Breaking new grounds
On the second day of the India Art Summit, we bring to you some artworks and galleries you just can't afford to miss.
A sculpture made out of newspaper by artist George K, is a part of the series called, 42 Million Women Missing. The artwork is on display by Chennai-based Apparao Gallery. The gallery is exhibiting eight artists. The theme of the stall revolves around nature and environment. Another piece to watch out for is artist Alexis Kersy's Genda Phool made out of stainless steel. The price for the artwork starts at Rs.85, 000 onwards. Booth No B 28
The Delhi Art Gallery with the distinction of being adjudged the 'Best Gallery' in the last edition of India Art Summit, is back with a bang. Some of the major artists on display are FN Souza, SH Raza and MF Husain. Artist Chittoprasad's Bengal famine series from
1943-44, political posters and caricatures are a part of the display too. Booth No. C 1
Life-size sculptures titled Women by artist Homi Bawa. Made out of fibre glass, these sculptures are lit from within and plays on the theory that there is beauty within that speaks for a woman. Another piece to watch out for is Rajeev Lochan's mix media work Man in search of Utopia. The price for his artwork starts at Rs.3 lakh. Booth No C 20
Stop! Indians Ahead by artist Ketna Patel is a part of the India Art Summit's nine individual art projects. The artist has converted the new Tata Nano into a symbolic Jewel of the Masses. Patel's current series juxtaposes high art with contemporary pop culture. The project is supported by Indigo Blue Art
Die Galerie from Germany has some of the rarest paintings of artist Pablo Picasso. The gallery also has Andre Masson's painting from 1925, that has earlier displayed at various museums and exhibits. Other artists from this Gallery include Salvador Dali and Max Ernst. Booth No. B 19
Art Agenda for Jan 22
Contemporary curatorial practices: the changing role of the curator.
Speakers: Gayatri Sinha, Ranjit Hoskote
Anish Kapoor in conversation with Homi Bhabha
The Art of collecting
Speakers: Anupam Poddar and Swapan Seth
The Indian primary art market 2006-2011: growth, shifts and challenges
Speakers: Shireen Gandhy, Lekha Poddar, Mortimer Chatterjee
Book launch - The Dialogues Series
Art Agenda for Jan 23
Shifting cultural contexts and the role of the museum
Speakers: Sheena Wagstaff, Urs Stahel, Kiran Nadar and Hou Hanru.
In conversation: Dan Graham and Hou Hanru
The role of the media - art writing and criticism
Speakers: Jan Dalley, Anthony Korner, Girish Shahane and Abhay Sardesai.