MASH: Shedding old skin, donning a new avatar

Posted On: Monday, May 17th, 2021 | by project88pressadmin

Art Frieze moves its physical location in New York to the Shed while Indian galleries participate virtually

Art fairs are coming back in a hybrid form—as was the case with the brief window period that we saw in New Delhi, India, with DCAW. Internationally as well, it is the combined forces of the physical and the online participation that is the ongoing trend given the constantly changing and rather unpredictable scenario with the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Frieze New York, opened on May 5, 2021 and will continue until May 14, 2021. The virtual viewing room features around One hundred and Sixty galleries from around the world.


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Mahesh Baliga, In between Fire and Rain, Project 88, Art Frieze, New York, 2021


Project 88 is showcasing the works of Mahesh Baliga, Ashwini Bhat, Neha Choksi, Dharmendra Prasad, Amitesh Shrivastava, and Risham Syed. In her Lahore series paintings, Risham Syed chooses the neglected rears of new buildings in the middle-class residential quarters with neatly done facades and unfinished backwalls. Places are not locations but sites for Mahesh Baliga, revealing curious cases which he views askance. Dharmendra Prasad remembers sites through the trees, fields, soil, and the wind. The home and studio become immaterial and reside as a memory. In Amitesh Shrivastava’s paintings. Forms burst forth, assuming different role plays, making their way with an energy that is exuberantly animated.

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