Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Shape of Home Tanmoy Samanta solo show at TARQ.

 About the Exhibition: 

The team at TARQ is delighted to announce Tanmoy Samanta’s third solo show at the gallery, The Shape of Home. The collages and watercolour paintings in this show explore Samanta’s practice of elevating the miniature to the epic through his artistic language of solitude and reflection. The artworks in this exhibition showcase Samanta’s exploration of the material and imaginative aspects of our domestic spaces at a time when we are confined within those very spaces. Created during the ongoing pandemic, these artworks are evocative of the memories and stories that these domestic spaces hold. Also present in this show is the artist’s leitmotif of birds. Samanta often uses birds as a vehicle to examine certain dualities like the macabre and the fantastic, moment and eternity.

Artist:Tanmoy Samanta

and presence and absence. Using his preferred medium of rice paper on paper board, Samanta has succeeded in creating works that are quietly poetic. As described by Samanta, “These works are about memory and the idea of home; about longing, belonging and unbelonging. They are about the presence and absence; evocation and poignancy. The stencil like images on the cut-out surfaces are an act of assemblage of memory of different times - some subdued and others stark. They are in the shapes of objects at home—some carefully preserved, forgotten or discarded, heirlooms, layered with tactile experiences and mind-travel to the constellations.” This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring an essay by Ranjit Hoskote. 

Recent work by Tanmoy Samanta

About the Artist Tanmoy Samanta began his artistic journey atthe Kala Bhavan in Santiniketan,West Bengal, before training at the Kanoria Arts Centre, Ahmedabad. His career has seen a number of solo exhibitions including three with the New Delhi based Gallery Espace and one at Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata. Samanta’s show at TARQ in 2014, titled The Shadow Trapper’s Almanac, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, marked his first solo exhibition in Mumbai. The Shape of Home will be his third solo show at TARQ. Over the years, Samanta has been a part of group shows across India and abroad. Recently, he was part of a group exhibition, Known Unknown, organized by the Raza Foundation, in collaboration with Vadhera Art Gallery, 2020. Besides participating in numerous art fairs such as Art Dubai, Dhaka Art Summit, Art Chennai and India Art Fair, his works have been a part of several prestigious public art projects such as the installation at the Hyatt Regency, Delhi (2016), a site specific collaborative project at IIM Ahmedabad (2016), T-2 Liminus, Mumbai International Airport (2013) and BeeHive at the Hyatt Regency, Chennai (2011) – both curated by Rajiv Sethi. In 2002, Samanta's artistic practice was recognized and celebrated with an award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA. He lives and works between New Delhi and Santiniketan

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Monday 25 October 2021

Best Debut Director National Award was given to Raj More at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

Director Raj More receives 67th National Film Award for Best Debut Director in Delhi Vigyan Bhavan


Raj Pritam More

Best Debut Director National Award was given to Raj More at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

Covid has stopped personal as well as many governmental activities in the last two years. Artarea was also paused in a way. There are many awards in the field of entertainment Events are held online and on OTT. But the Government of India's prestigious entertainment sector

National awards can be made online Nov. Finally, the 67th National Film Awards Ceremony was held on 25th October at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. It was announced that the award for Best Debut Director National Award for the short film Khisa was given to Raj Pritam More at the hands of Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu. Raj More's short film Khisa has already won awards at major festivals and competitions around the world, winning over 27 international awards in various countries from New York to Berlin. His first short film "Khisa" presented by PP Cine Productions has won many awards and accolades in India as well as around the world. Including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award of India.

 Raj Pritam More at the hands of Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu. Raj More's short film Khisa has already won awards at major festivals


Raj Pritam More has previously received the 54th National Academy of Fine Arts Award from the Government of India for his painting "Oh My God". And Khisa is the first film he has directed.

When a work of art grows big, so does its birthplace. Born in Akola, Raj More is also a famous painter of the country. He is a student of the famous JJ School of Arts. He has been working in the visual arts for over 20 years and now, with his debut in the film industry, his pocket book earned him this honor. His wife Sangeeta Raj More was also present at the Vigyan Bhavan. He also posted on social media that the award is with him and the entire team and his village Akola and the whole of Vidarbha. National awards were also given to veteran artists like Manoj Bajpayee, Kangana Ranaut, Vijay Sethupati and Dhanush. Also, superstar Rajinikanth was given the Dadasaheb Phalke of the Year 2021 award.

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Friday 22 October 2021

Bhavna Kakar presents: Phantasmagoria


Bhavna Kakar presents:


Exhibition Dates: 27th Oct'21 - 15th Nov'21
Preview: 27th Oct'21, 4:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M

We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition Phantasmagoria, featuring works by:

Dileep Sharma
Farhad Husain
George Martin
Pratul Dash.

Phantasmagoria grapples with the construction and deconstruction of thought/ memories conditioned by contemporary culture. It brings together artists who problematize the concept of realism as well as reality, especially in an age which is a frenzy of simulations. Taking from pop culture while blurring the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, these artists form bricolages of mental landscapes. ‘Parody’ and ‘Pastiche’ are blended to form a post post-modern critique of the capitalist aesthetic and consumerism. The painterly surface becomes the door to the phantasmatic terrains mapped through the process of giving dimensions to intangible ideas.

Dileep Sharma’s oeuvre spells out contemporary in a hard hitting manner, with a splash of velocity propelled by neo pop colours. His juxtapositioning of motifs is a direct reflection of what is projected by the media, popular culture and fashion, thus rendering his imagery with a stark sense of humour, seduction & fantasy. The conundrums brought forth in this era are best swallowed down with a pinch of salt and a fistful of sugar, which is exactly the recipe of his works.






We are looking for artworks, drawing, creative painting, digital art, installation, photography

and more. Online / Offline Solo will be arranged for selected 

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