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Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in ‘Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Sudarshan Shetty

b. 1961, Indonesia

Sudarshan Shetty is a contemporary Indian artist who has worked in painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. He has exhibited widely in India and more recently he has become increasingly visible on the international stage as an important voice in contemporary art. His work has been exhibited at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka and the Tate Modern, London. The artist has been a resident at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh and was a Ford Foundation Fellow at the New School for General Studies, New York.

In 1999, he was the only Indian artist commissioned to make a public sculpture, Home and Away in Fukuoka, Japan, as a part of the Hakata Reverain Art Project, curated by Fumio Nanjo.

Featured Artworks

Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2018 Porcelain and wood
37 x 106 x 265 cm
Galerie Krinzinger
No Title by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyNo Title, 2018 Recycled wood and ceramic
KEWENIG
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2016 Porcelain and wood
136 x 40 x 40 cm
Galerie Krinzinger
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2018 Recycled teak wood and ceramic
38 x 61 x 20.3 cm
Templon
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2015 Ceramic, recycled teak wood, and table
137 x 41 x 41 cm
Templon
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2017 Recycled teak wood
100.3 x 68.5 x 26.7 cm
Templon
Untitled by Sudarshan Shetty contemporary artwork
Sudarshan ShettyUntitled, 2013 Wood, fiberglass, polyester resin, marble dust
162 x 33 x 33 cm
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, As far as the Forest is at KEWENIG, Palma
Closed
23 March–22 June 2019 Group Exhibition As far as the Forest is KEWENIG, Palma
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Touched by Bhupen at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Closed
29 November 2013–28 February 2014 Group Show Touched by Bhupen Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

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In Conversation With Sudarshan Shetty Related Press In Conversation With Sudarshan Shetty Harper's Bazaar Arabia : 14 February 2017

'There's belief that for every one foot you dig, literally anywhere in Kochi, you have a hundred years of history. Two feet, it's 200 years,' says Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty. 'It's part of that area; when you go to Kochi you cannot escape living that history.' Twenty-one feet, then, should get you to the ancient seaport of Muziris from which...

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India Art Fair 2017: All the Flowers Are for Everyone Related Press India Art Fair 2017: All the Flowers Are for Everyone OPEN Magazine : 10 February 2017

The India Art Fair (IAF) is usually a maze. Even with a map in hand and a purpose in mind, one can easily get lost or distracted. Often one meanders while trying to locate that elusive booth, which only leads to happy and unexpected discoveries. You might suddenly be caught unaware by a gem, while sipping tea.

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The Contemporary Canvas Related Press The Contemporary Canvas The Indian Express : 4 February 2017

From being a forum that brings artists from all over the world to one that will focus on South Asia, India Art Fair (IAF) has changed its course over the nine editions since it debuted in 2008. The transformation was obvious when the four-day event opened on February 2 at NSIC grounds in Okhla.Dominated by artwork from India, followed by...

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Forming in the Pupil of an Eye: A report from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Related Press Forming in the Pupil of an Eye: A report from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Frieze : 1 February 2017

The first two editions of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale – in 2012 and 2014 – used art to initiate a dynamic dialogue between the Indian port town of Kochi and the ancient trading city of Muziris, which have been settled over the centuries by Arab, Chinese, Jewish, Portuguese, Dutch, English and migratory South Indian working-class communities. Under...

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