“In this show, curator Sabine Fellner demonstrates how artists have succeeded in differently perceiving the possibilities and limitations of age while transcending exaltation and pessimism. In the presented works, artists illustrate how age in all of its facets can be thoughtfully integrated into our lives.” Miyako Ishiuchi’s photographs are included in this massive exhibition featuring over 30 artists and art media on the varying depictions of age.
17 November 2017 – 4 March 2018
Belvedere Museum (Lower)
Nandita Raman’s series on India’s disappearing cinema house culture will be on view at the George Eastman Museum.
There will be an Artist Talk and Tour with Nandita Raman and Curatorial Assistant William Green.
Friday, November 10, 2017, 12 p.m.
ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY TOUR (link)
November 11, 2017–May 13, 2018
Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House
George Eastman Museum
A selection from Matthew’s Memories of India series is on view.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Memories of India
October 26, 2017 – February 15, 2018
SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport
International Terminal Departures Level,
San Francisco, CA
A few of sepiaEYE Artists have been selected to exhibit at the renowned Noorderlicht Photofestival. 2017’s theme is NUCLEUS | Imagining Science. NUCLEUS showcases works by artists that utilize and are inspired by science.
Osamu James Nakagawa‘s collaboration with geophysicist Michael Wile Hamburger SEISMOPHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF NATURAL DISASTER, brings together seismology and photography in their explorations of the sites devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Beatrice Pediconi‘s Alien, “translates scientific studies and observations in fleeting, meditative and spatial paintings, which she captures in photographs – including polaroid and pigment prints – and videos.” LINK
A selection of pieces from Vivan Sundaram‘s Terraoptics, recently on view at sepiaEYE, are also on view. LINK
22 October – 26 November 2017
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2010
Groningen, The Netherlands
A major exhibition of works by Sunil Gupta featuring works from 1984 onwards from the series, “Homelands,” “Exiles,” “The New Pre-Raphelites,” and “Ten Year On.” Sunil Gupta will be hosting a talk and gallery tour at the Peltz Gallery, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Event Brite Link for Tickets)
Atul Bhalla’s photographs from his exploratory walks along the waterways of India will be featured in the group exhibition, Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water at The Benton.
31 August – 17 December 2017
Unfiltered: An Exhibition About Water
The William Benton Museum of Art
University of Connecticut
Works by Atul Bhalla and Beatrice Pediconi (alongisde various other artists) will be featured in A Preview to Desolation curated by Premjish. The works in the exhibition address the “cataclysmic contemporary climate” or, as the curator also defines it, the “bad new days” as a reference to the quote by Bertolt Brecht: “Don’t start with the good old days, but the bad new ones.”
26 August – 1 October 2017
A Preview to Desolation
Italian Embassy Cultural Centre New Delhi
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Serena Chopra’s portraits of people- victims, witnesses, survivors on both sides- whose lives were affected by the events of 1947 are on view at The Partition Museum. The museum opened August 17, 2017 in Amritsar, Punjab.
The Partition Museum
Amritsar Town Hall
Pamela Singh was interviewed by Edward Siddons for the Guardian’s Best Photograph series.
16 August 2017
Pamela Singh’s best photograph – a woman dying in India’s City of Widows
Interview by Edward Siddons.
Part Narratives at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai is curated by Gayatri Sinha. The exhibition features works by Nandita Raman, Atul Bhalla, & Annu Palakunnathu Matthew work alongside many other incredible artists.
“In 2017, the Partition of India is marked by its 70th anniversary. Drawing on the readings of departure and partial histories, the exhibition Part Narratives commemorates this event, and brings the art production that surrounded it within museum and art discourse. At the same time it turns our attention to issues of migration as they beset the world at present, to the long shadow of Partition and its passage through time.”
15 August 2017 Maharashtra Times LINK Press Release (PDF)
15 August 2017 Matters of Art LINK Press Release (PDF)
19 August 2017 Verve LINK Press Release (PDF)
24 August 2017 The Wall LINK Press Release (PDF)
28 August 2017 The Times of India LINK Press Release (PDF)
01 September 2017 The Hindu LINK Press Release (PDF)
15 September 2017 The Hindu Business Line – BLink LINK Press Release (PDF)
13 August – 19 September 2017
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Tate Britain has rehung their contemporary section, Sixty Years of their “Walk through British Art,” and two works by Sunil Gupta are now on view. Untitled from the series, Reflections of the Black Experience, 1986 and Ian and Julian, from the series Ten Years On, 1986.
In another of the Tate’s wonderful series of artist videos, Sunil Gupta talks about his path into photography, and how the dark room process helps with this HIV positive status.
04 August 2017
TateShots | Sunil Gupta: “Being in the Dark Room is Healing”
On view through February 2018
Sixty Years LINK
Tate Britain, London
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, American Indian with Dot on Face / Indian American with Dot on Face, from An Indian from India, 2001-2007
Annu Palakanathu Matthew’s series An Indian from India juxtaposing her identity as an Indian with that of Native American Indians. The 2017 LightField Festival of Photography and Multimedia Art, JUST THE FACTS exhibits works dealing the subjects of working class and immigrant individuals.
05 August – 30 September 2017
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: An Indian from India
Hudson, New York
A few works by Sunil Gupta from his series, Exiles, will be on view in the exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender, and Identity at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
“It had always seemed to me that art history seemed to stop at Greece and never properly dealt with gay issues from another place. Therefore, it became imperative to create some images of gay Indian men; they didn’t seem to exist.” – Sunil Gupta
28 July – 5 November 2017
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity
Walker Art Gallery
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, curated by Jaishri Abichandani, will feature Matthew’s Anirudh, a multimedia piece from her 2006 series, The Virtual Immigrant.
27 June – 6 August 2017
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Sunil Gupta will be leading a walk and discussion of works on display in the exhibition Sixty Years at the Tate Britain that crucially addressed race, gender, homosexuality and AIDS in the 1980s.
24 June 2017 at 16.00–16.45
Tour: Sunil Gupta: Ten Years On and Other Stories
Singh’s portrait series Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, documents homosexual Indian sub-cultures. The series title comes from the indigenous terms used by queer working class and transgendered men, often forced into sex work, to define their different and particular sexual identities. In Indian society, where class and caste are still major forces, these three groups are among some of the most marginalized.
Singh’s portraits are made in dialogue with the history of Indian photography, back to the stately portraits of the British Raj, and continuing through today’s Bollywood starlets. The subjects, some of who have never been photographed previously, are given space within the images to feel safe with their class, caste and sexuality.
01 June – 15 September 201
Charan Singh: Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others
31 W 52nd St.,
New York, NY 10019
Pediconi’s work will be on display at ON/OFF Festival in Havana, Cuba.
Beatrice Pediconi’s practice explores the possibility of another form of painting: painting that “mutates” on the canvas, with results that the artist can only partly control through still images and video.
30 May – 03 June 2017
Maison Victor Hugo
Habana Vieja, Cuba
As part of the South Asia Institute’s 2016-17 Colloquium Series, Vivan Sundaram will present recent installations in a conversation with Andreas Huyssens, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature.
This event is open and free to the public.
Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
A Conversation with Vivan Sundaram and Andreas Huyssens, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
2016-17 Colloquium Series
South Asia Institute, Columbia University
Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
New York, NY
Bhalla’s photographic installation is featured in Kailash Cartographies, at The New School’s Aronson Gallery. An exhibition of artists from India, China, Nepal, and the US, Kailash Cartographies explores conceptions of sacred geographies: holy spaces, pilgrimages, and intersections with secular, personal, and political spaces and borders.
“Atul Bhalla’s photographic installation, titled Contemplating Drowning also considers the tragic pollution of the Bagmati river, but through the figure of Shiva, who is thought to create and destroy the universe in the blink of the eye. Bhalla juxtaposes the brass monkeys from the Golden Temple in Kathmandu with images of oil lamps, that appear like spirits which may be snuffed out by the river, photographed here at dusk.”
13 March – 2 April, 2017
Kailash Cartographies LINK
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
66 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10003
Installation View and Performance Setting of Vivan Sundaram's Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 Credit: Geerish GV
Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 is a monumental installation intended as a work of public art to explore, dissect, and examine the “failure” of the Royal Indian Navy’s six-day insurrection against the colonial government. Within Sundaram’s ship-like steel and aluminum object is a performance space that plays a sound work by British artist David Chapman. Visitors can read newspaper reports, telegrams from the Empire, and books on the Insurrection from various view points and distances— compiled and conceptualized by Ashish Rajadhyaksha with Valentina Vitalli. This is a continuation of Sundaram’s “history projects” in which he uses historical events (“unresolved histories”) to explore their impact and the alternate futures they could have created.
Vivan Sundaram and Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 LINK
17-25 March, 2017
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)
Vivan Sundaram’s photo installation, Terraoptics reviewed in the January 23rd issues of The Hindu and The New Indian Express. Terraoptics (14 Dec 2016 – 10 Feb 2017) will be on view at Gallery Sutra, Fort Kochi.
Look for Terraoptics at sepiaEYE opening May 9th, 2017.
The esteemed photography festival, FOTOFEST, has announced that the lead curator for its 2018 Biennial will be SepiaEYE artist Sunil Gupta. Gupta is an excellent choice given the Biennial’s theme: INDIAContemporary Photography and New Media Art.
As a large, multilingual subcontinent, India has always relied on images to maintain a cohesive whole across myriad subcultures, regions, castes and languages. The introduction of photomechanical imaging in the nineteenth century enabled the rapid reproduction and dissemination of both spiritual and scientific ideals. Photography for most of its history was too expensive and technical and was left in the hands of ‘experts’ — until the birth of digital technologies and the arrival of the mobile phone, which has given more than 800 million people in India the power to make their own photographs and moving images. This exhibition will address the legacy of the last twenty years, a period when photography and moving image media have been consistently included within critical exhibitions of fine art. –Sunil Gupta
We can’t wait to see what he and co-curator Steven Evans select.
sepiaEYE was featured as one of the galleries that Skinner Auctions Photography Specialist, Michelle Lamunière states that she “makes sure to visit when she goes gallery hopping” in her article for the January 2017 edition of Journal of the Print World.
Sunil Gupta was interviewed for Dreck Magazine (published January 1, 2017). He talks about his beginnings in photography as well as the current LGBTQ situation in India. The article features a selection of images from his entire and prolific career.
Atul Bhalla’s photography, amongst that of others, is included in Ho~ArT, at State Gallery of Art as part of the Krishnakriti Annual Festival of Art & Culture.
Through January 20, 2017
State Gallery of Art, Hyderabad
About the Festival: LINK
sepiaEYE artists Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Atul Bhalla, and Nandita Raman are amongst a dozen artists in a wonderful multi-disciplinary show curated by Gayatri Sinha. Part Narratives will be on view through January 21, 2017 at Bikaner House, New Delhi.
7 – 21 January 2017
Curated by Gayatri Sinha
Bikaner House, New Delhi
Thursday, May 26th from 7:30PM, Creator and Choreographer Vanessa Tamburi will present Moving ID in collaboration with Beatrice Pediconi at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.
Thursday, May 26th from 7:30PM
Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
New York City
Top: Osamu James Nakagawa, End of Day from Ma –between the past, 2003 -2005 Bottom: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Selections from Memories of India, 1998-2012
Images by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew and Osamu James Nakagawa have been selected to be a part of Seattle’s 2016 City Panorama. These works will be installed in King County Metro shelters for up to 10 years.
CITY PANORAMA 2016
Various Locations, Seattle
This public art project is now in its sixth year, and has successfully continued to bring beauty and art to public spaces via this partnership with King County Metro and the Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW).
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is one of the 40+ artists and scholars participating in CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
During Memorial Day weekend, CrossLines will be a creative convening of art installations, performances and dialogues that explore the theme of intersectionality: identities as those formed through artistic, cultural and historic encounters across race, class, gender, sexuality and more.
May 28th-29th, 2016
CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality
Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building
900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, D.C.
From the Smallest Leaf features Koichiro Kurita’s Maine photographs taken in his inimitable style. The selection on view of these timeless hand-made prints encompass Kurita’s philosophic view of nature, “Chi Sui Ki” (terrasphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere), and how the borders of these realms share with one another and ourselves.
April 16 – September 11, 2016
Koichiro Kurita: From the Smallest Leaf
Farnsworth Art Museum
Atul Bhalla’s audio visual work, Adrift (On Dvaipayana) will be on view at the Harvard Art Museums from March 31 through Thursday, April 14.
Pamela Singh, Treasure Map 006, 1994–95 and an installation view of elementary school portraits inspired by this work.
Featuring works by sepiaEYE artists, Sunil Gupta and Pamela Singh among others, Picture This: Contemporary Photography and India at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has received a lot of press. Click HERE for the full list of articles. The exhibition is on view through the beginning of April.
December 6, 2015 – April 3, 2016
Picture This: Contemporary Photography and India
Atul Bhalla, Ek Rupaya Bada Gilass (One Rupee for a Big Glass), Detail of #4 from a 30 piece installation, 2009
Atul Bhalla has been invited to participate in Fotofest 2016: CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. The 16th edition of this International Biennial of Photography and Mixed Media will explore humanity’s relationship with the changing planet. Water has always been at the heart of Atul Bhalla’s work: the use of it in rituals, the disconnect of natural waterways from city life, and issues of access to drinking water.
March 12 – April 24, 2016
Fotofest 2016: CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet
Serena Chopra – India: The Ancients – Bhutan Diaries (2002-2006) was on view as part of Travel Photo Jaipur. Travel Photo Jaipur offered a curated selection of international photography inspired by the notion of journeys and visions as an outsider and took place at various public locations across Jaipur, inviting visitors to explore the city as well.
5-14 February 2016
Travel Photo Jaipur
Serena Chopra India: The Ancients – Bhutan Diaries (2002-2006)
Jawahar Kala Kendra
sepiaEYE Artist Nandita Raman— and Curator of our exhibition, “I need my memories. They are my documents.”— has conducted a series of interviews with the artists in the show for the International Center of Photography website. Check out her interviews with Pradeep Dalal, Osamu James Nakagawa, Neal Oshima, and Shambhavi Kaul.
Sunil Gupta’s body of work, “Pretended” Family Relationships is included in Capricious Magazine Issue No. 16: “EX.” Initiated in 2004 as a photography journal, each edition of the publication focuses on a theme. “EX” refers to the broad concept of exes: former or disguised selves, peoples, and places. Copies of “EX” are available at the gallery for $35 USD. Please contact the gallery for ordering information.
Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh are exhibiting together at London’s 8th GFEST Gaywise Festival from November 9th-14th. The exhibition, ASIAN FUTURE, hosted at Menier Gallery, explores gender, sexuality, and religion from the lens of Asian photographers. More info here.
9 – 14 November 2015
The Delhi Photo Festival 2015 (October 30 – November 8) will feature the exhibition Transitions and Trajectories: Photographs by Bhupendra Karia in conjunction with Apparoa Galleries at The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The exhibition which has been mounted in Mumbai and Jodhpur will now be on display at the Lodhi until 15 December 2015.
Transitions and Trajectories: Photographs by Bhupendra Karia
27 October – 15 December 2015
Apparoa Galleries – The Lodhi
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
The work of Vivan Sundaram was recently highlighted by Peggy Roalf for DART- Design Art Daily, a publication of AI-AP (American Illustration, American Photography). His vintage work from sepiaEYE’s exhibition “I need my memories. They are my documents.” is featured. Read the article here.
Installation View of Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's The Virtual Immigrant. Video projection at Royal Ontario Museum, 2015.
On October 3rd, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew projected photo-animations of The Virtual Immigrant in the Chen Crystal Court at the Royal Ontario Museum as part of the 10th Annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto 2015. Nuit Blanche is a sunset-to-sunrise-all-night contemporary art event. Over 11,000 people viewed the projections.
sepiaEYE photographer Raghubir Singh is mentioned by Amin Jaffer, Director of Asian Art as Christie’s, as one of the artists to “be watched out for” in regards to the growing market for Indian artwork, namely photography. Read the article here.
Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India has traveled to the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas from the San Jose Museum of Art.
Join curator Jodi Throckmorton at the Ulrich on November 18th at 5:30pm for a talk examining the complex relationship between traditions of representation in India and contemporary practices of images making.
Matthew has also recently been awarded the 2015-‘17 Silvia Chandley Professorship in Nonviolence and Peace Studies from the University of Rhode Island. Congratulations, Annu!
Matthew’s An Indian from India series as well as her video installation, Open Wound and works from Sundaram’s Re-Take of Amrita and an installation of Indira’s Piano were on view alongside works by Gauri Gill, Jitish Kallat, Pushpamala N., Raqs Media Collective are on view.
Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India
12 September – 13 December 2015
Ulrich Museum of Art
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita, KS 67260-0046
Beatrice Pediconi’s video, Untitled, 2009 is on view in the Project Room of MARCO (Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma) via Nizza (the new wing of MARCO)
11 August – 10 September 2015
Beatrice Pediconi: Untitled, 2009
Beatrice Pediconi is currently on view at the Rencontres d’Arles as part of the exhibition Arles 2015. “Together, photography: The collections of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie” is on view through August 30th, 2015. The work has been published by Actes Sud as part of the 424 page exhibition catalog titled, Une Collection: Maison Européenne de la Photographie.
6 July – 30 August 2015
Together, photography: The collections of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Chapelle Saint Martin du Méjan
Bakirathi Mani, Associate Professor of English Literature at Swarthmore College, wrote an essay for the Journal of Asian American Studies. “Beyond Bollywood: Exhibiting South Asian America” (Journal of Asian American Studies, 18.2 (2015): 192-217) is an analysis of the Smithsonian exhibition “Beyond Bollywood,” and features a key reading of Annu’s work.
Recent works from the Gama – Caves series as well as his latest body of work Yami – Darkness will be on view.
13 July – 1 August 2015
The Photograph: What You See & What You Don’t #02
The University Art Museum at the Tokyo University of the Arts
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
Works from Sunil Gupta’s series, Christopher Street, Exiles, and Mr. Malholtra’s Party will be featured in this year’s Fotofest International, “I AM A CAMERA: LGBTQ Communities Seen From Within.”
July 9 – August 29, 2015
I AM A CAMERA: LGBTQ Communities Seen From Within
Charan Singh’s work is in “FRESHFACED + WILDEYED 2015,” The Photographer’s Gallery’s annual exhibition devoted to showcasing new voices in photography. The Guardian features a few of the works in the exhibition.
His works from the series Kothis, Hijras, Giriyas and Others, India (2013) and a video piece, Do I Know You? has also been selected for Fotofest International’s “I Am A Camera.”
16 June – 5 Jul 2015
FRESHFACED + WILDEYED 2015
The Photographers’ Gallery
Serena Chopra’s new book The Ancients: Bhutan Diaires has been featured in Outlook India and The New Indian Express.
As part of PhotoMed 2015 (Mediterranean Photography Festival), Hotel des Art Toulon is hosting an exhibition devoted to video art by 14 Mediterranean artists (Jean-Luc Monterosso, curator). “Mediterranean expressions: from poetry to commitment “ features “Untitled” (2009) by Beatrice Pediconi.
23 May – 14 June 2015
Mediterranean Expressions: from Poetry to Commitment
Hotel des Art Toulon
Founder of the photography blog, eyecurious and independent curator, Marc Feustel talks about contemporary photographers working in the salted print medium and talks about Kurita’s process and the Beyond Spheres project. The article is in tandem with their exhibition, “Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860.”
Atul Bhalla, from the series, WHAT WILL BE MY DEFEAT?, photo performance with photographs by Helge Mundt
Works by Atul Bhalla alongside works by Prerna Bishnoi, Cop Shiva, Archana Hande, Reena Kallat, Nandita Kumar, Prajakta Potnis, Sumakshi Singh, and Surekha will be on display in this exhibition focusing on “exchange and collaboration between the artists, their subjects, and the public.”
Bhalla will be participating in a discussion panel with Indian and Swiss artists on Thursday, 30 April, 6:30 pm.
23 April – 2 June 2015
One and one make eleven: Contemporary Art From India
The work of Derry Moore has been featured in a recent issue of Architectural Digest Italia.
Professione (Interior) Reporter: Un Portfolio di Derry Moore, Fotografo Gentiluomo
by Beatrice Zamponi
Architectural Digest Italia
Read Full Article (PDF)
Beatrice Pediconi’s project, “9’/Unlimited” is on view at the Reykjavik-based festival devoted to real time art. Pediconi’s work can be seen at the Loftsson location.
9 – 19 April 2015
Beatrice Pediconi: 9’/Unlimited
Sequence VII-Real Time Festival
The indispensable and thoughtful monthly photography guide to exhibitions and news featured a profile on Esa Epstein and sepiaEYE.
sepiaEYE gets a sweet mention in a profile on fragrance creator Uli Lang in an upcoming issue of QVEST Magazine.
Zu Hause in: New York (At Home In: New York)
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The first exhibition to bring together seven bodies of work created by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew between the years of 1996-2015. Generations will consist of still and moving imagery.
1 May – 18 October 2015
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Generations
Royal Ontario Museum
12 June 2015 Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Generations at the Royal Ontario Museum”
As part of “Shashin: Photography from Japan,” sepiaEYE will be hosting a launch of the limited edition portfolio of piezography prints from Gama Caves, titled Yami – Darkness, that was created for Paris Photo by Atelier Boba.
“Shashin: Photography from Japan“ is a multi-institution, city-wide program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York.
Saturday 25 April 2015, 6-8:30 pm
Portfolio Launch: Osamu James Nakagawa, Yami – Darkness
The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents Making Strange, an exhibition of 2 bodies of work by Vivan Sundaram: “Gagawaka” (wearable sculptural garments) and “Postmortem” (assemblages of mannequin parts and wooden props.)
19 April – 6 September 2015
Vivan Sundaram: Making Strange
A selection of works from Osamu James Nakagawa’s Banta will be featured in the inaugural opening exhibition of Ibasho gallery in Antwerp, Belgium.
19 March 2015
On Saturday, February 28th, 2015, Bhalla will be a participating in the panel, “Contemporary South Asian Art: Global Circulations and Critical Responses” in the Global South Asia: Publics and Politics Symposium at New York University.
27-28 February 2015
Global South Asia: Publics and Politics Symposium
New York University
Institute for Public Knowledge
At the 2015 Arte Fiera international fair of modern and contemporary art in Bologna, Italy, Beatrice Pediconi was awarded the Special Videoinsight® Prize for Italian artists for her video work.
Arte Fiera 39
Presented in collaboration with sepiaEYE, the exhibition Queer Migrations: Family, Identity and Place, features two bodies of photographs by Sunil Gupta: “Homelands” (2001-2003) and “Mr. Malhotra’s Party” (2007-).
The exhibition is presented in tandem with a seminar series which uses Yale’s collection of South Asian photography as its starting point. The first session on Contemporary Photographic Practices in South Asia has the artist Sunil Gupta and sepiaEYE’s Esa Epstein as panelists.
Sunil Gupta: Queer Migrations: Family, Identity and Place
5 February – 20 May 2015
Opening & Reception with the Artist: Thursday 5 February, 5-6:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center at Yale
New Haven, CT
Spring 2015 Seminar Series Press Release (PDF)
Across the Disciplines: The Uses of Visual Evidence
In 2006, London’s famous Whitechapel Gallery and the MIT Press formed an editorial alliance to produce a new series of books titled “Documents of Contemporary Art.” Radhika Singh’s interview with Sunil Gupta (Exposure magazine, 2008) is featured in the Sexuality issue.
Sexuality: Documents of Contemporary Art (Whitechapel Gallery and MIT press)
Book Launch: 8 January 2015
Creative Studio, Whitechapel Gallery
Featuring more than 100 works created over the past five centuries, The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia provides glimpses of travels across the Asian continent, from trade voyages to tourist trips.
The exhibition moves through a provocative series of themes, ranging from Edo-period views of Japan’s famed Tōkaidō Road to Raghubir Singh’s photographic essay on the ubiquitous Ambassador car in India. All of the works shed light on particular cultural histories of travel throughout Asia.
The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia
22 November 2014 – 31 May 2015
Freer | Sackler
In conjunction with the start of Paris Photo and to celebrate Nakagawa’s book, Gama Caves, Atelier Boba has created a set of piezography prints for the artist’s limited edition portfolio, Darkness.
Signed copies of Gama Caves will be also be available at Bookshop M (Stand: EE10, Paris Photo). Nakagawa’s work will also be on exhibit at Photo Off via Gallery Tanto Tempo.
An Evening with Osamu James Nakagawa
14 November 2014, 7-10 pm
28 rue Durantin
Paris, France 75018
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the influential Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts better known as Blue Sky, the Center will be publishing a series of monographs featuring artists they have exhibited. Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Memories of India body of work has been selected as one of these monographs with an essay by Vicki Goldberg.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Memories of India
With an essay by Vicki Goldberg
Blue Sky Gallery
Now available at the gallery.
Published by Taschen, Forever Butt–- a 534 page compendium of the “best and the baddest” from Butt magazine— will feature Sunil Gupta’s Christopher Street series from 1976.
Edited by Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers
A Different Order is a two person exhibition and gallery talk that traces two different constructs of utopia as seen in India– the Western modernist city of Chandigarh built in the 1950s under Le Corbusier, and the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad which takes place every 12 years and can involve up to 40 million pilgrims. This sculptural, filmic, and photographic exhibition by Nandita Raman and Kay Walkowiak explores the concepts of failed utopia and the yearning for one.
17 – 23 November 2014
A Different Order
Vienna Art Week
Franz Josefs Kai 3
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, A Fair Maiden, A Dark Maiden, from An Indian from India Series, Portfolio 2, 2001-2003
Annu Palakkunnathu Matthew’s series An Indian From India will be exhibited at Dartmouth University’s Art Gallery, along with a photo booth to document immigrant families for the project To Minority Majority, which will take place on Dec. 11 from 6-8pm.
13 November 2014 – 25 January 2015
An Indian From India
Opening Reception: Thursday 13 November, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 13 November, 7 pm
To Minority Majority
Photo Booth: Thursday 11 December, 6-8 pm
University Art Gallery
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
This Place, a project which explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, will travel as an exhibition to four museums. A selection of Jungjin Lee’s work for this project will be on view.
24 October 2014 – 2 March 2015
DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art
The city of Sagamihara (Kanagawa Prefecture) launched a photo festival in 2001 to celebrate photography as a witness of the past as well as a modern artistic means of expression. Each year, it awards honors to acclaimed photographers in Japan and Asia. It has become one of the most prestigious photo awards in Japan alongside the Ken Domon Award and the Higashikawa Photo Award. Past winners of the Sagamihara prize include: Hiroo Kikai, Seiichi Furuya, Shisei Kuwahara and Lieko Shiga.
Originally set within the emotionally resonant context of the Foundling Museum, Home Truths explores the theme of loss in the relationship between mother and child. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Photographers’ Gallery and will travel to Belfast in conjunction with their photography festival, Belfast Exposed. Works from both Ishiuchi and Matthew were featured at the Foundling Museum and book, the Belfast venue features Ishiuchi’s works from the series, Mother’s.
23 October – 20 December 2014
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss
Belfast Exposed Photography
23 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FF, Northern Ireland, U.K
11 October 2013 – 05 January 2014
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss
The Foundling Museum London
“Metro: The Building of Delhi,” featuring the work of artists Verena Jaekel and Sandip Kuriakose is an exhibition curated by sepiaEYE artist, Sunil Gupta. “Metro” is a part of the 6th European Month of Photography, Berlin.
20 October – 19 December 2014
Metro: The Building of Delhi
Das Foto Image Factory GmbH
Sunil Gupta’s “Sun City” series will be featured in the exhibition, The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History. Curated by Jonathan David Katz, the exhibition delves into representation of same-sex relationships from Antiquity, the Renaissance, the 18th and 19th centuries, to contemporary periods.
18 October 2014 – 4 January 2015
The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, New York
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India is included in this retrospective of the seminal nonprofit photographic space.
18 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
Portland Museum of Art
Beatrice Pediconi’s work will be included in La Gioia at Maison Particulière Art Center. The exhibition focuses on work from Italy through the eyes of three important collectors.
At New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, the Display Cases in the Great Hall will feature Pediconi’s polaroids. Ephemeral Pigments features works from a few of her series exploring pigment, oil, and movement over a liquid tableau.
14 October – 21 December 2014
Maison Particulière Art Center
7 October 2014 – 7 January 2015
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s Open Wound will be shown at the University of Rhode Island as a solo show, showing the work from her 2012 Fulbright Fellowship.
8 October – 7 November, 2014
Opening Reception: 8 October 2014, 3-4:30 pm
Artist Talk: 21 October 2014, 13-4:30 pm
The University of Rhode Island
Pamela Singh’s “Tantric Self Portrait in Jaipur #1” 2000-2001 was selected from nearly 500 works that the museum had acquired in the past ten years to be on view in this 150 work exhibition, PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting.
19 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting
Ackland Art Museum at Chapel Hill
Public Radio International and NBC News have recently written about Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s current project, entitled To Majority Minority.
September 14, 2014
How one photographer captures changing immigrant families
by Monica Campbell
July 30, 2014
Multi-Generational Photos of America’s Future Majority Minority
by Monica Luhar
Sunil Gupta was featured with an interview and portfolio in the Summer 2014 issue of Source Magazine.
‘A good way to learn who the photographer is, is to hear directly from them about their lives and work. Anthony Luvera has interviewed Sunil Gupta in the latest issue of Source about growing up in India, how his interest in photography and politics first meshed together, his formal photography education, autobiographical self-portraiture and being gay in queer circles. ‘
by Anthony Luvera
You can read the interview with a free trial subscription here.
Noovo Editions, “an independent editorial project,” has interviewed the founder and owner of sepiaEYE, Esa Epstein and included an at-a-glance overview of gallery artists.
In conjunction with the release of her new book, Angelika Sher was interviewed by Kristin Haug for Spiegel Online.
Derry Moore’s exhibition at sepiaEYE has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and the online magazine, L’Oeil de la Photographie.
27 June 2014
Photography exhibitions of Leonard Freed, Derry Moore and ‘About a Woman:’ Visions of Women and Intimate Looks at India and Italy
by William Meyers
Wall Street Journal
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30 June 2014
New York : Derry Moore India, Vintage + Color
by Sybile Girault
L’Oeil de la Photographie
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The Crow Collection of Asian Art exhibit of Re-Take of Amrita features 35 photomontages from the series and a rare showing of the dual-track video installation, Indira’s Piano.
The exhibition has been extended through to the 22nd of June, and has been reviewed by Sybile Girault of L’Oeil de la Photographie (The Eye of Photography).
13 June 2014
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita
L’Oeil de la Photographie
18 January – 22 June 2014
Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita
Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
Atul Bhalla’s Submerged Again and Yamuna Walk and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s ongoing series, Spatial Memories: Freshly-Cut Houses will be on view as part of the Sharjah Art Museum’s photography exhibit, “The Other and Me.”
21 May – 21 June 2014
The Other and Me
Sharjah Art Museum
Sunil Gupta’s New Pre-Raphaelites series will be on view concurrently with an exhibition of portraits by Christian Thompson during Magdalen Arts Week 2014.
19-24 May 2014
Magdalen College OKB
“Gama Caves” by Osamu James Nakagawa, sepiaEYE’s inaugural exhibition was reviewed in the art blog Arte Fuse, and Slate magazine’s photography blog, Behold.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Chemould Prescott Road gallery held a series of five exhibitions curated by brilliant Geeta Kapur. The fifth and final show titled, Aesthetic Bind | Floating World featured Atul Bhalla’s Yamuna Evening-III. The blog, Mumbai Boss, posted a lively review of the exhibition.
19 March – 17 April 2014
Aesthetic Bind | Floating World
Chemould Prescott Road
20 March 2014
Six Works To See At The Fifth And Final 50th Anniversary Show At Chemould
Atul Bhalla’s Yamuna Walk will be featured in a group exhibition, Walk On. Bhalla’s Yamuna Walk series will be exhibited alongside works by artists Marina Abramovic, Julian Opie, Bruce Nauman, Sophie Calle, and others who have explored and created works revolving around the artist on a journey.
8 February – 30 March 2014
March 26 – May 6, 2013
Pitshanger Manor Museum
Works from Bhalla’s “Yamuna Walk” are featured in the massive multi-disciplinary exhibition which “defines the soul of Galicia.” Fresh Water / Agua Doce is currently on view at the Gaia Center Museum in Santiago de Compestela, Spain.
21 March – 14 September 2014
GAIA CENTRE MUSEUM
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Featured on TIME magazine’s Lightbox, the project This Place, which invited 12 photographers to Israel and the West Bank. A few of Jungjin Lee’s works are in the slideshow.
16 April 2014
Picturing the Holy Land: 12 Photographers Chart a Region’s Complexities
Time Magazine, Lightbox
Congratulations to Miyako Ishiuchi for being awarded the 2014 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.
An excerpt from The Foundation’s citation regarding the 2014 Award Winner Miyako Ishiuchi:
“. . . Ishiuchi’s work is extremely coherent and developing in a determined and distinctive way; using the camera and all of its aesthetic potential to investigate the intersection of the political and the personal aspects of memory Ishiuchi has been both a pioneer and a role model for younger artists, not least as a woman working in the male-dominated field of Japanese photography. She has continued to innovate, explore and agitate throughout her career, both in terms of ideas and of her style and approach.”
For more information on the decision, visit the Hasselbad Foundation site.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Parker Caucasian, from An Indian from India Series,
Portfolio 2, 2001-2003
Matthew’s series, An Indian from India, has been featured in The New York Times’ blog on photography called, Lens, the CNN Photo blog, and Buzzfeed.
11 February 2014
Portraits challenge cultural perceptions
11 March 2014
Which Indian are You?
21 April 2014
An Indian From India Photographs Both
The New York Times, Lens blog
“From the banta cliffs of Okinawa, mabui— the spirits of the land, of the deceased— led me into the gama caves below. These caves are the sacred home of Okinawa’s spirits— its ancestors, its history, its memory. I enter hesitantly— through the eeriness of the cave’s dark, heavy air, through the remnants of war scattered on the ground.“ – Osamu James Nakagawa
In continuation of his focus on the landscape of Okinawa and its place in history, Nakagawa moves from the Banta (cliffs) to the Gama (caves). Newly published by AKAAKA Art Publishing, Inc., GAMA CAVES is a 9 × 14 inch (approx.) hardcover book featuring 33 wonderfully printed images of Nakagawa’s works from this series as well as text by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Mariko Takeuchi, Isao Nakazato, and Ben Takara.
In conjunction with Photo Gallery International, Osamu James Nakagawa will be signing books 7 March 2014 from 2-3 pm at the 2014 SPE National Conference in Baltimore.
GAMA CAVES is available at the gallery, please contact us.
Keywords is an exhibition based on a book of the same name by Raymond Williams.
In addition to Sunil Gupta’s tape-slide project London Gay Switchboard from 1980, the exhibition presents over sixty artworks mostly from artists making art in Britain during a period defined by moments of oppositional politics, the 1970’s and the 1980’s.
First presented at Iniva, the expanded exhibit moves to the Tate Liverpool.
28 February – 11 May 2014
Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation a year-long exhibition on the history and contemporary experiences of Indian Americans opens at the National Museum of Natural History on February 26th. Selected works from Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s An Indian from India will be on view.
26 February 2014 – early 2015
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
National Museum of Natural History
Edited by Esa Epstein and soon to be out from Kehrer Publishing, Angelika Sher: Series 2005 – 2012 surveys Sher’s work during this time period, structured around four series: Upstairs, Growing Down, 13, and Twilight Sleep. An expanded version of the book is also available as an eBook which can be viewed via the Angelika Sher app in the Apple AppStore. The eBook uses hipix imaging which allows for high resolution photos to be viewed in a relatively small app, and also features works from Phoenix and Family Album.
Accompanied by an essay by Elisabeth Biondi, the book and eBook shows the progression of Sher’s work and continued exploration of the themes of life, family, death, displacement, and temporality.
In the second part of this sequential, two-part exhibition, LOVE AIDS RIOT SEX 2 presents works from 1995 to the present. As the nature of the AIDS epidemic has changed, so has the artwork which addresses the disease. Sunil Gupta’s work from the Sun City is included alongside works by Ei Arakawa, Ryan Brewer, AA Bronson, Elmgreen & Dragset, General Idea, Ono Ludwig, Piotr Nathan, Irina Popova, Hunter Reynolds, Wolfgang Tillmans, and others. These contemporary works tend to be more reserved, biographical— and international— than the works spanning the first era of the crisis, 1987 to 1995.
18 January – 9 March 2014
neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Anirudh a work from Matthew’s Virtual Immigrant series is featured and discussed In Valentina Lusini’s exploration of “otherness” in contemporary art in her book, “Destinazione Mondo.”
Published by Ombre Corte, Verona, Italy (January 2014)
Hirata Minoru, Hi Red Center's Cleaning Event (officially known as Be Clean! and Campaign to Promote Cleanliness and Order in the Metropolitan Area), October 16, 1964
Art Historian Peter Kalb’s Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary is structured on short discussions on individual artists. Spanning the globe as well as several fields of art such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and video art— Minoru Hirata’s work documenting the Hi Red Center performances is featured.
Published in September 2013 by Laurence King Publishing, London.