Desire Moving Through, or Five Steps in a Journey to the Beginnings of Relation

Thursday, January 11th, 2024 | by project88blogadmin

By Tausif Noor Let us walk, together.     To say that the transdisciplinary practice of Ashwini Bhat, spanning ceramic sculptures and installations, videos, and performance, is deeply entangled with the artist’s respect for the natural world—that is, the organic, the non-human, and the more-than human—is to speak one partial truth. With this truth, we …

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Poesis of Numbers: The Sculpture of Sushen Ghosh

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 | by project88blogadmin

By Anshuman Dasgupta – As one enters the compounds of Nandan – the administrative building of Kala Bhavana, one comes across on the right, a free-standing ‘wall’, which, while being significant in proportion is quite non-intrusive in its repose. Bearing variable, asymmetrical vertical folds, this accordion-like structure segregates the two spaces of admins and creation. …

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Approaching Limits

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 | by project88blogadmin

By Sonali Bhagchandani _____________ If limits signal a hostile boundary – or a presumed end – of material or thought, why approach it? And at this concrete edge, what can you even find? Sandeep Mukherjee taps into an unusual but uncanny impulse from the very onset of this exhibition, wherein a deliberately orchestrated atmosphere unsettles your gaze. …

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Spectral Theatre

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 | by project88blogadmin

By Ritika Biswas _________ Undoing Spectrality  a body vanishes from the surface/ its remains seep into the stage-screen/ diatomic actors flicker in the sky-light/ a chimeric dance across thresholds _________ The ghosts of words and borders continue to haunt artists of colour in global contemporary art stages. What does it mean to inhabit that stage …

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About Love: an offering…

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 | by project88blogadmin

Essay by  Anne Couillaud   “An exhibition is a temporary realization of something that we want to be perceived on a level beyond what is visible.” [1] There is a gentleman dressed in his mother’s sari sitting among us. We are in the presence of a decade of works by Hemali Bhuta, or as he would …

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‘Meera Mukherjee: Photographs by Arun Ganguly’

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 | by project88blogadmin

Curatorial Note   “I realised that something momentous was happening…” This is how the octogenarian photographer, Arun Ganguly, looks back on the first time he began photographing the working process of Meera Mukherjee at her residence on Paddapukur Road in Bhowanipur in January 1978. It was indeed the beginning of a remarkable encounter – a …

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 | by project88blogadmin

Recent Paintings by Amitesh Shrivastava Essay by Ranjit Hoskote   The first thing we notice about Amitesh Shrivastava’s paintings is that they are, above all, celebrations of painterliness; they are, in the art historian Heinrich Wölfflin’s sense, malerisch. The brushstroke is the formative unit in these works, varying in its handling of paint from a …

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Finissage: Conversation between Pallavi Paul, Natasha Ginwala and Sabih Ahmed

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 | by project88blogadmin

The finissage of Pallavi Paul’s solo show The Heart of the Heart This event acknowledged virtual fatigue, inviting an intimate and inseparable engagement with two voices and the filmic substance as a contact zone that unravels as rumor, testimonial fragment and riddle. The ‘essay conversation’, Circumstantial Images: Everything is Rumor between curator and writer Natasha …

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ART TALKS: Pallavi Paul and Shuddhabrata Sengupta

Friday, September 3rd, 2021 | by project88blogadmin

ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators The fourth talk of this series took place on 3rd September 2021 and is now available for viewing here Pallavi Paul and Shuddhabrata Sengupta were in conversation around the works in the show ‘The Heart of the Heart’. Their discussion spanned the sites of cinema, mathematics, …

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The Heart of the Heart

Monday, August 30th, 2021 | by project88blogadmin

  “Ghosts do not haunt, they regress. Just as when you need to go to sleep you think of trees or lawns, you are taking instant symbolic refuge in a ready-made iconography of early safety and satisfaction. That exact place is where ghosts go.” – Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers (2015) This …

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