Ink Talks recently featured a conversation about AI-generated art, a subject which has managed to generate quite a buzz thanks to the sale of Edmond de Belamy, from La Famille de Belamy (2018), which fetched a whopping $432,500 at a Christie’s auction. When I heard the news, I was mortified and thought perhaps my logic was flawed, maybe my antiquated thinking was not aligned with today’s reality.
'The world is full of brilliant people, some who shine bright & others that bask in reflected glory' ~ rehashing Frost's 'The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, and the rest willing to let them'. Harsha is a dear friend & fellow Mysorean, whose work, work ethics, simplicity, dedication & dynamism I can talk about till the cows come home but had a word limit of 800.
Collective memory plays a vital role in the establishment of human societies. Every society perpetuates itself through the knowledge that it transmits down the generations, either through art, architecture, oral tradition or writing. Memories are the architecture of our identity and our past informs our lives, ideas, and expectations.
‘Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs’… this quote from Edgard Varese comes to mind as we reach the tail-end of 2018 and find ourselves ruminating about the year that was, and the top-flight creative talents that took our collective breath away.
If there is one element that can change the look of a space from drab to fab it has to be art. And when it is folk art it also adds a dimension of going back to your roots and probably therein lies its inherent charm. And when you have a carefully curated selection of artists representing their art from different corners of the country you know instinctively that this is an event that has its heart in the right place.
As I entered the passage in the Taj West End that would take me to the corridor where the group show “Turn of the Tide” was displayed, I was greeted by a large portrait of an aqua-blue bottle of Bombay Sapphire Distilled London Dry Gin. The bottle was accompanied by a shadow, kind of a rippling-glowing shadow that accompanies a swimming pool in the night, creating a strangely pleasant look.
Who has seen Gandhi? Not most of those who turned up for the exhibition on this great man that opened on Gandhi Jayanti. For all of us then, our knowledge of the Mahatma has been formed by books, films of different genres, news reports, photographs and biographies. Everything said, written or visualised about him has been done by admirers, detractors and a few neutral minds.
Tangerine art space has launched itself with a group show featuring works by fourteen artists. According to Leena Chethan from Tangerine, they zeroed on these fourteen artists after months of research, deliberation and screening with the help of art critics and advisors.
Fourteen different expressions brought together in one space. It was an amalgamation of art, thought and creatvity and of the up and coming artists of this generation. From across the country, Tangerine Art Space in coordination with Chitrakala Parishat has invited artists fro an echibition and for two reasons.