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FOCUS Photography Festival
That photo we never got, Shilpa Gupta in collaboration with Asia Art Archive.
The Photograph is Proof, Anusha Yadav, The Memory Company.
Some Portraits, curated by Devika Daulet-Singh, Photoink, with works by Pablo Bartholomew, Richard Bartholomew, Madan Mahatta, Ram Rahman, Sadanand Menon, Ketaki Sheth, and Sooni Taraporevala.
Chemould Prescott Road presents three distinct projects – the overarching theme being the way archives are accessed:
That photo we never got by Shilpa Gupta in collaboration with Asia Art Archive: The first is Shilpa Gupta’s, a research based project that explores the worlds of associations, of love, friendship and incongruities in the world of art. By drawing out narratives from Asian Art Archives (AAA)’s collection, incomplete stories are gathered from documents on art institutions, artist-organised camps, workshops, exhibitions, publications, and travels around the world — extending into some of the addas and activities in Mumbai, where the artist is based.
The Photograph is Proof by Anusha Yadav, The Memory Company: The second is Anusha Yadav’s historical investigation looking at the history of crime in the Indian Subcontinent in the 19th and 20th Century which form a fascinating visual rhetoric of an unseen and mysterious past. Even with a history of two centuries, visual evidence records and photography have not been an acknowledged craft outside of its arenas of legal usage.
Some Portraits curated by Devika Daulet-Singh, Photoink with works by Pablo Bartholomew, Richard Bartholomew, Madan Mahatta, Ram Rahman, Sadanand Menon, Ketaki Sheth, and Sooni Taraporevala. In collaboration with Photoink : The third is a curatorial project curated by Devika Daulat Singh of PhotoInk drawn from the archives of photographers – Pablo Bartholomew, Richard Bartholomew, Madan Mahatta, Ram Rahman, Sadanand Menon, Ketaki Sheth, and Sooni Taraporevala. They are an evocative mosaic of portraits of painters, writers, musicians, dancers, photographers with several of the subjects having passed. These felt portraits become a rememberance and celebration blurring the space between life and art – of artists photographing other artists.