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In Conversation: Sundaram Tagore

May 8, 2015

Ocula talks to Sundaram Tagore on the occasion of Frontiers Reimagined, a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani. The exhibition is an initiative of the Tagore Foundation International, curated by Sundaram and mounted in partnership with the Venetian State museum authority, il Polo museale del Veneto. 

Olivia Fraser at ‘Frontiers Reimagined’

May 2015

We love Fraser’s delicate canvasses, which reinterpret the age-old Indian miniature painting tradition. Her work will be exhibited at the Tagore Foundation’s Frontiers Reimagined show (at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani). Reflective of her ‘twin-life’ (she lives between India and UK), landscape is the starting point of her subject matter—“I can communicate through this visual language and tear down the frontier of foreignness to arrive at a sense of belonging,” she says. The Venice Biennale runs across various venues in the city from May 9 to November 22;

Artist Olivia Fraser’s Venice Diary

May 15, 2015

For an artist to be invited to the Venice Biennale is the equivalent of an actor's first glimpse of the Oscar's or an athlete qualifying for the Olympics. I got my break after a studio visit by the Bengali-American dealer Sundaram Tagore, who invited me to take part in a remarkable show he put together called 'Frontiers Reimagined'. I was among 44 artists from across the globe selected for what Sundaram calls "the intellectual and aesthetic richness that can emerge in today's globalised art world when artists engage in intercultural dialogue".

Hong Kong Exhibit at Venice Biennale a Sanctuary of Calm

May 9, 2015

...Frontiers Reimagined is endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Culture. Held at the 16th century Venetian state museum Palazzo Grimani, the show features more than 60 works by 44 artists. [Morgan] Wong's video The Remnant of My Volition (Force Majeure) sits alongside photographs, prints, installations and canvases from established names such as Edward Burtynsky, Christo, Jane Lee, Vik Muniz, Sebastião Salgado, Robert Rauschenberg and Hiroshi Senju...

The Best of the Venice Biennale 2015

May 12, 2015

The most successful collateral show has certainly been Frontiers Reimagined at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, curated by Sundaram Tagore, with co-curator Marius Kwint...

Sundaram Tagore’s “World Art” Fills a Venetian Palazzo

May 2015

Sundaram Tagore had his first taste of the Venice Biennale as a graduate student, when a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Culture landed him in the city to study museology at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. “That was 1989, the first time ever I was exposed to the idea of the Biennale,” Tagore remarks. “Someone actually from the Guggenheim told me to go to the Biennale and drop something off. And that’s when I learned—wow, there’s this thing called the Biennale.” Now, 26 years on, with eponymous galleries in New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong, Tagore has returned to mount his own exhibition to run alongside the 56th Venice Biennale....

Singapore Signs 20-year Lease on Venice Biennale Pavilion

May 2015

Jane Lee adds a new twist to painting in a work for Frontiers Reimagined at Palazzo Grimani on the mainland of Venice, co-curated by gallerist Sundaram Tagore and presented by the Tagore Foundation International and the Polo Museale del Veneto.

Tagore Exhibition Wins Venice Laurels

May 10, 2015

An exhibition at the Venice Biennale, which includes paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, is winning high praise from critics and visitors. The exhibition, Frontiers Reimagined, has been curated by Calcutta-born Sundaram Tagore, who has brought together some 70 works of art by 44 artists from 25 countries...

Five of the Best Exhibitions around Venice

May 2015

Frontiers Reimagined, an official Biennale collateral event at the Palazzo Grimani, aims to "demonstrate the intellectual and aesthetic richness that can emerge in today's globalised art world when artists engage in intercultural dialogue," the organisers say. Forty-four artists from more than 25 countries have been selected by the NewYork and Hong Kong based dealer Sundaram Tagore....

Veni(ce), Vidi, Vici for Tagore

May 15, 2015

Frontiers Reimagined, curated by Sundaram, has brought together some 70 works of art by 44 artists from 25 countries. Sundaram thus becomes probably the number one Indian-origin curator in the world.


His exhibition is located in an elegant 16th century palace, the Museo di Palazzo Grimani, where Frontiers Reimagined will remain open until November 22...

Galleries Guide Collectors

May 2015

As collectors become more international so too are the artists and galleries that serve them.


“Artisits living outside their cultures form a third culture of their own,” Sundaram Tagore of Sundaram Tagore Galleries and Tagore Foundation International told FinanceAsia ahead of the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens on May 9....

Beyond the Biennale: 21 Top Shows to See Around Venice

May 2015

The 56th Venice Biennale opens May 9th, filling the floating city to the brim with work by 136 artists representing 53 countries—and that’s just in the main exhibition. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the Biennale will remain open for over six months, giving visitors plenty of time to investigate the abundant collateral events and exhibitions scattered throughout the city’s elegant palazzi and along its canals....

Foundations Set the Pace in Venice

May 2015

Such exposure is the goal for everyone. Tagore Foundation International, set up by the New York and Hong Kong-based dealer Sundaram Tagore, is behind Frontiers Reimagined, a major show featuring 44 artists from 25 countries at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani....

Venice Power Brokers

May 2015

The theme of artists breaking down borders both in their practices and their personal lives unites the diverse works in Tagore's collateral exhibition, but it might also be seen as the impulse driving the New York gallerist's own broader project...

Venice Power Brokers: Sundaram Tagore, Curator of Tagore Foundation International’s “Frontiers Reimagined”

May 2015

In its May edition, Art+Auction looked at the power brokers behind the Venice Biennale — curators, a gallerist, a patron, a banker, and a politician — who remain relatively unsung in their efforts to ensure that the art stands out....


Frontiers Reimagined

Summer 2015

Taking over the Museo di Palazzo Grimani as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale, Frontiers Reimagined seeks to break those subjective walls by exposing the variety of practices and visual narratives stemming from an intercultural exchange between art practitioners. Curated by New York City based gallerist, art theorist, and film maker Sundaram Tagore...

Frontiers Reimagined: Art that Connects Us

May 8, 2015

La mostra che in questi giorni di Biennale veneziana è stata aperta nella maestosa cornice del cinquecentesco Palazzo Grimani, pur non essendo una retrospettiva a tema unico dedicata al Subcontinente indiano, ha ricchissime connessioni con l’eredità culturale ed artistica dell’India. La mostra è curata da un personaggio d’eccezione, Sundaram Tagore, direttore della Tagore Foundation International, importante organizzazione culturale con sedi sparse nel mondo (New York, Hong Kong e Singapore) fondata nel 2006. 

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