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/ NATASHA GINWALA
“New Dawn”

SILBERKUPPE, Berlin

View of “New Dawn,” Silberkuppe, Berlin, 2014.
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Natasha Ginwala

When foraging for food in the wild, orangutans conduct an intriguing ritual known as the “fruit stare.”(1) It unleashes a mimetic contract hinged upon intentionality and co-presence. What makes the tree surrender its fruit? The practiced stare of the orangutan coaxes it into interdependency—and possibly, divulgence—while registering a temporal circuit... continue reading
Dispatch: Dhaka Art Summit

DHAKA ART SUMMIT, Dhaka

Yasmina Jahan Nupur, Sat on a Chair, 2014. Performance at Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, 2014.
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Natasha Ginwala

A young woman hovers about one story above ground, secured to a central column in the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts) in Dhaka. As part of her performance Sat on a Chair (2014), artist Yasmin Jahan Nupur remains trapped and uncannily motionless over the space... continue reading
The 5th India Art Fair and Parallel Events

INDIA ART FAIR, New Delhi

Raqs Media Collective, Drawings on a Conversation, 2012.
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Natasha Ginwala

Standing in front of Drawings on a Conversation (2012) at the Nature Morte booth in the midst of the 5th India Art Fair, one cannot help but relate its dense and chaotic weave to the general experience of art viewing in Delhi this week. Indeed, this work by Raqs Media... continue reading
View of Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor’s “Geometric Analogies,” D+T Project Gallery, Brussels, 2012.
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Natasha Ginwala

An anti-censorship quote (1) from the first century claims that when paper burns the words fly away. But what happens when the paper itself is granted flight? In the film Manifestul (Manifesto, 2005) a hand appears from the edge of a balcony and releases a cluster of pages. They swirl... continue reading

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