shalimar…
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Guerlain explore les multiples facettes de l'Inde

Source Les Echos
Jusqu'au 14 novembre, la Maison Guerlain à Paris accueille une grande exposition d'art contemporain. Ouverte dans le cadre du Parcours Privé de la FIAC, la manifestation réunit quinze artistes autour de la création indienne. La sélection a été réalisée par Caroline Messensee, commissaire des expositions Klimt au musée Maillol, Braque au Kunstforum de Vienne et Dubuffet au Guggenheim de Bilbao.
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Honouring Jagdish Mittal

Source The Hindu by Neeraja Murthy
t is a special celebration for the grand old man of the art world, Jagdish Mittal, as he enters his 90th year. Shrishti Art Gallery is launching ‘Ramaniyam’ — a three-day art festival from October 10-12. This is the first edition of the festival honouring Mittal’s contribution to Indian art over the last 60 years.
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Inde au MNBAQ: l'art indien sous la loupe

Source La Presse par Isabelle Houde
«C'est vraiment exceptionnel. Le terme est galvaudé, mais cette fois, on est devant des chefs-d'oeuvre qui sont comme des portes d'entrée sur une culture fascinante. On ne connaît tellement rien à l'Inde, et pourtant, c'est le deuxième pays au monde en termes de population, c'est une civilisation plurimillénaire, avec des religions extraordinaires», a exprimé Anne Eschapasse, directrice des expositions et de la médiation au Musée.
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Why see Art ?

Source Livemint by Sanjukta Sharma
The abiding reason is that a lot of the art on display in our galleries tell us something about the world we live in. Talking of diversity, don’t miss the paintings of N. Parsharamulu currently on display at Mumbai’s Gallery Maskara. He is an artist in his early 30s, and has been painting with small means on the outskirts of Hyderabad for more than 10 years. It is his first solo show and the gallery’s first show of paintings after four years. He is remarkably provocative, and you will meet him in our Culture pages soon.
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La Pinacothèque propose un voyage Spiritualité et érotisme, en Inde

Source ActuaLitté par Cécile Mazin
L'exposition est cependant déconseillée – pas interdite, attention – aux mineurs. Si l'esthétique du livre offre un regard sur la vie culturelle indienne, et plus encore, sur l'hindouisme, elle présente cependant des visuels pour le moins explicites. On pourra y retrouver, cependant, des explications claires sur le regard que le monde occidental pose sur ce livre.
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Art From a Sojourn or Two to India

Source The New York Times by Kareen Rosenberg
“Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India,” at the Rubin Museum of Art, ties the peripatetic Italian-born painter to a single country. The exhibition is also something of a comeback, the first Clemente retrospective in New York in more than a decade, although at just 20 works or so, it’s not exactly comprehensive. It is, however, thoroughly immersive. The installation, in the Rubin’s skylit top-floor galleries, evokes the structure of an Indian temple with a combination of large and small spaces; it has an open central area of paintings, intimate nooks for sculpture and a “sanctum” of watercolors.
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A Closer Look At The Contemporary Art From India At SAM

Source Seattle Refined by Melanie Biehle
The exhibition is divided into three sections of focus - work that explores the ideas that influence contemporary Indian society (including Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, and Indian and western art), how people interact in and with public places in cities, and a more contemplative look at family and self. “Photography is a potent choice for contemporary Indian artists, perhaps because the country has been somewhat photographically over-exposed by western visitors,” says Catharina Manchanda, SAM’s Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. “City Dwellers conveys the complexities and also the excitement of everyday life in India today.”
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Swiss show plucks Indian tribe from obscurity

Source Swiss Info by Keerthana Nagarajan
Intricately carved in the shapes of humans, birds and animals, a collection of stringed musical instruments from India is attracting people to Museum Rietberg in Zurich. The Sculpted Sound exhibition features more than 90 stringed lutes – most of them made by the Santhal people, one of India’s oldest and largest tribes. An estimated six to ten million Santhals live in the rural areas in the states of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Assam, as well as in neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh. It was the Sarinda – one of the oldest sculpted musical instruments carved by the Santhals –that first caught the interest of collector Bengt Fosshag. A successful illustrator and graphic designer from Germany, Fosshag is known for collecting some of the world’s most important lutes.
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Seattle: City Dwellers The Schizophrenic Harmony of India

Source L'Oeil de la Photographie by Sybile Girault
What City Dwellers shows us it that Indian culture likes contrast, the alliance of opposites: the past and the present, the local and the global, the East and the West. It plays with space and time in a “harmonious schizophrenia,” as the writer Pavan Sharma has said. This exhibition is also the opportunity to present a part of the collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy, a former Microsoft executive who founded the tech company Indix, based in Seattle and Chennai. He is an Indian collector at an intersection of cultures.
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Fifty Stages of Man: Rameshwar Broota’s palette has held many a delightful encounters

Source The Indian Express by Vandana Kaira
When he started his artistic career though, he was to completely refrain from the genre, trotting the path of depicting human condition instead. Traversing through the city, from his home in Rajouri to Triveni Kala Sangam, he was plagued with what he saw; the labourers on the Capital’s streets appeared on his canvases as stark figures of emaciated men, their ribs protruding, and sharing tables with flesh-eating gluttons. At KNMA, Broota recalls that period vividly. “There was a lot of gloom, poverty that I saw,” he says. People walking into the museum have before them distinct phases of Broota, in a retrospective of five decades, which has works sourced from world over. The Head of the Art Department at Triveni Kala Sangam confesses of being far from prolific. “There aren’t more than six-seven paintings each year, and when I’m practising photography that too becomes difficult,” he says.
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Guer­lain: l'art de l'Inde à l'honneur

Source Gala par Pauline Gallard
L’on peut être une immense maison de parfum qui nous prend dans son sillage capi­teux, mais aussi avoir un regard sur l’art contem­po­rain. Guer­lain nous présente cet automne, en marge des festi­vi­tés de la FIAC, son expo­si­tion Kalei­do­sco­pic India et nous donne à voir l’Inde avec un œil nouveau. A travers Kalei­do­sco­pic India, le visi­teur s’in­ter­ro­gera sur les termes perma­nence et chan­ge­ment, iden­tité et diffé­rence. Autant de prismes par lesquels péné­trer la vision poly­morphe des artistes, cette jeune garde de la créa­tion contem­po­raine : Bhuri Baï nous présen­tera ses dessins de silhouettes semblant flot­ter en apesan­teur; Rina Banerjee ses œuvres sensuelles, acry­liques ou sculp­tures...
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Gallery Espace celebrates its 25th anniversary with a mega-show on DRAWINGS: Nov 10-28

Source Ground Report by Sumedha Dhasmana
Incidentally, Gallery Espace was started in 1989 by Renu Modi at the suggestion of the Husain himself and was one of the first art galleries in India to introduce variable lighting and sound systems, in recognition of the crucial factor that is the environment within which a work of art is displayed. In a similar vein, Gallery Espace was a pioneer when it came to video installations, going so far as to organize a first-of-its-kind monthly out-reach programme (Video Wednesday I, 2008-09 and Video Wednesday II, 2011-12) in order to bring artists working in new media into the spotlight. Drawing 2014 will showcase more than 100 artists from India and features works dating from 1947 to the present in which drawing is presented as a broad and inclusive practice.
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Indian Modernist, Artist of Mystery

Source New York Times by Arthur Lubow
When Sandhini Poddar first saw the paintings of V. S. Gaitonde, their silence spoke loudly. Displayed in a group show in 1997 at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, the large abstract canvases, with layered colors and textures, invited long contemplation. “This was a feeling that wasn’t ephemeral, it stayed with me, and I could recall it whenever I wanted to go to a place of silence,” she said. Gaitonde, in his early 70s at the time, was living in a one-room rented apartment in New Delhi. Although fellow artists and knowledgeable collectors admired his work, he remained in the shadows, as he preferred. He had friends but never married. He gave few interviews. “He was a special kind of fellow,” said the New Delhi painter Krishen Khanna, a friend. “He didn’t doubt himself. He didn’t go around beating his drum. He was very quiet.” By the time Ms. Poddar, 38, adjunct curator at the Guggenheim Museum, was in a position to help raise awareness of Gaitonde’s achievement, the painter, whom she never met, was no longer available to assist her. He died in 2001.
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Why India's art scene is increasingly being defined by foreign collectors and museums

Source Scroll In by Girish Shahane
The net result is that a number of galleries now focus on foreign collectors rather than Indians. The best example of this trend is Calcutta’s Experimenter, run by Priyanka and Prateek Raja, which has turned the misfortune of being located in a visual arts backwater to its advantage, building a international roster of artists, and a reputation far greater than its small permanent space would have permitted in the pre-art fair era. Both the market for modern masters and the one for young contemporaries, then, are increasingly defined by foreign judgments: the stamp of esteemed institutions such as the Guggenheim and Tate Modern in the first case, and the pocketbooks of adventurous collectors in the other.
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V.S. Gaitonde Exhibit Opens at Guggenheim Museum, Illuminating India’s Little-Known Legend

Source The Wall Street Journal by Jessica Dawnson
One of India’s most radical and reclusive contemporary artists until his death in 2001, V.S. Gaitonde was little studied in his lifetime, even in his own country. “He’s legendary, in part, because people don’t know very much about him,” said Sandhini Poddar, the curator of a major exhibit devoted to the painter, opening Friday at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. “Everybody knows his name in India, but no one was able to pin it down in any sophisticated way.” The Guggenheim show marks the first time so many Gaitonde works—45 paintings and works on paper created between 1953 and 1997—will be seen together.
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Modernists lead yet again at Sotheby's South Asian art auction; Tyeb Mehta tops with £1.1 million

Source Blouin Art Info by Archana Khare-Ghose
Tyeb Mehta, the modern Indian artist credited with triggering the art boom in the country with a record auction price achieved in 2002, has topped the charts yet again. At the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art auction held by the Sotheby's in London on October 7, Mehta's 'Blue Painting' went for £1,118,500 (Rs 11.04 crore approximately), fetching far more than its highest pre-auction estimate of £800,000. 'Blue Painting', a 1982 oil on canvas came to the auction table from the contemporary Indian art collection of the Glenbarra Art Museum in Jihoji Himeji, Japan. Masanori Fukuoka, founder and director of the Japanese museum, has shared in the catalogue notes that the Blue Painting had transfixed him so much when he had stood in the living room of its then owner Bal Chhabra that it had become the first ever painting of the artist that he bought. Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009) created very few monochromatic paintings in his career that was marked by innumerable superlative works.
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mardi 21 octobre 2014

Artists from world over at India Art Fair

Source Jagram Post
"One significant new element introduced to IAF is the appointment of Girish Shahane as Artistic Director," a statement from the organisers said.Highlights of the programme include renowned French artist Daniel Buren's massive installation work, supported by the French Embassy in India and specially designed for the art fair facade. This is the first of an annual artist-led facade installation project at the fair. Artist Atul Bhalla is set to create an interactive walk through maze of turnstiles while Chitra Ganesh and Dhruvi Acharya would create a collaborative on site painting designed to give visitors an insight into the processes contemporary artists employ in their work. A further dramatic project comes in the form of Francesco Clemente's tent installation. "For 40 years Clemente, one of the world's most renowned painters, has collaborated with a range of Indian artisans in Chennai, Orissa, Varanasi and Jodhpur creating his series of tents using a range of techniques such as embroidery, block printing and his own spectacular paintings," organisers said.
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vendredi 17 octobre 2014

It is just a goodbye!

Source Feito Por Brasileiros by Marc Pottier
We are pleased to announce that the exhibition Feito por Brasileiros had received more than 100.000 visitors, 400 journalists coming from all over the world during its 5 weeks. This total success would not have happened without your great support and your amazing energy. I wanted to thank you so much for your key participation and for having believing that we all could do it in such a short period of time. We are pleased to announce you that more than 500.000 people all around the world had share their passion for the exhibition throughout the social media. Not only in Brasil, but also also in USA, France, Italy, Spain, Corea. Brazilians from Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Recife, Salvador had also joined our creative invasion throughout facebook, instagram and other networkings. The exhibition's last day, Sunday 12th, brought about 15.000 visitors. Marc Pottier curator
Thank you all for inviting us to participate in this amazing adventure, Hervé Perdriolle, Shantaram Gorkhana, Sadashiv, Balu and Kishor Mashe
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