Installation view, 'Unnecessary alcove'

CRITICS’ PICK : SHREYAS KARLE – SKYE ARUNDHATI THOMAS

Artforum “A fluorescent-pink hose angles up to the ceiling only to fall back to the floor, slumping into an awkward pile. This item—Frustrated gardener, 2017—is placed opposite a two-legged terra-cotta horse pressed between two sheets of museum glass. As the … Continue reading

Amitesh Shrivastava. Translators 1. Acrylic on canvas. 72” x 108”. 2017.

Photograph by Anil Rane. Image courtesy of the artist and Project 88, Mumbai.

FIGURES IN BLURRED LANDSCAPES – LAJJA SHAH

January 2018 / 27 – Art India /Street Art “Amitesh Shrivastava’s large canvases at Mumbai’s Project 88 pulsate with energy. Fiery hues sweep, swirl and drip as tex-tured surfaces meld and disintegrate. Fractured landscapes, infested with strange flora and fauna, seethe … Continue reading

Hemali Bhuta, Encounters with gold, 2017, rug in rubber, imitation of gold leaf, dust of gneiss, quartz coring, colourless lacquer and arabic eraser, 80.5 cm x 60 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Project 88, Mumbai, © Photo: Aurélien Mole / CIAP de Vassivière

HEMALI BHUTA, OR THE EXHIBI­TION AS AN OPEN-AIR LANDSCAPE – MARJORIE MICUCCI

30 January, 2018 – Aware “The double title refers to a duality and conjunction of landscapes and geologies between the northeast of Indian where the Subarnarekha River flows towards the Bay of Bengal,3 which was a gold-bearing exploitation area, and this … Continue reading

Raqs Media Collective

2017: AN OSCILLATION BETWEEN 2000 YEARS AFTER AND 1000 YEARS BEFORE – FRIEZE

21 December, 2017 – Frieze “Think of the ‘en’ you add to the beginning or end of a word, to make it do something. Think ‘vision’: add an en and it becomes ‘envision’. Add an en at both ends of ‘live’ and it becomes … Continue reading

Image: Raqs Media Collective, Re-run, 2013

RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE: TWILIGHT LANGUAGE AT WHITWORTH ART GALLERY – SARA JASPAN

27 September, 2017 – Creative Tourist “Twilight language is a polysemic language and communication system associated with Tantric traditions in Vajrayana Buddhism and Hinduism. Its texts are often written in a form that is incomprehensible to the uninitiated reader, as part of an esoteric tradition of initiation. The term … Continue reading