jeudi 30 juin 2016


Source Pune Mirror by Jittish Kallat
With the passing away of K G Subramanyan, India, and the world of art, has lost one of the most influential modernists and a truly inspiring pedagogue. Known fondly as Mani-da amongst peers and his students, he will have a lasting impact on generations to come through his art and also through his writing, which ranged from art historical texts to children's stories. His book, The Living Tradition, is a classic in the study of modern Indian art.
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dimanche 26 juin 2016

Where are the women?

Source The Sunday Times by Jyoti Dhar
Five years ago, I remember seeing Anoli Perera’s “Dinner for Six” (2008) as part of “Home Spun,” an exhibition held at the Devi Art Foundation in New Delhi. The work resembled a traditional dining room setting, replete with neatly placed crockery, plastic flower arrangements and black-and-white portraits. The viewer could only see the installation, however, through a suspended web of white crocheted lace.
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vendredi 24 juin 2016

Femmes du Hazaribagh samedi 25 juin

Samedi 25 juin de 16h à 22h, un événement et une exposition de photos de Deidi von Schaewen seront organisés en faveur de l’association "Femmes du Hazaribagh". A cette occasion, des tirages photos signées de Deidi von Schaewen vous seront proposés. Une projection sera réalisée autour des œuvres de ces femmes ainsi qu’une présentation de l’association. L’exposition se déroulera au 12 rue Popincourt 7011 Paris. Organisé par Deidi von Schaewen, Marie Bouyer, Anne Karoubi, Véronique Makarian.

"Indian Dreaming, autres contemporains, l'invention d'une tradition" Artcurial Paris

La librairie Arturial invite la galerie Hervé Perdriolle pour une exposition intitulée "Indian Dreaming, autres contemporains, l'invention d'une tradition". On peut y voir des pièces majeures entre autres de Chano Devi, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Jivya Soma Mashe et Ram Singh Urveti. Artcurial, rond point des Champs Elysées du 24 juin au 28 aout (fermé du 1er au 21 aout inclus).
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dimanche 19 juin 2016

Things they left behind

Source The Indian Express by Vandana Kalra
In 1985, long before Indian art saw the greenback, Nalini Malani came up with a rather ambitious proposal. In order to get more women artists to show in galleries, she suggested uniting them through exhibitions — use gender to form a collective. She counted 50 of them across India, and, on a postcard, zealously penned her plan to fellow artist Arpita Singh. The latter thought the idea was so absurd that it deserved an equally absurd response — she wrote “a story about a wild owl” on her postcard. The exchange, however, was not futile. It took a while, but women artists would headline numerous exhibitions in the next decades across India. Seated at her Nizamuddin home in Delhi, Singh, 80, fondly recalls that dialogue. “We were involved at every stage, from getting the catalogue designed and printed, to calling the carpenter home for framing. I wish I had those correspondences,” says Singh. Though the original postcards are lost, miles away, art enthusiasts in China have been lauding the efforts of Malani, Singh, Nilima Sheikh and Madhvi Parekh who formed a group in the late Eighties. A 1989 catalogue that recorded their exchange was part of “That Photo We Never Got”, a two-month archival exhibition that concluded in May at the Asia Art Archive (AAA) premises in Hong Kong; through photographs and letters, it offered a glimpse into what is, arguably, one of the first attempts by Indian women artists to break out of their domestic mould.
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jeudi 16 juin 2016


Source Galerie Hervé Perdriolle
Une œuvre d’art total proche de l’art brut à découvrir grâce aux photos de Pierre Schwartz restituant magistralement ce lieu fascinant. 45m2 de photos montage nous invitent à déambuler dans cet espace singulier. Des vitrines accueillent textes, poèmes, dessins, gouaches et sculptures de ce créateur hors normes. Une partie de l'œuvre de Jean-Daniel Allanche a été présentée pour la première fois à l'Outsider Art Fair de New York en janvier 2016 par la galerie Hervé Perdriolle. Exposition du 10 au 25 juin Mairie du 6° > Galerie du Luxembourg. Entrée libre du lundi au vendredi 10h30 > 17h, jeudi jusqu’à 19h, samedi 10h > 12h
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Top Indian Women Artists at Art Basel’s Unlimited Sector

Source Blouin Art Info by Archana Khare-Ghose
At the prestigious and humongous Art Basel, three top contemporary women artists from India will be showcasing their works at the prestigious Unlimited Sector. These are Mithu Sen, Archana Hande and Prabhavati Meppayil. It is worth highlighting that the Unlimited sector is a special platform for projects that transcends the classical art-show stand, featuring works by some of the world’s best known artists as well as upcoming names with great promise. The sector presents sculptures, paintings, video projections, installations, and even live performances. It is being curated for the past few years by New York-based critic and curator Gianni Jetzer. Here’s a brief introduction to the three Indian artists whose works have been selected for this prestigious sector of the world’s best known art fair.
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ShopArt ArtShop: An event to celebrate contemporary art and village life in Gunehar, Himachal Pradesh

Source Newsgram
“It is a unique conceptual arts project that brings emerging artists — alongside established artists — to a remote village for a month-long project, ending in a festival of arts, culture, exhibitions, movies, fashion shows and drama,” said SA AS curator Frank Schlichtmann to the Indian Express. “ShopArt ArtShop is first and foremost about being able to present art beyond the confines of the contemporary city-based art scene. It’s an opportunity for a group of artists to come together in a fully-funded month-long residency organised by the 4tables project,” said Schlichtmann to the Indian Express reporter.
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mardi 14 juin 2016

The World's Top 100 Art Collectors for 2016

Source Artnet News
In the third position and for the first time in the Top 100 Art Collectors Mukesh and Nita Ambani! India's richest couple controls a $20 billion family fortune that has lately turned to art collecting and funding art exhibitions related to their homeland. In 2015, Nita Ambani's Reliance Foundation—named after Reliance Industries, her husband's textile and petroleum empire—sponsored a show of Hindu paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago. In March, the foundation was the biggest sponsor of the Met Breuer's retrospective of Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nita Ambani is "planning a museum of her own in India, where large, institutional venues containing the latest climate-control technologies remain scarce." > read more

lundi 13 juin 2016

Indian art catches international eye

Source The Hindu
In an online auction conducted by Saffronart, nearly 24 per cent of the lots sold above their upper estimates with five works by top artists being sold for over Rs. 1 crore. Amrita Sher-Gil’s Untitled (Zebegény Landscape) led the sale at Rs. 4.75 crore against a pre-sale estimate of Rs 3.9 to 5.2 crore. The highlight of the auction was the large number of overseas participants who showed an interest in buying Indian art.
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vendredi 10 juin 2016

Can't please all

Source The Telegraph by Ruchir Joshi
On the second floor of the Tate Modern in London, there is a timeline that stretches over a bank of windows overlooking the Turbine Hall. On this strip are marked the major artists and art movements from the late 19th century till the early 21st. All the names mentioned, whether individual artist or art movement, are from Europe and North America. There is nobody from anywhere else and certainly no Indians in that canonical graph. A few years ago, two senior curators from the Tate-Mod visited Calcutta. I asked them about this timeline and they were unapologetic: well, we do sometimes show modern and contemporary artists from elsewhere, but we are primarily a museum of modern European and American art. By inference, artists from elsewhere would be shown only in the context of their connection to, their being influenced by, their borrowing from, the canon on that wall. Or, to put it another way, no modern or contemporary art can exist on the planet without being a minor branch of this main river.
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vendredi 3 juin 2016

Gond art presented not the traditional way

Source The Statesman
Before becoming a professional artist, Shyam took up several jobs to earn his livelihood. Circumstances also forced him to ply a cycle rickshaw in Delhi ("It was the life of slavery that awaited me in Delhi"). His autobiography vividly portrays this journey. "I left the book of Karma behind but the rhythm of life isn't hard to find... I began to ply a cycle rickshaw. The pinwheel responds to the call of the breeze, the rickshaw wheel to the strength of my feet. "This book is about how I found myself spinning inside a wheel, how I found myself being spun by what I thought I was spinning..." The most intriguing use of Gond art in the book is in the chapters with references to mythology.
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Sonata Of Solitude

Source Bodhana
The first book in the series emerges as a biography of the modern master Gaitonde by eminent art scholar and author Meera Menezes. In Vasudeo Gaitonde - The Man and the Myth, as the title of the text suggests, the research is presented as the praxis of his life. Stories known and unknown since his childhood to the period of his formative years in J.J., through his struggles to keep up expenses as well as ambitions until leaving his family to permanently settle in Delhi are well addressed and narrated here. Meera, through her biography, effaces the existing myths about the artist and successfully attempts to produce a factual document on his life and journey, keeping the emotive anecdotes at bay while vehemently affirming the facts. The document presents a history rather than a general story.
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Sudarshan Shetty to create for Rolls-Royce art programme

Source Business Standard
Contemporary artist Sudarshan Shetty has become the first artist from India to be commissioned for the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, aimed at enabling artists from across the world to realise new projects and to explore new areas of their practice. Inspired by a South Indian folk tale, Shetty has created for the programme a two-channel film, and two sculptures, that is slated to be presented here on November 5 this year, a spokesperson for the Rolls-Royce Art Programme said.
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jeudi 2 juin 2016

L’Inde, nouveau relais de la croissance mondiale

Source Le Monde par Julien Bouissou
Les chiffres publiés mardi 31 mai par le Central Statistical Office de Delhi confirment la place de l’Inde au rang de pays à la plus forte croissance au monde. En enregistrant une hausse de 7,9 % de son PIB au premier trimestre 2016, et de 7,6 % sur l’année fiscale 2015-2016 se terminant au 31 mars, l’Inde fait mieux que la Chine. S’il faut tempérer cette performance par l’adoption par Delhi de nouvelles méthodes de calcul avantageuses du PIB, un vent d’optimisme souffle néanmoins sur la troisième économie asiatique.
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mercredi 1 juin 2016

Bose Krishnamachari's to curate inaugural Yinchuan biennale

Source The Times of India
Kochi, May 31 () Internationally acclaimed artist and co-founder of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Bose Krishnamachari will curate the inaugural Yinchuan biennale in China, shaping the city's first foray into the global art scene along a roadmap set by India's only Biennale. Titled For An Image, 'Faster Than Light,' Krishnamachari has already chosen 40 out of the 80 international artists who will showcase their works within the environs of the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan (MOCA Yinchuan) from September 9 to December 18, 2016, a KMB release said here today.
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