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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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Anita Dube Ocula Conversation Anita Dube

On 12 December 2018, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), referred to as 'the people's Biennale', will open its fourth edition to the public. Considered one of the most significant large-scale exhibitions in South Asia, and by far one of the most attended art events in the subcontinent, this edition is curated by the New Delhi-based artist and critic...

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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist Ocula Report The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist 8 Dec 2018 : Susan Acret for Ocula

Looking through the windows that front Indonesian artist Aditya Novali's wall installation The Wall: Asian (Un)Real Estate Project (2011), a series of miniature apartments come into view: private interiors that are sometimes bland, strange or garish (Hello Kitty decor characterises one space, for example, while multiple Duchamp-like toilets appear...

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Contemporary art exhibition, Raqs Media Collective, Untimely Calendar at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
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Same, but Different: the 10th India Art Fair Ocula Report Same, but Different: the 10th India Art Fair 23 Feb 2018 : Gayatri Uppal for Ocula

Launched in 2008 by Neha Kirpal with just 34 participating galleries, the India Art Fair was initially known as the India Art Summit before rebranding in 2011. Initially seen as an experiment, early editions were held at Pragati Maidan, a permanent exhibition centre in New Delhi, before moving in 2012 to the larger outdoor location offered by the...

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Raqs Media Collective Ocula Conversation Raqs Media Collective Artist Collective, India

Raqs Media Collective comprises a group of three practitioners—Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta—all based in New Delhi.  The collective was formed in 1992 after its three members graduated from the Mass Communications Research Centre at the Jamia Milia Islamia university in Delhi.Through the 1990s...

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Nalini Malani Ocula Conversation Nalini Malani Artist, India

Fuelled by her struggles as a female artist in a male-dominated society and influenced by her experience as a refugee during the partition of India, artist Nalini Malani deals with heavy, philosophical topics. Through various mediums, including painting, immersive installations and short films, (which she refers to as video plays), Malani...

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Atul Dodiya Ocula Conversation Atul Dodiya Artist, India

Renowned Indian artist, Atul Dodiya recently opened his first solo exhibition at 10 Chancery Lane in Hong Kong. The exhibition, which is entitled Duplicator's Dilemma, takes places contemporaneously with the opening of an extensive survey of Dodiya’s work at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. Throughout his career, Dodiya...

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New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Related Press New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra for India Art Fair Wallpaper* : 1 February 2018

New Delhi art duo Thukral & Tagra explore memory in their installation for India Art Fair.Once art directors in the world of advertising, Indian art duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra - informally known as T&T - have been collaborating since 2000, producing their darkly witty works across a range of mediums including painting, film,...

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'Here After Here': India's Jitish Kallat Related Press 'Here After Here': India's Jitish Kallat Art Radar Journal : 16 February 2017

Here After Here, for the first time, brings under a single exhibition over 25 years of the prolific and varied Indian contemporary artist Jitish Kallat's artistic practice. It is comprehensive and encompassing enough to pass for a retrospective but for the fact that Kallat, who is only 43 years old, has many more years of artistic enquiries ahead...

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Jitish Kallat’s long meditation on life and death in the city Related Press Jitish Kallat’s long meditation on life and death in the city Apollo Magazine : 9 February 2017

Despite shows in Delhi and Mumbai, and his bold artistic direction of the second edition of India's Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Jitish Kallat's global success has not been fully appreciated at home. Several of his landmark pieces in Germany, the US, Australia, China and elsewhere have not yet been enjoyed in India, nor have they been displayed in the...

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Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Related Press Critic’s Guide: New Delhi Frieze : 2 February 2017

Visual artist and researcher Sonia Mehra Chawla's artistic practice traverses notions of selfhood, nature, ecology and sustainability. Currently a visiting artist and researcher at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation India, Sonia's ongoing project Critical membrane is on show at Exhibit 320.This exhibition focuses on her artistic enquiry into the...

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Art served fresh, South Asian-style Related Press Art served fresh, South Asian-style The Hindu Business Line : 31 January 2017

The focus on South Asia appears to be an enduring one for the India Art Fair (IAF). In 2016, we saw a pronounced emphasis on Bangladesh and Nepal, and this year too we are going to see more art from these regions, as well as from Sri Lanka. This of course will be in addition to a strong presence of indigenous art from around India. Neha Kirpal is...

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Art served fresh, South Asian-style Related Press Art served fresh, South Asian-style BLink : 30 January 2017

The focus on South Asia appears to be an enduring one for the India Art Fair (IAF). In 2016, we saw a pronounced emphasis on Bangladesh and Nepal, and this year too we are going to see more art from these regions, as well as from Sri Lanka. This of course will be in addition to a strong presence of indigenous art from around India. Neha Kirpal is...

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UAE galleries set to shine at India Art Fair Related Press UAE galleries set to shine at India Art Fair Gulf News : 24 January 2017

Galleries from around the world, including the UAE, will participate in the India Art Fair 2017, to be held from February 2 to 5 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, in New Delhi. The fair, launched in 2008, has played a key role in developing and promoting South Asian art, and is the region’s leading platform for showcasing modern and contemporary art from...

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9th edition of India Art Fair to start February 2 Related Press 9th edition of India Art Fair to start February 2 The Indian Express : 12 January 2017

The ninth edition of India Art Fair that is all set to begin in February, will seek to promote both regional and global art, with an impressive line-up of Indian and international exhibitors. A tightly curated art affair, the India Art fair is touted as one of South Asia’s biggest events for modern and contemporary art, which will see an increased...

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