Important collateral events not to be missed

Important collateral events not to be missed

Title of the show: Postponed Poems

Artist: Manjunath Kamath
Venue: Gallery Espace, New Friends Colony,
New Delhi
Dates: January 29 - February 28, 2015
About the artist: Born in Mangalore, Kamath finished his course in sculpturing at Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore.

Heshifted base to New Delhi in early 1990s andsince then has held several solo shows andparticipated in group exhibitions. Winner of the ‘Raza Samman’ award (2012), Kamath is  one of the most sought-after names in contemporary Indian art.

Title of the show: Layers of Wind, Lines of Time

Artist: Alwar Balasubramaniam
Venue: Talwar Gallery, Niti Bagh, New Delhi
Dates: January 29 - May 2, 2015
About the artist: Alwar Balasubramaniam was born in 1971 in Tamil Nadu, India. His works have been featured in international exhibitions and institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India; Essl Museum, Austria; École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; 1st Singapore Biennale; and 18th Sydney Biennale. Bala has been a guest lecturer at the Art Department of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a featured speaker at TED.

Throughout his career, Bala has playfully challenged viewers to question and ultimately expand the limits of their
perception.     

Title of the show: Codes of Culture

Artists: Astha Butail, Spencer Finch, Bharti Iqler, Tahireh Lal, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Sreshta Rit Premnath and Navin Thomas
Venue: GallerySke, New Delhi
Dates: January 29 - March 4, 2015
About the artists: The featured artists are highly accomplished and are known for their innovative approaches in art practice. Their works have been exhibited widely and are to be found in the collection of important international museums and institutions.   

Title of the show: Reversal Reality

Artist: Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh)
Venue: Shrine Empire Gallery, 7, Friends Colony (West), New Delhi
Dates: January 29 - February 21, 2015
About the artist: Lipi is a well-known name in Bangladesh. Her works address themes offemale identity, and reference the double bindof political and gender-specific violence. She was awarded the Grand Prize at the Asian ArtBiennial, Dhaka, in 2004, and was thecommissioner for the Bangladesh Pavilion atthe 54th Venice Biennale (2011).   

Title of the show: Imagined Immortals

Artist: Anju Dodiya
Venue: Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Dates: January 29 – February 14, 2015
About the artist: Anju Dodiya (born 1964) is a prominent name in the field of Indian contemporary art. Although Dodiya’s practice has often been described as self-portraiture, she chooses to call it ‘fictional self-portrait’. She has exhibited widely in India and abroad. She was selected to show at the prestigious Venice Art Biennale in 2009.    

Title of the show: Q: The Lighthouse

Artists: Thukral & Tagra
Venue: Nature Morte, New Delhi
Dates: January 29 - February 28, 2015
About the artists: Jiten Thukral (born 1976) & Sumir Tagra (born 1979) work collaboratively in a variety of media. In their production, they blur the lines between Fine Art and Popular Culture, product placement and exhibition design, artistic inspiration and media hype.

Their works comment on the globalisation of consumer culture and its practical repercussions in India today. While being both playful and humorous, their works express questions about the nature of Indian identity as it is articulated by Indians and projected on to India by the rest of the world.

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