Celebration of the art of photography in India with TASVEER

September 2013

Karen-knorr

Vacheron Constantin joins hands with TASVEER to promote the art of photography in India and  to celebrate Season 8 of renowned photographers  : Andreas Volwahsen, Karen Knorr, Michael Kenna, Jyoti Bhatt and a collection of rare photographs by Women in Indian Photography 1850s-1950s’.

Photography and Horology share a common ground through their relationship with time. Two years ago ‘A Journey into the time of Maharajas’ celebrated its association with princely India with an exclusive exhibition of rare photographs of Indian royalty followed by a showcase of ‘Divine Moments’ captured by renowned photographer Raghu Rai last year. 

This year, the retrospective photographs in Tasveer’s Season 8, illustrates and recalls the art, culture, heritage and architecture of India with an innovative vision. Brilliant works of the avant garde photographers and a collection of rare photographs by Women in Indian Photography 1850s-1950s’explore how photographers and curators look back at the history of art and reinterpret it for the 21st century.

There is a marked energy of modern India with a defined link to the past and to history, seen afresh. Taking you through a journey from the 13th century temples of Konark captured progressively by Andreas Volwahsen to Karen Knorr’s staged juxtaposition of animals in old-glorious interiors giving photographs a classic yet contemporary emphasis. Along the way, the exhibitions explore the poetry of the natural landscapes of Asia over the years in the work of Michael Kenna; the folk traditions and aesthetics of rural India in the work of Jyoti Bhatt; and the changing representation of Indian women in a special collection showcasing women from the colonial era to Bollywood.

Seen individually these exhibitions are designed to address specific areas of visual culture and art history through the eyes of powerful voices from the world of photography. The complete range of photographs from Season 8 will travel through the year across Tasveer and its partner galleries in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

About Tasveer

Tasveer is an organisation committed to the art of photography and photography as art. Dedicated to promoting and showcasing vintage, modern and contemporary photography, Tasveer has created a network of galleries between Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

www.tasveerarts.com

Vacheron Constantin & Tasveer

SEASON 8 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:

City

Dates& Time

Bangalore

August 30 – September 20, 2013

Delhi

September 23 – October 3, 2013

Mumbai

November 30 – December 10, 2013

Kolkata

February 8 – February 18, 2013

 

Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

Gulbarga, View over the roof of Gulbarga mosque

Gulbarga, View over the roof of Gulbarga mosque

“Subjects & Spaces: Women in Indian Photography” Exhibition Portrait of Maharani Gayatri Devi, c. 1945  taken by Vivienne (Studio), London

“Subjects & Spaces: Women in Indian Photography” Exhibition Portrait of Maharani Gayatri Devi, c. 1945  taken by Vivienne (Studio), London

Jyoti Bhatt

Jyoti Bhatt