Madhavi Gore (b.1976) is a visual artist whose practice engages painting and performance. University was a journey exploring her parallel interests in history, fine art, and culture studies. She worked at Art India Magazine, Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, and taught at Rachna Sansad College, Academy of Fine Art and Craft, Mumbai. Together with collaborators Nikhil Chopra and Jana Prepeluh, she leads THE BODYWORKSHOP, a studio-based traveling workshop on performance art. She is one of the co-founders of Heritage Hotel : Art Spaces, Siolim, Bardez, Goa.
With Julian Opie's suite of landscape prints from 2012 titled "Winter", on display at the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts in Panjim until 28 October, Goa has the opportunity to view the work of a contemporary master. Opie's installation reminds us of humankind's constant and consistent need to plot and map our footprint or location, and acquire a position of perspective -- visual, aural, existential. In the contemporary context, satellite imagery and Google mapping becomes a tool that Opie readily employs.