Friday, July 29, 2011


We at 1SHANTHI ROAD have been working with Srilankan artist community, especially THEERTHA  for the past five years.Many of you have represented Mahathma Gandhi in your work or as part of the SAHMAT postcard project-1995.We find this format and concept relevant even today.
We request you to send us an image and give us permission to print a postcard,that will be printed and made available free on the openday and at cost price later.
Please note the image for postcard should be 6"x4"
You are welcome to send us videos,photographs,sound and text.
This is not for profit venture and will be part of a larger travelling curated show of of art works called "GANDHI IN A SUITCASE"
Original works that are donated will be sold to support the project.

Since it’s inception in 2003, 1.Shanthiroad has grown to house artists from diverse countries in its residency programmes. It believes in fostering interactions between artists, curators, scholars, writers and young students in the local and global context. We collaborate, share and have interactions with the local artist community.
*The Sethusamudram Project is a 3 year collaborative art project that Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka and 1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India have developed collectively envisioning to engage with and address this highly complex and variegated history and emotions surrounding the concept of Sethusamudram. This includes the foreground, links, similarities, and shared anxieties, emotions and histories between the two geographical areas. The overall research area will cover a wide area of study that include society, politics, history, religion, mythology as relevant to Sri Lanka and India. The Sethusamudram Project would like to engage in the wider discussion of history navigating through the contemporary dynamics of art (involvement with, and discussion on ideological and methodological innovations of visual arts) within the region.This project will unfold a collaborative and dialog making platform where Theertha and 1.Shanthi Road will respond to each other. All the programs will be reciprocal and will be a continuation and progression from one to the other.
The residency programmes provides an opportunity to interact, experiment and work with local artist at Theertha and the art community in Srilanka.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

RE-LOOK : Lectures on Indian Art "Angelo da Fonseca's new Swadeshi Lexicon for Christian Art”

a lecture by Savia Viegas Art Historian and Writer, GoaSunday 24 July 2011 at 6:30 pm@ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,

1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore 560027

Angelo da Fonseca's New Swadeshi Lexicon for Christian Art
The Goan artist Angelo da Fonseca’s (1902-1967) choice to be an artist, as against a medical career, was based on the premise that if Christianity was to thrive in post-colonial India it had to strengthen its Asiatic roots and re-invent itself.  He was influenced by the work of Abanindranath Tagore and brought the Bengal school mission to provincial Poona where he lived and worked. The talk will focus on the various artistic traditions and philosophies that influenced Da Fonseca's art.

Savia Viegas holds a PhD in Satavahana sculptural art from the University of Mumbai and is also a journalist, novelist and painter. She has created a three-year degree course in Heritage Management introduced in colleges and was awarded the Senior Fulbright Fellowship to do a residency at the George Washington University and the Smithsonion, to map visitor studies in the various museums under that banner.  Her project entitled “The Family Archive” was funded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. At various times she has worked as lecturer, journalist and editor in The Illustrated Weekly and Humanscape magazines.  Currently she is writing a book on the work of Goan painter Angelo da Fonseca with a grant from the India Foundation for the Arts.  She lives in the village of Carmona in Goa and runs a Foundation called Saxtti Foundation which tries to put people in the centre of development, with a pre-primary school called Saxttikids, a film society called Saxttifilms and an art resource called Saxttiart which showcases village craft.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Screenings from Cairo, Egypt-a collection of short films and footage

 Friday, 15th July 2011
at 1 Shathiroad studio/gallery

Screenings from Cairo, Egypt

A small collection of contemporary documentary films and footage from Cairo, that capture moments before and after the revolution.
The four short films selected for this evening, were part of the Cairo International Documentary Film Festival and show ordinary life, its struggles and setbacks in the context of high disparity of income and long dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. These documentary films are sketches of the life of workers in a factory being closed down, a boatsman living and working on the river Nile and a Christian living in Cairo.

The evening will end with the screening of unedited footage, shot by Lina Attalah, from the rooftop of a hotel on the river Nile, of the battle over the Qasr-al-Nil bridge that connects to Tahrir Square. The stand-off is between the ordinary people and revolutionaries gathered and the police forces that were attempting to quell them.

Films include Sturm: Ahmonseto (Philip Rizk), Sturm: Fayoum (Philip Rizk), Living in the Nile (Mohamad El Wassify), I am George (Mohsen Abdelghany)

The screenings are being organised by: , Alternative Law Forum and 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

'Reconnaissance 2' by Raheema Begum

Friday 1 July 2011 at 5.30pm
 on wards till 9 July 2011
@ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,

‘Reconnaissance 2’
 is a community performance installation that
builds on ‘Reconnaissance’, which was the first physical manifestation 
of the labels paradigm, an interface on the internet which can take you
through a process about identity involving affirmation,contextualization, 
choice, declaration, confrontation and catharsis. 
Using interactive performances sprawled over the length ofthe show 
as a medium we will attempt to take the process forward inviting 
people to work out the labels process using theatrics,performance, 
movement, music and dance.

The Emily Dickinson Project Cont. By Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley

Friday 1 July 2011 at 5 pm
@ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,
Translation into Kannada : Mamta Sagar