30 Mar 2011

Art Buzz (Bangalore) Somersault in Muddy Waters - A Creative Journey - a talk by Atul Dodiya

Practices in Contemporary Art & Architecture

CoLab-Goethe Lecture Series

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Somersault in Muddy Waters - A Creative Journey

A talk


Atul Dodiya


Tuesday, 5 April, 6:30 pm


Goethe- Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

716, CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore - 560038

About the lecture :

Artist Atul Dodiya’s talk will be about the diverse influences, references and quotations in his work; why he chooses a specific genre; shifts and change in the media that he uses, and the ways in which he addresses the political, social and personal traumas within his painterly practice.

About the speaker : Atul Dodiya

Atul Dodiya (b. 1959 ) studied at the Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Dodiya’s allegorical paintings on canvas, paper and metal shutters draw on diverse traditions in painting and text. He works with unusual materials and techniques and brings to the viewer a palimpsest of images and a collage of experiences. Dodiya’s art is marked by kaleidoscopic quotation and his pictorial narratives are taken from iconic images from global visual culture- cinema stills, cartoon strips, popular oleographs, the homegrown version of MAD comics-all intertwined with autobiography. His intricate and multi-layered pictures work like a jigsaw of ideas that have been put together with humour and irony.

Atul Dodiya has had 25 solo shows in India and abroad, and this includes a mid-career retrospective at Japan Foundation Asia Centre, Tokyo in 2001 and a solo show in Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid in 2002. Dodiya participated in the 1st Yokohoma Triennale, 51st Venice Biennale, Documenta 12, 7th Gwangju Biennale & the 3rd Moscow Biennale. Dodiya lives and works in Bombay, India

About the lecture series : Practices in Contemporary Art & Architecture

Practices in Contemporary Art & Architecture Lecture Series has been initiated by CoLab Art & Architecture, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore in collaboration with the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore. Spread over a year with one lecture a month, the visual art series focuses on practitioners who look at both ‘reconstruction’ and the ‘historical turn’ from the perspective of contemporary artistic practice: the revisions and re-readings that take place when images, works or events from the past circulate in a changing set of configurations ; the lectures on architecture will attempt to look at the radical shift in the imagining of the public space and the notion of spatial equity, and the questions thus raised.

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