Architectonics of Dispersion
Architectonics of Dispersion\ immersive acts and objects
On view: October 21 and 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday October 20, 2017 7pm
Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION \ immersive acts and objects, the NYC debut solo show of Kuldeep Singh. The opening reception is on Friday October 20, 7pm. The exhibition remains up for the following weekend, October 21st and 22nd. The exhibition coincides with Gowanus Open Studios and will be on view during normal gallery hours of 1-6 pm, with performance times:
Act 1 7:00 pm to 7:20 pm
Act II 8:00 pm to 8:20 pm
Act III 4:00 pm onwards (open ended)
In ARCHITECTONICS OF DISPERSION\ immersive acts and objects, Singh creates a diorama-like installation housing objects in textiles, fragile drawings in assorted proportions, shelves of glazed vegetables against mud washed walls - all as an invented mythic realm in which his carefully directed team of collaborating artists set sensuous acts in instrumental music of sitar, violin, and movement.
Poised and immersed, the acts extract eclectic components in transliteration from Nātyashāstra (2nd century AD dramaturgical Sanskrit treatise) and Manasollāsa (11th century AD socio-cultural tome) undulating masculine and feminine in a body through inventive situations - with hypnosis of primitivism, decor and a sense of languor. Large hay-filled pillows and a delicate muslin carpet of lotus medallion drawings, in hues of pale pinks and tinted blues, becomes the recurring site for the attired performers to incarnate. The acts come together to constitute a system that questions human nature's genesis and defects as well as the multiplicity of its facets.
Artists in collaboration
Harsh Shah on sitar
Kannan Mahadevan on violin
Sophia Salingaros in movement
Daniel Llaría in movement
Mollie Goldstrom in movement
Kuldeep Singh in movement
Kuldeep Singh was born in 1984 in India, where he received his BFA from College of Art,Delhi University in 2007,and a decade-long training in the Indian classical dance of Odissi under the critically acclaimed dancer Madhavi Mudgal. He obtained his MFA in Intermedia in 2015, from University of Iowa on full scholarship. Singh is the recipient of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency (2014), Yaddo residency (2015), and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency (2016). He holds the National Freedom of Expression Award, Mumbai (2009).
He has presented work at Kolkata International Performance Festival-2014, 5th Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival in Chicago - 2016, Queens Museum in NYC, and at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC (with Rajika Puri). He is currently based in Brooklyn.
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Ortega y Gasset Projects