Forum No.20
7th Oct 2017

Forum No.20
7th Oct 2017

Forum No.20
7th Oct 2017

Forum No.20
7th Oct 2017

Forum No.20
7th Oct 2017

COLLABORATION | YIELDS GROOVY RESULTS

COLLABORATION | YIELDS GROOVY RESULTS

COLLABORATION | YIELDS GROOVY RESULTS

COLLABORATION | YIELDS GROOVY RESULTS

COLLABORATION | YIELDS GROOVY RESULTS

Forum_17

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani

PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna

ARTIST
Kate Bowen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani

PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna

ARTIST
Kate Bowen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani

PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna

ARTIST
Kate Bowen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
AND ANTHROPOLOGIST 
Samprati Pani

PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna

ARTIST
Kate Bowen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani

PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna

ARTIST
Kate Bowen

ARTIST
Chetna Verma

ART CURATOR

Kanika Anand

ARTIST
Chetna Verma

ART CURATOR

Kanika Anand

ARTIST
Chetna Verma

ART CURATOR

Kanika Anand

ARTIST
Chetna Verma

ART CURATOR

Kanika Anand

ARTIST
Chetna Verma

ART CURATOR

Kanika Anand

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
AND ANTHROPOLOGIST
Samprati Pani
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PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna
PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna
PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna
PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna
PHOTOGRAPHER • DIRECTOR
Dinesh Khanna
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ARTIST
Kate Bowen
ARTIST
Kate Bowen
ARTIST
Kate Bowen
ARTIST
Kate Bowen
ARTIST
Kate Bowen
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A British painter, now settled in India, Kate moved to Myanmar in 2013 to work with organisations and communities to help rebuild natural habitats and environments that were destroyed during the 2008 cyclones. Her focus was on the mangroves of the area, which were affected during the cyclones.

A program was created involving several specialists like marine biologists and foresters conducting research and finding solutions to replant the mangroves. Workshops were conducted with other participants and locals to create alternate fuel and other means of income to avoid any further deforestation. Art workshops were held with local students to brainstorm and document the current state of the mangroves and the outcome was presented to the local authorities and the academic bodies in the area to give the initiative impetus to sustain beyond the above mentioned workshops. The workshop and her research culminated in a collaborative exhibition of Kate’s paintings of the mangroves. She created audio artworks alongside installations jointly with a local artist and a Norwegian photographer who were also working along the same lines. The exhibit was experiential in nature. Kate described a space which was transformed into a meditative area with her large scale, black and white paintings flanking the walls, which were paired with sound recordings of the insects and birds of the local mangroves. Kate also spoke about the interesting process of creating these large scale works. To create large scale impact, she had to paint with brushes attached to the end of a long bamboo sticks. Kate is currently working in india with environmentalists researching the vulnerable natural habitats and mangroves of the Indian coastal areas and the Sundarbans.

Written by Surajit Ranjan Das

ARTIST
Chetna Verma
ARTIST
Chetna Verma
ARTIST
Chetna Verma
ARTIST
Chetna Verma
ARTIST
Chetna Verma
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Chetna, a contemporary artist, draws her influence from cityscapes and translates these into minimalistic, geometric art. She’s been a part of many exhibitions in Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai and Brussels, and was recently presented with the ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ Award by Glenfiddich. Giving us a glimpse of her obsession with ‘lines’, she began by narrating the following.

‘Lines are everywhere…..
Lines can make you wait….
Lines can hold you back….
Lines can set you free….
Lines can keep you together….
Lines can set you apart…. But eventually what matters Are the lines that you leave behind…’

Chetna spoke about challenges of retaining geometry while experimenting with different media, and how she overcame them to produce art that appealed to various kinds of audiences. Her experimental installation with laser lights at a recent show titled – ‘The Infinite Cube’ was of a worthy note, and drew much praise. Having previously worked with the color white majorly, ’Noir’, her latest show was an attempt to work with the color ’black’. The talk ended with images of her art from this particular show. Chetna’s work can be found in the collection of the College of Art Museum, as well as with numerous private collectors in India.

Written by Joash Youtham

ART CURATOR
Kanika Anand
ART CURATOR
Kanika Anand
ART CURATOR
Kanika Anand
ART CURATOR
Kanika Anand
ART CURATOR
Kanika Anand
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Kanika Anand is a art writer and curator with a Master’s degree in Art History. In her professional domain, Kanika curates art that hinges on collaborative processes. She has worked extensively with galleries and alternative spaces such as Rajeev Sethi Scenographers and Gallery Espace in India. She contributes articles to international publications like Art India, Daily Serving, Art Radar Asia and the Sunday Guardian. At the Lopez Design forum, Kanika spoke about NOIR, an exhibition of more recent works of artist Chetnaa, which she had curated.

NOIR explores ‘blackness’ as both material and method in making of art. The artworks bring to our eyes, the darkness of living spaces that we tend to ignore. NOIR derives its name and sensibility from the genre ‘film noir’ most widely associated with stylish Hollywood crime dramas from the 1940s to 1950s. A collection of architecturally inspired art presented in a dark viewing space, the exhibition is fittingly inspired by an urban environment marked by oblique and vertical lines, neon signs and shadowy dark alleys. Amidst the shadows, Chetnaa’s art attempts to bring out the changing nature of spatial and temporal structures in today’s world.

Written by Agnisesh Setlur

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