Thursday, 09 June 2016 01:02

Artist Sudarshan Shetty commissioned for Rolls Royce Art Programme

Mumbai based artist Sudarshan Shetty will be the first Indian artist to be commissioned for the next Rolls Royce Art Programme.

 

Sudarshan Shetty is one of the most renowned Indian artists of his generation and is acclaimed for his artistic practice, which includes enigmatic sculptural installations that reflect on urban contemporary life. He was recently appointed as Artistic Director of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which opens in December 2016.
Shetty’s new work will take the form of a two-channel film, anchored by two sculptures. The commission will be based on an Indian folk tale and is slated to be presented in Mumbai on 5 November 2016, alongside his existing ‘Flying Bus’ public art project at the Maker Maxity in Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai. The new commission will then move to New Delhi.


The new commission will take inspiration from a popular South Indian folk tale that is an allegory for artistic expression and the importance of creativity. Two structures will represent the home and public space featured in the story, whilst the film will depict the tale of a husband and wife, at a moment when the wife envisions a story and a song from her breath whilst sleeping. The sculptures will represent key moments in the tale and will be rigorously handcrafted reflecting the art of craftsmanship. Shown across two screens, the film will convey a sense of unfolding time whilst exploring the narrative as it comes into the world through language and music.

The Rolls-Royce Art Programme was founded in celebration of the marque’s commitment to creating unique, rare and aesthetically powerful motor cars, which transcend the world of conveyance to become works of art themselves.

The iconic luxury car brand has a shared ethos with the world of art, each Rolls-Royce motor car is Bespoke, commissioned for its aesthetic power out of the finest materials, and has its own story to tell. Therefore, a common philosophy was found between the marque and the artist. Shetty’s work raises the questions about the moment in the creative process of when a story becomes a story and when a song becomes a song. His belief is that an artist carries a story and it is imperative for him to express it. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, “India is an important part of Rolls-Royce’s heritage and it gives us great pleasure that Sudarshan will weave Rolls-Royce into the thriving Indian arts scene.” The Rolls-Royce commission will enable Shetty to explore new dimensions of his work, including an in-depth exploration of new methods of filming. “It is a matter of privilege and also a challenge to create a new commission for Rolls-Royce and to be able to try to match its high standards. Through this new commission, I am seeking to find a meeting point between the innovation of Rolls-Royce and my own imagination as an artist,” said Shetty.  He presented a successful Art Talk in Sydney to coincide with the 20th Biennale of Sydney in March 2016 for the Rolls-Royce Art Programme.

He joins Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem as a member of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme for 2016. Kazem has been commissioned to create a sculpture for the Programme which will be presented in late 2016 alongside a Bespoke motor car that has been inspired by the new work.

 

Give priority to natural wellness at these Ayurvedic healing centres

Give priority to natural wellness at these Ayurvedic healing centres

20 March 2020

Whether chronic or acute, if you are looking at ways to cure the illness or rejuvenate your body and soul, go about some reju...

Trailing the North-West Frontier food festival at Crowne Plaza Today Gurugram

Trailing the North-West Frontier food festival at Crowne Plaza Today Gurugram

27 February 2020

The North West Frontier dishes are all about large chunks of meat cooked over hours in slow fire or just barbecued under the...

Organic luxury with Olivier Claire at the Imperial Spa and salon

Organic luxury with Olivier Claire at the Imperial Spa and salon

18 February 2020

It was a luxurious evening giving the tail end of Delhi winter a fine goodbye when the The Imperial Hotel, Delhi hosted a sop...

Hyatt Pune gives you a calmness in the middle of a buzzing city

Hyatt Pune gives you a calmness in the middle of a buzzing city

15 February 2020

The suite on the 10th floor opened up to a beautiful sprawling garden and I could see a glimpse of the sky while still being...

Sources Unlimited opened the doors of its Flagship Store in Delhi

Sources Unlimited opened the doors of its Flagship Store in Delhi

15 February 2020

You can shop the best for your house now at the newly opened Sources Unlimited store that caters to all your luxury decor nee...

Glenfiddich celebrated the preview of Materiology 2.0 exhibition - parallel VIP event with the India Art Fair

Glenfiddich celebrated the preview of Materiology 2.0 exhibition - parallel VIP event with the India Art Fair

07 February 2020

It was a lovely evening term at the Stir Gallery as many national and international artists came together to celebrate art, T...

Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida, opens its doors to a spanking new Indian fine dining restaurant - Spice Art

Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida, opens its doors to a spanking new Indian fine dining restaurant - Spice Art

01 February 2020

The ever growing Greater Noida is now home to a brand new fine dining Indian restaurant serving authentic North Indian food,...

20 best reasons for you to experience Monaco

20 best reasons for you to experience Monaco

28 January 2020

The indescribable feeling you get when you make the first step on a new journey to discover yet another portion of the world....

A taste of Argentinian wine at The Manor, New Delhi

A taste of Argentinian wine at The Manor, New Delhi

25 January 2020

It was an afternoon of serious wine tasting as Nalin Gupta Founder of The Social Network along with the Ambassador of Argenti...

It's the year of the rats at ChaoBella, Crowne Plaza Today, Okhla

It's the year of the rats at ChaoBella, Crowne Plaza Today, Okhla

24 January 2020

Don't get fooled by the name ChaoBella serving Chinese dishes, that's the way it is. In this restaurant at The Crowne Plaza T...