Bharati Kapadia was born in Mumbai in 1946 and studied at the Sir J.J. School of Applied Arts, Mumbai. Her oeuvre is the result of a consistent search to arrive at an idiom capable of containing the sap of her experiences, which constitute the backbone of her existential and emotional strength. Through her art, she primarily seeks to invoke the emotional depths of the viewers, which would allow them to receive and respond to the play of multiple resonances, mediums, materials and techniques in her work.
Her work has been exhibited widely in India and abroad. Her last solo show ‘Staging the Sets’ was shown in Mumbai, Vienna and Munich in 2008. She was invited by Transcultural Exchange, Boston to participate in their international art initiatives, ‘The Coaster Project’(2002) and ‘The Tile Project’(2004), and was awarded the Apex Art International Residency, New York in 2001. Her current project is a performance piece titled ‘Untold Stories’ written by her, which she has been performing at various public and private spaces.
She has presented lectures at art institutions and museums in India and abroad. Her work is in several collections in India, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, UK and USA.
In this session, contemporary artists of various aesthetic positions and generations (abstractionists among them) addressed the question of whether abstraction continues to be relevant as an artistic choice and an aesthetic strategy; what place it has in idioms that are…MORE DETAILS
There is no better way to understand issues of contemporary art than to hear insiders talk about it as you walk through an exhibition space and look at the work. This event featured an introduction to the show by the curator of…MORE DETAILS