Pamela Singh, Untitled, Vrindavan, India, 1994. Black-and-white digital print on Hanemuele paper, hand painted with acrylic (2006), 24 x 36 in.
SepiaEYE will feature two exhibitions of our artists work in midtown during the AIPAD week April 4th-7th, 2013.
AIPAD 2013 Selection
41 West 57th Street, 6th Floor, New York City
April – May, 2013
By appointment only.
Keywords, an exhibition and lecture programme looking at how changes in the meaning of words reflect the cultural shifts in our society. Keywords is presented in partnership with Tate Liverpool and is based on Raymond Williams’ seminal text – Keywords: a vocabulary of culture and society.
March 27 – May 18, 2013
Iniva at Rivington Place
An exhibition and lecture programme looking at how changes in the meaning of words reflect the cultural shifts in our society. Keywords is presented in partnership with Tate Liverpool and is based on Raymond Williams’ seminal text – Keywords: a vocabulary of culture and society. Participating artists include;
Sonia Boyce, Willie Doherty, Rita Donagh, John Dugger, Jason Evans, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Paul Graham, Sunil Gupta, Richard Hamilton, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Anthony Hill, Lubaina Himid, Harry Holland, Gordon House, Malcolm Hughes, Inventory, Derek Jarman, Louis Le Brocquy, Peter Lowe, Kenneth Martin, Stephen McKenna, Gustav Metzger, Chris Ofili, Julian Opie, Eduardo Paolozzi, Donald Rodney, Keith Vaughan, Rachel Whiteread, Stephen Willats, David Wojnarowicz, Carey Young
Atul Bhalla’s Yamuna Walk will be featured in a group exhibition, Walk On, produced by artcircuit at the Pitshanger Manor Museum (PM Gallery & House) in Ealing, Greater London. 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.
March 26 – May 6, 2013
Pitshanger Manor Museum
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath presents types of photographs repeatedly made during the many phases of war— regardless of the size or cause of the conflict, the photographers’ or subjects’ culture or the era in which the pictures were recorded.
The exhibition will feature Nakagawa’s photographs from Banta (Cliffs). The exhibition will travel on to The Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and to The Brooklyn Museum through February 2014.
March 23 – June 2, 2013
War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
Annenberg Space for Photography
Los Angeles, California
November 11, 2012 – February 3, 2013
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
Museum of Fine Art, Houston
On February 7th, “Queer Perspectives” resident artist Sadie Lee and special guest Sunil Gupta will be walking through and discussing the collection as viewed through their lenses as influential queer artists.
February 7th, 2013
National Portrait Gallery
In conjunction with the “Bonjour India!” series of cultural events and touring exhibitions and the India Art Fair, a selection of works by Serena Chopra will be on view at the Galerie Romain Rolland, in a large group photography exhibition on French cultural heritage in India, curated by Anay Mann.
January 29 – February 3, 2013
French Heritage (Bonjour India)
Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi
Minoru Hirata, Nakanishi Natuyuki's Clothespins Assert Churning Action (Street performance for Hi Red Center's event, 6th Mixer Plan, in Tokyo, May 28, 1963), Exhibition Catalog Cover
Photographs by Minoru Hirata documenting the performances by art collectives and the general art scene of the time are on view through February 25, at the MoMA in “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde.”
November 18, 2012–February 25, 2013
Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde
Museum of Modern Art
In this major photographic survey, “Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s,” features over 400 works from around the world documenting “two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century.” Works by Raghubir Singh are displayed alongside works by Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, David Goldblatt, Graciela Iturbide, Boris Mikhailov, Sigmar Polke, Malick Sidibé, Shomei Tomatsu, and Li Zhensheng.
September 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60-70’s
Silk Street, London
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art being held in Kochi, Kerala. One of Vivan Sundaram’s site-specific installations is on view.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Osamu James Nakagawa, Mia Fineman (Curator of the exhibition and in the Dept. of Photography at the MET), Esa Epstein, and Michelle Yun (Asia Society)
Osamu James Nakagawa’s walkthrough in conjunction with the exhibit,
After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York was written about by Danica Tan on the En Foco blog.
October 24, 2012
Osamu James Nakagawa: The Banta Cliffs
Danica Tan, En Foco’s blog
Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora represents the work of eleven artists currently residing in the Northeast United States who share origins and connections in South Asia. The artists featured in Radiate articulate a variety of different questions centered around their identities and experiences within the South Asian diaspora. Three bodies of work by Matthew will be featured in this exhibition curated by Kathryn Myers.
November 2-December 15, 2012
Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora
University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400
Photo Center NW’s Autumn exhibition, Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan features five contemporary women artists whose work explore the role of women in the context of cultural constructs, religion, censorship and the media. The exhibition will feature Matthew’s orotones from the series, An Indian from India.
October 26-December 15, 2012
Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan
Photo Center Northwest
Posing the question, “What if Thoreau had been a photographer?,” Koichiro Kurita will be offering calotype workshops across the Northeast. Kurita will offer his latest workshop at the Rhode Island School of Design this October.
October 22-26, 2012
Beyond Spheres at RISD
In the complimentary exhibition to Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop, the Metropolitan will feature images from artists using digital technology to alter photographic images, continuing the conversation about the ways in which photographers have used the tools of their day to manipulate images. Included in an impressive roster of artists working from the 1980s until today is Osamu James Nakagawa, whose images from the series Banta (Cliffs) are on view in the Joyce and Robert Menschell Hall for Modern Photography.
Gallery walk through with artist will take place on Friday, October 12th, 4–5 pm. A limited number of spaces are available. Please contact gallery for reservations.
September 25, 2012 – May 27, 2013
After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design will host America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, a broad panorama of our country’s topographies and correlating narratives. Through about 150 photographs spanning nearly 150 years, a nation’s ambitions and failings, beauties and losses, politics, and personal stories are revealed. Included in the exhibition is a photograph by Koichiro Kurita.
September 21, 2012 – January 13, 2013
America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design
The Hill School’s Center for the Arts presents a selection of works from both Pagoda and Wind.
September 14-October 19, 2012
Pagoda & Wind: Photographs on Mulberry Paper
The Hill School Center for the Arts Boyer Gallery
The work of sepia EYE artists’ Raghubir Singh and Vivan Sundaram are included in the exhibition, “Tenth Parallel North: Contemporary Photography from India and South America” at the Fondazione Fotografia in Modena curated by Director, Filippo Maggia.
Osamu James Nakagawa has been nominated for the prestigious Les Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award 2012 by Tadashi Ono. One of fifteen finalists, Nakagawa will have a solo exhibiton this summer in Arles, France as a part of the 2012 Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, where he will exhibit photographs from the series, Banta (Cliffs) and Gama (Caves.)
July 2 – September 23, 2012
Discovery Award 2012
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Atul Bhalla, I Was Not Waving I was Drowning, at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Far Right of Image). Installation View Photograph by Elad Sarig.
“Critical Mass” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the first major show that will expose the Israeli public to the thriving contemporary Indian art scene. An exhibition of Indian art in Israel holds special interest in a local context, due to the range of affinities between the two countries and to the growing interest of Israelis in India and its culture. Both cultures share a preoccupation with conflicted identity and multifaceted social and political realities which provide a significant catalyst for artistic production. Bhalla’s photographic diptych, I was Not Waving I was Drowning, was included in this exciting exhibition curated by Tami Katz-Freiman and Rotem Ruff.
May 31 – December 16, 2012
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
“Embellished Reality” brings together 60 works from the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection that were acquired over the past decade, and have never before been displayed. sepiaEYE artist Pamela Singh is included in a roster of images which spans from the 1860s until the 2000s. “Embellished Reality” was curated by Deepali Dewan.
June 8, 2011 – June 17, 2012
Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs
Royal Ontario Museum
Minoru Hirata, Hi Red Center's Dropping Event (Performance at the rooftop of Ikenobo Flower School's Headquarters in Tokyo), 1964
In conjunction with Asia Week, sepiaEYE will be hosting a daily Tea Time from 2-5 pm, Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, 2012.
By appointment only.
March 19 – 23, 2012
Asia Week Tea Time
sepiaEYE, 41 West 57th Street, 6th Floor, New York City
Commissioned by the Centre Pompidou, Sunil Gupta’s Sun City series, loosely based on the 1962 film, “La Jetée” by Chris Marker, travels to the Alliance Française de Delhi. The exhibition will be on view for a few weeks from the end of March.
Reception: March 23 from 7:30 pm.
March 24 – April 15, 2012
Sun City and Other Stories
Alliance Française de Delhi
Images from Vivan Sundaram’s “Re-Take of Amrita,” are featured in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s latest exploration within the history of photography, “Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage.”
March 11 – June 10, 2012
Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
A selection of works from the series “Beyond Spheres,” and the current ongoing series, “Meditations on Thoreau” will be on view at Bennington College in Vermont through March.
March 6 – April 2, 2012
Beyond Spheres / Meditations on Thoreau
Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington
sepiaEYE in conjunction with University of Washington Press is proud to announce the release of photographer and multimedia artist, Atul Bhalla’s first monograph, Yamuna Walk. The publication is an important addition to sepiaEYE’s growing series of books on contemporary Asian photography.
In Yamuna Walk the artist documents a five-day trek along the sacred Yamuna River as it passes through his home city of New Dehli. Climbing over fences, crossing concert overpasses, navigating between blooming marigold fields and piles of waste, and flowing wandering through the landscape like the river itself, Bhalla’s journey shows the diverse marks of human development that can be read in the image of the river.
Visit www.khojworkshop.org for information on Bhalla’s New Delhi book launch on January 27th.
Vivan Sundaram’s latest works— provocative “sculpture garments” and photographs are on view at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in the exhibition, “GAGAWAKA: Making Strange.”
December 21 – 27, 2011
GAGAWAKA: Making Strange
Rabindra Bhavan Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
Nakagawa’s “Banta” series will be featured in a group exhibition at Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects along with other artists who are tackling the conventions of landscape photography “through… expeditions and an interest in extreme image-making processes.”
December 15, 2011 – January 28, 2012
Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects
New York, NY
“Meditations on Thoreau,” an exhibition of works by Koichiro Kurita was on view at Belfast, Maine’s Waterfall Arts. In conjunction with the exhibition, Kurita was interviewed in October about his process and his likes and dislikes in the Maine Art Scene.
October 7-November 23, 2011
Koichiro Kurita: Meditations on Thoreau
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine
Master Photographer Koichiro Kurita Interview
Maine Art Scene
Curated by Edward Grazda, a selection of 60 portraits taken by Khalid Hadi from over 5,000 images of wounded fighters, orphans, and children using a primitive, locally made box camera.
September 9 – December 16, 2011
Portraits from Afghanistan: Khalid Hadi
The Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
Matthew’s work is featured in the first comprehensive showing of some of the 700 works in the En Foco collection, and “Holga Inspire,” featuring a selection from her “Memories of India,” has now traveled to The Center for Fine Art Photography.
September 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012
EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection
Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University
September 30, 2011 – January 14, 2012
The Center For Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, CO
“Water Works,” is a solo exhibition of Bhalla’s photographs, video, and watercolors from 2003 through 2010. The exhibition also featured “Immersions,” a large scale sculpture installation from 2005.
August 30 – October 15, 2011
The Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College
“Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia,” features Bhalla’s photographic documentations of his performances, like “Submerged Again” from 2005 and a selection of works from Sundaram’s “Re-Take of Amrita.”
August 13 – November 6, 2011
Beyond the Self: Contemporary Portraiture from Asia
National Portrait Gallery
Recently on view at the sepiaEYE booth at this year’s AIPAD, Minoru Hirata has been nominated by Tate Modern curator Simon Baker for the Discovery Award at Rencontres d’Arles. Hirata’s work is on view as part of the 2011 edition of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival and is organized with the collaboration of the Taka Ishii Gallery and Reiko Tomii.
July 4th – September 18, 2011
Discovery Award 2011: Artists presented by Simon Baker: Minoru Hirata
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Sunil Gupta’s commissioned project, Sun City premieres at the Centre Pompidou exhibition. Sun City is a fictional narrative loosely based on the 1962 film, “La Jetée” by Chris Marker. We can view it as several “stills” from a film that are “missing.” The original elliptical form has been retained so the ‘hero’ sees his own death in the ‘beginning’ and we return to that scene as reality in the ‘end.’Centre Pompidou (French)
We are happy to announce the inclusion of works by sepia EYE artists Sunil Gupta, Vivan Sundaram and Atul Bhalla in a major exhibition that explores Indian society through the eyes of leading Indian and French artists opening at the Centre Pompidou on May 25 – September 19, 2011.Press Release
A selection of images from Matthew’s large-scale lenticular photograph series, The Virtual Immigrant, which focused on call center employees in India, will be on view as part of a group exhibition, “Transcultural Identities” at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University.
February 17 – March 18, 2011
Welch School Galleries, Georgia State University
Atul Bhalla’s sequence of 14 photographs capturing his “act of submergence in the Yamuna River,” was acquired by the museum’s Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art in 2008. It is currently on view to the beginning of April, with two artist events in March.
December 3, 2010–April 2, 2011
I Was Not Waving but Drowning
Harvard Art Museums
Related Article: “New Delhi artist Atul Bhalla takes Yamuna Pollution to the world’s art galleries,” Vrindavan Today
Edward Grazda: Afghanistan
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
The Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, presents a selection of works from her series, Wind (Nov 4, 2010 – Jan 10, 2011.)
Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft
Portland, OR, 97209
Edward Grazda’s Afghanistan work will be opening in Washington D.C. this fall.
Edward Grazda: Afghanistan.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Complete Photographer by Tom Ang, follows 20 international photographers as they go through their image making process in this book of tutorials on 10 different genres of photography.
Dorling Kindersley, London
Matthew’s new video work, Re-Generation, will be on view in the exhibition Transience, part of The Rome Festival of Photography.
September 16 – October 30, 2010
Z20 Galleria Sara Zanin
Via Dei Querceti 6 00184, Rome
Osamu James Nakagawa’s Banta series has been selected to be in this year’s Noorderlicht Photofestival, Land: Country Life in the Urban Age.
September 5 – October 31, 2010
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2010
Groningen, The Netherlands
Atul Bhalla’s “Piaus II” and installation, “Immersions,” will be included in this monumental group exhibition at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Vija Celmins, Honoré Daumier, Paul Gauguin, Hiroshige, Edward Steichen, Lynn Davis, Hans Haacke, Geoffrey Hendricks, Maya Lin, Wangechi Mutu, and Bill Viola are among the many artists represented.
September 1, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
The artist will participate in the upcoming exhibition, Place-Time-Play: contemporary art from the West Heavens to the Middle Kingdom opening in Shanghai, October 20th in conjunction with the Shanghai Biennale. Curated by noted scholars, Chaitanya Sambrani, Chang Tsong-zung, and Gao Shiming, this project combines a visual art agenda with a series of intellectual forums. Fifteen artists from both China and India will travel and work in both countries within a framework of research and practice.
The project is also a curatorial experiment. Apart from the practice of exchange residency, the curators expressly urge Indian artists to create work that engages with China as a subject of the imagination, targeted at the Chinese audience, without the intention of ultimately submitting to the scrutiny of Western platforms.
The artist is currently working on his first book, featuring images from his ongoing exploration of the depiction of the Hindu god, Hanuman. The title, No Ordinary Monkey incorporates photographs by Brading taken in India over the last 15 years and text by Professor Philip Lutgendorf of the University of Iowa.
The artist’s recent work on Oman has been compiled into a new book featuring over 100 photographs. OMAN Religion and Society Through American Eyes, is published by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Muscat Sultanate of Oman, and Institute for American Values.
Love’s Body – Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography from November 1998 to January 1999. The exhibition demonstrated that in addition to acting as symbols of Eros or sex, nude photography can be used as a tool to reassess the visual dynamics of relationship or subjectivity to present new possibilities and meanings of the body. As a sequel to the 1st exhibition, Love’s Body 2, sexuality in the age of AIDS, will aim to present more clearly the problems created by contemporary representations of the body. This exhibition will present works that are powerful enough to have influenced aspects of art and photography while reappraising and redefining their meaning.
October 2 – December 5, 2010
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Artist Sunil Gupta and curator of Where Three Dreams Cross, will be presenting at the 2-day symposium being held at the opening of the exhibition at its new venue, the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. Other lectures include Dayanita Singh, Sabeena Gadihoke, and Aveek Sen.
Symposium: June 12-13, Exhibition: June 12–August 22, 2010
Ishiuchi has released her new book entitled, Sweet Home Yokosuka, 1976-1989 (2010, PPP Editions) in conjunction with an exhibition of her work at Andrew Roth Gallery. The title combines three early bodies of work that form a trilogy; Apartment (1978), Yokosuka Story (1979) and Endless Nights (1981), all classic photography books of the post Provoke period. Together the photographs manifest a personal document primarily of her hometown Yokosuka, a place of compromised identity, accommodating two large American Naval bases since the late 1940s.
In his latest series, entitled Beyond Spheres, Kurita will follow his greatest influence, Henry David Thoreau, his inspiration and guide. He will set out to visit Thoreau’s physical spaces in North America to capture the truest reverence for the natural world that Thoreau wrote so eloquently about. This monumental project, expedition, and subsequent body of work will involve countless partners to complete. Over a three-year period Kurita will travel across 14 states in the North East teaming up with photography programs, scholars and practitioners alike who share his commitment to the practice as well as philosophy shared by Kurita.
Both sepia EYE artists will be featured in the group exhibition: Chaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art from July 3–September 19, 2010. The most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Korean photography to ever be shown in the United States, Chaotic Harmony features large scale photographs by 40 Korean artists. The exhibition is organized by Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the MFAH, and Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Lee’s work can also be seen currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection from September 15- June 13, 2010 in the Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography.
Matthew’s work appears in the two upcoming titles, The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age by Sylvia Wolf (Prestel, 2010) and Auto Focus; The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright (Monacelli, 2010).
May 7 – June 6, 2010
The Gallery at Hallmark
A solo exhibition of both Banta and Gama took place at the Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan in Summer 2009 as well as the Higashikawa Cultural Center, Hokaido, Japan, in Conjunction with 2010 Higashikawa Photofesta (July 28-August 1, 2010). Nakagawa’s Remains series was shown at Gallery Tosei, Tokyo, Japan.
More works from Banta, were recently on view (May 27-June 2, 2010) in his solo exhibition, Banta: Stained Memory, at the Nikon Salon in Osaka after being on view at the Shinjuku location earlier in 2010. Read a review of Banta on Image World.
Osamu James Nakagawa’s work can be seen in The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, which originated at the New Orleans Museum of Art. This exhibition “explores how key life events are celebrated and honored, and how pivotal life decisions are made by different world cultures,” and features work from 175 artists, including a piece from Osamu James Nakagawa’s Kai series.
July 9 – September 19, 2009
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography
Cincinnati Museum Center
Sher’s work from the series Twilight is prominently featured on the cover of 2nd issue of Variatio, a lush, limited-edition magazine on photography.
We are pleased to announce the inclusion of many sepia EYE artists in a monumental, historical survey exhibition opening at the Whitechapel Gallery. Sunil Gupta, curator of the exhibition has selected works by Raghubir Singh, Ketaki Sheth, Pamela Singh and Vivan Sundaram amongst over 400 photographs from major private and public collections.
January 21 – April 11, 2010Whitechapel Gallery, London