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Frieze Art Fair to showcase Abidi, Dutta latest masterpiece

Tuesday October 02, 2012 07:38:37 PM, IANS

New Delhi: Contemporary Indian artist Bani Abidi, who was born in Pakistan and Adip Dutta will showcase two of their new works, "A Table Wide Country" and "Nestled" respectively at the prestigious Frieze Art Fair in London Oct 11-14.

The Frieze Art Fair, one of the Britain's leading contemporary art fairs is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with works by 1,000 leading contemporary artists and commissioned projects from around the world at the Regent's Park sprawling landscaped venue in London, a release said.

Abidi, an emerging contemporary artists with roots in Pakistan, is known for her visual commentary on urban lifestyles.

Her work, "Table Wide Country" (2012) is a set of photographs shot in the home of a fictitious character capturing human eccentricities in make-belief worlds that often becomes psychological cushions against life and
memory. The work is an extension of her earlier project, "The Speech Writer" (2011).

The leading character in Abidi's "A Table Wide Country" is also a collector of war models. He reacts to history of a popular conflict with his own narratives that are uneasy, provocative and therapeutic.

Born in Karachi, Bani Abidi uses video and photography to comment on politics and culture, often in absurd visual symbolism. Abidi this year exhibited at the Documenta 13 in Kessel in Germany and exhibited solo at Baltic, Gateshead in 2011. Her works are part of important collections at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York, the British Museum in London and in the Burger Collection in Hong Kong.

Adip Dutta's sculpture, "Nestled" at the Frieze Art Fair in London is a set of elaborate bird's nests with which the artist tries to explore the relationship between the ordinary, nature and the diverse material to create a monumental form.

Dutta weaves and layers his work - in an act of replication like that of a bird's nest in an effort to build, protect and preserve.

The weaver bird's nest is at once a symbol of great aesthetic sensibilities, delicate craftsmanship, never-ending toil and perseverance, says Dutta.

"It is also a great example of the nesting instinct in humans and other mammals to provide a sense of protection and care. The primal instinct is to build a shelter which transcends time and place," Dutta said.

Dutta has made five enlarged, immaculately handmade weaver bird's nests that hang from a tree, hand-woven delicately with stainless steel wire and industrial scrubbers simulating the process and phenomenon of 'nesting'.

Dutta in his works challenge the role of material, form and juxtaposes clashing objects with each other to create synergy between the wanted and the unwanted and politics of exclusion and inclusion.

The nest will hang from a large tree in the natural surroundings of the park. Regent's Park is the richest site for bird watchers in London.

The artists will be represented by the Experimenter Gallery.

The Sculpture Park at Frieze London 2012 is located in the surroundings of the English Garden.

The artists exhibiting at the Sculpture Park are Hemali Bhuta, Adip Dutta, Sam Falls, Hans Josephsohn, Alan Kane and Simon Periton, Yayoi Kusama, Sean Landers, Michael Landy, Peter Liversidge, Andreas Lolis, Jean-Luc Moulene, David Nash, Damián Ortega, Anri Sala, Thomas Scheibitz, William Turnbull and Maria Zahle.







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