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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