JohnyML, editor in chief of CartAnArt analyses the trajectories that Indian performance art has taken so far and how it is dangerously yielding to the imperialist agenda in today’s fast changing political and economic scenario.
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Aakriti Art Gallery, a decade old art gallery from Kolkata has opened its branch in New Delhi’s own art district. With a show titled ‘Soulful Manifestations’, the gallery announced its arrival in the constantly changing gallery-scape of the Lado Sarai. JohnyML visits the opening and comes back with the following impressions.
The Caste system in Art, to the Nirbhaya – Multiple Expressions art camp and lectures, Johny ML, editor CartAnArt analyses the politics of art and the art of politics, urging the younger generation of artists to wake up and speak up.
Amongst the Indian cities, Delhi has the worst ‘seeing and looking’ culture when it comes to art. Analyzing the viewers’ profiles from different cities, Editor in Chief of CAA, JohnyML says that Delhi can learn from other cities in India.
Curated by noted Goan artist, Subodh Kerkar, ‘Balcao’ at Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi features eighteen contemporary artists from Goa. The show is an attempt to scrutinize the colonial history of Goa and its impact on present generation of artists, observes JohnyML.
The solo show of artist Puja Kshatriya titled, ‘Faces of Reclaimed Identities’ held at the Open Palm Court gallery of India Habitat Centre on 25th March 2014, was curated by Ashwini Pai Bahadur of Artspeaks India. The show was attended by well known personalities.
JohnyML, editor in chief of CartAnArt suggests ways for you to become contemporary Renaissance artists.
The joyful and energetic sculptures by renowned sculptor, K S Radhakrishnan were on show titled, ‘Terrafly’ hosted by gallery Art Musings, Mumbai at the Jehangir Art Gallery. The show displayed works with Maiya and Musui, the protagonists in agile poses mounted on top of bronze pillars along with several small scale sculpture works. The show saw some eminent personalities in attendance.
He may be India’s answer to Superman, the man of steel known for his mammoth sculptures made from steel utensils and other unconventional mediums, artist Subodh Gupta anoints contemporary interpretations to his art works. NGMA, New Delhi recently hosted a show titled, ‘Everything Is Inside’ which traces the progression of the artist displaying his older and new works, observes Johny ML
His work reflects influences of many artists, but on closer observation one would perhaps find their own face reflected in the distorted, comical and even nightmarish faces in artist Soumen Bhowmick’s series titled ‘Head Tale’ on show at Triveni Gallery, New Delhi. With a smattering of humour to depict a stark reality of the human condition, the artist tackles his own angst through his works reviews Johny ML.