Veteran Artist and nephew of Amrita Sher-Gil Vivan Sundaram talks about his two volume book 'Amrita Sher-Gil: a self portrait in letters and writings'. Dressed in a black kurta, topped off with a mop of silver hair, artist Vivan Sundaram looks quite affable. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint Vivan Sundaram: A man of all mediums 6 min read. Working across mediums, he explores perception, memory and history and their intersection with … Sher-Gil was the elder of two daughters; her younger sister was Indira Sundaram (née Sher-Gil), born in March 1914), mother of the contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram. by Natasha Ginwala . Artist Vivan Sundaram, 75, aims to disrupt and disturb the viewers. These are parts of a work titled Great Indian Bazaar , which was made for the Johannesburg Biennale of 1997. Vivan Sundaram. In 2000 Vivan Sundaram, Sher - Gil's nephew and renowned multi-media artist produced the Re-take of Amrita Sher - Gil series (he is her sister's son) using the legacy of photographic archive left behind by her father, his grandfather, Umrao Singh Sher - Gil. About halfway through Vivan Sundaram’s retrospective exhibition Step inside and you are no longer a stranger at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, one enters a dimly lit room where twelve beds made from iron frames and worn-down soles of discarded shoes form an eerie meshwork. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. When I saw the Gagawaka presentation by artist Vivan Sundaram at Lalit Kala Academy, I was perplexed. Vivan Sundaram at his home. Collection of the artist, New Delhi. View Vivan Sundaram’s artworks on artnet. Filter by auction house, media and more. Amrita Sher-Gil: A Self-Portrait in Letters and Writings edited by Vivan Sundaram, Tulika Books, 2010. Art turned into a vehicle for dogmas and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing concurrently as the most significant art movements of the decade. Vivan Sundaram was born in 1943 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1960s. He is married to eminent art historian and critic Geeta Kapur. 1943) is known for politically conscious work. View artworks for sale by Sundaram, Vivan Vivan Sundaram (36, Indian). His retrospective, “Step Inside And You Are No Longer A Stranger”, curated by Roobina Karode, is on at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi till June 30 Making Strange brings together two striking bodies of work by Delhi-based contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram, founding member of the Sahmat Collective and one of the leading artists working in India today. She spent most of early childhood in Budapest. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda and the Slade School of Fine Arts in London in the 1970’s on a commonwealth scholarship. One of India’s most distinguished contemporary artists, Vivan Sundaram (b. About Vivan. KNMA is presenting this year, the first ever retrospective of eminent artist Vivan Sundaram, one of the most influential artists of his generation in India. Updated: 26 Jan 2018, 05:25 PM IST Avantika Bhuyan. In his latest production, In Search of the Found Object, Butalia offers a glimpse into the mind of 74-year-old contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram, whose body of work is reflective of a lot of what Butalia himself has tried showcasing on film. Sundaram is an artist who has been consistent in his pursuit of politically honed art. A Retrospective: Fifty Years, it opens in the capital this month. It was neither a fashion show, nor was it evocative of art traditionally seen within a gallery space. Vivan Sundaram, Potshards, III, From the series, terraoptics, Pigment print, 16 x 20 inches, Ed 1/5, 2016 ‘IN IT TOGETHER’ is an artist-led online fundraiser organised by the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) to raise funds for Coronavirus relief campaigns by Goonj and Karwan e Mohabbat. Leading artist, Vivan Sundaram, talks about - and shows - some of his most important works of art, like '12 Bed Ward', 'Trash' and 'The Shergil Family'. Vivan Sundaram was born in 1943. About OCA OCA is a hybrid arts foundation, supporting artists based in Norway and Sápmi, founded in 2001 by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs. In 1968, while studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London on a Commonwealth Fellowship, artist Vivan Sundaram created a few paintings which no one has seen so far in India. B. 1943. Vivan Sundaram is one of Indian’s most prolific artists and active political voices. ‘Step Inside And You Are No Longer A Stranger’, the first retrospective of the works of Vivan Sundaram, curated by Roobina Karode at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art … Vivan Sundaram, the nephew of Amrita Sher-Gil, has been engaged with the Sher-Gil project for over thirty years - as artist, curator, editor and archivist. This artist bio has been sourced from JNAF. Quite unlike any other study on the art of modern and contemporary South Asia, A Fragile Inheritance is a deeply informative work that stresses the intellectual We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website.By continuing to use our … Her mother came to India as a companion of Princess Bamba Sutherland, the granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Ahead of Vivan Sundaram… Allahabad Block Works, 1943. That is until he reveals his plans for his retrospective at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) in Delhi. Feminine Fables: Imaging the Indian Woman in Painting, Photography and Cinema, by Geeti Sen, Mapin Publishing, 2002. After graduating from the MS University, Baroda in 1965, Sundaram held a Commonwealth Fellowship for study at the Slade School, London between 1966-68, becoming politically active … Vivan Sundaram, Great Indian Bazaar, 1997. Sundaram, a pioneer both of installations and of avant garde art in India, is at his most chilling when he speaks to human suffering. Vivan Sundaram Bourgeois family: Mirror frieze, 2001 From the series Re-take of Amrita. 1400 postcard-sized photographs in metal frames in a circular floor installation, 300cm diameter x 30 cm height. Vivan Sundaram is a highly prolific artist known to brilliantly infuse the traditional with the contemporary in his artworks. Browse upcoming auctions and create alerts for artworks you are interested in. During the 1970s and 1980s, his paintings employed an Impressionistic technique paired with magic realism, often alluding to autobiographical events or social situations specific to India. Vivan Sundaram (born 1943) is an Indian contemporary artist. Indian artists who are part of the project were Satish Gujral, Vivan Sundaram, Bharti Kher, Krishen Khanna, Monica Narula, Zarina Hashmi, Nilima Sheikh amongst others. There were dancers performing and walking alongside professional models and artists too were participants on the makeshift stage cum ramp. Further Biographical Context for Vivan Sundaram. The distinctive patterns on the soles appear as an abstract … It was shown subsequently in Delhi and Mumbai, and in Bangalore most recently. The exhibition will be followed by the publication of the Actions of Art and Solidarity Reader, edited by Katya García-Antón; assistant editor Liv Brissach (OCA / Valiz, 2021). First as a painter and subsequently in large-scale conceptual installations, Vivan Sundaram‘s artistic practice has responded to contemporary politics with radical vanguardism. From Grey Art Gallery, Vivan Sundaram, Camel (1965), Ink wash on paper Vivan Sundaram was born in 1943. His parents were Kalyan Sundaram, Chairman of Law Commission of India from 1968 to 1971, and Indira Sher-Gil, sister of noted Indian modern artist Amrita Sher-Gil. She has showcased her project at Lahore Biennale 2018, Faiz Festival 2018, Kochi Biennale 2019 and India Art fair 2019. His own artistic practice which moved from painting during his college years to engaging with everything from readymades, photographs, videos to sculptural installation has been crucial in the definition and development of installation as a practice in the country. The Art of Amrita Sher-Gil, Series of the Roerich Centre of Art and Culture. 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