- Goa Centre for the Arts
is proud to present Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action,
an exhibition of drawings and sculptures, curated by Sasha
Altaf, opening on 4 October 2019 at 7pm.
Inaugurated by Ms. Bunty Chand, Chief Executive Officer,
Asia Society India Centre, the show is produced by patrons
Dipti and Dattaraj V. Salgaocar.
“The term ‘Sculpsit’ literally means ‘he (or she) sculpted
it’... Up to the 1870s, book illustrations required two steps:
the artist drawing the design on paper, and then an engraver
translating it to wood or copper. Taking from this dialogic
relationship between drawing to sculpture, the exhibition
proposes to envision sculpture not as an (abstract) continuum
but as a material envelope that grows organically from the
original drawing, sketch, maquette or photograph.... whereby the
artist plays both the role of the artist and the engraver ...
emphasizing both change and transience, material and
materiality, where the image (drawing / sketch / photograph) and
the form (sculpture) reveal the complex interchanges and the
ensuing interaction between the artists’ drawing and the
translation of it in form - the ‘sculpture’.” - Sasha
Sasha Altaf is an independent
curator, art critic and an adjunct professor at the Department of Art and
Art History, University of Miami, Florida. She has written and lectured on
contemporary Indian art, especially on feminist practices, new media and its
contexts. Author of “Altaf - Journals”, 2019 and Erotic Autonomy as a
Politics of Feminism”, 2010 she completed her BA in Art History at the
Maharaj Sayajirao University in Baroda, India and MA in Advanced Studies in
Feminism and Visual Art at the University of Leeds, UK and MA in Art History
at the University of Miami, USA in 2006 and 1999 respectively.
Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts
63/C-8, Near Army House, Altinho, Panaji-Goa 403 001
Phone: +918322421311 | Website: www.sgcfa.org
Timings: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6.30pm
We look forward to seeing you at the show.
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