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Time Transcendent

New York, NY, December 11, 2008 --( Tamarind Art is pleased to announce “Time Transcendent,” an exhibition featuring four new media artists who will be showing work that is video, performance and installation based. Featured in this show will be works by Manoj Sardar Baviskar, Pratul Dash, Kausic Mukhopadhaya, and BV Suresh.

Time Transcendent is an exhibition including installation, limited edition prints, and video projections which plays throughout the gallery space. The combined works interplay various themes conveying personal, political, social, and philosophical rhetoric on rapid expanse and intricacies of globalization which is changing the face of world’s largest democracy and its civilization which saw Aryan Migration, Mogul conquest and British colonialism over centuries. Now, in span of less than 15 years, capitalism and globalization have convulsed India at an unprecedented rate of change. The works on display reflect, react, enquire or document this radically evolving society.

Time Transendent
Opening Reception: 18 December 2008, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Exhibition will run from 18 December - 6 February 2009

About the Artists:
Manoj Sardar Baviskar’s video “I came, I saw, I prayed for someone I Loved” The piece relates to Baviskar’s relationship with nature and with the love he feels for both his girlfriend and parents. Taking place in India’s Assam Forest, Baviskar ritually paints himself green and shaves his head against a background of construction sites, signifying the deforestation of one of India’s greenest areas.

Pratul Dash is interested in popular imageries and signs of the mass media and has begun to spread his message through the use of Video Art. From his newly acquired camera, he wandered the streets of Delhi. The color, charm, seductiveness, and lure of various objects of daily life attracted his attention.

Kausic Mukhopadhaya is known for his multidimensional installations. In his most recent work at Tamarind Art, “Remix,” the audience gets to participate by looking through seven separate magnifying glasses at various written messages, which can be changed by moving wheels on the exhibit. The piece gives the audience an opportunity to view the written messages that surround us as we go about our day with a new outlook.

BV Suresh’s piece “Golden Quadrilateral,” is a digital composite of painterly video shots and pictures of windmills, express highways, snails, newspaper clippings, media images of state politicians, and maggots juxtaposed against the key framed silhouette cycle on loop of a road worker. The subject is based on a grandiose project of building a national highway network— the Golden Quadrilateral project—in which a civil engineer, Sathyendra Dubey, was murdered for exposing corruption in the project. The artist has woven many layers and motioned them to project ironic complexities in making right paths and directions.

Contact Information
Tamarind Art Council
Rosanne Bergeron
142 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016

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