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Contemporary Indian photography becoming more popular – learn at Sothebys Institute

Posted by artradar on June 4, 2009


Recent photography from India (and by Indian-born practitioners based overseas) has been steadily gaining in popularity and visibility over the last few years according to the Sothebys Institute.

They will run a short Indian photography course on 15th June from 2-6pm.

This half-day session examines contemporary photographic imagery with reference to India’s colonial past and traces the differences between photographs of India made by Westerners intrigued by its exoticism and photographs made by Indian photographers of their homeland.

Fee: £150


Monday, 15 June

13.45 – 14.00 Welcome, 30 Bedford Square, London W1CB 3EE; 14.00 – 15.15 The History of Indian Photography, 
Sophie Gordon, Curator of the Royal Photograph Collection, Windsor Castle;
15.15 – 16.30 Contemporary Indian Photography, 
Savita Apte, Specialist in Southeast Asian Art;
16.30 – 16.45 Break;
16.45 – 18.00 Artist Perspective: Shezad Dawood’s Art and Views, 
Shezad Dawood; 

18.00 Champagne Reception. 

The timetable is subject to change. 

 Shezad Dawood, Wildwest
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New contemporary art from India and Thailand in Bangkok to September 27 2008

Posted by artradar on August 26, 2008

Vidya Kamat Birthmark Series

Vidya Kamat Birthmark Series

CONTEMPORARY INDIAN AND THAI ART SHOW August 16 to September 27 2008

 Gallery Souflower, Bangkok’s only gallery exhibiting contemporary Indian art, in Silom Galleria  is showing “The Ethics of Encounter: contemporary art from India and Thailand” until September 27 2008. The show is a juxtaposition of Thai and Indian art and showcases a variety of media and methods, from video and painting to performance.

Artists include Ranbir Kaleka, Vidya Kamat, Manjunath Kamath, Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Navin Rawanchaikul, Pinaree Sanpitak, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Chintan Upadhyay.

Vidya Kamat Birthmark Series

Vidya Kamat Birthmark Series

Navin Rawanchaikul, a Thai artist who resides in Japan and has Hindu Punjabi origins has exhibited at many biennials and is known for his taxi themed projects such as Navin Gallery Bangkok Run from 1995 to 1998 in which the artist converted a taxi into an art gallery and invited artists from Thailand and around the world to exhibit.

Vidya Kamyat, who has exhibited in a solo show in New York concerns herself with the human body and its veils proposing that there can be no pure unmediated relationship with the body.


Navin Rawanchaikul Reception Room Video

Navin Rawanchaikul Reception Room Video



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