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December 02, 2015

7 Indian Artistes Showing Abroad

Text by Huzan Tata

These artists from the Subcontinent are garnering acclaim all over the globe

NOWNOTNOW
Delhi-based artist Sheila Makhijani’s latest show in the Big Apple presents works on paper and paintings on canvases. The artist plays with colours, strokes and depths to create lively compositions in her artworks.

NowNotNow is on display at Talwar Gallery, New York until December 19, 2015.

AN UNFORSEEN SITUATION
Pakistani artist Bani Abidi’s first solo museum exhibition in America presents a video installation of her 2014 creation, Funland, as well as a new series of videos, An Unforeseen Situation. Abidi, represented by Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery, speaks of themes of melancholia, visual histories and patriotism through
her works.

An Unforeseen Situation is on display at Dallas Contemporary, Texas until December 21, 2015.

HOUSE OF CARDS
Think of Indian art, and M. F. Husain is probably one of the first names that comes to mind. The maestro’s son, Owais Husain, who has exhibited in America, Europe and Asia, has collaborated with Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts to create a photographic project, House Of Cards. This ‘house’, being built by Husain and the college students over the course of five months, will bring the theme of identity to life.

House Of Cards will be presented at Project Space, LASALLE College, Singapore from January 30 to February 18, 2016.

NASREEN MOHAMEDI: WAITING IS A PART OF INTENSE LIVING
For aficionados of Indian modernism, Nasreen Mohamedi is one of the many revered names. Two hundred and seven of the late creator’s artworks, including drawings, collages, photographs and oil on canvas paintings are on show in the Spanish capital for international audiences to laud and learn from.

Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting Is A Part Of Intense Living is on display at the Reina Sofia museum, Madrid until January 11, 2016.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
If you’re Florida-bound this December, don’t miss the American edition of Art Basel. Among the 267 galleries from across the world displaying their aesthetic offerings is also India’s Gallery SKE. A part of the Nova section of the event, the art space will be presenting the works of reputed artists David Alesworth, Sudarshan Shetty and Avinash Veeraraghavan. Galleria Continua, that represents Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta, will also be a part of the event.

Art Basel Miami Beach will take place in Miami, Florida from December 3-6, 2015. Visit www.artbasel.com/miami-beach for a complete list of galleries.

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