Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Slide Lecture by Renowned Sculptor Latika Katt

Slide Lecture by Renowned Sculptor Latika Katt Public event · By Diwan Manna

Thursday 17:30 until 19:00 Auditorium Governnment Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh, India Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (State Academy of Art) cordially invites you to a

Slide Lecture by Latika Katt

on 29th March 2012 at 5.30 pm at the Government Museum and Art Gallery Sector 10 C, Chandigarh India

Making and receiving phone calls not allowed Kindly take your seats by 5.15 pm

you are also welcome to view Latika Katt, Bibekanand Kapri-Charanjit Singh-Gurpreet Jolly Hirday Kaushal-Jagdeep Jolly - Parminder Singh-Rajesh Sharma-Sanjeev Kumar-Sumangal Roy at work during the Sculpture Camp in the Museum Complex 20 to 30 March 2012, 10 am to 7 pm

Diwan Manna Chairman www.lalitkalachandigarh.com clka@lalitkalachandigarh.com

------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latika Katt has had solo and joint exhibitions in India and abroad and is recognized as one of India's leading artists. Honoured and awarded by the Lalit Kala Akademi Katt has travelled across the world on account of her art camps, talks and other symposia. Not only has she been a part of the administration of premier art and culture institutes, she has also had a long teaching career. Her work features in collections in the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, among others. In the early works of Latika Katt, the dematerialized materialization is very prominent. It also raises questions on the visual and the illusionist, the real and the imaginary. Latika's works mainly represent her ideology of space and her space, it questions and contradicts the norms of the world and revolves around the true being. The sculpture strategy in the 'Decay and Growth' series of her works deals mainly with the decay of mass correlating the paradoxical position. Abstraction from matter leads into matter. Latika's mode of reaching out to touching and modeling involves the pushing, digging, stretching scribbling and anything through which she can leave a mark of her identity. The intention of the artist is to create a multi-dimensional, imaginative world that goes far beyond the obvious. The Rodin like ruggedness and energy in her colossal Nehru for Jawahar Bhavan, New Delhi and the work in progress Indira Gandhi is a testimony to her command over the medium and her technical prowess. Banaras, the city of her adoption, is reflected in her work in forms and themes hardly ever attempted by any sculptor. In Latika's universe nothing is too insignificant for her keen eyes and dexterous hands.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Michaelangelo's Sistine chapel at your fingertips in all it's glory

Even if you've seen it in Rome, nothing gives you a better look at Michaelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, in the heart of Rome. Zoom in, pan, tilt, 360*,with cursor. http://tinyurl.com/ygspf5h Enjoy the experience!

Monday, March 12, 2012

INDO AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL presents IAAC ERASING BORDERS 2012 Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

INDO AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL presents IAAC ERASING BORDERS 2012 Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 17, 2012. 3 - 6 pm
Crossing Art Queens, 136-17 39th Avenue (at Main Street) Ground Floor Flushing, NY 11354
Curated by Vijay Kumar
IAAC Director of Exhibitions: Tanu Jindal
Erasing Borders is a richly provocative exhibition by artists of the Indian diaspora who confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease, the environment, racial and sectarian politics in painting, prints, installations, video, and sculpture. With great technical mastery and diversity of theme and style, these works combine traditional Indian aesthetics with Western elements, and speak to the powerful experience of personal and cultural dislocation in the global village. In its eighth year, Erasing Borders is curated by Vijay Kumar and produced by the Indo-American Arts Council. Free and open to the public.
Participating Artists: (Click on the artists name for details): Debangana Banerjee, Raazia H. Chandoo, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Bivas Chaudhuri, Pritika Chowdhry, Nandini Chrirmar, Delna Dastur, Minakshi De, Uday K. Dhar, Claudia Dias, Anujan Ezhikode, Mustafa Faruki, Ruee V. Gawarikar, Reeta Gidwani Karmarkar, Abhijit Goswami, Shivina Harjani, Mansoora Hassan, Samina Iqbal, Ina Kaur, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Reet Kunal Das, Rahul Mehra, Shobha Menon, Rahul Mitra, Jayanthi Moorthy, Alakananda Mukerji, George Oommen, Jigar A. Patel, Avani Patel, Nirmal Raja, Ali Raza, Rasika Reddy, Sangeeta Reddy, Tara Sabharwal, Aparajita Sen, Ela Shah, M. Tasneem Shahzad, Madhvi Subrahmanian, Sarah Suleman, Anu Thadani, MD Tokon
Venue: Crossing Art Queens 136-17 39th Avenue (at Main Street) Ground Floor Flushing, NY 11354
PLEASE RSVP: tanu.iaac@gmail.co

You are cordially invited to A Celebration of Indian Art & Humanity
Date: March 22, 2012 Place: Aicon Gallery 35 Great Jones St., New York, NY Time: 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, 7:00 p.m. Program and Auction Guest of Honor: Shabana Azmi, Actress and Activist Celebrity Auctioneer: Aasif Mandvi, Correspondent The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Featuring: Curtis R. Welling President and CEO, AmeriCares Purvish M. Parikh, M.D. VP and Managing Director AmeriCares India

Tickets: $50/Individual $75/Couple Register by March 9 at AmeriCares.org/indiaevent or with Jen Martins at jmartins@AmeriCares.org 203.658.9556 Space is Limited
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AVID Learning and Chemould Prescott Road present Fashion Cycle | Wednesday | 14 March, 2012 | at 6.30 pm

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Asia Lens performance 'Kentaro'- After Raining it will be Sunny

invites you to an AsiaLens performance by KENTARO!!, Contemporary Japanese Dancer and Choreographer in the performance AFTER RAINING, IT WILL BE SUNNY Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 07:00 – 8:30 pm. Registration and refreshments at 06:30 pm Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall M G Road, Fort Mumbai - 400032
RSVP REQUIRED: asiasociety@asiasociety.org.in (priority will be given to Asia Society members)
Other partners
Clark House Initiative Co-organised with:
This prize-winning Japanese dancer/choreographer fuses hip-hop technique with contemporary dance and drama. KENTARO!!’s expression has a personal and sensitive tone, and he uses his own story line and original music. The young performer has already showcased his work extensively across Japan, Europe, and Indonesia, and this is his first visit to India. KENTARO!! sprints through the present, evoking radically divergent moods that switch rapidly between gentleness and roughness, friendship and loneliness, amity and abhorrence, proximity and distance. Join us for 60 minutes of exhilarating dance from this emerging artist who has already garnered numerous prestigious prizes. AsiaLens brings together voices from across Asia as they express themselves through the visual and performing arts, presenting a vibrant and nuanced view of modern Asia. To learn more about upcoming programmes, please visit www.asiasociety.org/centers/india
This March, Asia Society proudly celebrates the opening of its new centre building in Hong Kong, and the forthcoming new centre building opening in Texas in April. The new Hong Kong Centre opened on March 9, 2012, in a Former Explosives Magazine, and combines new construction with four former military buildings. Three of these buildings are listed as Grade 1 Historic Buildings and are part of the Former Explosives Magazine Compound. The compound was an integral part of the British military lands and as one of the few remaining sites, it is an important tangible link to Hong Kong’s past. The new centre has been designed by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien. Learn more about the Grand Opening celebrations here. The new Texas Centre building combines contemporary international design with an understated elegance and serenity. Its 39,000 square feet is spread over two stories and basement, resulting in a low-slung profile that fits comfortably into its residential surroundings. It is designed by Japan-born, Harvard-educated Yoshio Taniguchi, who was responsible for the redesign of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Grand Opening is set for April 12-15, 2012. In an article published by the New York Times, Robin Pogrebin notes that in a time of global economic decline, Asia Society's expansion shows that interacting with Asia is no longer simply a politically correct pleasantry, but a necessity. Pogrebin says, “Each center has art galleries, lecture halls, meeting spaces and offices. Both are opening with exhibitions that pay tribute to Asia Society’s founding with selections of traditional Asian art from its permanent collection.”The article quotes Asia Society’s President, Vishakha Desai, who said, “Because the world has changed, so has Asia Society’s mission. Where once the organization was focused on explaining Asia to Americans, now it emphasizes strengthening partnerships in areas like culture, business, public policy and education, not only between Asians and Americans but among Asians themselves…”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mystic five, alankrita art gallery

Alankritha Art Gallery
a group exhibition of paintings titled Mystic Five by
Anand Panchal Arvind Kolapkar Dilip Chaudhury Nityam Singha Roy Sanjay Raut From 3rd March 2012 till 17th March 2012 Timings: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (Sunday Closed)