The Crowd and Its Avatars

Sculptures by K. S. Radhakrishnan
Curated by R Siva Kumar
9th January to 12th February 2023
Emam Art | Ground Floor and Fourth Floor Galleries

R Siva Kumar writes “Born in Kerala in 1956 and trained in sculpture at Santiniketan, K. S. Radhakrishnan belongs to a small group of notable sculptors of his generation who have collectively brought about a far-reaching resurgence in Modern Indian sculpture” He goes on to say “The people in Radhakrishnan’s sculpture The Crowd have a different ancestry. They have their origins in the quotidian patterns of our daily life; in the people who cross each other at a street corner, on a railway platform or in a market square.” Emami art is honoured to host K. S. Radhakrishnan’s solo in Kolkata

Emami Art @Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022-23 Satellite exhibition

Emami Art is delighted to announce its participation in the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022-23 invited Satellite Programme. From 13 December 2022 to 10 April 2023, the gallery will present two synchronous solo shows @ Mocha Art Café, Synagogue Lane, Jew Town, Kochi.

Singed But Not Burnt curated by Ina Puri, presents Bangladesh-based artist, photographer Shahidul Alam’s work selected from Alam’s archive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, comprising of his early experiments in pictorialism and later experimentation in exploring the political space. Focusing on the under-represented and minorities, Alam creates imagery that is at once protest, reportage and art.

Anatomy of a Vegetable – Ruminations on fragile ecosystems, is Santiniketan-based artist Prasanta Sahu’s realisation of a new body of work. Each series within the show is an insightful rumination of everyday rural life – objects, memories and desires intertwined with an undeniable bio-political matrix. Based on the experiences of his upbringing, skillfully interspersed with a documentation methodology, Sahu actively engages with the politics of representation and truths hidden from mainstream discourse.

Additionally, Emami Art represented Varanasi-based emerging artist Debashish Paul is part of the Kochi Biennale Foundation Performing Arts Programme curated by HH Art Spaces and Nikhil Chopra. The residency from 26 November to 12 December will culminate in performances from 13th to 18th December @ Dutch Warehouse, Fort Kochi.

EA Experimental Film Festival 2022

November 9 – November 13, 2022

Five days of experimental films with an exciting line-up: a competitive category (focusing on out-of-the box films from east and north east India), three curated sections and two special screenings with several discussion-sessions around the topic of experimental cinema. Open to all.

Songs of Reclamation: The Art of A. Ramachandran

Curated by R Siva Kumar

October 28 – December 31, 2022

This retrospective-scale solo brings together a remarkable body of works by A Ramachandran’s that includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, sketches and his original children’s book illustrations.This is the first instance of an exhibition of such scale in Kolkata, a city which had a huge influence on his early career. The exhibition is in collaboration with Vadehra Art Gallery.

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