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Tushar Joag EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire

Tushar Joag
The Enlightening Army Of The Empire

2008

Installation comprising 16 figures, perspex, plastic, brass, mild steel, wood, electric bulbs, wire and mixed media

Figure size: approximately 183 x 49 x 61 cm
Tushar Joag explores art in the public sphere. As an interventionist and inventor of mock corporate identities, he takes a satirical look at the urban classes and suggests that art is responsible for maintaining cultural continuity. This rhetoric leads him to conceive of unicell, a corporate body of one, that mimics many of the absurdities of government bureaucracy in a continent reliant upon social and political solutions. The Enlightening Army of the Empire 2008 is an installation comprising sixteen robot style figures that are animated by electric bulbs and stop lights. This Disney styled army of dishevelled robots appear to stand to attention holding florescent tube lights as possible weapons against human kind. Each individual robot is crafted with a subtly styled, quirky personality. Each of Joag’s steel figures stands loosely to attention, as their individual light configurations illuminate their location and tangled wires join their feet collectively.
The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

Tushar Joag
The Enlightening Army Of The Empire (detail)

2008

Installation comprising 16 figures, perspex, plastic, brass, mild steel, wood, electric bulbs, wire and mixed media

Figure size: approximately 183 x 49 x 61 cm each

Tushar Joag's BIOGRAPHY

Tushar Joag
Born in 1966, Mumbai
Lives and works in Mumbai, India



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2008
Reconciliation and Truth, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

2005
Willing Suspension, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Excrescence, The Guild, Mumbai
Against All Odds:A Contemporary response to the Historiography of Archiving Collecting, and museums in India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2010
The Empire Strikes back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
The Story Of Multiples, Emami Chisel Art Gallery, Kolkata
ID/entity, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
Love to Live, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Bring Me A Lion: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art, The Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2009
Lost In An Urban Maze, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Astonishment Of Being, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
Recycled, Bose Pacia, Kolkata
Pixel Power, The Loft, Mumbai
Under the Surface, as part of India 2: Mumbai, at Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Re-Claim/Re-Cite/Re-Cycle, presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi, Bose Pacia, Kolkata
The Other (Indian) Story: Retrospecting Lakeeren, The Contemporary Art Gallery
National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai
Popular Reality, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, Jam Jar, Dubai, Clark House, Mumbai

2008
Still Moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, Harayana
Drawing Sculpture, Gallerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

2007
Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.
Short term residency at PULSE, Durban, South Africa.
Anniversary Show, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Making un Making Objects, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, curated by Vidya Shivdas.
Destination Asia, Almaty, Kazhakstan, curated by Sharmila Samant
Classe de Danse, Bern, Switzerland, curated by Alessio Fransoni and Ilari Valbonesi
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Exhibit Hall and Sidney R. Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, U.S.A
Mumbai Metronomes, Museum Art Gallery, presented by Gallery Art & Soul
Pink, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China, presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.
Here, There, Now: New and recent work by artists from India, Soulflower Gallery, Bangkok, curated by Brian Curtin
India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, curated by Daniella Palazzoli
Focus India Contemporary Art from India, Rome Film Fest, Rome, curated by Deepak Ananth
Destination Asia-Flying Over Stereotypes - Conversations, Elementa Gallerie, Dubai, curated by Sharmila Samant, Valeria Ibraeva and Quddus Mirza.
Games and Theory, South London Gallery, London, curated by Kit Hammonds.
Recovering Lives, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia, curated by Caroline Turner, and David Williams.
Drawing Sculpture, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai.
Still and Moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, Curated by Deeksha Nath.
Best Of Discovery, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China, presented by Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.

2006
Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, traveling exhibition, UC Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and Centre for South Asia Studies, CA, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani
Subcontingent The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rabaudengo, Torino, Italy, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Francesco Manacorda
Hungry God - Indian Contemporaries, Arario Beijing, China
Indian Video Art: Between Myth and History, Cinema of Prayoga, Indian Experimental Film and Video, Tate Modern, London, curated by Johan Pijnapple
Hungry God - Indian Contemporaries, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
Bite The Mango, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, curated by Johan Pijnapple
Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, traveling exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani
Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, traveling exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani

2005
Video Art from India, SESC, Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil , curated by Madhushree Datta
Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, travelling exhibition, Asia Society and Queens Museum, New York, USA, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani
Monument for Kala Ghoda, Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.
Are We like This Only, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, curated by Vidya Srinivasan
Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, travelling exhibition, Tomayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani
Screening of ‘Jataka Trilogy' single channel video at the cultural program, Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts de Paris, Paris, curated by Johan Pijnapple

2004
Home With No Walls, for the World Social Forum, curated by Open Circle
Edge Of Desire-Recent Art in India, travelling exhibition, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, curated by Chaitanya Sambrani

2003
Video Show, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, curated by Sharmila Samant
Sites of Recurrence II, Boras Konstmuseum, Boras, Sweden, curated by Tamara Malmestrom, Elisabet Haglund (India Sabka video compilation)
Outside Wall, public screening, Lund Art Hall, Lund, Sweden. (India Sabka video compilation)
Ideas and Images, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, curated by Paromita Vohra.
Video Presentations, Pabellon de Cuba, Vedado, Havana Biennale, Cuba
I love My India, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea, curated by Johan Pijnapple
Crossing Generations: diVERGE, 40 years of Gallery Chemould, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, curated by Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani

2002
Alchemy The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, London, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwalla and Kelly O' Reilly
Short and Sweet, German and Indian Short Film Festival, Prince of Wales Museum, Max Muller Bhavan, Mumbai, curated by Sharmila Samant and Rubaica Jaliwalla
Aar Paar a public art project, Karachi, Pakistan.
Cross border exchange and exhibition of posters, curated by Shilpa Gupta and Huma Mulji
Video Festival India Sabka Youth Festival, curated by Sharmila Samant

1999
Icons of the Millennium, Lakereen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Mumbai

1998
Edge of the Century, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi, curated by Amit Mukhopadhayay

1997
Collaborative Space, a collaborative installation with Kausik Mukhopadhayay, Y.B. Chavan Centre, presented by Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai
Gift for India, travelling exhibition organized by SAHMAT, Delhi, Mumbai

1996
100 Years of Cinema, Group Show, Lakereen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Mumbai

1995
Young Contemporaries, Lakeeren Gallery for Contemporary Art, Mumbai
Group Show, Gallery 88, Calcutta

1993
Group Show, Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai