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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Prajakta Potnis: 52 proposals for the 20’s

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | by project88blogadmin

Throughout 2021 curator Maria Lind invites fifty-two artists to inhabit the instagram account @52proposalsforthe20s and make weekly proposals for the decade of the 2020s. Prajakta Potnis , How to decide which human gets your last ventilator By Emily Gallacher Viall (Emily Gallacher Viall is a nurse and poet)   First, Study lungs. See lungs in trees, bronchial the …

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Not an Imitation Preview

Friday, March 19th, 2021 | by project88blogadmin

Not an Imitation Preview Our Online Viewing Room  Not an Imitation opened on 11 March 2021. The zoom preview began with an address by Rohini Devasher and Pallavi Paul and a number of Project 88 artists joining in from around the world to continue the conversation.  The preview is now available for viewing here We know intuitively …

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ART TALK: Chirodeep Chaudhuri with Ranjit Hoskote

Friday, February 19th, 2021 | by project88blogadmin

Project 88 presents ART TALKS, A series of conversations with artists, writers and curators. The third talk of this series took place on7th February 2021 between Chirodeep Chaudhuri and Ranjit Hoskote Photographer Chirodeep Chaudhuri in conversation with poet and cultural theorist Ranjit Hoskote about his ongoing exhibition, ‘Seeing Time’, and about the nature of his practice of documenting, …

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Break the Mould: Why, unlike in other megacities, one is a creature of habit and limited imagination in Delhi

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | by project88blogadmin

The pandemic has brought public life to an unprecedented standstill. An artist reimagines and re-examines form and functionality in the cities which nurture us Infinity in multitudes: Anti-CAA/NRC protest at Shaheen Bagh earlier this year. (Source: Express Archives) By Monica Narula Sometimes, I go cycling with a 13-year-old. The roads are uneven but empty these …

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