mardi 30 septembre 2014

Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde’s paintings sell for $3.7 million in New York

Source Livemint
The Guggenheim in New York on 24 October opens the first museum exhibition dedicated to the famously reclusive artist, and Gaitonde’s work has recently set records in the Asian art world. In 2012, Christie’s set a world record for a modern Indian painting by selling a canvas for $3.79 million. Born in Nagpur, India in 1924, Gaitonde was inspired early on by Swiss artist Paul Klee, then turned towards abstraction and cultivated a lifelong interest in Zen Buddhism. He studied in Bombay and in 1964 lived at New York’s Chelsea Hotel, then a cultural hub that housed Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller and Leonard Cohen.
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samedi 27 septembre 2014

Two day orientation programme from tomorrow

Source Business Standard
The Kochi Biennale Foundation will organise a two-day orientation programme in Fort Kochi from tomorrow to put young curators through the processes for the Student's Biennale, a first-of-its-kind project that will feature an exhibition of students' works parallel to the main Biennale event. The KBF has selected 15 talented, young curators with national and international exposure to put together the Student's Biennale. Selected from 70 applicants from across India, the curators will be guided by a dedicated advisory committee of leading artists, art thinkers and educators.
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SAM’s ‘City Dwellers’: Deity in a hotel, Gandhi with an iPod

Source The Seattle Times by Michael Upchurch
Say the words “contemporary art,” and it’s usually American and European artists who come to mind: big international names represented by a work or two in almost every museum around the world. But lively scenes have been emerging in other hemispheres and on other continents. In Seattle, the Frye Art Museum’s Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker has been terrific about bringing us the latest art-scene developments from China. Now it’s the Seattle Art Museum’s turn with “City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India,” featuring a dozen artists ranging in age from their 20s to their 50s.
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mardi 16 septembre 2014

Paris montre ses muscles

Source Art Aujourd'hui
La France compte-t-elle encore ? Est-elle toujours une grande puissance ? C’était la teneur d’un certain nombre d’éditoriaux, dont celui du respecté Paul Krugman dans le New York Times, au lendemain du remaniement ministériel de fin août 2014. Piquée au vif, la capitale du pays entend montrer que dans un autre domaine, la culture et le tourisme, elle est toujours en première division. Mais c’est dans le domaine des arts qu’elle semble vouloir faire la différence. Outre l’offre habituelle de grandes expositions et de foires (voir ci-dessous), elle prépare l’ouverture en salve d’institutions spectaculaires. Ainsi, en septembre et octobre, verra-t-on le président Hollande, malmené dans les sondages, couper le ruban de la fondation Pathé-Seydoux pour le cinéma (dessinée par Renzo Piano) et de la fondation Louis Vuitton (par Frank Gehry) ainsi que d’un musée Picasso rajeuni (par Jean-François Bodin). « J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris », chantait Joséphine Baker.
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On a Mission to Save Our Intangible Culture

Source The New Indian Express by Archana Ravi
She also talked about the difficulty of charting a definitive cultural policy. “To protect the Warli paintings of Maharashtra do we issue a copyright and if so, can it just belong to one community?” she asked. Then there is always the delight of a living heritage which would evolve with time. “For example, bicycles and aeroplanes might creep into tribal art, because it is very much part of their everyday life. We cannot restrict the art form from doing this, saying that what has always been there should always be so. How do we define the authenticity of an art form while charting cultural policies? Still, a policy is needed to protect the community from being exploited by middlemen, who would reap huge profits,” said Nerupama. There were 500 and more tribes to talk about.
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Gen-next artists of India on the rise

Source Zee News
With younger artists, there is no reference point. It is also impossible for an artist to produce a masterpiece with each work and many young artists may not be able to take the pressure of producing great works for every exhibition. On the other hand, it is the most exciting part of the art market—to watch an artist develop his/her artistic virtuosity and the trajectory of the artist’s career;
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Sauvez la Papouasie, sauvez l’Indonésie

Si l’on veut comprendre cet état de non droit qui règne en Papouasie Occidentale, on doit s’interroger sur l’un de ses ferments les plus actifs : l’impunité érigée au rang de culture, cet ensemble de connaissances acquises qui permet généralement de développer le jugement; non d’échapper à la justice. Cette culture de l’impunité gouverne l’action des puissants aussi bien à l’ouest qu’à l’extrême est de l’archipel indonésien où les peuples papous sont confrontés à un péril génocidaire de plus en plus évident. Pourtant en revenant à une situation de droit en Papouasie, c’est l’ensemble de la société indonésienne qui en bénéficierait. Elle tournerait enfin le dos à ce déni d’humanité qui hypothèque son avenir. Un avenir parfaitement contemporain selon la définition qu’en donne le philosophe Giorgio Agamben : « Est contemporain celui qui prend en pleine face le faisceau obscur de son temps ! » Également sur mediapart : Papouasie Occidentale, des peuples papous en sursis

mercredi 10 septembre 2014

TRAJECTOIRES VI : Indian Tribal Contemporary Art

Frédéric Moisan Gallery and Hervé Perdriolle Gallery present in the Parcours des mondes 2014 an exhibition of Contemporary Indian Tribal Art. This exhibition brings together major works of historical figures and emerging artists of that described in India as contemporary vernacular art. The exhibition includes paintings by Jivya Soma Mashe and Jangarh Singh Shyam (both present at Magiciens de la terre), other warlis artists as Sadashiv and Balu Mashe (which realize large murals paintings currently visible in Sao Paulo "Feito por Brasileiros "), Chano Devi (first untouchable to have received a National Award) and young artist of the Gond tribe, Mayank Kumar Shyam.
> Exhibition from 9 to 27 September 72 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris

mardi 9 septembre 2014

TRAJECTOIRES VI : Art tribal contemporain indien

La galerie Frédéric Moisan et la galerie Hervé Perdriolle présentent dans le Parcours des mondes 2014 une exposition d’art tribal contemporain indien. Cette exposition réunit des œuvres majeures des figures historiques et d’artistes émergents de cet art qualifié par les indiens d’art contemporain vernaculaire. Cette exposition regroupe des peintures de Jivya Soma Mashe et de Jangarh Singh Shyam (tous deux présents aux Magiciens de la terre), d’autres artistes warlis comme Sadashiv et balu Mashe (lesquels viennent de réaliser de vastes fresques murales actuellement visible à Sao Paulo « Feito por Brasileiros »), de Chano Devi (première intouchable à avoir reçue un National Award) et du jeune artiste de la tribu Gond, Mayank Kumar Shyam.
> Exposition du 9 au 27 septembre 72 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris

Booming Art Market Puts Smiles on Faces of Delhi’s Elite

Source Newsweek by John Elliot
It hasn’t taken much to lift the gloom of Delhi’s elite. Three good months of economic growth plus a booming stock market were capped last week when India’s modern art market came alive with sales totalling Rs 38.27 crore ($6.38m) at an auction mounted by Saffronart of Mumbai. Only four of ninety works on offer had to be withdrawn after failing to meet their reserve prices, which is far less than usual in Indian art auctions.
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lundi 8 septembre 2014

Rare film memorabilia go under the hammer at Osian’s auction

Source The Indian Express by Suanshu Khurana
1949. Just before the popular Raj Kapoor and Nargis starrer love story Barsaat was to release, a studio in the bylanes of Bombay’s Shivaji Park was bustling with activity. Sambanand Monappa Pandit was busy painting a poster. The image of a heroine hanging on a hero’s arm was to become a critically-acclaimed masterpiece. Such was its appeal that Kapoor made this image the logo for RK Films, which enjoys an iconic status today. The offset lithography poster, acquired from a private collector, will go under the hammer as part of art auction house Osian’s event “The Greatest Indian Show on Earth” on Friday in Mumbai.
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vendredi 5 septembre 2014

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