The world is locked down. A microorganism controls our systems, inside out. We have no ability so far to subdue it. These are the facts. However, there are those among us who embody optimism, the artists, the die-hard humans who believe we will survive like we always have. This ongoing article aims to gather those voices who continue to smile through unpredictable times…writes Sushma Sabnis.
Artist Photographer Uday Kawale in his recently concluded solo,’ Vaarul’ brings to light the red, the blue and the grey along with the dank and lonely faces of Mumbai-Indians in the suburbs of Bandra..writes Sushma Sabnis
A river is a reliquary of time, place and lives which depend on it. An emotional entity, whatever it dissolves within its rapids, is returned flourishing, manyfold. Even as rivers across the globe are drying up without warning, artist Sucheta Ghadge follows her philanthropic muse to create her print works…writes Sushma Sabnis.
Artist Syed Ali Sarwat Jafri in his debut solo, ‘Prism-Sense’ shoots a few roses with loaded rifles at viewers and urges them to look within themselves at the schisms they un/knowingly are contributing towards making an unbalanced and intolerant society… writes Sushma Sabnis
Starting 26th March, artists Ciby Samuel and Sagar Kamble present their show at Artists’ Centre, Mumbai, with a bag full of contemporary lexicons. Both dive into the crucible of visual culture to cull out imageries which their vocabulary transforms according to their interpretations of their world. A preview of the upcoming show by Sushma Sabnis
In his portraits, artist Navanshu Kumar goes beyond mere ‘likeness’ of the sitter to masterfully excavate those hidden faces blurred by fine veils of beauty, political correctness and cultured upbringing, to reveal the rawness of their true identity.. writes Sushma Sabnis
When nine artists from a fairly remote art University dare the urban art jungle for the very first time, the outcome is rather surprising. What shines through at the show ‘Even Odd One’ curated by Johny ML at Art Houz, Bengaluru, is their immense ability to observe, adapt and survive in a turbulent world that these art-fledglings have inherited, writes Sushma Sabnis.
As the country’s farmers march for their basic rights in the capital and the environment squirms to survive abuse and pollution, a group of like minded artists and scientists work to reverse the widening schism between nature and nature-dependent humans employing a balance of art aesthetics and scientific vision at the Krishi Kala Camp organised at NAARM, Hyderabad writes Sushma Sabnis.