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Final Week of Two Shows

Marzia Farhana, Whirl of time (set of 9), paper work, 11 x 11 in. (each), courtesy Akar Prakar

Be sure to catch Contours: Practices from Beyond the Border at Akar Prakar Delhi and Warm to the Touch: Cool and Refreshing Celadon at Joan B. Mirviss LTD before they close next week!

Akar Prakar Dehli
Contours: Practices from Beyond the Border
Closes Next Thurs, Aug 10

Conceived as an overview of works by artists from Bangladesh and Cambodia from the Akar Prakar collection, Contours meditates on the individual narratives that drive the practices of artists from the regions. The works of Manir Mrittik, Marzia Farhana, Najmun Nahar Keya, Yasmin Jahan Nupur and Yim Maline focus on art historiography & interpretations and ecology & community.

The presence of geographical borders might categorise the artists to be ‘foreign,’ but they share a common past and history with India. The world today has afforded us an opportunity for amoebic exchanges of knowledge and cultural practices. This exhibition aims to promote such exchanges by showcasing these visual encounters, in their most organic and fragmented form. 

To view the exhibition, click here.

Kawase Shinobu (b. 1950), Ranji (Indigo celadon) incense burner, 2019, courtesy Joan B Mirviss LTD

Joan B Mirviss LTD
Warm to the Touch: Cool and Refreshing Celadon
Closes Next Friday, Aug 11

Highly prized across Asia for centuries, celadon finds inventive new expression in recent ceramics by leading Japanese artists. This summer, the captivating qualities of celadon are showcased in a range of forms and styles by a dozen modern and contemporary Japanese ceramic artists from different backgrounds and traditions. From exquisite vessels to daring sculptures, works in this exhibition play with celadon’s categorical boundaries and even reconsiders its very definition.

Paired with this intriguing celadon showcase is a suite of never-before-seen paintings by MINOL ARAKI (1928-2010). An industrial designer and ink painter, Araki was a fascinating hybrid figure who bridged many worlds. His paintings reflect his sensitivity to color and light and make a perfect complement to the landscape of celadon in this show.

To view the exhibition, click here.