Gowri Balasegaram



Articles by Gowri Balasegaram

Vivarium, Corvi-Mora, London Vivarium at Corvi-Mora, London

Described as an enclosure or mini ecosystem for raising fauna or flora, a vivarium, is an artifice created for the purpose of study or pleasure. At the eponymous group exhibition at Corvi-Mora, art is appropriated …

CC at CBP9 Curiouser and Curiouser: Fantasies as Escape

Lustrous and smooth in porcelain, the bikini clad figure of a woman stands resplendent, her legs entangled with the multifarious arms of two octopi. On the opposite wall, the faces of 13 forgotten starlets from …

clay_perry_2 Mira Schendel at Tate Modern

There is a definite philosophical calm to Mira Schendel’s graphic works. Standing by her Objetos Gráphicos – transparent sheets of acrylic restraining an avalanche of inscrutable text on rice paper – I find myself thinking …

Unlock Art © Tate Films New Tate film series 2. Unlock Art: Browsing the International Art Market

Just released is the the second film in the Unlock Art series, Browsing the International Art Market. This month’s presenter is actress and comedienne Sally Phillips, who has starred in Crackanory, Miranda and Smack The Pony. Phillips reminds us …

Unlock Art © Tate Films. New Tate film series 1. Unlock Art: Bringing Performance Art To Life

What do Frank Skinner, Alan Cumming and Peter Capaldi have in common, apart from being actors? Answer – they all feature in Tate’s latest series of films, Unlock Art. The series documents big ideas, themes …

Sebastián Gordín, Ceclia Brunson Projects, London Sebastián Gordín at Cecilia Brunson Projects, London

As part of their aim to bring innovative Latin America art and cultural production to London, the recently launched Cecilia Brunson Projects is exhibiting watercolour and wooden marquetry magazines by Argentine artist Sebastián Gordín. Gordín …

Marisa Merz, Serpentine Gallery Marisa Merz at the Serpentine Gallery

In tandem with the launch of its sister gallery, The Serpentine Gallery is presenting an exhibition of Marisa Merz’s work, spanning her 50 year career. Although Merz has had solo shows internationally and has participated …

Adrián Villar Rojas, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London Adrián Villar Rojas, Today We Reboot The Planet, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

  The inaugural exhibition at the newly launched Serpentine Sackler Gallery had much to live up to. Its elder sibling, The Serpentine Gallery, is a major destination for contemporary art and culture, having so well …

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