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Quandra Loka:
The Indivisible Space of Conscious Light

Realisme 13
January 17-20, 2013




January 26 - March 3, 2013

 


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Galerie Pien Rademakers

Galerie Pien Rademakers is presenting seven works from Quandra Loka, a photographic suite by Adi Da Samraj, at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair in Amsterdam. Pien Rademakers will also present a video documentary on the making of the suite. The Galerie will follow the Realisme Art Fair exhibit with an extended exhibit of these works in Galerie Pien Rademakers.  
   
Pien Rademakers

Quandra Loka exhibit
Realisme Art Fair
dates:
January 17-20, 2013
address: Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27
Booth 18
web address: here

Quandra Loka solo exhibit
Galerie Pien Rademakers
dates: January 26 - March 3, 2013
address: KNMS-Laan 291, 1019 LE Amsterdam
web address: here

Sunday, January 27, 11am - 1pm:
Special reception for devotees of Adi Da, with an introduction by Ruchiradama Nadikanta. Live music by Helen Brunner (violin) and Otto Probst (piano).

Sunday, January 27, 1-2 pm:
Sasha will lead a guided Yoga Nidra meditation, especially for the opening of the Adi Da Samraj exhibition.


Pien Rademakers exhibited works from Quandra Loka in 2012 as well. In the following video interview, she talks about that experience.


The Quandra Loka Suite

Adi Da describes the Quandra Loka Suite as being of "indefinite length". It is a vast Suite comprised of over 21,000 images. Here are a few.


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Quandra Loka Suite
Quandra Loka #304
Triptych, face mounted pigment prints, 59 x 118 in / 150 x 300cm


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Adi Da writes about His Quandra Loka Suite:

Quandra Loka is a visual meditation on a very simple circumstance: a woman in and near a pool of water. Narcissus, the archetype of ego, gazes at his own reflection in a pond, never able to contact the "object" of his self-enamored affection. But Quandra, the true beloved, is one with the water itself, whether in or out of the pool.

I shot the majority of the images in Quandra Loka underwater, or with the camera lens partially submerged in water, so that the water functions as a vast and subtly complex lens, achieving visual results not possible by any technical means. The images are made by a "technique" that requires continuous participation in the living instant of the photographic situation sensitive to the constantly changing sunlight conditions, the ever-shifting minute movements of the subject, and even my own ability to stay submerged underwater. This "method" is beyond conceptual effort, beyond conventions of control in the ordinary sense, beyond point of view. This process of generating images involving absolute awareness of every detail of what is occurring and (simultaneously) an intuitive trust in allowing the ultimately unpredictable process to take place is a means of allowing reality to be self-manifested.

I intend these images to "picture" the unity of the undifferentiated reality from which all appearances emerge in a constant flow of changes. The entire span of human possibilities is reflected in these images both "positive" and "negative." But all possibilities are seen in the context of that inherent unity or indivisible space. The positives and the negatives are all transcended, rather than any attempt being made to render them acceptable in and of themselves.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj



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The 2013 Realisme Art Fair

2013 Realisme Art Fair

From 17 until 20 January 2013, the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (above) will host the 10th edition of Realisme, the only Dutch art fair which is focused solely on contemporary figurative art.

Thirty-four renowned galleries from the Netherlands and abroad will show and sell works by Dutch artists, as well as artists from around the globe who have applied themselves to figurative as well as realism in painting and sculpture. Both acclaimed artists with a respectable oeuvre, as well as young, upcoming artists who give new impulses to figurative art will be represented.

2013 Realisme Art Fair

 

The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair (January 17-20, 2013)

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The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
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The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
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The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
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The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
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The Exhibit at the 2013 Realisme Art Fair
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The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers (January 26 - March 3, 2013)

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The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
before the crowd . . .
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
video of Adi Da creating and describing the Quandra Loka Suite
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Video of Adi Da creating and describing the Quandra Loka Suite.
Video frame shows one of Adi Da's nonaptychs (nine panelled pieces).
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
gallery setting for collectors' preview dinner
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The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
collectors' preview dinner
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
collectors' preview dinner
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
collectors' preview dinner
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Stanley Hastings, co-director of DaPlastique, introducing Adi Da Samraj's art
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Stanley Hastings, co-director of DaPlastique, introducing Adi Da Samraj's art
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Ruchiradama Nadikanta speaking about Adi Da Samraj's art



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Ruchiradama Nadikanta speaking about Adi Da Samraj's art
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Ruchiradama Nadikanta speaking about Adi Da Samraj's art
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Ruchiradama Nadikanta speaking about Adi Da Samraj's art
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
Ruchiradama Nadikanta speaking about Adi Da Samraj's art
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
violinist Helen Brunner and pianist Otto Probst providing musical accompaniment
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The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
photo courtesy of DaPlastique



The Exhibit at Galerie Pien Rademakers
photo courtesy of DaPlastique

 



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