October 7, 9:30am - 11:30am IST. Hosted at TARQ
part of a series on Compassion
About the speaker
Clare Arni is a photographer based in Bangalore, India. Her work encompasses social documentary and cultural heritage. She has been published by leading publishing houses such as Phaidon, Thames and Hudson and Dorling Kindersley. She has also contributed work to magazines like Abitare (Italy), Tatler, Conde Nast (UK), Wallpaper, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Design magazine as well as several Indian publications of repute. Her solo photographic books document the history of the architecture of Banaras, Palaces of the Deccan, the recent excavations of Hampi, the capital of the Vijaynagar Empire and a four month journey along the course of the river Kaveri.
Clare’s body of work has been exhibited extensively, both in private galleries and cultural institutions. Her solo exhibitions document the lives of marginalized communities in some of the most remote regions of India and the disappearing trades of urban India. A few recent shows of note are – Disappearing Professions of Urban India (UC Davis, California, 2016 and TARQ, Mumbai, 2014); Morphology of Archive, Museum of Goa (2016); Anatomy of Stillness, TARQ, Mumbai (2015); The Chikmagalur House, Dakshinachitra Museum, Chennai (2014).
Clare’s work has also been exhibited internationally at the Essl Museum (Vienna) Grosvenor Vadehra (London), Bose Pacia (New York), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, California) California. Clare’s works have also found a place in the permanent collections of the Saatchi Gallery (London), the Freer/Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney).
TARQ was founded in 2014 by Hena Kapadia on the values of creating a meaningful conversation around art and its myriad connotations and contexts. It was envisioned as something of a laboratory – an incubator for young contemporary artists which would work towards pushing the boundaries of how contemporary art in India is exhibited and perceived. TARQ’s youthful and experimental ethos encourages collectors, novice and seasoned alike, to approach art collecting through a perspective that marries thoughtfulness with an inquisitive eye for aesthetics and artistic processes.
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