A Journey of Ideas. 1997-2019
Gallerie’s mission is to foster knowledge and understanding of diverse communities and their socio-political/cultural issues as interpreted through excellence in the arts and the written word. Our work celebrates diversity in all its cultural forms, the visual and performing arts, photography, cinema, essays and poetry. At Gallerie, we believe that culture is a vital thread connecting the world. It is culture that humanizes. We communicate these exigencies to our readers in a sumptuous 13”x 10” format, making each issue a feast for the eyes and intellect. At the launch of every issue, we encourage inquiry, and debate, engaging our audience in interactive discussions, besides having readings and performances. The positive feedback from many of our global readers that Gallerie has altered their perception of life, has contributed in strength to our work. Gallerie, the bi-annual arts and ideas magazine was founded in 1997 in India, by its editor, designer and publisher Bina Sarkar Ellias.
Our list of discerning subscribers is comprised of individuals and institutions from around the world.
Listed below are some of the overseas institutional subscribers:
- Freer & Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
- Library of the Congress, Washington, USA
- Harvard University, Boston, USA
- Bard University, New York, USA
- Boston University, Boston, USA
- Evergreen State College, USA
- The Asian Art Museum San Francisco, USA
- The Asia Society, New York, USA
- The New York Public Library, NY, USA
- The Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
- The MOMA, New York, USA
- The MOMA, San Francisco, USA
- Royal Ontario Museum, Canada
- Victoria University, Victoria, Canada
- The Tate Gallery, London, UK
- The Hayward Gallery, London, UK
- The British Library, London, UK
- INIVA, The International Institute of Visual Arts London, UK
- The Oriental Art Museum, Berlin, Germany
- National Heritage Board, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
- Trans CulturalExchange, USA
- Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
- Victoria University, Canada
Bina Sarkar Ellias is founder-editor, designer and publisher of International Gallerie (www.gallerie.net), the award-winning global arts and ideas journal published from India. Engaged for many years in socio-political and community building issues which she addresses in Gallerie, she received a Fellowship in 2007 from the Asia Leadership Fellow Program and Japan Foundation for research and development of the project: Unity in Diversity: Envisioning Community Building in Asia and Beyond, and the Times Group Yami Women Achiever’s award in 2008. An occasional poet, her poems have appeared in various magazines, anthologies and online poetry sites, besides, her chapbook of poems, The Room has been published by AarkArts, UK.
A writer since the early seventies, she has contributed to major national newspapers such as The Times of India, Indian Express and The Hindu on socio-political issues and the arts in the last forty years. She has been invited to chair discussions at the New Moves Festival in Glasgow as well as speak at other fora in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, London, Glasgow, Tehran, Kabul, Karachi, Lahore, Santiniketan, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.
She has curated two group shows: ‘Rain’ at Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, ‘Kashmir’ at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai, and one solo, ‘Chinthala Jagdish’ at Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. She has curated’ “Transitions”, an international virtual event of visual, literary and performing arts for Pen & Brush, New York
She has edited, Fifty Years of Contemporary Indian Art, 1997, for the Mohile Parikh Centre for Visual Arts, Mumbai, 1997. She has designed artist Jehangir Sabavala’s catalogue for the 2002 show in Mumbai, Delhi and New York, artist Rekha Rodwittiya’s catalogue, 2003 and recently, her book in 2007, for shows in New York, Crossing Generations: diverge, the fortieth anniversary catalogue for Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, 2004, and a book on artist Tyeb Mehta, Svaraj by Ramchandra Gandhi, She has designed, edited and published an art book, Chinthala Jagdish:Unmasked, 2004, and The Curious World of Chinthala Jagdish, 2008, a book of poems, Rain for Indian poet Sudeep Sen, 2005, Ayesha Taleyarkhan’s book of photographs:, Bombay Mumbai, 2005, American photographer, Waswo X. Waswo’s book, India Poems: The Photographs and his recent catalogue, A Studio in Rajasthan, 2008. She has edited and designed photographer, Leena Kejriwal’s book, Calcutta: Repossessing the City, 2007, and designed artist Surendran Nair’s retrospective book, Itinerant Mythologies, 2008.
Bina Sarkar Ellias lives and works in Mumbai, India.