Natural Sculptures: Ten Thousand Shalagrama-shilas

by Choghakate Kazarian I had heard about the Ordre Monastique Vaisnava for some time. The members of the congregation, whose temple of Vraja Bhavan is in the suburb of Rouen (near Paris), are followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a branch of Hinduism initiated by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) in Bengal. Their practice is focused on devotional worship, … Continue reading Natural Sculptures: Ten Thousand Shalagrama-shilas

Martin Puryear at Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC

Recorded (via Zoom) January 24, 2021. Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau, and Choghakate Kazarian discuss the Martin Puryear exhibit on view at Matthew Marks Gallery until January 30, 2021. (Video and edit by Maud Bryt) Below the video are some excerpts. Please see comments box below and leave a reply. (NOTE: just added: two … Continue reading Martin Puryear at Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC

Handling Sculpture: Emanuele Becheri’s Creatures in Clay

by Choghakate Kazarian I met Emanuele Becheri about ten years ago, in his studio in Tuscany. He was then known for works that I would qualify as gestural conceptualism: drawings made “blindly” by folding paper in total obscurity or letting snails run on paper. I was also very interested in his videos that captured with … Continue reading Handling Sculpture: Emanuele Becheri’s Creatures in Clay

Sculpture, Language of the Dead

by Choghakate Kazarian. “Poetry, music, architecture, like ancient languages, have been translated into new idioms, by clinging to life. Only sculpture has remained immobile across the centuries, a courtly language, the language of the liturgy, a symbolic writing, incapable of making its mark on daily acts” and “sculpture has remained what it is, a dead … Continue reading Sculpture, Language of the Dead

Marino Marini at The Center for Italian Modern Art, NYC

https://youtu.be/tkuJtDxjz2U Sculpture Forum 7: “Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes” 17 October 2019 – 13 June 2020 at The Center for Italian Modern Art, New York. Participants: Garth Evans, Brandt Junceau, Jock Ireland, Choghakate Kazarian (video by Maud Bryt). ©SculptureForum2020 Special thank you to The Center for Italian Modern Art for allowing us to videotape the exhibit. … Continue reading Marino Marini at The Center for Italian Modern Art, NYC