Underpinnings: 130 Years of NSCAD
NSCAD Biennial Alumni Exhibition
Curated by Tori Fleming
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia. B3J 3J6
This year marks 130 years since Anna Leonowens first opened the Victoria School of Art in 1887. Since then, NSCAD has maintained its reputation as one the most influential art schools under many names, locations and presidents. NSCAD has provided the educational underpinnings for the studio practice of numerous significant Canadian artists, cultural workers, and creative thinkers.
For the 2017 Alumni Biennial, the NSCAD Alumni Association invited former students to reflect on the core values and pedagogy that have created the legacy for which NSCAD is known. Coordinated by NSCAD alumna Tori Fleming, this large, salon-style exhibition includes work by more than 100 alumni artists and designers.
Last week my video Presence of Absence was included in Drive-by Video – a public art project in which the works of 15 artists were projected onto the walls of seven empty commercial spaces at the newly built Prestige Plaza in Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. Also playing was Ink – a video collaboration with Smriti Mehra.
‘Ink’, a short film that I made with artist Smriti Mehra is being shown this Friday as a part of ‘Mountain Light Box Cinema’; an evening of screenings and performance at Basket House Village Universe, London.
MOUNTAIN LIGHT BOX CINEMA Friday 9th December Doors open at 7pm Screening from 7.30 – 10pm Entry fee on the door £5 Booking essential – please email to confirm your seats
An evening of dynamic screenings and live performance by artists and film makers from across the UK and abroad.
The open submission call for artists and film makers attracted entries from far and wide. With a carefully selected programme of animation, live performance, documentary and film, Mountain Light Box Cinema promises to be a night of insights and intrigues. A pop-up Christmas shop and winter cocktail bar all add to the enjoyment of this very special event. All funds raised from this evening will go towards supporting BHVU’s programme of future exhibitions & events.
Seats are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment, payment is on the door.
‘Ink’ is a short film shot at one of Bangalore’s few remaining lithographic printers, by Smriti Mehra and myself. It currently features on SHORTSNONSTOP – a year-round online mobile film festival organised by the Canadian Film Centre.
‘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.