The Art of Guns and Roses

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

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Sign Of Times

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

Surviving Even-Odd Binaries

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.

A Farmer’s Prayer, A Scientist’s Vision, An Artist’s Dream

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.

Of Contestations and Survivals

Artist Ratheesh T’s solo show, on at Mirchandani and Steinruecke gallery, Mumbai, is a personal take on his life experiences and observations evoked with sensitivity and satire in the works.. writes Sushma Sabnis.

The Complete Picture

Artist Vishakha Apte’s solo ‘Being Not Incomplete’ brings her art practice nearly into a full circle in a manner of the mediums she has explored over years and in the glimpses of deeply personal narratives embedded which address the concepts of being ‘complete’ through her works… writes Sushma Sabnis

Specific Narratives on Time

Five artists’ works which were on display at the show ‘The Past, Present, Future’ held at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai aimed to create a face of Time, using their own sensibilities and relativity. One realises Time is multifaceted as the artists have portrayed..writes Sushma Sabnis