Tag Archives: Akar Prakar Contemporary

  • In Conversation With Curator Erin Gleeson

    Originally from Minneapolis, Erin Gleeson’s engagement with Cambodian history and art began more than 15 years ago, through a human rights research grant awarded by the University of Minnesota. Since then, the focus of her work has been researching methodologies of human rights education; and working on a photographic archive on genocide and prison torture …

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  • ‘Sightings: Out of the Wild’ – Rescuing earthly existence from extinction

    “Was he an animal, that music could move him so?” – The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida, has curated a group show, Sightings: Out of the Wild, featuring the works of over forty modern and contemporary  artists, such as M. F. Husain, K. G. Subramanyan, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, Jayashree Chakravarty, …

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  • Debanjan Roy and the Many Mahatmas: The Making and Unmaking of a Kitsch

    The image of Gandhi, with its abundant and recurrent presence in the public domain, such as currency notes and government billboards, fails to strike us as uniquely intriguing very often. But the current political climate makes a pressing case for revisiting Gandhi’s ideals anew. In this context, Debanjan Roy makes it possible to visually multiply …

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  • Debasish Mukherjee: Fabric as Memory

    In his second solo at Akar Prakar Contemporary, Debasish Mukherjee meditates upon a history of personal memories that are woven together in fabric, his primary medium for the exhibition. Titled ‘River Song’, the show puts together abstract and figurative forms created out of fabric, along with the use of allied materials such as embroidery, beads and thread. …

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  • Jayashree Chakravarty: Nature as Studio

    One of the most important catalysts in Jayashree Chakravarty’s art is the transformation of Kolkata’s Salt Lake area into a bustling township from a marshy land dotted with fishing villages. It was in the 1980s that she moved to the city, with her Ma and Baba, from Tripura, where she was born. In the process …

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