features 14.01.13 Laurie Cluitmans & Arnisa Zeqo
We meet Zarina Bhimji at De Appel where she is completing the installation of the viewing room for her films Yellow Patch (2011) and Waiting (2007). She tells us she doesn’t like interviews, tries to avoid them even, yet her words are warm and the conversation inevitably moves towards her work.
previews 10.09.08 Erik van Tuijn
Amsterdam, (& Den Bosch)
SMCS (& SM's, until november 16th)
05/09/08 - 30/09/08
Amar Kanwar is the final artist to 'dock' at the temporary Stedelijk Museum CS's Docking Station. The Torn First Pages unfolds as his personal investigation into the political situation in Burma.
01/12/07 Trevor Smith
She is one of the most well-known Indian artists at the moment, having shown her work in all the major cities – most recently in Horn Please in Bern and at the Lyon Biennial. Sheela Gowda (1957), who lives in Bangalore, makes drawings, sculptures and installations which despite their unmistakable tenor of social criticism are executed with great care and formal subtlety.
01/12/07 Nancy Adajania
Unlike the unassuming elder generations, many young Indian artists simply claim their place on the international art front, whether the West is ready for them or not. Their art is ‘transnational’ and ‘multimedial’ and is a welcome contribution to the many new practices being developed between established cultures and disciplines throughout the world.
The Power of Postcolonial Thinking
01/12/07 Saloni Mathur
South-Asian cultural philosophers are authoritative in present-day thinking on the consequences of today’s globalism. Trained in both India and the West, they know better than anyone how to place the complexity of contemporary cultures in a critical light. What makes their approach so special?
01/12/07 Nathalie Zonnenberg
Praneet Soi (born in India, residing in Amsterdam) brings to his art a sensitivity to diverse traditions – both Eastern and Western. His most recent work blends Mogul miniatures with stinging present-day press photos, etchings of Goya and the realism of Dutch seventeenth-century painting.