Saturday, February 19, 2011

Paintings by Sukanya Das , Alankrita art gallery, Hyderabad

exhibition at Alankritha Art Gallery

Mystic Moods

an exhibition of paintings


Sukanta Das

Preview on 19th February 2011 at 6:00 PM

Show on till 5th March 2011

Timings: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

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regarding Iran the apparent acquiescence of conceptual poetics Curated by: Shaheen Merali

regarding Iran

the apparent acquiescence of conceptual poetics

Curated by: Shaheen Merali

Artists: Mohammad Hossein Emad, Barbad Golshiri, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh, Farideh Lashai, Amin Nourani, Shirin Neshat and Mitra Tabrizian

Preview: Friday, March 11, 7 – 9 pm

The Guild Art Gallery is pleased to present regarding Iran the apparent acquiescence of conceptual poetics curated by Shaheen Merali, opening on March 11th 2011. It is the third exhibition of an ongoing curatorial initiative that has so far been produced in two different countries. Thus far, the curator, Shaheen Merali, has worked with Kunsthalle Brot, Vienna for The Promise of Loss and at the Tokyo Gallery for The Stalking of Absence, to present work by artists that investigates and provides a generous account of Iran’s contemporary situation. The aesthetic inventions of these artists provide exciting probabilities for an inquiring audience to develop an understanding of issues pertaining to Iran and its contested place in the world.

For The Guild, Mumbai, eight artists’ work from within and without Iran is presented as a medium scale group exhibition opening on Friday, the March 11, 2011, close to the occasion of the Persian new year; Norouz. The research for this exhibition involved both studio visits and some remote conversations, finally curating the artists’ works for the first ever presentation of work in India by these contemporary artists who live and work in Iran and also in England and the USA.

Much of the artists’ work is found in the International arena of a visual culture that is affected by a sense of belonging and longing that permits specific identity politics that are conclusively inflected and wrapped in assemblages, based on taking an ethical position encased within a poetic distance.

The curatorial position has considered the following two observations:

i) Curating any regional or ethnic domain, including that of Iran, is made difficult by the sophisticated, cultural palimpsest of the region, its traditions and its people, although it is still important, even necessary, to evaluate its specific aesthetic and cultural developments.

ii) Historically, the country is of ontological importance and has been a domain of highly discursive thinking within its expanses. In its present constellation, Iran has suffered and endured many different circumstances and faced specific challenges from a range of biased nations and religiosities; this, combined with its own reactive epithet, provides for a very pertinent set of conditions which enables the production as well as sets down the role and rules, of aesthetics which have had to function, until now, within a curtailed freedom.

An evolutionary aesthetics of adaptation and an approved cultural code has emerged. Within this curtailment of immobilised consent and the threat of the eradication of dissenting voices, a new formula of the putative whole has emerged, an increasingly conscious alphabet of poetic and political conjunctures.

A catalogue will be produced with installation views and a talk with the curator will be organised in the first week of the exhibition.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Great Magic show


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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Route/Root Guild art Gallery

Arunkumar H.G. and Sunoj D.


Feb 11 – 28, 2011

PREVIEW – Thursday, February 10, 7 pm to 9 pm

The Guild Art Gallery is pleased to present Route / Root, recent works of Arunkumar H.G. and Sunoj D. previewing on February 10, 2011.

An economic structure evolving from the urban environment thrives on consumerism and capitalism; the readymade and customised; exclusive and LARGE scale. This is reflected in the outcome of the demand and modes of production to merge nature into an urban lifestyle.

Arunkumar H. G. and Sunoj D. question the creation and implementation of the terms rural and urban. The hybridism of these two landscapes is reflected in the contemporary development of demand and supply in the economy.

There has been a pattern in the migration of the population from rural to urban sectors; so much so, that the disorganised growth of cities is blurring recorded boundaries on maps. The term hybridism has become inherent in a world where a majority of the increasing population’s desire is to identify themselves with the urban world. However, there cannot be a complete disconnect, because the rural and the urban function on the basis of co-existence. Genetic farming to create Pomato(es) – makes life simpler and all in one – is it? Garden lamps root themselves with wires in the soil to create the earth’s new topography ... Blame it on the stars that shine, blame it on the rain...

(Excerpt from an essay by Veeranganakumari Solanki)

Arunkumar H.G. graduated in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda. His recent solo was ‘Tract’ at Nature Morte, New Delhi. Some of his group exhibitions include ‘Freedom to March’ Ojas Art New Delhi, ‘Changing Skin’ The Fine Art Co. Mumbai, ‘Snow’ curated by Ranjit Hoskote, New Delhi, ‘Size Matters…or Does it ?’ Lattitude 28, New Delhi and ‘A New Vanguard’ Saffron Art and The Guild, New York.

Sunoj D. graduated in Painting from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. His recent solo show was ‘Between Land and Sky’ - Grosvenor Vadehra, London. Some of his group exhibitions include ‘Indian (sub)way’ curated by Yashodara Dalmia at Grosvenor Vadehra, London, ‘GH: Krumbiegel: Whatever he touched he adorned’ curated by Suresh Jayaram at the Max Muller Bhavan, Bangalore, ‘Lost in an urban maze’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Someone you know’, Sølyst Artist in Residence Center, Denmark, ‘A New Vanguard’, Saffron Art and The Guild, New York and ‘House of Mirrors’ curated by Deeksha Nath Grovenor Art Gallery, London.

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02/32, Kamal Mansion, 2nd floor
Arthur Bunder Road,Colaba Mumbai 400005
+ 91 22 2288 0116 / 0195
admn office
+91 22 2287 5839 /6211 fax + 91 22 2287 6210