Artists > Fabien Charuau
Many of my projects take place mainly in small town India: places on the periphery of nearly everything, but where I contend most Indian visual mainstream culture is shaped.
The other preoccupation of my research is to make sense in this digital age of the profusion of images generated every single second by humans and machines. I have found and identified images that survive and float on top of this tsunami. They are mainly disconnected from their creators and their places of origin: they exist because they have to.
The auto-generation of images through the Internet or modern visual technologies is fascinating and, for me, very spiritual. I posit that visual machines have an inherent poetry, the sheer pressure of the statistics helps to reveal it.
C & L Shows
11 August - 2 September
It is 10 years since we moved into our space in Kamal Mansion, a building set amid the hurly-burly of Colaba’s Arthur Bunder Road. We are proud to have been the first commercial gallery to find a home on the street. A decade on, is this a birthday or an anniversary celebration? The truth is that we are simultaneously wedded and parent to this thing called Chatterjee & Lal. As our gallery colleagues will no doubt agree, running a space with a regular exhibitions program is all consuming. It is also one of the most rewarding activities that the world of art can provide.
The 10 Year Hustle presents three strands or positions that the gallery has particularly engaged with over the last decade. There are works by gallery artists, mostly in their 30s and 40s, whose practices often incorporate the mediums of performance, moving image, drawing and painting. There is historical material from the 20th Century, with particular focus on that generation of artists born between the 1920s and 1930s: artists who played a critical role in birthing the contemporary in South Asian art. Lastly, there are artworks that reach back to periods in art history that pre-date the modern.
The ancient, the modern and the contemporary: we are rather having our cake and eating it. But, then, isn’t that what birthdays/anniversaries are all about?
Tara Lal & Mortimer Chatterjee Mumbai, August 2017
MINAM APANG | FABIEN CHARUAU | NIKHIL CHOPRA | ZARINA HASHMI | NASREEN MOHAMEDI | HETAIN PATEL | PILLOO POCHKHANAWALA |
MARK PRIME | SAHEJ RAHAL | RASHID RANA | GAGAN SINGH | KIRAN SUBBAIAH | K.G. SUBRAMANYAN | THUKRAL & TAGRA | NITYAN UNNIKRISHNAN
Selected Solo Shows:
2015 A Thousand Kisses Deep, Chatterje & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2013 Ways of the Road, Alliance Française de Delhi during the Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, IN
2010 The Great Unwashed, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, IN
Selected Group Shows:
2014-15 Spheres 7, Gallerie Continua, Paris, France
2014 Galerie Duboys, Paris, France
2013-14 Spheres 6, Gallerie Continua, Paris, France
2013 Spheres 6 – overview, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2012 Dératisme#44 – ANASTASIE, Online show curated by Joël Riff
2011 Exchanging Glances, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2011 Photojournalists III, Galerie de l’Instant, Paris, France
2009-10 Photojournalists II, Galerie de l’Instant, Paris, France
2013 United Art Fair, New Delhi, IN
2013 Les Rencontres de la photographie de Lorient, Galerie Le Lieu, Lorient, France
2011 India Art Summit, New Delhi, IN
2010 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2009 Voices off, Festival of Arles, Arles, France
2014 Ecole Intuit Lab, Mumbai – Lectures on photography theory: semiotics, aesthetics and the different genres of photography.