Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grand Opening of The Embassy of Love - Bangalore



Grand Opening of The Embassy of Love - Bangalore

logo-red_wb.jpg


by

Markus Shimizu and Jeetin Rangher

at

1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
# 1, Shanthi Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore- 560 027

His supreme Majesty Kaam Dev invites you to the opening of The Embassy of Love in Bangalore at 1 Shanthiroad.

The gallery will be an extra-territorial space, no longer under Indian jurisdiction. To gain entry to The Love Embassy and receive a visa for the Land of Love all visitors are requested to present their passports upon arrival. It is a requirement to come in your finest clothes.

Opening Sunday 19.12.2010
Inaugural pooja starts at 6 PM

Note: Bring your Passports or ID!
.
..
...
About the Artists:

* Markus Shimizu is an artist based in Berlin, Germany.
* Jeetin Rangher is a Bangalore based installation and performance artist. He has completed his post-graduation from Bangalore University, 2009 and graduation from Ken school of Arts.

...

1SR-Logo-Pink.jpg
1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Grand Opening of The Embassy of Love - Bangalore



logo-red_wb.jpg



Grand Opening of The Embassy of Love - Bangalore

by

Markus Shimizu and Jeetin Rangher

at

1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
# 1, Shanthi Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore- 560 027

His supreme Majesty Kaam Dev invites you to the opening of The Embassy of Love in Bangalore at 1 Shanthiroad.

The gallery will be an extra-territorial space, no longer under Indian jurisdiction. To gain entry to The Love Embassy and receive a visa for the Land of Love all visitors are requested to present their passports upon arrival. It is a requirement to come in your finest clothes.

Opening Sunday 19.12.2010
Inaugural pooja starts at 6 PM

Note: Bring your Passports or ID!
.
..
...
About the Artists:

* Markus Shimizu is an artist based in Berlin, Germany.
* Jeetin Rangher is a Bangalore based installation and performance artist. He has completed his post-graduation from Bangalore University, 2009 and graduation from Ken school of Arts.

...

1SR-Logo-Pink.jpg
1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Re-Look Lecture by Kajri Jain : The Handbag that exploded


Somberikatte @1 Shanthiroad
RE- LOOK: Lectures on Indian Art


The Handbag that Exploded:

Mayawati's Monuments and the Aesthetics of Democracy in Post-Reform India

a lecture by

Kajri Jain

-

Art Historian, University of Toronto, Canada


Wednesday 15th December 2010, 6.30 pm

@ 1 Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

...

The Handbag that Exploded:

Mayawati’s Monuments and the Aesthetics of Democracy in Post-Reform India


Ever since the Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati came into power as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh she has been at the centre of media controversy, most recently because of her massive drive to build monuments and statues of ‘Dalit icons’, including, notoriously, statues of herself holding her trademark handbag. The media coverage so far has largely represented majority public opinion as ‘infuriated and sickened’ at her profligate waste of public money on party propaganda and ‘self-aggrandizement’ rather than the material betterment of her constituency. To this opinion, propounded by right and left alike, is opposed the (almost exclusively Dalit) defence that Dalits have a legitimate claim to being represented in the same forms that have hitherto been available to others. The paper argues that aesthetic redistribution – in this case, the emergence of new forms of Dalit cultural expression – is neither ‘merely’ symbolic nor ‘essentially’ economic, but material/sensible in ways that speak to both culture and economy.


....

Kajri Jain teaches in the Department of Visual Studies and the Graduate Department of Art History at the University of Toronto. Her research is on image-cultures in India, with a focus on the interface between images, religion, and vernacular business cultures; she also teaches modern and contemporary Indian art and cinema. She is the author of Gods in the Bazaar: the Economies of Indian Calendar Art (Duke University Press, 2007), and is currently working on a book on the emergence of monumental iconic sculptures in contemporary India.


...

*RE-LOOK - Lectures on Indian Art

This series of lectures will present exciting new research being done in the areas of art history, art practice and visual anthropology in India, each for the first time in Bengaluru. Distinguished art historians and academics will be invited to give illustrated papers on their recent work and interests. There will be a lecture every month, which will take place at the popular artist space 1. Shanthi Road, situated in the heart of the city.


*Somberikatte: is a Kannada word meaning idler’s platform - usually the platform around a large tree where people gather to gossip and exchange news. It is a fictional institution, sometimes a forum, sometimes a film production company or the name of a photo studio, used by the artist Pushpamala N.


*1.Shanthiroad:

T

he Studio/Gallery at 1.Shanthiroad, Bangalore, is an independent artist run space for art residencies, slide lectures, small conferences, installations, performances, screenings and informal gatherings. Centrally located with an award winning design, it was initiated bySuresh Jayaram and is administered by a not-for-profit trust VAC – Visual Art Collective.


....
Pushpamala N

...

NOLLYWOODED : Nigerian Films Screening and Discussions



NOLLYWOODED : Nigerian Films Screening and Discussions

Sunday 12 Dec 5 pm
...

Films:

5 pm ' This is Nollywood ' - Director: Franco Sacchi , 2007, 55 mins

6:30 pm ' Osuofia in London ' - Director/ Writer: Kingsley Ogoro , 2003, 105 mins

..
Discussions

with: Zac O'Yeah, Vinayak Verma, Namita Malhotra, Prakash Belwadi, Sudarshan Purohit, Rakesh Khanna and Achal Prabhala
......

"Gone to seed" by Timo Seber : Goethe Institut Bangalore Residency




"Gone to seed"

by Timo Seber

Opens on Saturday 11 Dec 2010, 6:30 pm
Continues on Sunday 12 Dec 10:30 am - 4 pm

@ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Bangalore
#1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore- 560 053
...

In 1967 the famous style observer Richard Blackwell, known for his vicious attacks on badly-dressed celebrities, claimed Barbra Streisand the worst dressed woman of the year:
"Today's flower child who has gone to seed in a cabbage patch."

In 2010 Timo Seber will show his exhibition "Gone to seed" at 1Shanthiroad.

...
Timo Seber (*1984)
lives and works in Cologne, Germany

studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne







* This show is the outcome of Timo Seber's residency in 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery through the Goethe Institut, Bangalore.





Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ReLook Lecture: Territorial Realism by Ashish Rajadhyaksha


Somberikatte @1 Shanthiroad

presents

RE- LOOK: Lectures on Indian Art



"

Territorial Realism "

a lecture by

Ashish Rajadhyaksha

- Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore


Sunday 31 October 2010, 6.30 pm

@ 1 Shanthiroad studio/ gallery

Territorial Realism

This presentation inquires into a tradition of arts practice that

emerged in Mumbai through the 1970s and 80s, crucially in the visual a

rts but also including the cinema, theatre and music, when the arts

took on several additional responsibilities that we would usually

associate with human rights. The argument is primarily located around

Sudhir Patwardhan's paintings, juxtaposed with Vijay Tendulkar's

theatre, Namdeo Dhasal's poetry and independent films from the time,

alongside inquiries into the cultural actions linked to the 1982

textile workers' strike and the claim of the constitutional right of

the city's pavement dwellers to shelter.

Ashish Rajadhyaksha is Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of

Culture & Society, Bangalore. He is the co-author of the Encyclopaedia of In

dian Cinema (1994), and has recently published the book Indian Cinema in the Time of Celluloid: From Bollywood to the Emergency (2009). He has also written extensively on art and was co-curator with Geeta Kapoor of Bombay/ Mumbai at the Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis show, Tate Modern, London (2001)

---

*RE-LOOK - Lectures on Indian Art

This series of lectures will present exciting new research being done in the areas of art history, art practice and visual anthropology in India, each for the first time in Bengaluru. Distinguished art historians and academics will be invited to give illustrated papers on their recent work and interests. There will be a lecture every month, which will take place at the popular artist space 1. Shanthi Road, situated in the heart of the city.


*Somberikatte:

is a Kannada word meaning idler’s platform - usually the platform around a large tree where people gather to gossip and exchange news. It is a fictional institution, sometimes a forum, sometimes a film production company or the name of a photo studio, used by the artist Pushpamala N.

*1.Shanthiroad:

The Studio/Gallery at 1.Shanthiroad, Bangalore, is an independent artist run space for art residencies, slide lectures, small conferences, installations, performances, screenings and informal gatherings. Centrally located with an award winning design, it was initiated by Suresh Jayaram and is administered by a not-for-profit trust VAC – Visual Art Collective.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Critique, Genealogy and Reflective Action with VIVEK DHARESHWAR



STREET SCHOLARS @ 1SHANTHI presents
Critique, Genealogy and Reflective Action with VIVEK DHARESHWAR

6 pm, Saturday 23 Oct 2010,
@1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

Vivek Dhareshwar will set out a framework for understanding the trajectory of Marxism in India on the three terms of the title.
What kind of conceptualization did Marxism represent? and how to revisit that to achieve a reflective relationship to the present?
....
Vivek Dhareshwar is an independant scholar based in Bangalore.
....
STREET SCHOLARS seeks to initiate discussions that bring a certain kind of reflection to bear on our varied practices, our ways of engaging the world (artistic, political or academic). Street Scholars emerged from conversations between Indira Chowdhury, Vivek Dhareshwar and Lata Mani.
....
contact: thestreetscholars@gmail.com
1.shanthiroad@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Launch of Mobile Artistic Platform - M.A.P



Maraa, in collaboration with Reloading Images (Berlin) is initiating a project titled Mobile Artistic Platform (M.A.P) @ 1Shanthi Road.

Date: Friday 15th Oct 2010; Time: 6 PM
Venue: 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
#1, Shanthi road, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore - 560 027

Both groups will make short presentations of their work and about the traveling residency, M.A.P, in South India.All of you are invited to join us in kick starting this journey.

About M.A.P

Maraa in collaboration with Reloading Images announces the launch of M.A.P, a trans-disciplinary travelling platform. As a part of M.A.P, 10 Asian and European artists, will move across South India between 18th October and 15th November. The artists will work and travel together in an attempt to investigate a series of issues concerning sustainable tourism, cross-cultural exchange, creative collaboration and notions of hospitality. This project is supported by the Arts Network Asia (ANA) and Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF).

---

Maraa means Tree in Kannada. Maraa is an arts and media collective in Bangalore. They apply the lens of arts and media to all their core areas of work. Their work in the arts looks at collaborative art practice, arts and culture in the public space, and arts as process. Maraa believes in an inter-disciplinary approach and trigger dialogues through pratise and pedagogy.
Website:
http://maraa.in/

Reloading Images is an open network of artists, writers, curators, architects, filmmakers, designers, scholars and interdisciplinary cultural practitioners. Members of the network initiate and organize activities on a project-by-project basis, working together across various disciplines, formats and places. Their practice takes the form of process-oriented artistic research.
Website:
http://www.reloadingimages.org/

Review of Beate Engl's show by Marta Jakimowicz in Deccan Herald

Sound spaces

“Every sound alarms” by Beate Engle, the German resident at 1Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery (October 1 to 5), was another interesting exploration in multi-sensory experiences. The artist quite successfully tries to make evident, or rather felt, the intangible trajectories and dynamic dependence between sounds, words, three-dimensional objects, people, colours and lights in their spaces.

Impressions, meaning and sensations almost tactile for the involved viewer bear a mutual impact in it, while the present and the fleeting interact with the auras left behind by things past.

Although new to India, she reacted to its reality, spirit and history in a sensitive manner, sometimes calmly focussed and sometimes exciting. Whereas her “Showdown” photographs translated a stirring, rhythmic brightness into an evocation of riotous, festive noises, the “Fair Trade” wall of quoted sentences conjured a movement of human aspirations and “Community Disco” dynamically integrated traffic lights with flashing colour lamps and popular music. Especially good was “Liberty Tree” using post-Independence newsreel sound and image projected over and through an old-fashioned, ornamental memento stand.

Effective too was the series of photographs which playfully and warmly captured monuments of historical personalities finding a prosaic yet charming relationship with current life.

by Marta Jakimowicz
in Art Review , Deccan Herald, Wed 13 Oct 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

BFS@1Shanthi: Film Screenings and lectures: Italian Films


Bangalore Film Society @ 1 Shanthiroad

Presents

Lectures and Film screenings

Italian Films

@1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

Saturday 9th Oct 2010, 6pm

6pm - 6.30pm: introduction by Roberto Cavallini

6-30pm - 8pm: screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini's 'Hawks and Sparrows' (1966).

8pm - 8.30: final comments and discussion


Synopsis THE HAWKS AND THE SPARROWS, a wild comic fable, stars the beloved stone faced clown Toto as an Italian everyman, and Ninetto Davoli as his good natured but empty headed son. Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene, as a counterpoint to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life. Pasolini presents a tragic fable which shows two delightful innocents caught, like many Italians, between the Church and Marxism.

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian, London-based scholar, writer and cultural organizer. After a Master in Contemporary art theory at the Humanities Dept. of Cà Foscari, University of Venice, since 2005 Roberto has been a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, under the supervision of Dr Jean-Paul Martinon. His research interests include the works of Jacques Derrida, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot and the films and poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini. He has held teaching positions in the Dept. of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, in the Dept. of Humanities at The City and Guilds London Art School and he worked for three years as docent for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

Roberto is also the coordinator of InC, a research group in continental philosophy, based at the Graduate School, Goldsmiths. In 2005 he founded BiS with Daniele Rugo, an artistic group for research and visual practice; since then he has curated and authored several projects around issues of migration, social patterns and communities. Some of his projects have taken place in Venice (A+A Gallery), Bologna (Errars), Castello (Spain, Waste Art Biennial), Damascus, New York (The Rider Project), Istanbul (The Apartment Project) and Tangiers. He curated a two-years project about migration titled ‘Leaving room’, a touring exhibition that in March 2009 took place at the Cinemateque de Tanger (Morocco), funded by Roberto Cimetta Foundation and Graduate School, Goldsmiths.

He is also founder, editor-in-chief and author of ‘Eclisse’, books series on cinema and film-making, for ‘Abeditore’, a publishing house based in Milan, Italy.

He is member of Reloading Images network and Executive Producer for Reloading Images India project 2010.

--
1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery

Friday, October 1, 2010

Beate Engl Residency: In Other Words - Collaborative Show


In other words
Opening: Oct. 3, 2010, 3 pm to 7 pm
Select Book House
71 Brigade Road Cross
Oct. 3 through 5, 2010
11:30am to 6:30pm

Beate Engl: I like to work site-specific and in response to a given situation, what made me really appreciate Navin’s idea of showing audio works at Select II. It became a very inspiring collaboration, each of us using sound in a very different way. In my artistic work audio and text are the basis for sculptural settings. My installation "power tower" is placed in the section of the bookshop with encyclopedias and indian history books. In a playful yet critical approach I reflect the correlation between representation of history and power.

Navin Thomas: To begin with, I would like to say that I was quite excited to have met two other people working with alternative sound and with the idea of engaging in a work at the select book house space, my audio work continues to be about electro acoustic ecology, I will be presenting two works, one called "the golden finch" and another site specific work called "rhyme of the ancient mariner". I hope this show encourages more people to present their work at the select book store, Mr Murthy and Sanjay have been really helpful and encouraging over the years, I would like this space to continue to serve this city for a long time to come...

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: "Audible absence" is a site-specific acoustic space, created from recordings of speech, breathing and poetry readings of my father who passed away a couple of year's ago. The work intends to juxtapose personal with public, in an attempt to investigate auditory memory and transcendence.
....


Monday, September 27, 2010

Beate Engl: "every sound alarms"

Beate Engl

"every sound alarms"

Opening Friday, Oct 1, 2010 6:30 pm onwards

Short Lecture at
7:00 pm

Performance with students from CKP 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm

Open Until Oct 5, 10:30pm to 7pm
@ 1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery
#1, Shanthi Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore - 560 027

Every sound alarms
In the framework of a residency supported by Goethe Institut Bangalore the German artist Beate Engl is staying and working at 1.Shanthi Road Studio / Residency for six weeks. On October 1st her works will be presented to the public in a solo show“every sound alarms

Beate Engl’s approach towards sculpture and installation is conceptual and based on audio and text. For her expanded sculptural process the analysis of the site, in which the sculpture is installed, with its formal, social and political conditions is of great importance. Spaces are systems with certain rules and correlations. The analysis of these circumstances is necessary for her artistic practice and she develops her works along this process.

The focus for her residency in Bangalore is the exploration of sound and its meaning, a rich field of research in a globalized city with a noisescape that differs strongly from the artist’s home city and offers her inspiring insights into the local culture.

As part of the residency Beate Engl gave a workshop on “art and audio” at the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath and involved the students in a collaborative work that will be performed at the opening.

Participating Students
from the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath:

Aditi Kowshik, Anand Kumar, Anish Joseph, Deepak (Sachin) D.L., Manju M. Das, Navya A., Padhma Priya S., Pratibha Nambiar, Soujanya Shivanna, Vahid Karimpour, Venkatesh K. N., Yamini Pallem
Beate Engl (*1973, Regen, Germany) studied Fine Art / Sculpture at Munich Art Academy, Bauhaus University Weimar and the School of the Arts Institute Chicago. Besides teaching, working as a curator or in collaboration with artists and art historians ("Galerie Goldankauf” 1999-2001; "The Domain of the Great Bear” at kunstraum munich 2006/2007) her artistic practice developed towards site-specific installations with a focus on text and audio ("Betaversion 2.0”, Hall 14 / Federkiel Foundation, Leipzig, 2004; "Und die weiße Zelle schwebt weiter...” ["And the white cube keeps floating…”], Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2005; "Mad as hell", Ortstermine Munich, 2006). Her critical approach towards public space and globalized art market is also expressed in her publications: In "Space is a place. Handbuch und Standortrecherche”, 2005 [Handbook and site research], she ironically claims outer space as a possible site for the expanded art world and in “The blob – nothing can stop it!“, 2008 she pictures a horror scenario of a sculptural mass that got beyond control.

The artist lives and works in Munich / Germany