Marigold Diary


India Art Fair 2014

Live with art it’s good for you


I spotted this spirited Bengali lady at the Shrine Empire Gallery stall in India Art Fair 2014 where her installation ‘Forgetfulness’ was being admired by several; and I simply loved the idea and its execution. This literature and art student portrays her creativity across art disciplines, like combining digital and traditional media.

With grants and residencies on her resume, her work has been seen at many known art spaces in US, Europe and Asia, including the International Center of Photography, Jersey City Museum, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, the British Film Institute, Lalit Kala Akademi, and Seoul Art Space.

For now Priyanka happily resides and also teaches contemporary art and media in New York.

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A visual tribute to the medium I love

This is a continuation from a novice’s point of view about sculptures that I captured as they appealed to me at the India Art Fair 2014. It is my attempt to pick on some famous people’s thoughts which seemed to be echoing mine as a student of art, ever since I learnt to draw.

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Contemporary rules the roost

Sally Fuerst, Mohan Singh, Madhvi Parekh, Jagdeep Smart, Seema Kohli, Shipra Bhattacharya, Maya Burman and Moushmi Biswas are some names I remember from my favourite genre of art in contemporary form at the India Art Fair 2014

Another favoured one was Subodh Gupta but his largest exhibition ever EVERYTHING IS INSIDE is still on at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. And some of the rarest Amrita Shergill paintings curated by Yashodhara Dalmia in THE PASSIONATE QUEST are also being exhibited at the same venue. The artist, born to a Sikh father and a Hungarian mother emphatically painted both Europe and India of her times (1934-41). So another interesting show continues at the gallery, showcasing the best of Indian modern and contemporary arts with two completely different mediums till 2nd March’14.

Contemporary art is known to be associated with social causes which started from the 1960’s or 70’s and exists till this very minute while the period before that was called ‘modernism’  which lasted from 1880 till 1960’s. I am taking this journey to fulfill my childhood desire to learn everything there is to know about of various mediums, colours, along with newer art and craft forms on this planet.

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