Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Urban Manners 2 at SESC Pompeia, Installations Views, January 21

Probir Gupta, Marx/ Mao – No face value, 2008
photo: Anne de Henning

From left to right:
Jitish Kallat, Artist Making Local Call, 2005
Jitish Kallat, Aquasaurus, 2008

Jitish Kallat, Aquasaurus, 2008
photo: Anne de Henning

Jitish Kallat, Artist Making Local Call, 2005

Thukral & Tagra, Delightfully Dreadful - Overcooked, Overdose and Overcast
From the series of "The Dawn of Decadence" , 2009

Ranbir Kaleka, Man with Cockerel, 2001 - 2002 (left), Probir Gupta (right)
photo: Anne de Henning

Ranbir Kaleka, Man with Cockerel, 2001 - 2002

Probir Gupta, The national product (Gandhi) and others, 2008

Atul Dodiya, From the series ‘Pale Ancestors’, 2007 (on the right)
and Probir Gupta (on the left)

Atul Dodiya, From the series ‘Pale Ancestors’, 2007

Anita Dube, Three Texts, 2009

Reena Saini Kallat, Walls of the Womb, 2007

Reena Saini Kallat, Walls of the Womb, 2007
photo: Anne de Henning

Avinash Veeraraghavan, I love My India, 2002

Subodh Gupta, Hungry God, 2005 – 2006

Sheba Chhachhi, Neelkanth (Bluethroat): poison/ nectar, 2003 – 2008

Thukral & Tagra, Now in Your Neighborhood, 2008
and Ragubir Singh (right), 1977-1997

Ragubir Singh, Barber and Goddess Kali, 1986

Installation View with Thukral & Tagra, Now in Your Neighborhood, 2008 (detail)
photo: Anne de Henning

Curators: Adelina von Fürstenberg, Geneva in collaboration with
Peter Nagy, New Delhi
Installation Project: Arch. Uliva Velo, Florence in collaboration
with Arch. Marcio Medina, Saõ Paulo
Exhibition Coordinator: Michela Negrini, Milan
Organization: ART for The World, Genèva- Milan
Production: COM TATO, Sao Paulo

ART for The World thanks Prof. Danilo Santos de Miranda, Regional Director of SESC Saõ Paulo and Mrs. Elisa Maria Americano Saintivi, Gerente of SESC Pompeia and all the team of SESC.

SESC Pompeia is an Architectural Project by Arch. Lina Bo Bardi, 1977

Opening and After Hours Fun in Saõ Paulo, January 2010
Photos by Anne de Henning

Thukral and Tagra on TVCultura’s interview

Michela Negrini, Adelina von Fürstenberg, Anne de Henning, Uliva Velo

Marcio Medina

Igor Valas, Sheba Chachichi, Fabiana de Barro

Adelina with Lula

Michela and Uliva

Thukral and Tagra

Fabiana and Sheba

Marcos Augusto Machado Gonçalves and Leonora De Barros

Ivan Giannini and Sheba

Ivan and Anna Giannini

Thukral and Tagra hanging around in Villa Maddalena

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Invitation to Urban Manners 2 at SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil

On January 21, 2010 Urban Manners 2 - Artistas Contemporâneos da Índia will open at SESC Pompeia in Sao Paulo.
The exhibition will feature the works of eleven Indian artists who propose a path that reveals all the striking contradictions of contemporary India.
The artists who have been invited to Sao Paulo are sculptors, painters and video artists whose works are inspired by the issues that distinguish Indian society, such as immigration, environmental protection, the loss of traditional values, poverty and wealth in a globalized world.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

At the 3rd Edition of Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, China, 2009-2010

CHEN ZHEN's Danser la Musique

Title: Danser la Musique, 2000-2009
Size: 500 x 500 x 350 cm (h)

Medium: Steel, Iron, Nylon, Hemp, Cannon Shells, Bullet Shells, Buddhists bells

Edition: Numbered 1/3

Building Period: October-November, 2009

Site: Yitian Holiday Plaza, Shenzhen, China

Exhibiton’s Date: 06.12.2009 -28.02.2010
The Playground has been realized thanks to Mrs Liu Ying Mei, Shanghai, China with the support of the Association des Amis de Chen Zhen, Paris.
The artist is represented by Galleria Continua / Italy, Beijing, Le Moulin. 
Chen Zhen strongly believed that art has the power to surpass politics and science, bringing people's feelings to consciousness. Using his wise hands and intense mind, Chen has put at the center of his creations the concern for humanity, society, nature and destiny, his vision of oriental and western cultures, a multi-cultural approach, the desire of eliminating odium through an equality-based dialogue.
The installation Danser la musique by Chen Zhen is composed by a square trampoline, four large Buddhist bells with cannon shells hanging in its four corners, hundreds of smaller bells with bullet shells hanging on the trampoline, Children dance on the trampoline and the sound of the music coming from the bells.
Danser la Musique (model, 2000)

From 2000 on, ART for The World has organized a serie of travelling exhibitions of more then 40 artworks on the theme of Playgrounds&Toys designed by artists and architects from all over the world. In every place in which the exhibition is held, a local jury choose his favorite playground. In January 2001, during the venue at the Andersen Museum in Rome, Chen Zhen's project Danser la Musique was chosen from a jury composed by UN, UNHCR and UNESCO’s representatives, Giordano Boetti, the son of the artist Alighiero Boetti and the Children Psycanalist Prof. Giovanni Bollea.