Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai awarded fourteenth Alvar Aalto MedalAward
Bijoy Jain and his office Studio Mumbai have been awarded the fourteenth Alvar Aalto Medal conferred by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA), Finnish Architectural Society, Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), and the City of Helsinki. The jury praised - what has been the essence of Bijoy's practice - his successful programmatic collaboration between architects and craftsmen, leading to the integration of local conditions in architectural production. Founded in 1969, the internationally renowned prize honors creative work in the field of architecture and is given out once in every three years. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the award was announced virtually on the Foundation's YouTube channel on March 16th 2021.
On View: Gigi Scaria's films at Hong-gah MuseumMuseum Exhibition
Through May 2, 2021
Visiting hours: Tues-Sun: 10:30-17:30
Hong-gah Museum, Taipei
Gigi Scaria's films No Parallel and Political Realism, along with Avijit Mukul Kishore’s film Garden of Forgotten Snow on Nilima Sheikh’s art practice are now showing at Hong-gah Museum in Taipei in the group exhibition Loss and Transience. Curated by Lucía Imaz King and Rashmi Sawhney, the show brings a selection of works in documentary film and artists’ video by ten contemporary artists/filmmakers living and working in India today, including artists of Indian heritage based internationally. The films are linked by their protagonists’ state of transience at key moments within the films providing numerous insights into how day-to-day realities are being catalysed to affect change, but also to reflect on present political and environmental concerns. Collectively the films are examples of rendering new worlds through improvisation which cannot exist ‘in the real world’; an approach that is re-constructive and playful; allowing for adaptation to the challenges of the environment whilst critically questioning our role within it.
Accompanying the exhibition is an Artists and Curators Talk on 20 March 7pm-9pm TWN, 4:30-6:30pm IST 11am-1pm GMT including a talk by Gigi Scaria. Link to Join: https://videoclub.org.uk/loss-transience-curator-and-artist-talk/
To learn more about the exhibition and related events, click here.
On View: Jitish Kallat at Fondation ThalieExhibition
Through May 9, 2021
Visiting hours: Wed-Sun: 2-6pm
Fondation Thalie, Brussels
Jitish Kallat presents his work Palindrome Anagram Painting 17 (2020) in Spring, a group show featuring several internally acclaimed artists at the Fondation Thalie. The exhibition highlights important works from the private collection of the Presentident of Fondation Thalie - Nathalie Guiot. Artists include Francis Picabia, Jean Dubuffet, Tatiana Trouvé, Le Corbusier, Lynda Benglis and Sheila Hicks amongst others. You can find more information about the exhibtion here.
On View: Tallur LN at the Kiran Nadar Museum of ArtMuseum Exhibition
LN Tallur's Veni, vidi, vici I came, I saw, I conquered (2012) is on view at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art's Unearthing Memories of Civilisation: Curation as Archaeology. Curated by Roobina Karode, this virtual group exhibition is created for the Bihar Museum Biennale 2021 and features 11 artists from across India. Click here to experience this 3D exhibition.
On View: Reena Kallat At the Monash University Museum of ArtMuseum Exhibtion
Through April 10, 2021
Visiting Hours: Tue–Fri: 10am–5pm, Sat: 12–5pm
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Australia
Reena Kallat presents her works "Siamese Trees" (2018 - 2019) in Tree Story, a group show featuring 30 artists from across ten countries at the Monash University Museum of Art. The exhibition brings together creative practices from around the world to create a "forest" of ideas relating to critical environmental and sustainability issues. At its foundation—or roots—are Indigenous ways of knowing and a recognition of trees as our ancestors and family. An exhibition, publication and podcast series, Tree Story takes inspiration from the underground networks, information sharing and mutual support understood to exist within tree communities, and poses the question: what can we learn from trees and the importance of Country?
Nilima Sheikh featured in Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary DrawingPublication
Chemould is delighted to share that Nilima Sheikh is a featured artist in Vitamin D3: Today's Best Contemporary Drawing by Phaidon Books. The best-selling Vitamin Series spotlights contemporary artists who have continued to explore drawing's possibilities - from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. The Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013) have recorded this journey as drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form. Vitamin D showcases more than 100 such artists, nominated by 70 international art experts including Iwona Blazwick, Louisa Buck, Mark Coetzee, Thelma Golden, Laura Hoptman, Geeta Kapur, Pablo León de la Barra, Christine Macel, Kate Macfarlane, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Zoe Whitley.
Woven Chronicles: Maria Balshaw and Reena Saini KallatIn Conversation
Over the last several years, borders, territories and maps have recurred as potent forms in Reena Kallat’s work. They point to broad historical narratives as well as the manner in which humankind has left the imprint of history on geography. In this session of #JaipurLiteratureFestival2021 , Maria Balshaw, Director of the Tate and Kallat will explore how contemporary art can be a conduit for pertinent conversations around movement, migration, displacement and democracies.
Shilpa Gupta's photo series featured in Architectural Digest India
The March - April 2021 issue of Architectural Digest India features Shilpa Gupta's photo series from AD's #StillCommaLife Instagram campaign (August 2020). The photographs depict an empty PPE suit sitting alone in the home of the artist, as if it were a person captive in their own domestic setting. "They are about a pause, an anticipation and anxiety. The figure is absent like the invisible virus that seemed rather elusive, where every day, all over the world, new assumptions were being made,” says Shilpa Gupta.