Osamu James Nakagawa at the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University

October 13th - November 16th, 2017

Osamu James Nakagawa's work will be on view at A Shared Eelegy at the Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University. A 112-page book accompanying the exhibition will be published and distributed through Indiana University Press.

A Shared Elegy presents the work of four photographers connected by family ties. Osamu James Nakagawa and his uncle, Takayuki Ogawa, and Elijah Gowin and his father, Emmet Gowin, present unique but overlapping visions recording family histories.

A Shared Elegy
Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University

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Charan Singh at Clifford Chance

01 June – 15 September 2017


A selection from Charan Singh’s portrait series Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others is on view at Clifford Chance. The photographs document homosexual Indian sub-cultures. The series title comes from the indigenous terms used by queer working class and transgendered men, often forced into sex work, to define their different and particular sexual identities. In Indian society, where class and caste are still major forces, these three groups are among some of the most marginalized.

Charan Singh: Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others
Clifford Chance
31 W 52nd St.,
New York, NY 10019

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A Conversation with Vivan Sundaram at Columbia University

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm


As part of the South Asia Institute’s 2016-17 Colloquium Series, Vivan Sundaram will present recent installations in a conversation with Andreas Huyssens, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

This event is open and free to the public.

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
A Conversation with Vivan Sundaram and Andreas Huyssens, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
2016-17 Colloquium Series
South Asia Institute, Columbia University
Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
New York, NY

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Vivan Sundaram at Coomarswamy Hall

17 - 25 March, 2017


Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 is a monumental installation intended as a work of public art to explore, dissect, and examine the “failure” of the Royal Indian Navy’s six-day insurrection against the colonial government. Within Sundaram’s ship-like steel and aluminum object is a performance space that plays a sound work by British artist David Chapman. Visitors can read newspaper reports, telegrams from the Empire, and books on the Insurrection from various view points and distances— compiled and conceptualized by Ashish Rajadhyaksha with Valentina Vitalli. This is a continuation of Sundaram’s “history projects” in which he uses historical events (“unresolved histories”) to explore their impact and the alternate futures they could have created.

Vivan Sundaram and Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 LINK
Coomarswamy Hall
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

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Atul Bhalla at Kailash Cartographies

13 March – 2 April, 2017


Bhalla’s photographic installation is featured in Kailash Cartographies, at The New School’s Aronson Gallery. An exhibition of artists from India, China, Nepal, and the US, Kailash Cartographiesexplores conceptions of sacred geographies: holy spaces, pilgrimages, and intersections with secular, personal, and political spaces and borders.

“Atul Bhalla’s photographic installation, titled Contemplating Drowning also considers the tragic pollution of the Bagmati river, but through the figure of Shiva, who is thought to create and destroy the universe in the blink of the eye. Bhalla juxtaposes the brass monkeys from the Golden Temple in Kathmandu with images of oil lamps, that appear like spirits which may be snuffed out by the river, photographed here at dusk.”

Kailash Cartographies LINK
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10003

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Sunil Gupta named Lead Curator for Fotofest 2018

February 2017


The esteemed photography festival, FOTOFEST, has announced that the lead curator for its 2018 Biennial will be SepiaEYE artist Sunil Gupta. Gupta is an excellent choice given the Biennial’s theme: INDIAContemporary Photography and New Media Art.

As a large, multilingual subcontinent, India has always relied on images to maintain a cohesive whole across myriad subcultures, regions, castes and languages. The introduction of photomechanical imaging in the nineteenth century enabled the rapid reproduction and dissemination of both spiritual and scientific ideals. Photography for most of its history was too expensive and technical and was left in the hands of ‘experts’ — until the birth of digital technologies and the arrival of the mobile phone, which has given more than 800 million people in India the power to make their own photographs and moving images. This exhibition will address the legacy of the last twenty years, a period when photography and moving image media have been consistently included within critical exhibitions of fine art. –Sunil Gupta

We can’t wait to see what he and co-curator Steven Evans select.

10 March – 22 April 2018
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Houston, Texas USA

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Sunil Gupta at the Tate Britain

On view through February 2018


Tate Britain has rehung their contemporary section, Sixty Years of their “Walk through British Art,” and two works by Sunil Gupta are now on view. Untitled from the series, Reflections of the Black Experience, 1986 and Ian and Julian, from the series Ten Years On, 1986.

On view through February 2018
Sixty Years LINK
Tate Britain, London

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Vivan Sundaram's Terraoptics in the News

23 January 2017


Vivan Sundaram’s photo installation, Terraoptics reviewed in the January 23rd issues of The Hindu and The New Indian Express. Terraoptics (14 Dec 2016 – 10 Feb 2017) will be on view at Gallery Sutra, Fort Kochi.

Look for Terraoptics at sepiaEYE opening May 9th, 2017.

23 January 2017
“Pot-shards speak history” LINK 
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“Capturing Earth’s Incandescence” LINK
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sepiaEYE Artists in Part Narrative

27 June – 6 August 2017


sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla, and Nandita Raman are amongst a dozen artists in a wonderful multi-disciplinary show curated by Gayatri Sinha. Part Narratives will be on view through January 21, 2017 at Bikaner House, New Delhi.

7 – 21 January 2017
Part Narratives
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
Bikaner House, New Delhi

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