FICA presents an exhibition of young artists at Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa STIR @ SAF 2019
by Rahul KumarFeb 07, 2020
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by Rahul KumarPublished on : Jan 24, 2020
Art historian Tom Gunning uses the term 'truth claim' to describe the prevalent belief that traditional photographs actually depict accurate realities. But do they? Doesn’t a photograph capture a limited frame that is different from what the eye would see, excluding things or putting subjects out of context? Ravi Agarwal takes this one step forward by curating a show titled Imagined Documents, where he weaves together works from artists who use staged photography as the format of choice.
"Looking at the staged-photograph that flits between reality and fiction, the show aims to focus on works that employ various sorts of strategies and techniques to tell their story. These could involve recreating scenes from memory, constructing elaborate sets or telling personal encounters," says Agarwal, who himself has an inter-disciplinary practice as an artist, photographer, environmental campaigner, writer and curator.
Constructed spaces often utilise found objects, but always re-constructed and re-imagined as conceptual narratives. The ensemble includes Sharbendu De, Prajakta Potnis, Azadeh Akhlaghi, Dia Mehta Bhupal, Bani Abidi, Munem Wasif, and Yamini Nayar. For them, the objects and characters are what paint is to a painter.
by Rahul Kumar Mar 26, 2023
The exhibition celebrates the work of American artists Betty Woodman and George Woodman with ceramics, abstract paintings, assemblages and photographs.
by Jincy Iype Mar 23, 2023
STIR speaks to Hublot's latest ambassador Daniel Arsham, about his installation in the Swiss Alps, its ephemerality and its connection to land art and timekeeping.
by Rahul Kumar Mar 21, 2023
STIR speaks with German visual artist Moritz Berg on his art practice that is based on the study of perception and the aesthetic effects of a nature informed environment.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 20, 2023
Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens complicates the binaries of private and public with the onset of the digital world.
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