Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to present Ensemble! an exhibition and presentation of miniature paintings that emerged out of a collaborative project between Meenakshi Sengupta (Kolkata) and Karine Rougier (Marseille), conceptualised and nurtured by Shifting Frames.
The starting point for their adventure began in Santiniketan in 2019 as part of a residency project supported by Institut Française and the Ville de Marseille, continued remotely over the past two years culminating in Goa with this special viewing and presentation.
Meenakshi Sengupta and Karine Rougier reappropriate popular, scientific and religious images while also revisiting myths, art history and our prejudices in their work. Through the collaborative artworks we will gain insights into the connections forged between the artists, their practices and cultural backgrounds.
We will dive into the narratives and their representations of the feminine while also exploring questions of individuality of the artists and ownership of the co-created artworks.
This project is supported by Institut Française and the Ville de Marseille.
At Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji - Goa
Saturday, 08 April 2022, 6.00 pm onwards
Open to all | Limited seats | Prior registration is required
To register for this event: Call: +91 93706 75100 | Email: email@example.com
Founded in 2016 by Justine Grandchamp, Shifting Frames is an art gallery involved in collaborative projects between France and India. Shifting Frames is based in Marseille and will start an artist residency in 2022 in collaboration with les Beaux-Arts de Marseille.
Meenakshi Sengupta lives and works in Kolkata. Appropriating a variety of familiar motifs from both Indian & Western pictorial tradition, Meenakshi recontextualizes them in light of contemporary concerns. Disguised in the stylistic & iconographic conventions of the miniature, her paintings are carefully constructed simulacra that reorient those conventions into sophisticated hybrid narratives about contemporary social & cultural issues, especially gender discourse. She has been represented by Gallery Maskara in India and Shifting Frames in France.
Karine Rougier is a Marseille-based artist who takes her inspiration from multiple universes. She developed a practice of oil painting on wood and drawing. She gives a new meaning to the images and stories she finds around her. Her reinterpretation of these creates a mystical world. Strange characters, mysterious scenes carry us to a universe in which place and time are kept secret and unguessable. She represented Malta at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and she is one of the shortlisted artists for the 2022 Drawing Now prize.