jeudi 30 avril 2015

Armor India : l'Inde se dévoile

Source Le Courrier
Cette année, il sera question de laïcité et de citoyenneté avec l’exposition I love Mumbai qui invite à la réflexion, au débat. Cette exposition est composée d’une trentaine de photos grands formats réalisées en 2009 par Jean-Claude Breton. Ce sont des clichés des fresques murales faites dans les rues de Bombay par des jeunes et des artistes après les attentats terroristes du 26 novembre 2008, qui ont fait 172 morts. « Ces fresques font écho aux attentats de Charlie Hebdo en janvier dernier. On peut y lire des vœux de paix, de tolérance, d’unité. »
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lundi 27 avril 2015

Indian connect at Art Brussels

Source Mid-Day by Ashmak Maity
With the mission of taking on global and multidisciplinary approach to the art of contemporary times, Gallery Maskara, an art gallery from Colaba, has participated in Art Brussels. Art Brussels, a contemporary art fair that is currently taking place at the Brussels Expo, accommodates a jaw-dropping 29,000 visitors over four days. The Gallery Maskara just to win the Art Brusels Prize for the best booth for Young Artists.
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samedi 25 avril 2015


Source Livemint by Dhamini Ratman
Last week, Gallery Maskara in Mumbai had an unusual installation even by its own standards. Over the years, the gallery has transformed itself to suit its artists’ works—once, during a memorable Shine Shivan show, it carried a disclaimer asking for viewer discretion. This time, it brought the moon down. Narendra Yadav, who works in the advertising field and turned artist a decade ago, created a convex cement surface, 26.5ft in diameter, in the centre of the gallery. A projector on the ceiling relayed an image of the moon captured live through a 1,300mm lens placed on the terrace of the building across the road.
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Marché de l'art: pourquoi les prix continuent d'exploser

Source Huffington Post par Jerome Stern
Une des raisons de l'envolée tarifaire vient de l'incroyable masse de nouveaux musées créés en ce moment de par le monde: il s'en ouvre plus entre 2000 et 2015 plus que durant les deux siècles précédents, et actuellement un en Asie chaque semaine. Or chaque institution, fut elle une simple fondation d'un collectionneur fortuné « a besoin d'un minimum de 3 à 4.000 oeuvres de qualité pour être crédible » estime le fondateur d'Artprice. Le Qatar a débloqué 1,7 milliard de dollars pour enrichir ses futures expositions, et n'hésite pas à rafler les oeuvres les plus recherchées et les plus cotées.
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Gandhi, la non-violence et l’art

Source Le Temps par Laurence Chauvy
Le tout s’inscrit non seulement sous le signe de la non-violence, mais aussi sous l’angle de la vérité, selon le titre du récit autobiographique que Gandhi publia en 1927, Mes Expériences de vérité, dans lequel il posait les bases de la résistance civile. L’exigence de vérité étant peut-être ce que les artistes, les penseurs et les activistes comme Gandhi lui-même, Martin Luther King, également évoqué, Nelson Mandela ou Aung San Suu Kyi, dans l’installation de Robert Gober sur la prison comme lieu de la réflexion et des prises de décision, ont en commun. Mais en fait, qu’apprend-on au fil de cette exposition, aux abords gracieux et à l’intérêt évident? Que la beauté rime avec la bonté, que la dénonciation des injustices va de pair avec la création d’œuvres fortes et qui bousculent? Ou simplement que les grands esprits se rencontrent.
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L’art a-t-il remplacé Dieu?

Source La Libre Belgique par Guy Duplat
Pour la première fois, une exposition à la « Maison particulière », à Ixelles, mêle art contemporain, art ancien, art religieux et BD. Et ce mélange fonctionne souvent très bien. On sait que chaque fois, un thème, un artiste et des collectionneurs privés sont choisis. Cette fois le sujet est « Icône(s) », au pluriel ou pas.
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Making a comeback

Source Business Standard by Kishore Singh
As happened in the period from 2002 to 2008, this will heat up the market, but with the wisdom of hindsight, punters can hedge their bets better, not playing hokey with supply and demand as much as on quality. Having had its fingers burnt, previous investors might be cautious, but with a new, emerging class of investors, art makes great capital sense for most for its uniqueness. The difference, this time, might be in the buying parity for Indian art. With global investors watching the India business story play out under a new government, it might be they - rather than Indian collectors - who will power the market. In which case the best time to buy Indian art, before prices escalate, is now.
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Christie’s to auction rare Amrita Sher-Gil self-portrait

Source Tribune India
An undiscovered self-portrait of eminent Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil will go under hammer here on June 10. The portrait, which dates back to 1931 and depicts one of India’s most celebrated modern artists at the age of 18, will be up for sale in the annual South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale at Christie’s with a pre-sale estimate of 1 to 1.8 million pounds. “This is the first painting by the artist ever to be offered in London, and one of only eight canvases by Sher-Gil to be offered at auction globally,” Christie’s said in a statement. This self-portrait from 1931 is one of Sher-Gil’s undiscovered paintings, never before seen or exhibited publicly.
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mercredi 22 avril 2015

Three quarters of new collectors buy art online for investment, study finds

Source The Art Neswpaper by Anny Shaw
Meanwhile, according to an art fair report released by Skate’s investment company yesterday, 20 April, galleries are beginning to shift their focus from art fairs to online sales. Out of 12 art fairs that open in the first quarter of the year, one (Art Basel Hong Kong) reported a 7.7% drop in visitors in 2015. Overall, it was the first time in ten years that gallery and visitor number failed to grow at a two-digit pace. Four fairs (India Art Fair, the Armory Show, Art Basel Hong Kong and the Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair) saw a reduction in the number of galleries exhibiting in 2015.
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‘After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997’ Review

Source The Wall Street Journal by Michael Fitzgerald
In 1947, Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings led to American art joining the international avant-garde. In India, 1947 also marked a beginning for artists of international ambitions, and it came amid transformations of Indian society that are still shaping our world. Curated by the Mumbai-based art historian and gallerist Arshiya Lokhandwala, “After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997” at the Queens Museum compares the artistic renaissance that followed independence with Indian art produced after 1997—the 50th anniversary of independence, which prompted profound questioning of the nation’s success as a democracy and its world-wide standing, artistic as well as political and economic.
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mardi 21 avril 2015

When a great city dies

Source The Indian Express by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta
The recent rash of illiberal incidents that has erupted in Mumbai threatens to further tarnish this already beleaguered city. Once India’s pride, “urbs prima in Indis”, the city struggles today with a host of issues — from choked roads, growing slums and environmental pollution to a development plan that has excluded more than half of its historic sites. But despite this, the professionalism of the city, its “can do” spirit, its laissez faire mantra, its ability to take a cuff on the shoulder with resilience and a sense of humour has prevailed and usually won the day.
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lundi 20 avril 2015

Sultans of Deccan India: Opulence and Fantasy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Source NJ by Dan Bischoff
"Sultans of Deccan India" was assembled from 30 museums and a score of private collectors, from the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to the Al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait. Gems and paintings are only the most spectacular objects. There are architectural finnials and cast bronze fountains (water gardens were a Mughal specialty, as anyone who's visited the Taj Mahal knows), inlaid vessels and weapons fashioned in steel and gold. There are costumes, too, like the man's robe printed with hundreds of poppies, each of which has been painstakingly hand painted with gilt. In some ways these are classic objects, the sort you'd expect to see in any show devoted to the Mughals--remnants of one of the fiercest conquests and richest hauls of the Baroque era, which saw so many around the globe.
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jeudi 16 avril 2015

mardi 14 avril 2015


Source Ben Vautier
Je ne peux pas m’empêcher d’aimer écouter France culture et de les haïr en même temps Je les hais parce qu’ils occultent les cultures Basque, Bretonne, Occitane, Catalane etc
Je félicite la galerie Hervé Perdriolle pour son obstination à vouloir montrer la culture de l’Inde L’Inde a une avant garde qui est sous évaluée.
Une avant garde facile des girafes et des zèbres
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‘The best years of Indian art market are still to come’

Source New indian Express by Neha Kirpal
The Indian art market is more alive at present than it has ever been before. Since the global economic slowdown in 2008, there has been an impressive increase in the number of art initiatives—fairs, biennales, museums, auctions, not-for-profit public projects, and many other initiatives.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Gifts Madhubani Painting to Hannover Mayor

Source NDTV
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented a Madhubani painting to Hannover mayor Steven Schostok. PM Modi, who is on a visit to Germany, was welcomed to Hannover by the mayor at a brief ceremony. A prime minister's office release said that the painting has been painted on canvas by a 70-year-old national award winning artist, Baua Devi, and depicts various stages of life, association with nature, as also the interconnected nature of life on earth.
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Artful expansion

Source Bangalore Mirror by Sudha Pillai
Now Vazirani is eyeing Bengaluru — considered to be the fastest growing art market in the country; even though it is six times smaller than the Delhi and Mumbai art market. "Bengaluru has very strong professional base with its IT sector. It has a large chunk of young people who are aspirational. And art in a way is aspirational," are the reasons Vazirani cites for the city currently being a good market for art.
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Collectibles, folk art in auction

Source Business Standard
The 'Spring Auction 2015' scheduled here on April 26 is a combination of three consecutive auctions -- Collectibles, Folk and Tribal Art as well as work by Modern and Contemporary masters of Indian art -- in a single day, auctioneers said. The second sale of Folk and tribal art unveils the indigenous arts of India. These include paintings and sculptures by renowned folk artists like Jangarh Singh, rare patachitra art of Orissa, mica paintings from Bihar and the Kalighats of Bengal.
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vendredi 10 avril 2015

Anish Kapoor installe ses oeuvres à Versailles

Source RTL
A partir du 9 juin, Anish Kapoor installera des oeuvres monumentales dans les jardins du Château de Versailles, après le Sud-Coréen Lee Ufan et l'Italien Giuseppe Penone. Pour ceux qui avaient loupé son fascinant Leviathan à l'exposition Monumenta de 2011 sous la verrière du Grand Palais, c'est une occasion à ne pas manquer
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mardi 7 avril 2015

‘My money goes in collecting art’

Source The Tribune by Nonika Singh
Architect and interior designer Ashiesh Shah, who has designed homes for celebrities, is one of the top five young art collectors of South-East Asia. ‘Less is more.’Hey, hold it, is he serious? An architect, whose client list boasts of the rich and famous, including glamorous film stars, can’t possibly mean what he says. Seriously, how can he possibly translate this minimalist mantra into abodes of larger than life stars?
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Culture Vulture: No-frills look at art in Kochi heat

Source The Straits Times by Deepika Shetty
This "people's biennale", as it was called, drew a record 500,000 visitors over 108 days. Families packed the closing weekend. The first edition had 450,000 visitors, which brings it fairly close to the world's top contemporary art event, the Venice Biennale, in terms of visitor numbers. Italy's Venice Biennale, which runs for twice as long, had about 475,000 visitors in its 2013 edition.
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lundi 6 avril 2015

German Artist's Painting Machine Does the Talking

Source New Indian Express by Deepika Jayaram
The exhibition of works by Rosemarie Trockel organised by the Goethe Institut at Lalit Kala Akademi is an exploration into the unseen realms of imagination that the artist from Germany has travelled to. A malmaschine, which has various paint brushes attached to it, with a sheet underneath, delivers shades of black and grey, once its motor starts, giving way to a new and artistic way of expression. As we explore the sketches done by the artist at one go, one by one, we cannot help but notice a sketch of a man. This sketch has something unusual in it, unlike other conventional sketches.
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India, Pakistan script a new chapter in Venice Biennale's history

Source New Kerala by Shilpa Reina
Born out of the desire to reposition the complex climate of historical relations between India and Pakistan, the event "My East is Your West" will witness the participation of Mumbai-based Shilpa Gupta and Lahore-based Rashid Rana - both of whom are known for their artistic mastery in the world of contemporary art - with a wide view of exploring physical, temporal and relationship tension between their subjects, at the 56th edition of the biennale that will run from May 9 to November 22. "It was the realisation that one-third of the world's population is not represented at the global platform of contemporary art; the question was why were we missing from this platform despite the fact that we have extremely reputed contemporary artists," Feroze Gujral, co-founder of the foundation named after her father-in-law and prominent painter Satish Gujral, told IANS.
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dimanche 5 avril 2015

Kochi-Muzziris Biennale organisers to create corpus fund

Source The Business Line
With delays in government funding affecting organisation of art exhibition Kochi-Muzziris Biennale, its organisers have decided to create a corpus fund through one of the biggest art auctions. The Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) said 40 renowned Indian artists have donated their works which will go under the hammer in Mumbai on April 7 to raise funds for the foundation. “The auction is being conducted as part of Kochi Biennale Foundation’s efforts to create a corpus fund....The corpus fund will help to make the Biennale self-sustaining and will largely help in dispelling organisational hitches,” a KBF official said here today. The auction, to be held on April 7, is being held in collaboration with SaffronArt, one of the largest modern art auction houses for Indian art.
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samedi 4 avril 2015

How 90s super-model became a pillar of India's art community

Source DNA by Gargi Gupta
Feroze Gujral is at the open air cafe. Everywhere, there are sharply-dressed people networking fiercely as they get their nicotine fix. Gujral weaves through with the practised ease of a habitué – after all, the 1990s super-model, wife of architect Mohit Gujral and daughter in-law of artist Satish Gujral, is one of the pillars of the capital's glamour set.
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KMB created intl platform for contemporary art: Ker Guv

Source Business Standard
"It has, in the process, raised Indian art to a global level," he said while delivering a special address at the closing ceremony of the second Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) which will formally conclude on Sunday evening with the lowering of the flag at the main Aspinwall House venue. Noting that the 108-day festival has mainly exhibited 100 works by 94 artistes from 30 countries, the Governor said a students' and children's biennale held as part of KMB'14 had the potential to churn out a new generation of top-class artists from Kerala and rest of the country.
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Modernist from the past

Source Bangalore Mirror by Jayanthi Madhukar
A young artist spoke of a simple exercise that his art school conducted for its new admissions. One of the questions asked in the 'Know the Artists' module was: Artist Jamini Roy — Male or Female? "A lot of us got it wrong," he confessed. Jamini Ranjan Roy — India's most significant modernist — popularly known as Jamini Roy, was a pioneer in the Indian contemporary art scene. About 200 of his works are being showcased in the curated show, Jamini Roy (1887-1972): Journey to the Roots at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
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Street art: From the margins to mainstream

Source Business Standard by Ritika Bhatia
The first two were painted by artists participating in the street art festival organised by St+Art India Foundation, the second edition of the festival which has been going on in Delhi since February. From commissioned legal street art pieces to works of graffiti or “vandalism”, street art is flourishing in the country like never before, claiming walls in tony residential colonies and rundown wholesale markets. Chennai’s Conquer the Concrete, Street Art Project Pune and Rishikesh Street Art Festival are the other three big festivals that have already taken place this year. Kolkata and Bengaluru too have a strong graffiti culture.
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