Department of Visual Arts Invites you to the VA Colloquium
Language in the High Key Materiality, Affect and Contemporaneity.
Intermedia Installations and Moving Images of Suresh BV
While our cities have expanded since independence without adequate public infrastructure and near blindness to urban planning, over the last decade, our public sphere has taken an inherently acerbic turn. In these years, we have been witnessing extreme ideological polarization, mass unemployment, crippling poverty and inequality. We’ve arrived at a juncture where we seem to be propelled into an irreparable dystopian machinery.
The vast cesspool of the tireless city conceals and reveals its fault lines while in perpetual state of crisis. The everyday urban experience is rife with humiliation, fear, violence, bigotry and sectarianism at every street corner and in every moment of civic life.
\\Suresh BV’s practice has been taking nuanced cognition of the shifting material and technological landscape of Indian cities, its popular culture and the (low)tech media landscape. In the last two decades, he has produced works that engage with questions of urban detritus of our cities and what can be seen as encounters from this moment of unplanned urbanization.
Pioneering the language of intermedia installation, he has been crafting a new realism based on the fragments of found objects, kinetic assemblages, artistic tropes of satire and melancholy and political symbols as new metaphors. His work has created paradigmatic shifts, challenging the accepted aesthetic conventions of collectors, galleries and museums defining contemporary Indian art market today.
In this colloquium, Prof. Suresh will delve on some of his processes and large scale installations.
Wednesday, 1st November 2023
Venue – AC02 # 002 | Time 5pm
Over a career spanning several decades Suresh BV has created several paradigmatic works, has taught as a full time faculty at MS University, Baroda and at the Department of Fine Arts, S.N. School, University of Hyderabad.
He holds an MA in Painting from Royal College of Art(1985-87), London after having obtained a post-diploma and diploma in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University Baroda(1979-85) and formal art training from Ken School of Arts, Bangalore(1976-78).
Suresh has held several solo shows namely, ‘Canes of Wrath’ at Kochi Muziris Biennale (2018), ‘Chronicles of Silence’ (2015) at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Sumukha Gallery, Bangalore, ‘Khamoshi Ki Daastan’ (2015) at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, ‘Facilitating the Beast’ (2006) at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi.
He has participated in international and national group exhibitions which include, Hong Kong Art Fair, China, ‘Destination Asia: Non-Strict Correspondence’ at Almaty, ‘World Social Forum’ at Nairobi, and ‘Video Art’, South Africa, ‘Aesthetic Bind, Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer’ at Chemould Gallery, Mumbai, ‘Back to School’ at Tao Gallery, Mumbai and Pallete Gallery, New Delhi, ‘Mechanisms of Motion’ at Anant Art, New Delhi, ‘Are We Like This Only’ at Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi.
Suresh has also done several collaborative projects with fellow artists and theatre practitioners, illustrated children’s books, participated in art camps and conducted numerous workshops on video and intermedia arts in colleges and schools.
He is currently living in Hyderabad and has been working as Professor at Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, Hyderabad Central University.
Looking forward to having you with us!
Department of Visual Arts