Bose Krishnamachari (for Info only, not official)

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Bose Krishnamachari

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    ...The Biennale was divided into seven exhibition spaces, each of which was given a special name.Hassan Sharif’s works Pink Knots, White Knots and Black Knots were shown in the first one called ‘Song of Everlasting Sorrow’.Sharif has left our midst leaving us with rich experiences that only he could share.He was, among other things, a pioneer.He did not hesitate in engaging himself with and introducing to others new mediums, idioms and metaphors, thereby crossing new frontiers in the region that he comes from.In a generally conservative society, his courage to do what he did in his time is something that I see as a source of great inspiration.Take this for example: after he returned from the UK in 1984, the first thing he did was to begin translating art theory into Arabic.He also made available magazines, books and other publications to share knowledge with the younger generation of Emirati artists. ...

    The Week on Oct. 2, 2016, midnight

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    ...Experiences can come from many ways.Or let me put it simply, every lived moment is an experience.It is just that we eliminate a few, distil some, edit others and embellish some others.They may come in the form of travel, interpersonal relationships, meetings, incidents and accidents.Each one of them takes the form of a dot in a line and continues to a drawing—its styles may be thick, thin or invisible.Last time, I talked about how studio visits can be enriching experiences, and also mentioned about residencies in passing, taking the example of Anand Sarabhai’s home as one of the finest residencies that artists could ask for, in India.When I talk about residencies, I am not taking a recourse to the days of rajas and maharajas and the feudal patronage that artists received in the past.On the contrary, I would like to see the guardians of residencies as mentors or lovers of art. ...

    The Week on Sept. 18, 2016, midnight

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    ...You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.—Steve Jobs I am reminded of these words by Jobs every time I use an Apple product.Only he could have said that.He is perhaps the only man who put art above everything else while creating his brand.The beauty of every product from the Apple stable is its simplicity, minimalism and attention to design.No wonder it is the most ubiquitous thing in the world of art.You can only connect the dots looking backwards, Jobs said.I feel destiny played a very pivotal role in my life, too.As if everything that happened here before was part of a grand design.And this I must say in the light of all the great people I got to meet or were introduced to at various stages of my life, which on reflection now were crucial turning points of my career. ...

    The Week on Sept. 4, 2016, midnight