Works by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, and Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh's project: Delhi: Communities of Belonging are among the first announced for inclusion to the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Curated by artist Anita Dube, although the vision of the other biennale has not been stated firmly yet, she has expressed: "I want to explore the vexed question of the relationship between art and politics," she says, "as well as the possibilities of a non-alienated life."* Congratulations to the artists, and we look forward to seeing the Biennale take shape.
Link to Event Page (Link) Various locations, Kochi, Kerala, India
Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place, curated by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, features photographic works by: Hasan Elahi, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Meggan Gould, Sunil Gupta, Abigail Gumbiner, Yashna Kaul, Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe, Netta Laufer, Olivia B. McCullough, Abelardo Morell, Lorie Novak, Pierre & Gilles, Meghann Riepenhoff, Ian Mohon, Lauren Semivan, Starn Twins, Millee Tibbs, Penelope Umbrico, Clement Valla, and Jay Simple.
"This exhibition highlights artists that explore different processes and possibilities in photography with a strong emphasis on points where the various technologies amplify and augment the artist’s concept. Rather than arguing for a monolithic definition of photography, this exhibition is betwixt and between, with a three-pronged approach.”
Link to Event Page (Link) Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley Street Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835, USA
"The presentation at Haus der Kunst is the most comprehensive and wideranging survey of Sundaram’s work at a European institution. The display is conceived as a sequence of juxtapositions with a view to suggesting how formal and thematic concerns ricochet from one work to another. History, Memory, Archive: the three keywords that the artist has designated as the overarching concerns of his practice are the signposts, as it were, for articulating the overall structure of the exhibition, an open-ended framework for exploring the connections or disjunctures between these terms and themes." - Curator Deepak Ananth, Assistant Curator Anna Schneider
Link to Exhibition Page (Link) Haus der Kunst Prinzregentenstraße 1 80538 Munich
Charan Singh's work can be viewed in the group exhibition, Cast of Characters, a salon-style exhibition curated by artist Liz Collins. Collins has transformed TheBureau of General Services—Queer Division and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center into a lush, densely patterned salon filled with portraits made by over 100 LGBTQ artists.
Link to Event Page (Link) 208 W 13 St. New York, NY 10011, USA
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is featured in the group exhibition, Beyond Transnationalism: The Legacies of Post Independent Art from South Asia which is now moving on to Mumbai. Curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala.
sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla, and Serena Chopra will be a part of the FotoFest 2018 Biennial. The theme for this year is INDIA - Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art focusing on 48 Contemporary Photographic and New Media Artists from India. Organized by Lead Curator Sunil Gupta and FotoFest Executive Director Steven Evans, FotoFest 2018 will be one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary photography by artists of Indian origin to be presented in the United States.
sepiaEYE is pleased to have organized a trip to Houston during the FotoFest 2018 Biennial focusing on INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art. The program is geared towards those with an interest for South Asian arts and includes VIP Fotofest passes as well as curator and artist guided tours through museums including the Museum of Fine Art, Houston Center of Photography, Contemporary Art Museum, and Asia Society.
Works by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew will be on view at Reclaimed Baggage at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum. The exhibition curated by Nirmal Raja focuses on South Asian American women navigating their cultural landscapes in the light of migration and globalization.
Opening Reception: March 29 | 5-6:30 pm Panel discussion beginning at 6.40 pm
Nandita Raman's work is exhibited at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York's Body is A Situation.
In her first New York City solo exhibition, Raman looks at the most available body, her own, in an effort to locate herself in the here and now; and opens it up to performativity of gender. In so looking, she embodies Simone de Beauvoir’s sentiment: “The body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project”.
Vivan Sundaram's first ever retrospective surveying his practice over five decades is on view at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India.
Preparing for his Retrospective exhibition, Vivan Sundaram says: “This exhibition presents the themes I have engaged with, but it also proposes structures that hold things together in retrospect: via the work, the exhibition layout, and spectator itineraries. ‘Step inside and you are no longer a stranger’: the exhibition’s title reflects the conflicting dimensions of my practice.”