Corinne on MUTHIALPET

MUTHIALPET! A photo exhibition by Lisbeth & Ashwin Pitanga April 15 – April 29 You’ve driven through it hundreds of times, knowing it was there and not there at the same time…… Busy and in a hurry to get to Pondicherry, when did you last stop on the way in…

UNITY IN THE CLOSE EMBRACE

If you ever listened to tango music, you probably noticed its multiple layers, its dramatic aspectthat might be coming from the emotion in the voice, the sudden change of dynamics or the staccatos, for example. Just like the music, with 2 to 3 group classes per day, 2 practice times,…

A fair affair

By Bose Krishnamachari An art fair is usually a commercial exhibition of works of art and has been a crucial part of the art market in Europe since the eighteenth century. Famously, the Paris Salon, which opened to the public in 1737, and the Royal Academy in London, which opened…

Kaeridwyn Eftelya on My Autopsy

My Autopsy By Kaeridwyn Eftelya Hamish Boyd and Fif Fernandes both agree that this has been a lengthy dissection, however,unlike a real body, this body of work has benefitted from a long fermentation process. The work started out as part of a screenwriting for actors workshop in Vancouver with Jeff…

Radhika on Potter’s Market

Auroville International Potters’ Market January 26 – 28, 2017 Visitors Centre, Auroville Pots and pottery are an integral element of Indian life and domestic culture. Yet ‘art’ pottery– stoneware and studio pottery – has only been here for less than 50 years. On the 26th of January, the third Auroville…

Audrey on Eternal Space

ETERNAL SPACE Paintings and Drawings by Balasubramanian K, Candappane L, Gopal J, Soucoumarane A Kala Kendra, Gallery Square Circle 18 December to 31 December What interested me about this fine show was its diversity: Four artists following their own vision in very different ways. Candappane is a drawer and a…

Corrine on ” The joy of life”

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso If I had to sum up the new Art exhibit “The joy of life” by Helgart Zurmuehi opening up in le Centre d’Art, Citadine, this Saturday November 19th  this is the sentence I would choose. If an alien…

Chana Corinne Devor on Mothers and Other Souvenirs

MOTHERS AND OTHER SOUVENIRS Paintings by Marco Feira 5-24 November 2016 Kala Kendra Is the mother the holiest thing alive? This is one of the explorations that Marco Feira shares with us in his exhibition in Kala Kendra, Auroville, a place where the word and subject of the mother goes…

The Path of Silk – review

THE PATH OF SILK CENTRE D’ART CITADINES We are always at the right time at the right moment, but sometimes this perception gets even more accentuated as we perceived what we call “the moment of grace”. With “The Path of Silk” exhibit from Maria Grazia the opened up in “Le Centre…

Lively Up Your Earth 2016 review

“I dream a private dream of returning to my Eden, there no effort is required, not even courage” -Masanobu Fukuoka If there is one sentence that could summarize the Lively Up Your Earth 2016 festival in Solitude, Auroville, this would be it. For many, Solitude symbolises organic, healthy food, but…

Dariya – The Heart Opener

“It takes a broken heart to make a whole heart” is a beautiful saying in the Jewish tradition by the mystical Rabbi Nachman of Breslev. And this is what the collage and flower photography exhibit of Dariya in Pitanga, on until the 30th of September, called “ The World I…

“Towards” – review & photos

TOWARDS An exhibition of paintings by V5 Danasegar, Ezhilarasan, Sridar, Vengatesan Kala Kendra Sept 7 – 24, 2016 One thing I have known and appreciated in India is the brotherhood among men, which is not as strong a custom in most of the Western countries. I was lucky enough about…

getting it out of my head

GETTING IT OUT OF MY HEAD “Take advantage of the privilege of viewing one of the most revered artists in India, K.G. Subramanyan at Tasmai Gallery in Puducherry. His latest 2015 and last works, 39 pieces of gouache on paper all the same size at first made me think---sameness. As…

Stellar Memories – review by Chana Corinne Devor

STELLAR MEMORIES An exhibition of paintings by V. Hariraam Video Screening of ‘Art and Elusive Peace’ How would one feel about going to an art exhibition offering both abstract paintings by a contemporary Indian artist and a film about the arts in the Holocaust Museum of Berlin by this exact…