Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sethusamudram Residency-2, Exhibition @ theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo,September 2011

Sethu Residency 2 Exhibition 
@theertha International Artist collective,Colombo,

3 September onwards
Until 24th sep 2011.
@ Red Dot Gallery,
Pita Kotte,

Friday, August 19, 2011

RE-LOOK : Lectures on Indian Art “The Dead Object of Public Statuary” a lecture by Tapati Guha Thakurta



RE-LOOK : Lectures on Indian Art
“The Dead Object of Public Statuary”
 a lecture by
Tapati Guha Thakurta
Historian, CSSS, Kolkata
Tuesday 16 August 2011 at 6:30 pm
 @ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,
 1.Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar, 
 Bangalore 560027

The Dead Object of Public Statuary
Despite their largeness and privileged locations, public statuary are usually rendered the   most ignored objects of public spectator-ship, consigned to a status of being neither ‘art’ nor ‘icon, neither ‘high’ nor ‘popular’ visual culture. With a focus on Kolkata’s’s colonial and post-colonial statues, the paper interrogates the public lives and functions of these objects from three angles: firstly, looking at the logic of the form and materiality in this genre, and the purposes they serve in transforming human likeness into official symbol; secondly it explores why statues continually fall short of being sculpture, and thirdly it tracks the transition of the colonial to the post-colonial in the changing sculptural iconography of the city.

Tapati Guha Thakurta has written widely on the art and cultural history of modern India, and is currently a Professor in History at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC). Her two main books are The Making of a New 'Indian' Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal(Cambridge University Press, 1992) and Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Post colonial India (Columbia University Press, and Permanent Black, 2004) besides several monographs. She has recently curated an archival exhibition of the CSSSC, titled The City in the Archive: Calcutta’s Visual Histories, which was on view at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Center, Calcutta, from July 8 - 26, 2011. She is presently completing on a book on the visual cultures of Durga Puja in contemporary Calcutta.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


@ Shanthiroad studio/Gallery
On 13th August 2011 &20 th august 2011

Autoraj has officially taken up residence at the 1.Shanthiroad studio/gallery.Autoraj is the india leg of a project that attempts to re imagine cities from the position of drivers of public transport. The project doesn't just look at any public transport, but forms of transport that can be thought of as operating between the cracks of policy and regulation. In the case of Bangalore the Rickshaw driver is the focus of the project. What kind of Bangalore can be constellated from his perspective?
The project poses art making as a kind of visual research process, and will be an ongoing and fluid questioning of connections between people objects places, sounds and images. The gallery will function as a kind of studio or project space and will be open daily from 13:00 - 16:00 until the 24th of August.

Caught by Traffic is a project by Zen Marie, an artist based in Johannesburg South Africa and is supported by WITS university's faculty of the humanities, the institution where he teaches. 

For more information on the project visit the blog at

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Playing 1ShanthiRoad - Sound and its Other, By Runo Søchting

Rune Søchting
Playing 1ShanthiRoad - Sound and its Other
Presentation at 1 Shanthi Road
Wednesday August 10th, 2011, 6:30 PM

Playing 1ShanthiRoad - Sound and its Other
Danish artist Rune Søchting presents his recent works on sound as a spatial and relational phenomenon. Particularly the notion of silence is investigated and how it relates to space, language and memory. He presents a project that has been developed as a search for silence in the gallery space at 1ShanthiRoad. The site-specific investigation explores the phenomenon of standing waves where the outcome is a mapping of the unique resonant properties of this gallery space and how it responds to different frequencies at different locations within the room.

Rune Søchting is an artist and composer of electronic music based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works at the intersection of music composition, performance and installation with a main focus on sound. He has been particularly interested in the physical aspect of sound and how it determines the shape and atmosphere of a given space. In a number of recent works he has also explored the notion of sound as a social and cultural phenomenon linking it to concepts such as memory, history and identity.

He has been teaching experimental work with sound, techniques and the history of sound based art in different contexts, among others at the Royal Danish Art Academy, The Danish Music Academy in Århus and the IT-University in Copenhagen. He is the coordinator for Nordic Sound Art, a two-year Joint Master program for work with sound based art within an inter-Nordic coalition of art academies. He has conducted numerous workshops, lately in India and Hong Kong. He is currently writing a Ph.D. on sound as a social and spatial phenomenon. 


video, sound,drawing,prints and preformance an
Open studio of the residency Program
By Manas Acharya
On 5th August 2011@ 6.30pm
@ 1.Shanthiroad, Shanthinagar

New Directions In Indian Dance

Somberikatte and 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
lecture by
Sunil Kothari 
Dance Historian, New Delhi                                                         
Monday 1st August 2011, 6.30 pm
@ 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,
No.1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar, 

An Illustrated talk with screenings of  rare excerpts from choreographic works of Chandralekha, Aditi Mangaldas, Daksha Sheth, Priti Patel and others
Dr Sunil Kothari is a leading dance historian, scholar,author and critic with several books on Indian dance to hid credit  including Marg Publications' New Directions In Indian Dance edited by him. Based in New Delhi, he is a globe trotter,participating in international dance conferences and was given Life Time Achievement Award as Senior Critic ,the first Asian and Indian, by Dance Critics' Association,New york,USA. He has been honoured by the President of India with civil honour of  Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.