Monday, September 26, 2011

"Magic Processors" By Jehangir Jani

September 30th, 6.30pm Onwards,
Until 5th October 2011,
@ 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,

Jehangir Jani has had 14 solo shows and participated in several group exhibitions in India as well as abroad.He has been invited to National seminars, residencies and camps including International Sculptor’s Residency, JACIC, Mumbai, Khoj International Workshop, Bangalore, Fine Art Resource, Berlin. He was a visiting Lecturer at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris, France in 2003. His short film “Make Ups” has been exhibited in festivals in India, Sweden, France, USA and other countries in Europe. A monograph “Alternate Lyricism” is published by Mapin, India and supported by The Guild Art Gallery and Gallery Espace. His works are published and written about in other books on contemporary Indian art and practices like the KHOJ BOOK 2010 and Twentieth Century Indian Sculpture. Jehangir Jani has been a freelance artist since 1990. He lives and works from Mumbai.

Thursday, September 15, 2011



a presentation by

writer and critic

Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 7.00pm
@ 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery
1.ShanthiRoad ,Shanthi Nagar,
Bangalore - 560027.


My presentation will be a survey of noteworthy artistic interventions, exhibitions and articulations in the Anglophone Caribbean alongside a look at how art-making is being reformatted globally in the twenty-first century. My hypothesis is that the practice of Art in the Caribbean as in many other places is premised on notions of art that prevailed and flourished in the twentieth century; this being the formulation of a series of objects, actions or discursive events that circulated primarily, if not exclusively, within rareified art circuits. The idea is not to postulate anything but to raise some questions and hope for a stimulating debate with my audience.

ANNIE PAUL is a writer and critic based at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she is head of the Publications Section at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Editor of the book Caribbean Culture: Soundings on Kamau Brathwaite Paul is the recipient of a grant from the Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands) in support of her book project on visual art and popular culture in postcolonial Jamaica. She was one of the founding editors of Small Axe (of which she remains an associate editor) and the original Caribbean Review of Books; she has been published in international journals and magazines such as Slavery & Abolition, Art Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly, Wasafiri, Callaloo, and Bomb. Paul has also been a contributor to the Brooklyn Museum’s Infinite Island show; GZTriennale, Documenta11; the AICA 2000 International Congress & Symposium at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art, Bankside, London; Meridien Masterpieces, BBC World Service; Dialogos Iberoamericanos (Valencia, Spain) and to forums sponsored by inIVA (Institute of International Visual Art, London).

Paul is author of the blog Active Voice and her website is: . You can follow her on Twitter @anniepaul.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Re-Look 17 "The Reluctant Modernist: KK Hebbar 1911-1996" talk by Suresh Jayaram

Somberikatte @ 1Shanthiroad
RE-LOOK : Lectures on Indian Art
The Reluctant Modernist:
K K Hebbar 1911- 1996

a lecture by
Suresh Jayaram
Art Historian, Bangalore

Friday 9 September 2011 at 6:30 pm
@ 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery,
1, Shanthi Road, Shanthi Nagar, 
Bangalore 560027

The Reluctant Modernist: K.K.Hebbar 1911-1996

Though K.K.Hebbar was not represented in the modern Indian art historical context, he was revered in Karnataka. He was not seen in the same light as his contemporaries for many reasons: Hebbar was seen as a regional figure and often never mentioned. A monolithic history of modernism was written by tracking the trajectories of avant- garde artist movements, manifestos and path breakers. Many artists were thus overlooked and grouped together to represent a period in art history. Hebbar was reluctant to be a part of the historical Progressive Artists Group. He was not seen as radical or political, but was clubbed along with other contemporaries of the Progressive Artists Group in the milieu of Mumbai. Yet, his work fits into the manifesto of the Progressive agenda of “aesthetic order, plastic coordination and color combination”

In celebrating his reputation with a retrospective at the NGMA, Bangalore will seal his contribution and position him with other popular contemporaries in the canon of Indian Modern art as a quintessential modern Indian Painter on a quest for national identity. Hebbar’s work reflects a single minded devotion to his vocation and his art reveals a series of influences that constructed the legacy of modern Indian art. But what overshadows his work is his own personality as a visionary and a humanist.

Suresh Jayaram, art historian, artist and art administrator received the Nehru small study grant for his MA dissertation on KK Hebbar at MS University Baroda in 1992. He first studied in, and later taught art history in the Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad and has been Head of Department and Principal of the art school. He has received the Charles Wallace Grant to work at the Gasworks Studio in London, and the Arthink South Asia Fellowship in Berlin. He has exhibited often as a painter and writes for art magazines and journals. In 2002 he founded the independent artist space 1 Shanthiroad in Bangalore. Besides researching contemporary Indian art, he has focused on studying Bangalore’s horticultural heritage. He is part of the working team of the Khoj International Artists’ Association and has been involved in curating their South Asian residency Programme. His most recent assignment is as curator of the Colombo Art Biennale 2012.

*Somberikatte: 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 anindependent artist run space for art residencies, slide lectures, small conferences, exhibitions, performances, screenings and informal gatherings. Centrally located with an award winning design, it was founded by Suresh Jayaram and is administered by a not-for-profit trust VAC – Visual Art Collective.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Keeping me connected - NEW OLD MEDIA By Sumitro Basak

Keeping me connected-NEW OLD MEDIA
3rd September,Opening at 6.30pm,
the show is on till 05 September 2011- 11 am to 8 pm.
Venue: 1.Shanthi Road studio/Gallery,Bangalore.