Connect with us

South Asian Art

‘Pivot Glide Echo’; a display of South Asian ‘KALA’ at Lionel Wendt

Published

on

Source: Dailyft

‘KALA’, a platform to showcase the works of South Asian artists, opened on Sunday with an inaugural exhibition aimed at elevating the creative culture and collaborations within the region, named ‘Pivot Glide Echo’.

Curated by KALA Assistant Curator Mariyam Begum under the guidance of KALA Curatorial Advisor Sandhini Poddar, exhibition is open to the public at Lionel Wendt Art Centre in Colombo until 25 February.

With the work of Sri Lankan photographer, filmmaker and pianist Lionel Wendt at its fore, it provides a unique window into intergenerational dialogues between modern and contemporary artists from Sri Lanka and the diaspora. 

Read more: https://www.ft.lk/front-page/Pivot-Glide-Echo-a-display-of-South-Asian-KALA-at-Lionel-Wendt/44-758077

South Asian Art

You Nearly Missed: 5X Fest’s celebration of South Asian music and art

Published

on

Source: Straight Newsletter

Starting tomorrow (June 13), celebrate the best of South Asian music and art with 5X Fest, now in its seventh year. The multi-day festival has four signature events showcasing music, visual art, fashion, and culture.

Here’s a complete list of what’s going on.

5X Art Party

A fete curated by Ritesh Matlani, an Indian queer floral designer and filmmaker who specializes in intricate floral installations.

Read more: https://www.straight.com/arts/you-nearly-missed-5x-fests-celebration-of-south-asian-music-and-art

Continue Reading

South Asian Art

South Asia’s highest ‘land art’ festival set in Ladakh reflects on climate change

Published

on

Source: The Hindu

A carpet of fabric in a gradation of red, brown, and maroon spreads across a dirt road leading up to a barren mountain range. Close by, a cross-section of land lights up in blue fluorescence at night. If the last edition of sā Ladakh, South Asia’s highest contemporary land art festival, is anything to go by, interactive public art has found an effective format in the country: imagine art at an altitude of 3,500 metres.

As you read this, bamboo pillars are being erected in the 22-acre Disko Valley Bike Park in Leh, one of the highest in the country, as it prepares for the festival.

Read more: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/south-asias-highest-land-art-festival-set-in-ladakh-reflects-on-climate-change/article68207143.ece

Continue Reading

South Asian Art

South Asian Artists Confront Oppression with Joy

Published

on

Source: Alta

In the 14th century, the Indian poet and spiritual leader Guru Ravidas imagined a utopia called Begampura. This “land without sorrow,” as Begampura translates from Hindi, would be casteless, classless, and griefless. Free from anxieties and discrimination, inhabitants could pursue spiritual freedom.

A modern reinterpretation of Begampura undergirds Dalit Dreamlands: Toward an Anti-Caste Future, a multimedia group art show currently on display in downtown Oakland.

Read more: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a60669886/south-asian-artists-confront-oppression-with-joy/

Continue Reading

Trending