Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tasveer, NID, Zarina Hashmi, Baroda Canopy, 25th anniversary show of the Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie.

‘UNFOLDING OF A DREAM’ by Subodh Kerkar @ Vagator Beach, Goa

10th March 2011

‘UNFOLDING OF A DREAM’ A Live Art Installation by Subodh Kerkar, coming alive with ‘Torch March’ by Tibetans

6:00 p.m: Pray with the Ocean – Prayer & Meditation led by Buddhist prayer groups from across the country

6:30 p.m: Inauguration of the Art Installation by Mr. Digambar Kamat, Hon. Chief Minister of Goa.

The installation will be on view from the 10th – 17th March 2011

11th March 2011

Indo-Tibetan Cultural Festival, 4:00 p.m. onwards

6:00 p.m: Inauguration by Mr. Nilkanth Halarnkar, Hon. Minister for Tourism, Goa.

6:15 p.m: Address by Geshe Wangchung / Mr. Tashi Phuntsok

6:30 p.m: ‘Cham’ The Tibetan Mask Dance


Vagator Beach, Goa.

Magnum Ke Tasveer and Tasveer @NID, Ahmedabad

Zarina Hashmi @ Lakeeren, Mumbai

Chris Elliot @ Threshold Gallery, Delhi

Alchemy of Building @ MPCVA, Mumbai

25th anniversary show of the Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie.

MADRID FOTO 3 is back, engaging with contemporary photography at its purest

MADRID FOTO undertakes it third iteration May 5th through 8th at IFEMA Pavillion Number 1, an open space with more than 5,000 m2 for exhibitors. As many as seventy international galleries, publishing houses and journals will participate in MADRIDFOTO3, the only international contemporary photography fair held in Spain.

After the success of its first two shows, in 2011 MADRIDFOTO will boast the presence of seventy international galleries, publishing houses and magazines. The fair, created to promote photography with special emphasis on the contemporary, strives to foster new private, corporate and institutional collecting in our country. This year's fair will again be held in the venue where it was launched, IFEMA Pavillion 1, a space that the architect Andrés Jaque is designing especially for the occasion. Stands, corridors, rest areas and VIP areas are conceived to enhance the pieces on display and make visits comfortable and pleasant for viewers. For its promotion MADRIDFOTO3 counts on three extraordinary ambassadors: Timothy Persons (promoter of the Helsinki School of Photography and Artistic Director of TAIK Gallery of Helsinki/Berlin), Baudoin Lebon (owner of the Galerie Baudoin Lebon of Paris) and Pilar Citoler (collector and patron of the Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid).

Sotheby's To Sell The Pearl Canopy Of Baroda on 24 March in New York

On 24 March 2011, Sotheby’s New York will present The Pearl Canopy Of Baroda, one of the most luxuriant works of art ever created.

The magnificent bejeweled canopy, which will be offered in the Indian & Southeast Asian Works of Art auction, is one of the highlights of Sotheby’s Asia week series of sales. The canopy is entirely embroidered with natural ‘Basra’ pearls and lush floral vines made up of coloured glass beads enhanced by diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The number of ‘Basra’ pearls alone totals over 500,000. The work had been hidden from public view for over 100 years until it was included in the exhibition Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last year.

The canopy was commissioned by the Maharaja of Baroda, Khande Rao Gaekwar and was made circa 1865-70. It was created as part of an ensemble which included the famed Pearl Carpet of Baroda which was sold at Sotheby’s Doha in March 2009. The suite was originally made up of four rectangular bejeweled carpets and this circular canopy. Of the five pieces, only these two survive. The Pearl Canopy Of Baroda is estimated to fetch $3/5 million.

Lakeeren @ Art Dubai

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