Chronicling historic wars

Not to miss. Photojournalist Robert Capa’s exhibition of photographs currently on at the newly renovated Dilip Piramal Art Gallery, at NCPA in Mumbai. The Hungarian born war photographer is known for chronicling five historic wars – the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Janapese war, the Second World War, the first Arab-Israeli War and the first Indo-China War. Five decades of his efforts are showcased in this wonderful exhibition which will continue till April 19.

Unique display
On April 25, a new exhibition opens at the Jennifer Baahng Gallery, Madison Avenue in New York. Haystack, Mountains and Waterlilies is a unique display of installations and works created by artist Jennifer Cho inspired by the artistic landscapes and designs of old masters Cezanne, Millet and Monet. While in ‘Haystack’, soldered compact discs are used to create carved crystalline works, in ‘Mountains’, Jennifer uses the works of Jeong Seon (1676-1759) and Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) and their paintings of mountains of Mt. Kumgang and Mt. Saint Victoire respectively as reference points and lastly in ‘Waterlillies’ she further goes ahead to set up a shallow pool at the centre of the gallery room containing goldfish and floating compact discs. Each installation seems to draw the viewer into its fold, creating an aura of amazing art worth beholding. The exhibition will be on till May 31.

Meditative tableaus

Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery is all set to open with new exhibitions as well. In I Warp and I Wait, a solo exhibition by Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen humans, animals, vegetation and landscapes converge and merge in the artist’s meditative tableaus on canvas. The compositions seem to be in constant flux. Lakes of colourful pigments are juxtaposed with patches of raw canvas. Kaspar’s landscapes are local, sourced from outside his own rural barn studio in the westof Denmark. This is Samuelsen’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will continue till May 27.

intellectual art work

Similarly ‘Masar Sohail as Dindy Blaze’ is an anterospective by Masar Sohail that opens on April 22 and will continue till May 27 at the same venue. The artist brings forth his experience as a multimedia artist to create bright and energetic works in his debut show, which appears to be also a mix of a combination of the traditional with the new. Masar’s creation, an alter-ego, Dindy Blaze is different and yet unique and is presented through old and new works on canvas and paper installed in tight formations. While four large landscape paintings dominate the exhibits, the smaller works on canvas too depict flocks of floating green eyes and gold and blue portals on the verge of collapsing into abstraction. Surely a different yet bold attempt at introducing some intellectual art to the viewer.

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