Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.
At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.
Samit Das, born in 1970 in Jamshedpur, specialises in Painting, Photography, Collages and Artist's Books creating multi-sensory environments through art and architectural installations. His fascination with the act of excavation has led him to build his own personal archives which he links to the larger context of architecture, urbanism, history and memory resulting in documentation. His works become a philosphical reflection and an aesthetical composition with an interplay between traditional practice and modernity. His unique visual vocabulary through its many layered textures and abstracted forms become a testament to his deep interest in archiving and documenting.Read More
Das studied Fine Arts from Santiniketan Kala Bhavan and Post Experience Program from Camberwell College of Arts, London through British Council Scholarship [CWIT]. He has held several solo shows and has been a part of numerous curated shows and projects in New York, Paris, London, Singapore, Senegal [Dakar Biennale], New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. He has documented the Tagore House Museum in Kolkata [1999-2001]. His research on Santiniketan Architecture started from his MFA Studies, has culminated into a publication titled Architecture of Santiniketan : Tagore's Concepts of Space. In 2011 he received the BRIC scholarship and in 2016 the Prohelvetia grant for Switzerland. His most recent solo exhibit has been at Clark House Initiative and Tarq in Mumbai (India).
He has also been awarded the Pernod Ricard Fellowship for 2017 to work on Modern Indian Masters Painters with Paris Connection.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi.
Text courtesy Gallery Espace.
In the film I am Twenty (1967) by Indian filmmaker S. N. S. Sastry, the narrator asks a group of young men and women – all of whom were born on 15 August 1947 (the day of Indian Independence) – how they feel about the 20-year-old nation state of India. A young man with a mop-top, unimpressed by the question, replies: 'I don't have any love for the...
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