Charmi Gada Shah recipient of FICA Emerging Artist Award 2011


A jury that included Bharti Kher and Sunil Gupta has selected installation artist Charmi Gada Shah as the winner of the 2011 Emerging Artist Award, initiated by FICA.

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Japanese artist Hirotoshi Iwasaki draws time with video – picture feast


Thirty-year-old Japanese artist Hirotoshi Iwasaki combines drawing and animation to create flip book-like artworks and video pieces that explore time, memory and space.

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Artist Silas Fong’s daring Hong Kong video solo – soundslide


Listen to up-and-coming Hong Kong video artist Silas Fong talk on his latest solo in the city, “Memory Disorder” while images of his work slide by.

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Art collective Raqs predict future in latest Indian solo – picture feast


CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS NEW MEDIA In an interview for our “Words in Art” series, Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective discussed works from 2010 and earlier. See how their aesthetic and methodology has been extended in new works now on … Continue reading

South Asian contemporary art scene: Five artists to watch


Looking for new names in the South Asian art world? Deepika Sorabjee, writing for CNN Go, has profiled five emerging artists from India and Pakistan whose works were recently on display in Mumbai galleries. We provide information and images on the five artists: Bani Abidi (Pakistan, 1971), Prashant Pandey (India, 1984), Waqas Khan (Pakistan), Ritesh Meshram (India, 1975), C K Rajan (India, 1960).

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Words in Art: India’s Raqs Media Collective see all words as equal


Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective is the first to be featured as part of our new words-in-art series. In this interview, Raqs talks about how they use written language to express their particular views and thoughts within their new media works. – Group conversation and discussion, and the recording of this narrative, is integral to their art practice – Their biggest challenge to date was the curation of “The Rest of Now” for Manifesta 7 in 2008 – The group likes to use words that leave the reader asking questions and for them, words have no hierarchy – The installation Skirmish (2010) is part of an ongoing series of ‘love stories’ – Time is often explored in artwork by Raqs and is a concept that particularly interests the group; they discuss Escapement – A show at Experimenter Gallery in February, 2011, is announced as well as a new light sculpture, Revoltage.

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