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MMF and AAAI launch the Mrinalini Mukherjee Archive

 

Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation and Asia Art Archive India are excited to announce the launch of the Mrinalini Mukherjee Archive. This collection has been digitally archived by Asia Art Archive India with the support of Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation. Featuring detailed documentation of her monumental sculptures and meticulous installation instructions, the archive shines light on the unique relationship between the spatial and material dimensions of her art-making and exhibition process.

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Mrinalini Mukherjee's Naag as part of Visible/Invisible at MAP, Bangalore


The Museum of Art and Photography (Map) in Bengaluru, south India's first major private art museum, will open to the public in December and as part of its ambitious programme is Visible/Invisible. which explores the representation of women in art history from the Indian subcontinent. Mrinalini Mukherjee’s hemp sculpture Naag (1986) are among the works included as part of this exhibition.

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Benodebehari Mukehrjee Archive and Research Centre - Hiring

The Benodebehari Mukherjee Archive and Research Centre at Santiniketan, under Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, is looking to hire for three roles - Documentation and Archival Officer, Photo Officer, and Multi Tasking Staff (MTS). All three jobs are located in Santiniketan.

 

Check the Visva-Bharti website for the full call and further details.

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Mrinalini Mukherjee at the Venice Biennale - All Reviews

Mrinalini Mukherjee’s works exhibited as part of ‘The Milk of Dreams’ curated by Cecilia Alemani at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia. Mukherjee’s imposing fibre works are installed at the Central Pavillion. They “take on characteristics of the living: hued in vegetal oranges, yellows, and purples, voluptuous works like Rudra, Devi (both 1982) and Vanshree (1994), project human sensuality, with folds and bulges closely resembling sexual organs.” (Excerpt from text by Madeline Weisburg, https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022/milk-dreams/mrinalini-mukherjee)

Read on Architectural Digest, Archiexpo, Ocula, Art Forum, Art Asia Pacific, Tatler Asia, Architect Magazine

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Braille book of Art - The art of Benodebehari Mukherjee

 

Benodebehari Mukherjee’s art find a new form in the ‘Braille book of Art - The art of Benodebehari Mukherjee’ published by Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) in collaboration with Access for All. The book features five collage works that have been converted into tactile artworks, and is accompanied by an essay by K.G. Subramanyan.

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Moving Focus, India: New Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art

 

The Shoestring Publisher has launched its latest book ‘Moving Focus, India - New Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art’, edited by Mortimer Chatterjee. “As a first of its kind, the book invited 54 artists, curators, historians and writers to each create a list of five works of art, made at any time since 1900, by artists living in India or identifying as part of its diaspora. With over 250 individual nominations, the exercise produced thrilling and unexpected choices, across mediums.”

The book features three works by Mrinalini Mukherjee nominated by Manisha Parekh, Madhvi Subrahmanin and Annapurna Garimella.

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Chennai Photo Biennale’s ‘Maps of Disquiet’ Publication

 

Chennai Photo Biennale launches the ‘Maps of Disquiet’ Publication as part of its recently concluded Edition III of the biennale. Representing all artists, projects, special programs from the biennale, and excerpts from the biennale journals, the publication was conceived as part of its expanded curation along with online and physical exhibitions.

The Publication has been made possible with the support of Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation.

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Mrinalini Mukherjee in ‘Conversations on Tomorrow’ on The Art Newspaper

 

Four of the biggest galleries from India come together to present ‘Conversations on Tomorrow’, at Sadie Coles HQ, Davies Street, London, opening on 11 May 2022.

Jhaveri Contemporary will be exhibiting a set of etchings by Mrinalini Mukherjee as part of this collaboration. Made in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, “The transitions Mukherjee’s practice made at this juncture, evidenced in these etchings, indicate a desire for the handmade and usher one into the realm of the monumental. The cast bronzes perhaps are also anticipated in these etchings. (from text by Emilia Terracciano).

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