Monday, December 10, 2018

Fwd: 2018 Residency Unlimited Benefit Party | THANK YOU


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Melissa Amore, Onyedika Chuke, Nathalie Anglès, Regina Parra, Valerie Pels

21 Performance by The Illustrious Blacks Manchildblack x Monstah Black

Performance by The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack x Monstah Black)

11 Guests at the swimming pool art installation by RU artists Swimming pool art installation by RU artists Myriam Casanova and Jerome Stunzi

Swimming pool art installation by RU artists Myriam Casanova and Jérôme Stünzi

27 Performance by Raya Brass Band

Performance by Raya Brass Band

On November 28th, Residency Unlimited (RU) celebrated its 9th anniversary with a benefit holiday party generously hosted by Whitewall Magazine, Thomas Rom, and Michael Reynolds at World of McIntosh Townhouse.

We are immensely grateful to our Board of Directors, partners, friends and supporters - and of course the RU artists who are the driving force behind everything we do. We thank Chef Jazzie Einalhori, Bombay Sapphire, Frerejean Frères and LAFCO New York for their support. The evening was shaped by artist designed experiences with an underwater artistic intervention by RU artists Myriam Casanova and Jérôme Stünzi. Oneika Russell and Émilie Régnier created a festive photo booth where guests were photographed with "naughty Santa". Dessert intervention was made by Glexis Novoa. We are also immensely grateful to David Shemesh, WOOM Centre founder, The Illustrious Blacks and Raya Brass Band for their incredible performances throughout the night.

A glimpse of the atmosphere can be seen here at Whitewall Magazine's coverage of the event.

Thank you all for your incredible support, it truly makes a difference.

The RU Team and Board of Directors wishes you a happy new year filled with magic and inspiration!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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,


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


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.
  • 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.

  • 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:
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
  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)

The information is available online at

Amita Malkani
Inlaks India Foundation

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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.

GCC Portrait, 2017. Courtesy the Artists.


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.

Hiromi Hotel, 2017Courtesy the Artist.


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.

Karim Noureldin. Courtesy Andreas Zimmermann.


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.

Modern Symposium 2017. Courtesy Art Dubai.


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.

Art Dubai 2017. Courtesy 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.

Art Dubai Portrait: 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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Dubai Design District (d3)
PO Box 72645, Dubai, UAE

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