December 9, 2017 – June 17, 2018
Works by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's series To Majority Minority will be shared at the exhibition (un)expected families at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
November 11, 2017–May 13, 2018
Nandita Raman’s series on India’s disappearing cinema house culture will be on view at the George Eastman Museum.
There will be an Artist Talk and Tour with Nandita Raman and Curatorial Assistant William Green.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 12 p.m.
ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY TOUR (link)
Cinema Play House
George Eastman Museum
Rochester, NY 14607
October 26, 2017 – February 15, 2018
A selection from Matthew’s Memories of India series is on view.
SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA
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
31 August – 17 December 2017
Atul Bhalla's photographs from his exploratory walks along the waterways of India will be featured in the group exhibition, Unfiltered at The Benton.
Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water
The William Benton Museum of Art
245 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, CT
26 August – 1 October 2017
Works by Atul Bhalla and Beatrice Pediconi (alongisde various other artists) will be featured in A Preview to Desolation curated by Premjish.
A Preview to Desolation
Italian Embassy Cultural Centre New DelhiChanakyapuri, New Delhi
August 17, 2017
Serena Chopra's portraits of people- victims, witnesses, survivors on both sides- whose lives were affected by the events of 1947 are on view at The Partition Museum. The museum opened August 17, 2017 in Amritsar, Punjab.
16 August 2017
Pamela Singh was interviewed by Edward Siddons for the Guardian's Best Photograph series.
"Pamela Singh's best photograph – a woman dying in India's City of Widows"
13 August - 19 September 2017
Curated by Gayatri Singha, Part Narratives showing at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai features the work of sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla and Nandita Raman.
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum,
Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug)
27 June – 6 August 2017
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, curated by Jaishri Abichandani, will feature Matthew’s Anirudh, a multimedia piece from her 2006 series, The Virtual Immigrant.
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
24 June 2017 at 16.00–16.45
Sunil Gupta will be leading a walk and discussion of works on display in the exhibition Sixty Years at the Tate Britain that crucially addressed race, gender, homosexuality and AIDS in the 1980s.
Tour: Sunil Gupta: Ten Years On and Other Stories
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
31 W 52nd St.,
New York, NY 10019
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
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
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)
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
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.
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
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.
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
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
Bikaner House, New Delhi
Through January 20, 2017
Atul Bhalla’s photography, amongst that of others, is included in Ho~ArT, at State Gallery of Art as part of the Krishnakriti Annual Festival of Art & Culture.
Through January 20, 2017
State Gallery of Art, Hyderabad
About the Festival: LINK
1 January 2017
Sunil Gupta was interviewed for Dreck Magazine (published January 1, 2017). He talks about his beginnings in photography as well as the current LGBTQ situation in India. The article features a selection of images from his entire and prolific career.
sepiaEYE was featured as one of the galleries that Skinner Auctions Photography Specialist, Michelle Lamunière states that she “makes sure to visit when she goes gallery hopping” in her article for the January 2017 edition of Journal of the Print World.