The private foundation Per Amor a l’Art presents Sheela Gowda. Edited by Nuria Enguita, Lucia Aspesi. You could risk calling them “relic” for their historical, metaphysical weight, and the sacred and poetic atmosphere they carry within. Graduated in Psychology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2015. This exhibition, first solo show in Spain, has been organized in collaboration with Pirelli HangarBicocca. Sheela Gowda – ‘Art Is About How You Look At Things’ | TateShots, The limes and the invasion. Info: Gowda studied painting at Ken School of Art, Bangalore, India pursued a postgraduate diploma at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India, and a MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in London in 1986. Lenbachhaus, Simone Gänsheimer/Sheela Gowda 5 Sheela Gowda: What Yet Remains, 2017, Ausstellungsansicht. Für ihre raumfüllenden Installationen verwendet Gowda landesspezifische Materialien, die durch Beschaffenheit, Farbe oder Geruch eine narrative Atmosphäre erzeugen und zugleich metaphorische Kraft entfalten. Sheela Gowda (b. Bhadravati, India, 1957) lives and works in Bengaluru. In Trieste an exhibition dedicated to borderlands and cultural mixes, Holobiont Rhapsody, where the invisible becomes visible. Some incenses from the collection entitled “Collateral” (2007) were burned up to the point of becoming an ash. Her work ranges from drawing, to sculpture, to large-scale installation, and involves the use of materials that often convey cultural values linked to the context they stem from. The emphasis on process can also be linked to local traditions of craft and the implicit role of labor in making art. It helps that since the 1990s Gowda has worked increasingly with everyday materials. info@hangarbicocca.org, Design: Leftloft At the same time, the Indian creator interweaves and communicates her ideas with their contribution. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Deshalb hat Gowda die kritischen Kuhfladen, die sie davor auf Jute und Papier verschmierte, zu etwas Neuem geformt, zu … Posted in: art, Milan, no comment, VernissageTV. Your email address will not be published. A similar point was made in What Yet Remains (2017), comprising a large number of bandlis aligned in clusters on the concrete floor. A selection of multimedia works by acclaimed Indian postminimalist Sheela Gowda. With an abundance of the delicate and ever-present aroma of incense, the smells of dung with which three works are spread (“Mortar Line”, 1996; “Untitled (Cow Dung)”, 1992-2012; “Stock”, 2011;) , the weighty scent of rubber, and the vibrant colors of kumkuma everywhere, we really run the risk of having the impression of finding ourselves in a meditative space on the other side of the world. Ihre Installationen sind geprägt durch den dezidierten Umgang mit organischen und poveren Materialien … via Chiese 2 Milano, video: Sheela Gowda – ‘Art Is About How You Look At Things’ | TateShots, For all the images: Sheela Gowda. “Manipulating a material is a way to understand its limits and potential … For this reason I don’t make explicit the physical dimension of my art-making” – explains the artist. For her sprawling installations, Gowda uses distinctive materials from her country whose nature, colors, and scents endow her works with a narrative as well as metaphorical force. Aus den Platten werden dann mit Hammer und Meisel runde Scheiben gestanzt. The project brings themes and languages that are new to the exhibition programme of the centre, with tri-dimensional works that occupy the exhibition space through imposing sculptural installations. After studying at Ken School of Art and Visva-Bharati University (India), Gowda deepened her research on painting at the Royal College of Art in London. The latters are distinguished by a large variety of materials—such as hair, organic substances, cow dung, incense, and natural pigments—and are displayed in connection with the iconic architecture of the Navate at Pirelli HangarBicocca. a cura di Nuria Enguita e Lucia Aspesi Sheela Gowda (*1957 in Bhadravati, Indien) lebt und arbeitet in Bengaluru. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE SINCE 1980 More... Monumental, total, majestic; it’s hard to bring in mind an exhibition organized in Hangar Bicocca in Milan, which wouldn’t make the grandeur impression and wouldn’t be accompanied by the specific subcutaneous seriousness. Remains at Bombas Gens Centre d'Art (València) by Sheela Gowda (born in Bhadravati, Karnataka, India, 1957; lives and works in Bangalore). Aber: Für immer Kuhmist-Künstlerin ging auch nicht, das färbt dann zu sehr auf alles andere ab. These cookies do not store any personal information. “Remains” is the first major solo show of works by Sheela Gowda in Italy and it is a unique opportunity to discover more than twenty years of the artist’s production. As a result, it’s willingly used in artistic practice and becomes a tool for Gowda to express a political stance that uses religious symbols for conservative purposes. Featured: Documenta. Kurz erklärt Sheela Gowda: WHAT YET REMAINS, 2017 Fässer werden aufgeschnitten, sodass rechteckige Platten entstehen, die eine Straßenwalze platt walzt. Remains installation view at Pirelli HangarBicocca. Gowda stresses out that it’s a great challenge to bring a concept to the formal language. Graduated in Photography and Visual Recording Arts at the University of Art in Poznan (Poland) in 2013.