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Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Nasreen Mohamedi & Arpita Singh in Elles font l'abstraction

May 19 - August 23, 2021

The exhibition sets out to write the history of the contributions of women artists to abstraction with works dating from the 1860s to the 1980s. Far from being a mere catalogue, the exhibition reveals the decisive turning points that marked this development, the specific contexts for creation, the research conducted by the artists, individually or in groups, as well as the founding exhibitions. 

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

Arpita Singh in Another Energy

April 22 - September 26, 2021

Another Energy focuses on 16 female artists in their 70s or older, from across the globe, who continue to embark on new challenges. Showcasing their wide array of powerful works from paintings, video, sculptures, to large-scale installations and performances, this exhibition contemplates the nature of the special strength - “Another Energy” - of these women who have all continued challenging throughout their long-standing careers. 

Cinema of the Abstract

Cinema of the Abstract

The Seventh Walk (2014)

April 14, 2021

Sometimes they pause, to listen to the music.

Dubbed "A tale of two stones", The Seventh Walk with its contemplative images and sitar score is a film meant to be slowly absorbed, a production following the creative process of an Indian artist Paramjit Singh, playing himself.

13th Gwangju Biennale

13th Gwangju Biennale

Arpita Singh in Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning

April 1 - May 9, 2021

Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning sets out to examine the spectrum of the extended mind through artistic and theoretical means. The Biennale argues for the primacy of plurality, positing that points of origin and influence ought to be accessed not only through the dominant technological systems and machinic vocabularies traceable to the West but also relate to heterodox ancestries.

Art Asia Pacific

Art Asia Pacific

Anjum Singh

November 19, 2020

OBITUARY: ANJUM SINGH (1967–2020)

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Anjum Singh

November 17, 2020

From mundane objects to rapidly changing surroundings and her own ponderings, for artist Anjum Singh the subject remained experiential. Her complex compositions held multiple layers within, including fragments of her experiences and fight with cancer, which she succumbed to on November 17 in Delhi. She was 53.

The Sunday Tribune

The Sunday Tribune

Anjum Singh

November 17, 2020

Eminent contemporary Indian artist Anjum Singh passed away on Tuesday after losing a prolonged battle with cancer, art collector Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, said. She was 53.

Mint

Mint

Anjum Singh

November 17, 2020

The artist, whose deeply autobiographical works investigated the internal worlds of the body, passed away today after a six-year-long battle with cancer.

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Alwar Balasubramaniam + Atreyee Gupta | Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series

November 12, 2020

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to present a conversation between sculptor, painter and printmaker, Alwar Balasubramaniam and Atreyee Gupta - Assistant Professor, History of Art Department @ UC Berkeley.

Film Companion

Film Companion

Paramjit Singh

October 24, 2020

The art of Paramjit Singh merges with the art of nature

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Allan deSouza + Gayatri Gopinath | Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series

October 8, 2020

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to launch Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series, a new speaker series that addresses provocative and generative intersections between creative processes and societal, cultural, and environmental crises. The first event in Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series features a conversation between photographer, multi-media artist, and Professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley, Allan deSouza and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and the director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, Gayatri Gopinath .

Artforum

Artforum

N.N. Rimzon

October 2020

An enigmatic figure sits cross-legged in a meditative pose in the middle of a circle in N. N. Rimzon’s sculpture The Round Ocean and the Living Death, 2019–20, which lent its intriguing title to the artist’s most recent exhibition. The statue’s nose and closed eyes are vermilion, offering a vivid contrast to its grayish body... 

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA)

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA)

Narrating from the Museum Collection 10 years of KNMA

January 25, 2020 - December 30, 2020

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art turns ten this year.  We celebrate the past decade, bringing back vignettes that will highlight the museum’s multi-focal vision, its evolving mission, directions and journeys undertaken, mapping intersecting histories of the subcontinent.

Closer Look at African American Artists in SAAM’s Collection

Closer Look at African American Artists in SAAM’s Collection

Allan deSouza

February 8, 2020

Panel Discussion with Allan deSouza, Schwanda Rountree, Melanee Harvey, & Mel & Juanita Hardy
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, US

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Public Intimacies, Correspondences: A Programme of Films by Alia Syed

January 19, 2020

Taking as a point of departure her epistolary project Letters to Leena, a series of correspondences to her mixed heritage daughter, curator Jemma Desai and artist Jasleen Kaur present a selection of works from British experimental filmmaker Alia Syed.

Artforum

Artforum

Muhanned Cader

January 15, 2020

Jyoti Dhar on the opening of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka.

Art India

Art India

Anjum Singh

December 2019

Anjum Singh explores the dynamics of a disintegrating body, finds Shweta Upadhyay. 

 

The Hindu Business Line

The Hindu Business Line

Anjum Singh

November 8, 2019

The artist has transformed personal afflictions to a more universal level of human experience in her layered images

The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center

THINKING ART: ALLAN DESOUZA IN CONVERSATION WITH UGOCHUKWU-SMOOTH NZEWI

November 4, 2019

Allan deSouza’s book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke University Press, 2018), examines how we evaluate if art is good as well as art’s claims to be for the social good. The book provides an extensive analytical glossary of common terms used to discuss art, focusing on their current usage and adapting them to new artistic and social challenges.

Open Magazine

Open Magazine

Anjum Singh

October 21, 2019

Singh dissects the corpuscular. She enters the internal domain of her own body and imagines the drama that is unfolding at the level of the cellular. She performs this surgical act with a painterly hand that seems convinced of its curative capabilities. 

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Alia Syed in Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life

October 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020

The curatorial model of Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life posits itself against an art industry’s paradigms of efficiency and production, which stand into relation to real conditions of production and often deprive exhibitions of their potentiality. The exhibition is instead taken as a medium which gives us an opportunity to share knowledge and create new meaning.

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art

Alia Syed in Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain

October 10 – December 29, 2019

Migrating Worlds brings together work by eight of Britain’s leading film and video artists in the first exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art dedicated exclusively to the moving image.

New York University

New York University

Thinking Unruly Aesthetics: A Roundtable with Kandice Chuh, Allan deSouza, and Gayatri Gopinath

October 8, 2019

This round table places in conversation three recently published monographs. The scholars discuss how their work approaches questions of aesthetics, visuality, and difference, and what it means to decolonize the practice of making, displaying, thinking, and writing about art. 

Asia Society

Asia Society

Allan deSouza in New Cartographies: Artists & the Changing Map of Asia

September 15 - March 17, 2019

New Cartographies delves into the unique ways that contemporary artists such as Tiffany Chung, Allan deSouza, Li Songsong, and Sohei Nishino are incorporating cartography into their practices as they look at globally relevant topics such as urbanization, economic migration, environmental change, refugee movements, and the repercussions of colonial legacies.

Art India

Art India

RUMMANA HUSSAIN

August 2019

Rummana’s works are of particular interest because of the controversial socio-political issues she addresses.

Sculpture Magazine

Sculpture Magazine

Alwar Balasubramaniam

July 15, 2019

An interview of Alwar Balasubramaniam with Chitra Balasubramaniam of Sculpture Magazine.

Washington City Press

Washington City Press

Ranjani Shettar

June 28, 2019

With pieces made of steel, wood, and other materials, the sculptor's work depicts elements of nature.

Universidad de Sevilla

Universidad de Sevilla

Allan deSouza

May 22 - June 5, 2019

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Ranjani Shettar: Earth Songs for a Night Sky

May 16 - August 25, 2019

Earth Songs for a Night Sky is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar. Occupying two rooms and the staircase of the original Phillips House, the project is conceived in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky’s artist’s book Klänge (Sounds)—which features 56 woodcuts and was published right after he had made his breakthrough into abstraction—and Klee’s late paintings in the Phillips’s collection, including Arab Song (1932), Efflorescence (1937), and Figure of the Oriental Theater (1934).

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Allan deSouza

May 14, 2019

Allan DeSouza's book is both a reflective investigation exploring how artistic meaning takes shape and a functional handbook that clarifies terms often used in the art world without much lucidity.

58th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion

58th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion

Rummana Hussain in Our time for a future sharing

May 11 – November 24, 2019

Unhinged by events of 1992-93, Rummana embarked on a courageous pursuit to excavate the marginalization of the other, their means and sustenance. Now, over 25 years after they were first created by the artist they still resonate with renewed vigor, except what were local origins at the time are now pervasive around the globe, abundant in echoes of intolerance to secularism and self.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Allan deSouza in Converation with James Voorhies

April 25, 2019

Artist and writer Allan deSouza speaks with James Voorhies, CCA Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, about his recent publication How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, which examines the popular terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Sheila Makhijani

April 10, 2019

Abstract artist Sheila Makhijani asks viewers to make sense of her lines, brimming with a life of their own.

Artforum

Artforum

Critic's Pick: Sheila Makhijani

April 2019

In Sheila Makhijani’s exhibition “This That and The Other,” a disarray of strange, vibrant objects lies before the viewer, as if they were artifacts from some underwater civilization revealed by the ebb. The glazed and unglazed ceramics...

Scroll

Scroll

SHEILA MAKHIJANI

March 3, 2019

Sheila Makhijani’s new show in Delhi, ‘This, That and the Other’, reaffirms her ideas of the language of art and what it must express...

Artforum

Artforum

Critic's Pick: Alia Syed

February 2019

​Sinuating ripples along a shoreline, the sound of waves—one cannot underestimate the calming effect certain kinds of landscape have on the psyche. However, in Alia Syed’s work Meta Incognita: Missive II (2018)—the second in a trio of roman à clef–style films whose themes center around the River Thames in England—all is not what it seems.

Mint

Mint

Arpita Singh

February 09, 2019

A retrospective of one of the country’s most celebrated modernists maps six strong decades of her artistic trajectory. "My choice of words come to me organically, I can’t explain how or why I write certain lines or phrases," Singh says...

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Arpita Singh: A Retrospective

January 30 – July 14, 2019

Arpita Singh is one of the most significant women artists in India. This retrospective exhibition at KNMA gives an extraordinary opportunity to view six decades of her art practice. 

Arvind Indigo Museum

Arvind Indigo Museum

Alwar Balasubramaniam in Alchemy: Explorations in Indigo

January 27 - March 31, 2019

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum is very pleased to host the launching exhibition Alchemy: Explorations in Indigo of the Arvind Indigo Museum. Seeing indigo as an art form, the exhibition will have national and international artists using indigo in multiple media and forms to create a world of all things indigo.

The New York Times Style Magazine

The New York Times Style Magazine

Ranjani Shettar

December 2018

In Ranjani Shettar’s installation “Seven Ponds and a Few Raindrops,” looping, delicate steel forms covered in tamarind-stained muslin sway ominously in midair, evocative of parched flora or exoskeletons

Ranjani Shettar

Ranjani Shettar

Indian Today - Art Award Winner

December 2018

Solo Exhibition of the Year: Ranjani Shettar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Won for Seven Ponds and a Few Raindrops, where her shape-shifting stainless steel elements covered in tamarind-stained muslin speak evocatively of the threatened natural environment of rural India, showing both her ethical and aesthetic commitment to the natural universe.

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Arpita Singh

October 21, 2018

After nearly a decade of limiting her marks, Singh returned to figurative painting with a vocabulary of abstract marks. It seems to me that Singh should be known internationally. Her figurative paintings and these abstract works on paper add up to an extraordinary achievement.

The Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery

The Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery

Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country

September 4 - November 4, 2018

Allan deSouza’s Through the Black Country, or, The Sources of the Thames Around the Great Shires of Lower England and Down the Severn River to the Atlantic Ocean reenacts and upends iconic colonial narratives of discovery in Africa. 

Artforum

Artforum

Ranjani Shettar

September 2018

THE INDIAN ARTIST Ranjani Shettar first exhibited in the United States in 2003, just three years after getting her MFA in Bangalore, and has shown here steadily ever since.

Artforum

Artforum

Alwar Balasubramaniam

September 2018

A review of "Liquid Lake Mountain" at Talwar Gallery, New Delhi. The invisible forces of nature and their effect on the material world continue to engage the artist.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Alia Syed in Delirium // Equilibrium

August 19 - October 30, 2018

Engaging with videos or films in a dark or semi-dark space, where things come closer to life or create a world of their own, the presence of colour, touch, sound, movement, apparitions, light and shadow, draws one into a complex technological environment. One is moved by the potentiality of the mediums used by artists, their diverse and occasionally precarious themes processed through the intricacies of looped time and nuanced languages. The world of today is disenchanting and distraught, yet alluring and demanding, desiring poise and equilibrium

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ranjani Shettar in Episode 7: MetCollects Video Series

July 2018

"Can nature's fragility be perceived?" Ranjani Shettar on her installation Seven ponds and a few raindrops

apexart

apexart

Allan deSouza in Light in Wartime

June 7 - June 28, 2018

Light in Wartime brings together photographers whose works shed new light on war, both forensically and symbolically.  In a world so hounded by images of war, many of the photographers featured in Light in Wartime challenge the conventions and limitations of traditional reportage, underlining the tensions between art, fiction, and photojournalism.
 

Christie's New York

Christie's New York

Ranjani Shettar in conversation with Sahany Jhaveri

March 18, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ranjani Shettar: Seven ponds and a few raindrops

March 12 – September 16, 2018

Usually composed of numerous nonrepresentational forms, Ranjani Shettar’s immersive environments are inspired by her observations of the now-threatened natural environs of her native India.

Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum

Artist Talk: Allan deSouza “Through the Black Country: Body Doubles and Fictive Presence”

March 1, 2018

Artworks are commonly viewed as stand-ins for the artist, as the truth of the artist’s interiority manifested in material objects. Allan deSouza will consider his own work through this desire for “truthiness,” what possibilities there are for artistic doppelgangers and fictional stand-ins, and what roles they might serve in an era of “fake news.”

FRAC Lorraine

FRAC Lorraine

Alwar Balasubramaniam in You Remind Me of Someone

February 23 - June 17, 2018

You Remind Me of Someone relies on mechanisms triggered by resemblance, mimicry, and reciprocity in order to explore our relationship to images in a world in which they multiply endlessly on a daily basis. The visual and gestural similarities between the works question affinities, elicit encounters, seek to find a common thread in this continuous flux.

Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum

ALLAN DESOUZA: Through the Black Country

January 25 – July 14, 2018

DeSouza’s most recent work reenacts and upends iconic colonial narratives of discovery in Africa. 

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Arpita Singh

December 31, 2017

Each of these exhibitions showed me something I had not seen before. An admired artist in India, Arpita Singh, who is best known for her figurative paintings of woman, often floating in an elusive space, rarely shows in America and that is our loss. These drawings will likely surprise those who know Singh’s figurative work.

Mint

Mint

Ranjani Shettar

July 18, 2017

Ranjani Shettar, arguably one of India’s foremost visual artists, is exhibiting at the gallery till 12 August. In every respect, Bubble trap and a double bow is a perfect show. With just 12 works on display, it’s a lesson in precision: small enough to allow quality time with each piece—a rarity today—and large enough to justify being called an exhibition.

India Today

India Today

Arpita Singh

July 10, 2017

Best known for her figurative paintings, Arpita Singh unveiled a series of early abstract works for her ongoing show, 'Tying Down Time', at New York's Talwar Gallery.

Asia Society

Asia Society

Allan deSouza in Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora

June 27 - August 6, 2017

Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, organized by Asia Society Museum with the support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, considers the work of nineteen contemporary artists from the South Asian diaspora who explore notions of home and issues relating to migration, gender, race, and memory across mediums and aesthetics

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

Alia Syed: Recent Works

April 27, 2017

Making films since 1986, acclaimed artist Alia Syed’s recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as visual narrative. Her unique approach connects different subjective positions in relation to culture, diaspora, and location. 

4Columns

4Columns

Allan deSouza and Alia Syed

March 17, 2017

Immigrant, exile, refugee, traveler, stranger: these are the figures that define our time. They are alternately the fantasy and the nightmare of globalization—neoliberalism dreams of a “flat earth,” a world system where laboring bodies travel across borders as easily as capital, while populism fears those same bodies as dangerous, even deadly, parasitical drains on local economies and civil society. 

Pizzuti Collection

Pizzuti Collection

Ranjani Shettar, Alwar Balasubramaniam & Sheila Makhijani in Visions from India

March 10 - October 28, 2017

Visions From India is a celebration of artists who proffer their own paths that link them to India and the rest of the world. 

University of California

University of California

Allan deSouza: Through the Black Country

January 23 - May 19, 2017

Allan deSouza, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice, presents an exhibition that reenacts and upends the traditional colonial relationship, positioning modern-day England as the object of investigation by an explorer from Africa.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

N.N. Rimzon in Pond Near the Field

December 12, 2016 - April 30, 2017

The exhibition brings into focus the works of five artists who spent their formative years in Kerala and whose subversive art practice problematised the discourse of Indian Art in the 1980s and 1990s.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Allan deSouza: MIGRATION/IMMIGRATION

October 22, 2016

For the 2016 Phillips Collection—University of Maryland International Forum, leaders across disciplines will discuss artistic and curatorial approaches to visual narratives of migration and immigration.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

Alia Syed: Co-op Dialogues with Kathryn Elkin

August 8, 2016

Alia Syed made her early 16mm films at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative in the mid 1980s, using the Co-op’s optical printer as a means to explore issues of identity and representation. Her films draw from personal and historical realities in order to address gender, location, diaspora and colonial memory.

The Asian Age

The Asian Age

Nature and Femininity

July 30, 2016

Thiruvananthapuram-based artist N.N. Rimzon is known to reflect his socio-political concerns through his works. His works — mostly figurative — are conceptual and minimalist in nature through which he pares down typical imagery in order to reach the core of things, basic states and fine qualities of humanity. 

The MET

The MET

Nasreen Mohamedi

June 3, 2016

"One of the inaugural exhibitions at The Met Breuer is a retrospective of Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990). Organized by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, the exhibition spans Mohamedi's entire career, bringing together works on paper, photographs, and little-seen diaries."

ArtForum

ArtForum

Alwar Balasubramaniam

May 13, 2016

Any clear distinction between the human and the natural in Alwar Balasubramaniam’s refined sculptures has become increasingly blurred since he abandoned Bengaluru, India, for his ancestral village in Tamil Nadu. His latest exhibition features a series of textured monochromes, the surfaces of which uncannily resemble geological formations shaped over millennia. 

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

Nasreen Mohamedi

April 21, 2016

In her art, she seems to have been released from the burden of comprehension and yielded herself up to that terrible void — which was also, say the mystics, the divine, the infinite.

Art India

Art India

N.N. Rimzon

April 2016

N.N. Rimzon’s works explore the interplay between spiritual and material worlds claims Meera Menezes.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

NASREEN MOHAMEDI: Inaugural Exhibition at The MET Breuer

March 18 - June 5, 2016

One of the most significant artists to emerge in post-Independence India, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) created a body of work that demonstrates a singular and sustained engagement with abstraction. The Met Breuer exhibition, the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States, is an important part of the Met’s initiative to explore and present the global scope of modern and contemporary art.

Van Every/Smith Museum Galleries

Van Every/Smith Museum Galleries

ALIA SYED & ALLAN DESOUZA in Contents Under Pressure

February 25 - April 10, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Contents Under Pressure, featuring the works of Allan deSouza and Alia Syed. 

Mint

Mint

The Modernist Sprawl

February 6, 2016

As one enters his ongoing exhibition, Forest Of The Living Divine, at Talwar Gallery in New Delhi, one is struck by the spectacular appeal of his paintings and sculptures. Warm colours dazzle the eye, towering statues seem to grow upward, and tiny figurines sprout like saplings from the floor.

Artforum

Artforum

Rummana Hussain

January 2016

In 1995, Rummana Hussain walked through the precincts of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, her mouth wide open in a soundless scream. In a performance titled Living on the Margins...

Artforum

Artforum

Critic's Pick: Rummana Hussain

November 2015

One of India’s pioneering performance artists and conceptualists, Rummana Hussain is known for her bold explorations of female subjectivity trapped in discourses of family, religion, nationalism, and welfare.

VCU Qatar

VCU Qatar

Ranjani Shettar: Visiting Artist

October 2015

Indian artist Ranjani Shettar discusses how her sculpture is a concrete version of her experiences ‐ those transient feelings and environments that exist purely because of perceptions.

Blaffer Art Museum

Blaffer Art Museum

Allan deSouza in TIME/IMAGE

September 26 - December 12, 2015

Time / Image explores the interrelationship of time and thought in contemporary art. The exhibition borrows its title and, loosely, its philosophical framework from French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995).

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

NASREEN MOHAMEDI: Waiting is a Part of Intense Living

September 23, 2015 - January 11, 2016

Nasreen Mohamedi was one of the first Indian artists to embrace abstraction, moving away from the more conventional doctrines of Indian modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. The exhibition, organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, displays her work – combining thought and action – in the intersections between her life and her art.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Allan deSouza in Intersections@5

May 28 - October 25, 2015

The Phillips Collection celebrates the fifth anniversary of Intersections, which since 2009 has presented the work of 22 artists—9 men and 13 women—from the US and abroad. This exhibition presents works by Intersections artists that have been acquired to date, both pieces that were featured in past installations and new works that are reminiscent or emblematic of the projects. Most importantly, the anniversary exhibition is a celebration of the Phillips’s mission to actively collect and display contemporary art.

Art Asia Pacific

Art Asia Pacific

Alwar Balasubramaniam

May 27, 2015

The “gestural” exists as a shallow act of mere rhetoric—one that lacks what novelist and social critic James Baldwin described as the “integrity of the artistic practice”—and as a poetically precise and self-aware act, which we are so desperately seeking in order to move away from the fraught contexts that the art world often becomes immersed in.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Allan deSouza

April 30, 2015

In 2011, the Phillips Collection in Washington commissioned Allan deSouza to create a photographic response to Jacob Lawrence’s 60-painting “Migration Series” (1940-41), half of which is owned by the Phillips, the other half by the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Art Asia Pacific

Art Asia Pacific

Muhanned Cader

February 2015

As a young student, Sri Lankan-born artist Muhanned Cader was enthralled by British adventurer John Still’s Jungle Tide, a 1930s-era memoir of his time on what was then the island nation of Ceylon. 

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Sheila Makhijani in Working Spaces

January 28 - February 29, 2015

‘Working Spaces’ can be read in multiple ways. Bordering between representation and abstraction, artists have employed acts of drawing, structural forms of architecture and of objects, principles of visual deception and optical illusion, nuances of colour and the effects of light and sound to manifest concepts/ideas about materiality and non-materiality, fullness and emptiness, form and formlessness, often entering into realms of the transcendental and the mystical. 

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

Nasreen Mohamedi in Adventures of the Black Square

January 15 - April 6, 2015

This epic show takes Kazimir Malevich’s radical painting of a black square – first shown in Russia 100 years ago – as the emblem of a new art and a new society. The exhibition features over 100 artists who took up its legacy, from Buenos Aires to Tehran, London to Berlin, New York to Tel Aviv. Their paintings, photographs and sculptures symbolise Modernism’s utopian aspirations and breakdowns.

Alia Syed

Alia Syed

Film London Jarman Award Shortlisted Artist

2015

Inspired by Derek Jarman, the Jarman Award recognises and supports artists working with moving image and celebrates the spirit of experimentation, imagination and innovation in the work of artist filmmakers in the UK.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

September 11, 2014

One of Ranjani Shettar’s diaphanous, constellation-like sculptures of hand-molded wax beads and cotton thread, installed at the entrance to “On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century,” at the Museum of Modern Art, made a stellar introduction to that 2010 show.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Nasreen Mohamedi

June 6 - October 5, 2014

Nasreen Mohamedi reveals the artist’s significant contribution to modernism that expands the boundaries of Western art history and offers an opportunity to reconsider the meaning of abstract art. Featuring more than 50 of her works, Nasreen Mohamedi charts the evolution of Mohamedi’s work, exploring how she, like Mondrian, moved away from a figurative style and developed her own unique approach to abstraction.

Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth

Nasreen Mohamedi in Lines

March 22 - May 31, 2014

This exhibition brings together a group of international artists active between the 1950s and today, all of whom explore new frontiers for abstraction. The line functions in a variety of ways, including: writing, weaving, notating, diary-keeping, nature, the body, the environment, and the everyday; each resulting in expanded, eroded, and perverted grids generated by a liberating line.

Next Projection

Next Projection

Paramjit Singh

February 21, 2014

The Seventh Walk is a wistful and beautiful voyage into the world of dreams and the creative process by experimental filmmaker Amit Dutta. It is set entirely in the popular tourist landscape of the Kangra Valley and based on the art of landscape painter Paramjit Singh.

Drawing Room, London, UK

Drawing Room, London, UK

Nasreen Mohamedi in Abstract Drawing

February 20 -April 19, 2014

Abstract Drawing is Drawing Room’s fourth artist-curated exhibition, a strand of the programme that aims to provide insight into the ideas that inform the work of key contemporary artists.

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Ranjani Shettar

February 16, 2014

Shettar’s solo in Delhi comprises eight new wooden sculptures, including a small work, titled Remanence from Last Night’s Dream, carved from rosewood and lacquered wood and fixed to the wall like a painting. This work draws from the artist’s memories of watching children of her generation play with Channapatna toys (toys made from lacquered wood in rural Karnataka).

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Rummana Hussain in Is it what you think?

January 30 - September 30, 2014

At one level, the exhibition reflects upon the immediate and the impending political and social crisis through acts of resistance, and at another level, it becomes a site of recuperation and healing. The selected artists have been committed to a socially engaged practice since many years. Through their seminal works, themes that touch upon issues of oppression, violence, historical identity and cultural memory will be addressed in diverse formats and modes of representation.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

January 17, 2014

In her last journal entry, she writes: “Vibrations multiply. Intensity of sweep. Undulative. Curve slowly comes to a ...,” and the writing falters, jumps, drifts off like a thread unspooling, but finally forms a closed circle. I can’t imagine seeing a more beautiful and tender gallery solo this winter.

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Nasreen Mohamedi

November 17, 2013

I first wrote about Mohamedi’s meticulous line drawings and abstract photographs in the Brooklyn Rail (December 2008–January 2009) and now, five years later, I found that the work has grown more powerful over time. 

Art Asia Pacific

Art Asia Pacific

Eating Grass: Alia Syed

July 2013

Set among the pre-modern Indian paintings and Hindu and Buddhist sculptures of LACMA’s South and Southeast Asia wing, Alia Syed’s Eating Grass (2003) is a dreamy filmic experience.

Mint

Mint

SHEILA MAKHIJANI

March 8, 2013

Makhijani mostly works in a painterly tradition—hectic brushstrokes and jagged lines fill her art with a nervous energy. She manages to convey an intrinsic edginess without relying too heavily on impasto—the layering of colours—or outré iconography.

Artforum

Artforum

Critic's Pick: Allan deSouza

August 2011

Allan deSouza’s current exhibition at the Phillips Collection, produced through an initiative to encourage interaction between contemporary artists and the institution’s holdings, displays photographs conceived as a reaction to Lawrence’s canonical series. 

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

November 21, 2010 – February 7, 2011

NASREEN MOHAMEDI
A. BALASUBRAMANIAM
SHEILA MAKHIJANI
ALIA SYED
RANJANI SHETTAR in

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

The New York Times

The New York Times

RANJANI SHETTAR

January 15, 2010

The large suspended pieces, each called “Bird Song,” in her third solo at Talwar, are based on armatures made of stainless-steel tubing bent into curves. 

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

October 30, 2008

This show of large abstract drawings is the third New York solo of work by the Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-90) and the most beautiful yet, which means it’s about as beautiful as gallery shows get.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

February 28, 2008

Allan deSouza, born in Kenya of Indian parents, has lived in California for years, commuting between a home in Los Angeles and a teaching job in San Francisco. Partly to pass the time on the routine intercity flights, he got into the habit of taking photographs from the plane windows before takeoff, and in the air, and on landing.

The New York Times

The New York Times

The Listings

July 1, 2005

ALLAN DESOUZA: 'THE LOST PICTURES' New pictures by this conceptualist photographer meditate on the photograph as a memorial object. Mr. deSouza placed prints made from old family slides around hishome, allowing them to become faded and abraded and to accumulate hair, dust and other debris. He then turned them into large, glossy digital prints in which the ghosts of the original images haunt the new, busily textured, semi-abstract surfaces.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Nasreen Mohamedi

May 23, 2005

In conjunction with its exhibition of visionary abstractions by Agnes Martin, Emma Kunz, and Hilma af Klint, the Drawing Center’s annex presents photographs and works on paper by Mohamedi (1937-90), an Indian artist rarely shown in this country.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

May 13, 2005

Nasreen Mohamedi (1944-90) is still little known outside of India, though she is a much-admired figure there. In New York, a few of her abstract drawings have turned up in group exhibitions, and Talwar Gallery has surveyed her photographs. Now samples from both are united in this hushed but magnetic show in the Drawing Room, across the street from the Drawing Center.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review: (desi)re

March 25, 2005

For an experience of contemporary South Asian art different in look and tone from that in "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India" at the Asia Society and the Queens Museum of Art, try this small group show of eight artists from Talwar's stable.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

July 2, 2004

Ranjani Shettar, a young Indian artist based in Bangalore, makes her New York solo debut with this two-sculpture show, and it's a beauty. 

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review

February 6, 2004

''Eating Grass,'' the title of the short film that constitutes Alia Syed's second New York solo show, carries a specific political reference.

Art Critical

Art Critical

Nasreen Mohamedi

December 1, 2003

The photographs of Nasreen Mohamedi are a recent supplement to the drawings of this underknown Indian artist/ photographer/ writer. Fascinating in and of themselves, these 25 silver gelatin prints are being exhibited for the first time at Talwar Gallery.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review: Nasreen Mohamedi

October 10, 2003

The work of Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) made an unforgettable impression in ''Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora'' at the Queens Museum of Art in 1997. In a show dominated by figures and color, her linear ink and pencil drawings looked like nothing else. Made up of layered, perspectival, gridlike planes, they were like Malevich crossed with Agnes Martin, magic carpets or space ships sailing into the fourth dimension.

 

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review: Zarina Bhimji 'Cleaning the Garden'

October 5, 2001

This show brings a double debut: the first solo New York appearance of the London-based artist Zarina Bhimji and the inauguration of Talwar Gallery, in an eastern annex of the Chelsea art beat.

Art India

Art India

The Secret Life of Sheila Makhijani

October - December 1999

Roobina Karode seeks out Sheila Makhijani at her studio in Delhi and unearths a hoard of energetic works.  

Art India

Art India

Rummana Hussain

July 1999

Art India inaugurates a column by Geeta Kapur, India’s most distinguished art critic, who takes the turn of the century as departure point for questioning existing frameworks for perceiving art.  In her first essay she traces the development of Rummana Hussain over the past six years.