Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass #Seattle

American glass artist Dale Chihuly has his work in over 200 museums and has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates for his work in glass. It is difficult to describe his work at  Chihuly Garden and Glass  in Seattle– It is spectacular, phantasmagoric, just plain beautiful and a bit overwhelming. You need a little time to wander…

Kochi Biennale 2017-It’s the last fortnight

Three months of the Kochi Biennale come to an end on the 29th of this month.  I spent  five wholly immersive days there in the opening week and it is a trip I strongly reccommend . My  pictures don’t do justice to the art I saw , a lot of it was site specific installations…

Jahnvi Dameron- Nandan,Orhan Pamuk & The Perfume Library

Fragrance creator and curator Jahnvi Dameron -Nandan has a PhD in architecture and a passion for dance, but perfumes are her calling and she distills her creations like contemporary art. Abstractions, conceits, poetry, pain, obsession are all part of The Perfume Library‘s theatre of olfactory memories. “Dance transcends consciousness and perfumes do the same” , she…

#HermesHorseExhibition, #Mumbai

Spent a lovely hour at the Hermes Horse exhibition which celebrates the brand’s long connection with horses as original saddle makers to the french king. You can visit the Hermes museum at Rue Fabourg in Paris but if not a peek into their collection curated by Phillip Dumas is on view at the Mumbai store…

Saffronart preview at Four seasons

Had a good  time at the Saffronart pre auction viewing last night. Besides the fact the show as well organized and the wine was good  there was space and time to stand and look at every piece as the viewing was spread over two venues . Seeing a roomful of Moderns was a bonus as…

Alive : Indian Contemporary Art Auction at Saffron art

Looking forward to the Indian contemporary art preview this evening hosted by SAFFRONART a few days before their actual ALIVE auction at The Four Seasons on Saturday Feb 15th. The appeal of contemporary art is that it is part of our collective memory and easy to understand (ok, not always) as we often share similar…

Munch& Warhol: The art of multiples

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian artist of the late nineteenth -early twentieth century and his work “The Scream “ is one of the world’s most recognized artworks or should be in my opinion. I stumbled upon this exhibition some months ago and it was interesting to see how one artist can play off against another’s…

The Art of Bengal : Delhi Art Gallery, Mumbai

DAG or Delhi art gallery, a recent entrant on the Mumbai gallery scene is tucked away in a Kalalghoda bylane, opposite the Jewish synagogue and right at the entrance of the street heading towards Kalaghoda cafe and Trishna. Their first exhibition is a collection of art from Bengal spanning three floors and about two hundred…

Aesthetic Bind : Chemould Art Gallery Mumbai

Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer is the fourth in Geeta Kapur’s superbly curated series ‘Aesthetic bind’ to celebrate fifty years of Gallery Chemould’s existence. The other three were Subject of Death, Citizen Artist and Phantomata. Cabinets, closets, archives, vaults, crypts and cellars are explored by artists as they look at their own individual museums of memories. I…

Thukral &Tagra in ‘Baroque’istan

It is difficult to catch a show by artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra because they don’t often show in Mumbai . Their work is clever and witty, informed by graphic design and advertising gloss. But the social comment embedded in the work is the rise of Punjabi baroque typified by ‘Gurgoan dreams’ especially…