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Conversation Chambers: Museum Bhavan
18 December 2015 – 31 May 2016
Opening Thursday 17 December, 7pm
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi
Dayanita Singh’s Museum Bhavan is a collection of nine of the artist’s mobile museums which will be shown for the first time in India at KNMA. Singh’s museums are built to expand and contract; their structures hide smaller museums and the images from which they are composed continuously grow. Each museum has its own reserve collection from which the constellation of displayed images can be changed. At KNMA Dayanita Singh will be curator in residence for four months and will engage in a conversation with the Museum Bhavan collection. Singh describes this as a living exhibition which will wax and wane over its course.
The Indian artist/curator group Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) has been appointed the chief curator for the 11th Shanghai Biennale, under the title Why Not Ask Again? Manoeuvres, Disputations and Stories. The phrase comes from the group’s reading of Indian New Cinema Movement pioneer Ritwik Ghatak’s film Jukti Takko Aar Gappo (Arguments, Counter-Arguments and Stories,1974). The Biennale, which takes place at Shanghai’s Power Station of Art (PSA), will open on 11 November 2016.
Art In The Age Of Collective Intelligence / If The World Is a Fair Place Then…
16 October 2015 – 14 February 2016
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO
Laumeier presents an exhibition by Raqs Media Collective, a New Delhi-based cooperative with a politically charged artistic and theoretical practice. Their publicly-engaged, sculptural intervention was sparked by a visit to Laumeier, where their research on the problematic history of World’s Fairs began. Laumeier initiated a research collaboration with Raqs by inviting their audience—through personal visits to the Park, online via Laumeier’s website and social media outlets, or through other Laumeier-initiated opportunities, including EXPO Chicago—to respond to the prompt, “If the World is a Fair Place, Then…” From these various outlets, Laumeier was able to gather more than 500 responses to share with the artists to inspire and help formulate their idea for a sculptural installation of 40 stainless-steel bands encircling tree trunks in the Park, plus a textual installation to open the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center.
Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce that The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has selected Cornelia Parker to create a site-specific installation in the Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.
The installation will be on view from May until October 2016, and will be the fourth in a series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.
Sheena Wagstaff, the Museum’s Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art said, “In her large-scale installations, Cornelia opens our eyes to the special qualities – and sometimes darker significance – of familiar places and things we tend to overlook. Her insatiable curiosity often leads her into difficult cultural territories, but the results are never less than provocative and surprising.”
Frith Street Gallery is featuring major works by Cornelia Parker at Frieze Art Fair which will be on view at booth A1 until Saturday 17 October 2015.
Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling
10 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Fiona Banner. Ikon represents key early projects alongside recent and unseen works that span a period of 25 years.
To accompany Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling Banner has published a major new book which focuses on related material from her personal archive, compiled over the last 25 years. She has also designed her own typeface for the first time, used across Ikon print and signage for the duration of her exhibition. Font also appears at Banner’s exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, London (18 September – 31 October 2015).
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