EXHIBTION ‘Around the World in 7 Days’​ a contemporary International art show at Saffron Art, Claridges Hotel, 12, Aurangzeb Road > 11am-7pm on 22nd to 28th March 2017

Around World Days contemporary International art show Saffron Art Artworks

Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 22/03/2017 11:00 28/03/2017 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBTION ‘Around the World in 7 Days’​ a contemporary International art show Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/03/exhibtion-around-world-in-7-days.html Saffron Art, Claridges Hotel, 12, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi 110011 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry :  Free

Venue : Saffron Art, Claridges Hotel, 12, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi 110011
Venue Info : www.claridges.com | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Lok Kalyan Marg(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : 
Sonali Batra, Curator of Great Banyan Art is presents ‘Around the World in 7 Days’​ a contemporary International art show.

Amongst others, the show embraces works by artists such as Budi Ubrux, Iskander Fauzy, Gulin Hayat Topdemir, Pepijn Simon, Deny Pribadi, Alessio Bolognessi, Lesley Oldaker, Ion Vacareanu, Carla Sa Fernandes, Maria Aparici, Alexander Illichev, Emil Aziz, Gabriele Sermuksnyte, Pascale Taurua, Sivan Sternbach, Francesco D’Adamo, Karen Wong, Marcela Montemayor, Jinho Kee, Laura Stockl, Elaine Kehew, Maria Folger, Valérie Andriantsiferana, Vadim Panchenko and Ivan Pili.

In today’s highly digitised world, we are constantly influenced and shaped by pop culture movements happening around the world. The artworks curated for the show reflect and respond to cultural trends such as materialism, cult-movies, comics, infatuation with sports and prominent world personalities. 

Great Banyan Art’s latest show ‘Around the World in 7 Days’ gives you a chance to add avant-garde international art to your collection and home. Works of some of the most promising emerging artists from countries as diverse as United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Romania, Lithuania, Germany, Ukraine, United States, Canada, Mexico, Israel, South Koria, Kenya, Russia and Indonesia will be showcased.

Says Sonali Batra, the 27 year old curator of Great Banyan Art, “In today’s globalised world, we eat multi-cuisines, watch Hollywood movies and follow European fashion trends. Why should this stop us from adorning global art in our homes? Through the show, I wish to bridge the gap between International art and Indian collectors. After curating and successfully exhibiting international artists at the “Tales of Art” show last year, I realized many collectors are well travelled, culturally diverse and have a sensibility/aesthetic sense that is influenced by the west. The positive response we received to these artworks shows the growing demand and appreciation for contemporary International art in India.”

About Artists and their Works
The works are sometimes satirical and a comment on the society. Budi Ubrux from Indonesia employs alarmingly haunting aesthetic of faceless figures mummified in newsprint to comment on the Indonesian government’s transitional period from the “Orde Baru” (New Order) to the “Orde Reformasi” (Reformation Order) in 1999 and its resulting impact on society, Pepijn Simon from Netherlands uses old credit cards rather than a paint brush to craft barely recognisable faces that are born of a clash between realism and abstraction. Alessio Bolognessi from Italy is inspired by Roy Lichtenstein but introduce his own character of ‘Sfiggy’ who is meant to be the (anti) hero of our times. Similarly Deny Pribadi’s paintings portray humans as predators and their innate greed and need to dominate, colonize and fight even if its done for levity. Gabriele Sermuksnyte’s works refer to a vacuous existential crisis that many experience due to their virtual identity on social media networks, which constantly and increasingly alters our sense of reality. Gülin Hayat Topdemir delves into the subconscious and the dark side of human nature. She narrates and paint metaphors in tones of surrealism to convey her story.

Mexican artist Marcela Montemayor paints pop art objects, which have the ability to generate emotions of joy and take you back to your childhood. South Korean artist Jinho Kee’s playful balloons depict an accurate metaphor for life - the vicious cycle of tension and relaxation and the ephemeral life of balloons.

To discover and own some of the most compelling contemporary art being produced around the world today, visit the show from March 22nd to 28th , 2017 at Saffron Art, Claridges Hotel, New Delhi.

About Great Banyan Art and Sonali Batra
27 year old Batra has grown amidst art, thanks to her parents who are avid collectors and co-founders of Great Banyan Art, an online gallery based in New Delhi, India. After completing her education at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, she returned to India and felt a gap in the Indian art market -- international art was not readily available or promoted in India. The only way one could be exposed to such art was through global online platforms or while travelling overseas. Her curiosity and eagerness to explore more in this genre of art led her to attend 2 courses at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York.

Since then, she has focused on introducing contemporary International art to Great Banyan Art’s collection. Through curated physical shows, she wishes to bridge the gap between international art and Indian collectors.

All works at Great Banyan Art enjoy excellent provenance and have been built largely through acquisitions from leading international and domestic auction houses as well as foremost galleries. Since 2004, when Great Banyan Art was founded, the online gallery has continuously consigned works to leading auction houses in India and overseas and focused on private sales. In the past year, the online gallery has decided to exhibit their works through curated offline shows as well. After ‘Tales of Art’, a show of 30 international artists, last year, Great Banyan Art exhibited 12 Indian contemporary artists at their next exhibit ‘Art and Abode’ at Nivasa and an online show titled ‘Of Lines and Forms’ which featured drawing works by leading Indian modernists such as F.N Souza, M.F Hussain and V.S Gaitonde.

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