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Resurgence

21 April 2020

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Notorious Rowdies

14 September 2017

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Anatomy of Stillness

30 September 2015

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Memento Mori

12 June 2015

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Disappearing Professions of Urban India

01 March 2014

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Press

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Rowdy

    The official definition of the word rowdy is a ‘noisy and disorderly person’. But a rowdy in Bengaluru-based British photographer Clare Arni’s world could be anybody or anything. From a brothel owner to the butterfly effect, the choices that fit your idea of what a rowdy could be are endlessly exciting.

    The Hindu
    24 Sep 2017
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  • Cryptic & Outlandish

    The term “rowdy” has a particularly evocative quality in South India. A “rowdy” is an unsavoury character, an outlaw, with a strangely alluring bravado. Clare Arni’s fascination with the figure of the “rowdy” began a few years ago while scouring the crime beat section of a local daily. This captivating section carried sordid tales of the nefarious activities of local gangsters, many of whom carried cryptic and outlandish aliases like Dairy, Chicken and JCB.

    The Sunday Guardian
    16 Sep 2017
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  • What’s your spin? Art shows that invite you to view art differently

    simple installation, which puts together a photograph of Mahatma Gandhi, a trowel, stone beads, a rosary and laminated marine frame, tries to see 1947, the year of Independence and Partition, from the view of a disappointed and dejected Mahatma Gandhi.

    The Hindustan Times
    16 Sep 2017
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  • Tarq art gallery’s new photography show delves into the anatomy of a rowdy

    It is an unarguable fact that Indians in general have a penchant for grandeur. Films conflate every emotion with elaborate sequences of song and dance, and even low-budget productions don’t let their lack of funding hinder their larger-than-life characters and incredulous plots. We are a culture that relishes hyperbole and melodrama in fiction—and sometimes, real life tends to follow suit.

    Architectural Digest
    12 Sep 2017
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  • Anatomy of Stillness

    Stillness can happen in time, like a breath before the plunge, when you are suddenly aware or nervous of the activity to follow. A girl waits her turn to perform in a circus, peering out, trying not to be noticed, still, and wholly with her thoughts

    The Hindu
    30 Jan 2016
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  • Clare Vision

    In 1989 , the UK-born , self-taught photographer Clare Arni started documenting the works of architects in Bengaluru . Soon , she moved on to shooting historical architects in Bengaluru.

    Hindustan Times
    02 Oct 2015
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  • Mumbai to Burma:UK photographer captures cultural architecture



    Clare Arni has been photographing stunning architecture for a quarter of a century. Here is your chance to see some of her own favourite shots

    Hindustan Times
    02 Oct 2015
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  • The Sense of an Ending

    A group of exhibition in the city will see artist interpret the concept of death in more than one way...

    Hindustan Times
    08 May 2015
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  • Photos: Wooden Shoe Maker and Calligrapher, India’s Dying Professions

    Clare Arni has spent seven years traveling across seven Indian cities -- Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur and Goa -- capturing the changing urban landscape through the livelihoods of artisans, traders and laborers.

    The Wall Street Journal
    05 Mar 2014
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  • Clare Arni in Colaba

    A 3000-sq-ft gallery , Tarq , opened in Colaba with celebrated photographer clare Arni's Disappearing profession of urban India on display

    Mid-day
    04 Mar 2014
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  • Clare Arni

    This project started when I realised that many professions in India had disappeared. Many urban trades, like the Delhi calligrapher or the Bangalore handloom silk-weaver were vanishing, along with mattress-fluffers and knife-sharpeners.

    Outlook Magazine
    01 Mar 2014
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  • Before they vanish- The Navhind Times

    “I decided to look at the city through the professions that were historically associated with it, like the silk industry in Bengaluru and the fishing community of Mumbai, to see whether with the onslaught of globalisation they were still able to ply their trades,” she says  

    Navhind times
    12 Feb 2020
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  • Platform- Resurgence mention

    While the virus is consuming our screens and social media, we wanted to focus on the state of the world with humans temporarily taken out of the equation. It is interesting to see nature feeling free to finally breathe again, from more birds chirping to spotting dolphins, to cleaner air. At the same time, we are aware of the grave consequences the global shut down will have on the economy at large, and especially on already disadvantaged communities all around the world. In Resurgence, the works look at ideas of environmental degradation, healing in both urban and rural spaces, while acknowledging the stillness and uncertainty that surrounds us.

    Platform Magazine
    28 Apr 2020
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