The Indo-Portuguese-style heritage bungalow of fashion designer James Ferreira in Khotachiwadi, Mumbai, will once again offer a preview of artist Paul B.’s latest collection of Christian iconography. The 35-year-old, self-taught artist shares his first name with the martyred apostle who had a dramatic conversion in his life.
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London-based artist Saad Qureshi shows his latest mixed media works at Manhattan’s South Asian art hotspot, Aicon Gallery, until the end of this month. Although he is trying to adopt a more universal visual language, his work remains, like so many Pakistani artists, rooted in the rich metaphors and latent violence of his country of origin.
At the back of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts atrium, there is a tall wooden door marked ‘Office of the Director’. For over half a century, this was the office of Irina Antonova, the white-haired powerhouse who took over the Moscow museum the same year Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to venture into space.
Dijana Zordana Elfadivo’s project, as a Goethe bangaloREsident at the Yuva Chintana Foundation, was an experience. The only evidence left, are the photographs which were on view and the experiences of all those who worked with her, published in a book titled How the Elephants Were. This was also exhibition’s title.
As one walked into the gallery at Rabindra Bhavan, Mandi House, New Delhi, one was greeted by a surprise. Expecting canvas renditions of the painter’s expression, one found instead a myriad range of media through which it articulated itself: rice-paper, metal sheets, record disks and even musical instruments.
Philippe Raoux, owner of the Château d’Arsac in Margaux, has renovated his historic château and vineyard and has also made it a destination for contemporary sculpture and painting. Raoux vineyard and his boxed set of wines, the Winemakers’ Collection, are quite a sight. The art installations at the château and nearby winery are exquisite.
These are not simply landscapes, says Prabal Mallick, they are veering towards impressionism. What the viewer sees, in his series of watercolours, “Bengaluru On Location”, is the play of light and shadow; the shadows from the trees on the red walls of the museum canteen, the shadows in commercial streets et al.
Even as he reveals his interest in everything from the Rig Veda to Rock music, Dr Karan Singh believes that humanity is moving into a new phase of evolution. The expression ‘man for all seasons’ pales somewhat before the career of Dr Karan Singh. To hear him say he is ‘open to speak on any subject under the sun’ is not surprising.
Vivan Sundaram latest show, Postmortem (After Gagawaka), is on at New Delhi’s Vadehra Art Gallery. The room is dimly lit and pierced by waves of what the artist calls ‘3D sound’, interspersed with a wailing human voice. A mannequin stands in the middle, her body draped in black cloth that seems to be slipping out of the cast.
In a way, well-known and widely appreciated Subodh Gupta’s ongoing show in Gallery Ske is a classic and in some ways very unusual. It is classic because the show features his trademark work with utensils, the highlight being a large installation made of utensils and lights that is suspended from the ceiling like a bizarre chandelier.