GALLERYSKE is pleased to announce that we are representing Pors & Rao. The duo's works are often an interplay between minimal forms, responsive behaviors and animatronics. Pors & Rao's recent solos include Pors & Rao at Hilger Contemporary, Vienna (2013), Applied Fiction (Reworked), GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (2012), Applied Fiction curated by Emilio Navarro Menduiña CAB-Centro De Arte Contemporaneo, De Caja De Burgos, Burgos (2011). The duo has also been featured in exhibitions at Museum Tinguely, Basel, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka.
Anup Mathew Thomas's project Nurses for the Abraaj Group Art Prize was unveiled at Art Dubai this March. The work consists of a series of portraits of nurses, originally from the Indian state of Kerala who are employed in hospitals and care facilities around the world. Each subject in shown in her uniform in an outdoor setting in her current country of residence.
In her first solo in Italy, Prabhavathi Meppayil revisits the problematics and motifs of modernism/minimalism via traditional artisanal practices and techniques. Her work in lime gesso inscribed with gold and copper wire, or marked and patterned with goldsmith's tools, most notably thinnam, interrogate such minimalist trademarks as the grid, monochromy and serial repetition.
At their second annual Art Gala in Hong Kong, Asia Society honored Bharti Kher for her significant contributions to contemporary art.
Other honorees included Liu Guosong, Takashi Murakami and Zhang Xiaogang.
Sreshta Rit Premnath
The Bindery Projects, Minnesota March 14 - April 28, 2014
At The Bindery Projects, Sreshta Rit Premnath solo project Plotblends poetics, sculpture, moving and still images in wide-ranging rumination on issues of ownership, occupation and the related contingencies of property and value – as measured in land, but also in the relative worth of life and labor required to work in, on and with it.
Director: Gabriele Horn, Curator: Juan A. Gaitán May 29 - August 03, 2014
Mariam Suhail is part of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art that explores the intersection between larger historical narratives and individuals' lives. The works in the exhibition propose new perspectives on the facets of and relations in history.
An Overview of Gowda's Practice Curated by Annie Fletcher and Grant Watson Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin April 05 - June 22, 2014
Sheela Gowda's traveling retrospective opened in April at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Open Eye Policy is an comprehensive overview of the artist's work. Open Eye Policyprovides the opportunity to see the diversity of Gowda's practice and the consistency that comes from interests sustained over several decades.
U20, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel June 19 - 22, 2014
GALLERYSKE will present a solo project Waiting for others to arrive by Sudarshan Shetty at the Unlimited section of Art Basel, Basel. The work consists of a single channel video shot in the Tuslidas Kunwarji chawl in Mumbai that will be installed with a set of objects - broken chinaware refurbished using recycled wood. The project explores the connections between the world on and off the screen.
Artistic Director: Jessica Morgan Gwangju Biennale September 05 - November 09, 2014
Sheela Gowda's work will be a part of the Gwangju Biennale in 2014. The theme for the biennale Burning Down the Houseexplores the process of burning and transformation, a cycle of obliteration and renewal witnessed throughout history.
Sao Paulo Biennial September 06, - December 07, 2014 Preview: September 01-05
Sheela Gowda will be a part of the Sao Paulo Biennial in 2014 that is titled How to talk about things that don't exist. The title is a poetic call that attempts to put the capability of art at the centre of the event. The curatorial team for the 31st biennial includes Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente and Oren Sagiv.
Sreshta Rit Premnath's work will feature in group exhibitionCommon Space at The Kitchen, New York. The show is curated by Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard, Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program 2013-14.
H 15, Art Basel, Messeplatz, Basel June 19 - 22, 2014
GALLERYSKE will present multi-artist booth, H 15 at the Galleries section of the fair. Work by Sudarshan Shetty, Sheela Gowda, Bharti Kher, Prabhavathi Meppayil and Navin Thomas will be exhibited. The work at the booth will include multimedia two dimensional and three dimensional installations experimenting with the media of sound, painting, sculpture, the use of found objects and ready-mades.
Booth No. A36, Madinat Jumeirah March 19 - 22, 2014
In the Contemporary section of the Eighth Edition of Art Dubai, GALLERYSKE exhibited work by Bharti Kher, Sudarshan Shetty, Mariam Suhail, Navin Thomas, Avinash Veeraraghavan and Abraaj Group Art Prize Winner Anup Mathew Thomas.
GALLERYSKE, Bangalore February 15 - March 29, 2014
In Deep Sleep, Srinivasa Prasad journeyed back to the memories of childhood and the subconscious to create work that was playful, engaging and interactive. Employing discarded, found, retired, reused and readymade objects Prasad created works across the media of sculpture and installation, video and photography. Continuing his exploration of ritual, Prasad infused his work with elements of performance.
In Traveling without moving, Tara Kelton examines the materiality/immateriality of art works experienced through screens; how borders, distance, time and location are altered online, and how virtual objects find form in a physical world in which moving images move all around us.
Artist and graphic designer Orijit Sen pays homage to the language of posters through a series of limited edition screen prints. Unlike conventional posters that speak to the future, Sen retrospectively creates work, using full advantage of hindsight to investigate and play with influential art, literature, cinema, events, people and ideas.
GALLERYSKE's upcoming show explores the studio as a space of both functional and aesthetic production. Examining the fine line between art and design, GALLERYSKE will be showcasing artists' furniture taken from their homes and studios, thereby exposing certain untold stories about process, craftsmanship and utility. The show will feature Astha Butail, Sakshi Gupta, RAQS Media Collective, Masooma Syed, Sumed Rajendran and Niharika Rajput.
Film Screenings: Films and Video by Shumona Goel & Shai Heredia and Oliver Husain
GALLERYSKE, New Delhi March 13, 2014
On March 13th 2014 GALLERYSKE, New Delhi screened a short film by Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia, I am micro(2012), followed by a series of five video pieces by Oliver Husain (Hovering Proxies, 2010, Mount Shasta, 2008, Leona Alone, 2009, Item Number, 2012 and Purfled Promises, 2009).
Shot in the passages of an abandoned optics factory and centered on the activities of a low-budget film crew, I Am Microis an experimental essay about filmmaking, the medium of film, and the spirit of independent cinema.
Addressing a dialogue between images and objecthood, Oliver Husain's projects often begin with a portrait of a person or place. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual codes—such as dance, puppetry, and animation—to disassemble fixed readings of the original material.
T.A.J Residency and SKE Projects
Artist Talk and Screening: Jean Barberis and Tactical Tech
March 20, 2014
T.A.J Residency and SKE Projects hosted a talk by resident Jean Barberis. Shipwrecked, Shanghaied and Marooned - A Discussion on Waterborne Art introduced the waterborne art scene of New York and the notion that artists and makers create boats as they represent an open platform and metaphor for freedom. This was followed by a screening of Tactical Tech's film Unseen War which explores the physical, moral and political invisibility of US drone strikes in Pakistan.
Sunita Prasad presented her videos, performances and installations that attempt to shift or rupture expectations about how gendered bodies should behave, be represented, or be historicized.
In Mirror Man, Pallavi Singh introduced her work which focuses on the rise of a "new man" in Indian society: one who is far more interested in his image, is comfortable with a changing idea of masculine identity and has clearly taken himself as his own love-object.