Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fwd: The Storytellers | Open Day | October 14, 2018 | 6 pm




The Storytellers | Open Day
on 14 October, 2018 | 6:00 pm onwards
C-340, Defence Colony, New Delhi: 110024
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The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art,
in collaboration with Serendipity Arts Foundation,

Presents 


Open Display as part of 
The Storytellers: A Course Exploring Zines, Comics and Video

October 14, 2018 | 6.00 pm onwards

Venue: Serendipity Arts Foundation,
C-340, Chetna Marg, Defence Colony
New Delhi: 110024

On view until October 24, 2018, 11 am to 6 pm

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Serendipity Arts Foundation (SAF) are delighted to announce that The Storytellers: A Course exploring Zines, Comics and Video shall culminate after its month-long duration (September 10- October 13, 2017) in an Open Day on Sunday October 14,  6 pm onward at the Serendipity Arts Foundation, C 340, Defence Colony New Delhi.

The display will continue until October 24 and will be a chance to share some of the processes and outcomes of this programme.  A group comprising 14 participants- Akshay Sethi, Tilothama Bhowmick, Khandakar Ohida, Priyesh Gothwal, Ankit Ravani, Yogesh Ramkrishna, Zeel Sanghvi, Maya Janine, Pavithra R, Rahul Kamalasan, Rohit Kumar, Sana Bansal, Vikrant Kano and Tahsin Akhtar- has been immersed in a month-long intensive process experimenting with zine-making, graphic narratives and video. Mentored by artists like Himanshu Shetty, Sajad Malik, Sameera Jain and Lokesh Khodke, the participants have been exposed to various mediums, materials and engaged with the formative and processual elements of the mediums.

The course began wit
Himanshu Shetty's module titled 'z is also for zines' where participants were introduced to the ethos and format of zine-making and publishing. Covering different locations in the city, the participants displayed and hustled the zines to a diverse public. The second week commenced with Sajad Malik's module on graphic narratives. Titled 'Drawing Experience', the module initiated the participants into how comics are being mobilized around the world by artists to document their political realities through a personal eye. The third week had filmmaker Sameera Jain discuss the origins of the moving image, the various positions contained within the ethnographic, ways of perceiving oneself and one's context, and the relationship between the technical and the aesthetic. Titled 'Ways of Seeing', the module had practical observational exercises directed at discovering stories that may offer unexpected insights, discoveries of constellations of meaning otherwise obscured by the habitual.

Other additional inputs included sessions with artist Bhagwati Prasad, comic author and editor Vidyun Sabhaney, filmmakers Ruchika Negi, Nundrisha Wakhloo, Gagandeep Singh, Prof. Narayani Gupta, a field-trip to Fardabad Mazdoor Samachar office and a session with founder-editor Sher Singh

For SAF and FICA, the course has been an invaluable experience in terms of generating a learning environment. We look forward to seeing how the participants take it forward in their work.

Please do join us to catch a glimpse of what they have been working on!


The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art is a non-profit organization that aims to broaden the audience for contemporary Indian art, enhance opportunities for artists, and establish a continuous dialogue between the arts and the public through education and active participation in public art projects and funding. 

Serendipity Arts Foundation (SAF) is an arts and cultural development organisation that fosters pluralistic cultural expressions and supports emerging artists across South Asia. Committed to innovation, the aim of the Foundation is to support, practice, and promote sustainability and education in the field of the arts, through a range cultural programmes and initiatives.
                                                  
 
The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA)                             
D 53, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024, India 

FICA Reading Room
F-213 E-2, Second Floor, Old Mehrauli-Badarpur Road,
Lado Sarai, New Delhi 110030, India
                                                                                                                    

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Tel: +91 11 42546579, 46103550, 46103551 | Fax: +91 11 2681 2973             




Thursday, August 2, 2018

Fwd: 5 to See: Trailers from Top Summer Shows





Reflecting on life in the digital age through installation, photography and fine art,
current shows push the boundaries of media. Watch trailers from global galleries' summer shows.

Lee Bul: Crashing, Hayward Gallery, London

Crashing explores Bul's diverse and extensive career, highlighting the artist's multidisciplinary ventures across disciplines such as painting, sculpture and performance. Until 19 August.
> Watch trailer


I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The show concentrates on a specific moment in time – the period from 1998 to the present day – in order to explore the rapid cultural shifts the world has experienced. Until 14 October. > Watch trailer


teamLab Planets Tokyo

Offering seven fantastical installations, this new exhibition space is a sensory playground, as the visually striking works encourage active participation. Ongoing until Fall 2020.
> Watch trailer


Sabine Weiss: Les Villes, La Rue, L'Autre, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Investigating the post war years, Weiss' images pair social realism with an interest in form and composition, using light and shadow to capture timeless, personal moments. Until 15 October.
> Watch trailer


Doug Aitken, Copenhagen Contemporary

Presented on a monumental circular screen, Aitken's Song 1 is an all-encompassing video piece that leads viewers into a mesmerising cinematic space. Until 30 December.
> Watch trailer


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Thursday, July 19, 2018

INLAKS SHIVDASANI FOUNDATION - Fine Art award 2019



The Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Fine Art Awards 2019.
The deadline for receiving applications for these awards is October 8th, 2018.
The award is intended to help young artists in their formative years to develop their creative talent. It provides financial assistance to enable them to work independently anywhere in India.
ABOUT THE AWARD:
  • The Award is worth Rs.3,00,000/- (Three Lakhs Only) for a period of one year.
  • The awardee will have to attend an art residency programme within India for a period of 4 weeks during the course of the year.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • The applicant for this award should be a young emerging artist under the age of 30 (by 31st December in the year of application).
  • The applicant may be a recent graduate/post-graduate or a final year student from a leading Indian institute for visual arts in India. No student of a first year masters programme will be considered.
  • The recipient should not be holding a similar/ government scholarship or award during the same tenure.
  • If the candidate has applied for the award earlier, he/she must submit a new body of work if they reapply.
  • In the case of an applicant not having a formal degree in the visual arts, it is desirable that he/she would have participated in organized art exhibitions.
  • The applicant for this award must be an India citizen, currently resident in India.
The applications may be sent to the following email: gladys@inlaksfoundation.org
The downloaded application form may be filled in by hand or by type and should be emailed in with the following attachments as listed below.
The subject line should read as: Fine Art Award 2019
ATTACHMENTS TO INCLUDE TOGETHER WITH THE DULY FILLED-IN FORM
  1. CV/RESUME: PDF
  2. ART WORK :
    A. Stills: to be compiled into one PDF file (not exceeding 10MB)
    B. Audio/Video: to be sent as links on any of the following online platform such as artist website/ vimeo/ youtube/ soundcloud. If links are password protected, please provide the password.
    C. All works to include a list of captions (TITLE, MEDIA, YEAR, DURATION, SHORT DESCRIPTION)
  3. EVIDENCE OF BIRTH DATE: PAN CARD COPY/AADHAR CARD COPY/DRIVING LICENSE

The information is available online at




Amita Malkani
Administrator
Inlaks India Foundation




Inlaks foundation fine arts award -219



Monday, February 26, 2018

Fwd: Gallery Highlights at Art Dubai 2018




 
 
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Elif Uras, Venus Niche, 2016. Courtesy the Artist and Galerist. 

The fair's 12th edition returns with a larger and diversified edition with 78 galleries from 42 countries. Art Dubai's blog looks at solo and duo-artist presentations that focuses on women artists, African art, sculpture, and pieces that highlight social engagement.

READ HERE
 
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GCC Portrait, 2017. Courtesy the Artists.

THE ROOM: DAY AND NIGHT

As part of Khaleeji artistic collective GCC's installation at The Room, a series of daily performances and after-parties will take place during the course of the fair. Under the title of GCC After Dark, local and international DJs, such as Venus X, Total Freedom, and TELFAR, are set to perform into the night.

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Hiromi Hotel, 2017Courtesy the Artist.

WELCOMING HIROMI TANGO

Through her interactive workshops tailored to children and adolescents, the Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango will lead The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program. Entitled Healing Garden, Tango's workshops will invite children to thoughtfully create a nurturing environment inspired by local plants and flowers.

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Karim Noureldin. Courtesy Andreas Zimmermann.

JULIUS BAER PRESENTS KARIM NOURELDIN

Julius Baer will be unveiling an intimate exhibition of textile-based installations by Swiss-Egyptian artist Karim Noureldin, whose works will be displayed at Art Dubai. We interviewed Noureldin, who shared the inspiration and vision behind the commissioned works.

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Modern Symposium 2017. Courtesy Art Dubai.

FULL PROGRAM OF MODERN SYMPOSIUM 2018

The second edition of the Modern Symposium will return with a 3-day series of fascinating talks and discussions, led by international scholars, curators and patrons, about the trajectories and artistic practices of regional modernists.

LEARN MORE
 
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Art Dubai 2017. Courtesy Art Dubai.

BUY TICKETS FOR THE 12TH EDITION OF ART DUBAI

Gain access to the highlight event of the region's cultural calendar, taking place from 22 to 24 March, and discover more than 500 artists showcasing their work through 105 participating galleries, alongside a daily programme of talks, performances, tours and workshops.

BUY HERE
 
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Art Dubai Portrait: Chaouki Choukini. 

ART DUBAI PORTRAIT: MEET CHAOUKI CHOUKINI

'The question of Man wasn't in my subject. It was just a landscape where Man is no more. He just left some traces, something remains from him. If you look at my work, you can find evolution.' 

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ART DUBAI

Building 7,
Dubai Design District (d3)
PO Box 72645, Dubai, UAE
Info@artdubai.ae

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Fwd: GRAND SITAR RECITAL: USTAD IRSHAD KHAN SAT 17TH FEB








   
presents


GRAND SITAR RECITAL
BY USTAD IRSHAD KHAN 




accompanied by 
Uday Ramdas on Tabla

at Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre,
Discovery of India Section, Worli
Sat 17th Feb 2018 at 6.30 p.m



Son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, Irshad, dubbed as the "Mozart of Indian Music" (Isthmus, Milwaukee U.S.A.), is one of the foremost representatives of a musical heritage unprecedented in India. He is the torchbearer of the younger generation of the leading school of Sitar, known as the Imdadkhani Etawa Gharana. 

Internationally recognized as one of the greatest living Sitar players and as the leading Surbahar (bass sitar) exponent of his generation, his expertise in both instruments ascends from the distinctiveness of his technique and mental prowess. His style is followed and inspires many formative and professional sitar players of his generation. 
 
His phenomenal control of the intricate "gayaki-ang"(vocal) and "tantra-ang"(instrumental) styles, whether performing  traditional ragas, or musical forms outside Indian classical,  stimulates the imagination. Constantly searching for new ways to communicate with audiences, he transcends cultural barriers turning each performance into a spellbinding and unforgettable experience.

A child prodigy, his international debut at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, was only at 13. 
At 18, he made history by becoming the youngest soloist to perform at one of the most prestigious international music festivals held in London, known as the Indian All Night Concert at the Proms. He has played in over 40 countries
Founder / President of Universal Academy for Musicians, based in Ontario and Mumbai, he conducts workshops, lectures and master classes in various educational institutions.

As his students come from different musical backgrounds – jazz, flamenco, African and Western classical, his  Academy promotes cross-cultural collaborations and exchanges between different musical cultures. Their mandate is to preserve and propagate the particular strengths of Indian music. Says Irshad, "You are never too old to learn music, but you do need the time to practice. If you didn't get the chance to take music lessons when you were a kid, be assured that it's never too late. Indian classical music is one of the best tools for energizing or soothing your soul and boasts of perhaps the most sophisticated systems of rhythmic structures and patterns, as well as its emphasis on improvisation."

to read his press reviews, go to:- http://irshadkhan.net/press/
 
 
Free for Udayan Members
For Public: 200-00 Donor Cards will  be available at bookmyshow.com 
and at venue at showtime. 

Bookmyshow link

 
 



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Amita Banerjee
President-Udayan