New exhibition, Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action open at Sunaparanta: Goa Centre for the Arts

An exhibition of sculpture & drawings by:

Anupam Sud | Akbar Padamsee | Navjot Altaf | Baiju Parthan I | Gieve Patel Gigi Scaria | Himmat Shah | Jyoti Bhatt | K. G. Subramanyan | A. Ramachandran N. N. Rimzon I | Rajkumar Korram | Shantibai | Sudhir Patwardhan | T.V. Santhosh

Akbar Padamsee, Untitled, 2006
(Image Courtesy: The Guild, Sunaparanta, Goa, 2019)

Sunaparanta: Goa Centre for the Arts is proud to present Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action, an exhibition of sculpture and drawings, opening on October 4 at 7pm. Curated by Sasha Altaf, the show is produced by patrons Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar.

Anupam Sud, Yogini, 2006
(Image Courtesy: The Guild, Sunaparanta, Goa, 2019)

“The term ‘Sculpsit’ literally means ‘he (or she) sculpted it’... Up to the 1870s, book illustrations required two steps: the artist drawing the design on paper, and then an engraver translating it to wood or copper. Taking from this dialogic relationship between drawing to sculpture, the exhibition proposes to envision sculpture not as an (abstract) continuum but as a material envelope that grows organically from the original drawing, sketch, maquette or photograph.... whereby the artist plays both the role of the artist and engraver ... emphasizing both change and transience, material and materiality, where the image (drawing / sketch / photograph) and the form (sculpture) reveal the complex interchanges and the ensuing interaction between the artists’ drawing and the translation of it in form - the ‘sculpture’.”

-Sasha Altaf, Curator

Gigi Scaria, Untitled, 2016
(Image Courtesy: The Guild, Sunaparanta, Goa, 2019)


In addition to the show, Sunaparanta will also organize a special walk-through by participating artists in conversation with Sunaparanta curator Leandre D’Souza on Saturday, 5th October 2019 @ 11.30am open to the general public.

T.V. Santhosh, Untitled, 2016
(Image Courtesy: The Guild, Sunaparanta, Goa, 2019)

Sunaparanta-Goa Centre for The Arts was founded by Dattaraj and Dipti Salgaocar. It is a not-for-profit, process-based public arts space that dialogues directly and freely with the community to encourage creation, learning, understanding and appreciation of various art forms. Over the years, Sunaparanta has showed work from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists like Dayanita Singh, Julian Opie, Vasco Araujo, and hosted lectures by Anne Enright, Roger Ballen, Jitish Kallat and several other stalwarts of the art world.

Sculpsit: Between Thought and Action | October 4 – December 20, 2019