Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

REALLY//REAL Exhibition – Fringe Arts Bath

Fringe Arts Bath is going online this year. One of my images from the All You Can Eat series is part of REALLY//REAL, an exhibition curated by Toby Rainbird.

The exhibition is available to view online between 22nd May – 7th June.

https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/real

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The Wrong Epicentre

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Between November 2nd, 2019 and March 1st, 2020 I will be exhibiting my work in The Wrong Epicentre at Centre del Carme in Valencia. Epicentre is a project by David Quiles Guilló for The Wrong, with the support of GVA Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana.

The Wrong Epicentre is a digital art group exhibition of digital art on routers and screens. +4oo works by 132 artists are exhibited simultaneously in +2o embassies: institutions and municipalities of the Valencian Community each hosting a part of the exhibition.

Alcoi, Aldaia, Alicante, Almenara, Benetusser, Benicarló, Castelló, Chelva, El Campello, Elche, Les Coves de Vinromà, Macastre, Orihuela, Potries, Sant Joan d’Alacant, Sant Mateu, València, Vallada, Vilafamés, Vilafranca, Villanueva de Castellón

The Wrong Biennale runs from November 2nd, 2019 to March 1st, 2020. More details at https://epicentre.thewrong.org and https://thewrong.org

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The Bangalore Hunt, 2016

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The Bangalore Hunt, 2016

Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee

Through photography, audio and text, this project shows the physical and mental journey of newly released laboratory rescue beagles and documents the search for suitable homes for them. The project offers a perspective on the use of these hounds in the present day context of Bangalore.

The series of photographs depict the arrival of the beagles at the rescue centre as they are let out of cages for the first time.

The audio piece is a conversation between a CUPA volunteer and a potential ‘pet parent’. It explains the process for adoption as well as the various problems these beagles face in adapting to their new home.

The text displayed on screen is an email sent to unsuitable candidates, which lists the reasons for their rejection.

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THE BANGALORE HUNT

10th -12th June, 2016
Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore

The exhibits of The Bangalore Hunt included new creative work by artists who work at the Srishti Institute of Art, design and Technology, Bangalore. The art work is based on a small private archive of photographs, newspaper cuttings, annotations, letters and postcards that belonged to Stephen Simon Simmons, who was posted in Bangalore in the 1930’s. Mostly a document of the Bangalore Hunt, this collection reflects a leisure time activity for the British, who were once stationed in Bangalore’s Cantonment.

The participant artists included Raghavendra Rao, Suresh Kumar, Amitabh Kumar, Abhishek Hazra, Arnab Basu, Yashas Shetty, Alison Byrnes, Leslie Johnson, Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee, Rakhi Peswani, Pooja Kaul, Aditi Banerjee, Ayisha Abraham. The artists responded with their own images, performance, audio and video, to bring alive a collection that can at best be described historically as a strange moment in time. The new work addressed themes found in the images, such as the shift from hunting on the pastoral rural landscape, toward land-as-real estate, in today’s time, among others.

The exhibition was curated by Alison Byrnes and Ayisha Abraham.

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An Artistic Hunt – Deccan Herald (13.06.2016)Deccan Herald

Bangalore Hunt – Bangalore MirrorBangalore Mirror

The Bangalore Hunt

Exhibition Invite

10th -12th June, 2016
Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Road, Bangalore

Timings: 10am to 5pm
Opening: 10th June, 5pm to 7pm

The exhibits of The Bangalore Hunt include new creative work by artists who work at the Srishti Institute of Art, design and Technology, Bangalore. The art work is based on a small private archive of photographs, newspaper cuttings, annotations, letters and postcards that belonged to Stephen Simon Simmons, who was posted in Bangalore in the 1930’s. Mostly a document of the Bangalore Hunt, this collection reflects a leisure time activity for the British, who were once stationed in Bangalore’s Cantonment.

The participant artists are Raghavendra Rao, Suresh Kumar, Amitabh Kumar, Abhishek Hazra, Arnab Basu, Yashas Shetty, Alison Byrnes, Leslie Johnson, Smriti Mehra, Matt Lee, Rakhi Peswani, Pooja Kaul, Aditi Banerjee, Ayisha Abraham. The artists have responded with their own images, performance and video, to bring alive a collection that can at best be described historically as a strange moment in time. The new work addresses themes found in the images, such as the shift from hunting on the pastoral rural landscape, toward land-as-real estate, in today’s time, among others.

An opening reception with live performances will take place on Friday, 10th June, from 5-7pm in the auditorium.

Ink at Centre Pompidou

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Ink‘ is a short film that I shot in collaboration with artist Smriti Mehra at Balaji Lithographers in Bangalore. It is being screened from 25th May until 5th September as a part of ‘Paris-Delhi-Bombay/ Images de l’Inde’; an exhibition of French and Indian contemporary art at Centre Pompidou, Paris. For those who can read French, find out more here.