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Editorial

admin Jun 23rd, 2017
Editorial
Come June and one starts fanaticising grey thundering clouds covering the sky cool breezes and prays for rainfall. We just celebrated the environment Day. US pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord; Canada went ahead with it wholly, while at the same time committing to market their country’s resources of oil…... 
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Cover Story

admin Jun 23rd, 2017
Cover Story
Four Decades: A Painter’s Journey In 2016, 42 years since her first exhibition, Arpana Caur felt that it was time to look back into the past. After three months of planning, the National Gallery of Modern Art,Bengaluru, opened its doors in November last year to a quasi-retrospective of Caur’s works from her... 
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Snippets

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Snippets
MAHESH SHANTARAM: THE AFRICAN PORTRAITS Exhibit 320 , New Delhi GALLERY COLLECTION: LANDSCAPES vadehra Art gallery, New DelhiMADHUBANI, MAHALAXMI KARN, SHANTANU DAS AND SANTOSH KUMAR DAS Art and Aesthetic, New DelhiKOHLTURE POP – PRITTAM PRIYALOCHAN kohl Art, New Delhi EXUBERANCE 2017, OL THAT JAZZ Mandi House,... 
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Interview

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Interview
Lucked out An interview with Eddie Martinez Rajesh Punj Talking technique with American artist Eddie Martinez is a lesson in letting things happen, as he loosely applies himself to the task of explaining his paintings to an audience of one. Seeing them less as deliberate drawings, and more a fleeting fancy of ice-cream... 
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Interview

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Interview
Battle for a better black an interview with stuart semple Indira Lakshmi Prasad The ongoing feud between renowned British sculptor Anish Kapoor and contemporary British artist and curator Stuart Semple has become somewhat of an ongoing drama in the art world. It all began when last year Anish Kapoor controversially... 
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Essay

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Essay
Of home and the world: A brief discussion on rani chanda (1912-1997) Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga From its very inception Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan enrolled female students. Girls from elite families found safe shelter in Santiniketan. Mr B W Tucker writes in Visva Bharati News—-‘One of the most striking... 
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Report

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Report
Environmental Consciousness in Current Inaian Art Lina vincent sunish In recent years there has been a surge of activity, both global and national, acknowledging environmental engagement with the arts. While artists have always been drawn to the representation and sometimes sentimental depiction of nature and human... 
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Report

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Report
Mark on Clay – Partha Dasgupta An overview of a ceramics workshop organised by the Lalit Kala Kendra, Kolkata Regional centre Lalit Kala Akademi, the National Academy of Art, was set up in 1954 and acts as the Government’s apex cultural body in the field of visual arts in India. Central to the Akademi’s... 
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Review

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Review
The spirituaL in art from the contextual to the regional – Saraswathi Devi Bhattathiri Once upon a time, a huge flood and heavy rain conferred a village by the celestials and the whole village with its inhabitants that included not only humans but also cows, buffaloes, sheep, birds, cats, dogs and even reptiles... 
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Editorial

admin May 23rd, 2017
Editorial
May is here, the streets littered with blossoms, yellow droplets of the sun, they hang on trees joyous despite the uncomfortable heat. Maybe, we humans shall adapt to the increasing range of temperature in the future! As of now, we are not nearly as concerned as we should be about the disasters we are fabricating for... 
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Cover Story

admin May 23rd, 2017
Cover Story
Cultural Commodities: An Interview with Dorotheum’s London Director Martina Batovic – RAJESH PUNJ.. Prizing apart a two-part puzzle has in auction speak become something of a ‘commercial adventure’ for auction houses younger and longer established than either Sotheby’s or Christie’s. Swiss auctioneer... 
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COVER STORY

admin Apr 9th, 2017
COVER STORY
The Philosophy of Punk An Interview with Tim Noble and Sue Webster Rajesh Punj "We were pushing the shadow sculptures by using different materials, where the sculptures were becoming interesting in their own right; and there was a point where we were waiting for the moment we didn’t have to painstakingly... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Apr 9th, 2017
INTERVIEW
‘The Inspired Frame’ an Interview with Rohit Indira Laskhmi Prasad Rohit Chawla’s rich background in fashion photography has come to full fruition with this latest collection of works. The opulent setting of Bikaner House, New Delhi was a very fitting location for the renowned photographer Rohit Chawla’s... 
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ESSAY

admin Apr 9th, 2017
ESSAY
Of Standing Open and Polysemy The Works of Anandajit Ray Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga He unmasks, undoes the body as a mere accident, an accident that was construed easily and undone too. The trousers without the legs are perched on the railing, the wrist with watch bands and the bleeding socks through the absence of the... 
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REPORT

admin Apr 9th, 2017
REPORT
58th National Exhibition of Art by the LALIT KALA AKADEMI Subhra Mazumdar This Oscar among art events that is ongoing for the 58th time leaves behind a trail of after episodes through the ten- day long Art Conclave that begins a day after the gala opening of the National Exhibition. As the array of woodcuts to... 
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REPORT

admin Apr 9th, 2017
REPORT
Concrete Containers of Water: Floating Notes on Development Mario ‘D’SouzA The loss of an ecosystem for a community is not simply the loss of livelihood or a home but also the loss of a culture – the rites and rituals, mythologies, indigenous traditions and songs of its people. What happens when we... 
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REVIEW [Delhi]

admin Apr 9th, 2017
REVIEW [Delhi]
Preeti Kathuriak RAM KUMAR: Endearing Vistas of Abstraction [Delhi] “Any form of art is a form of power, it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.” – Ossie Davis Art has the capacity to take you to another realm; it can detach you from the harsh, mundane existence... 
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REVIEW [Kolkata]
I AM – of Burns, Bare and Bloom Sampurna Chakraborty Beyond the question of discrimination, power struggle, their rights and suppression, liberty to be and their choice to decide – there is a volatile space called expression. Expression that is a consequence of survival. Surviving to ascertain the question... 
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REVIEW [Hyderabad]
Seema Kolhi: Golden Womb-Dawn of Time A series of works by Seema Kohli, curated by Lina Vincent Sunish titled, “Golden womb-dawn of time’, are on display at Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad (from19th February to 5th April).The show excels in bringing forth the quintessential core of the artist’s oeuvre established... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Apr 9th, 2017
EDITORIAL
An unexpectedly warm March ends with temperatures touching 40 degrees. One is left to reconcile in hopes that the coming months would miraculously stay below fifty. The changing weather /climate is much too stark to ignore. Global warming no more a threat of the distant future. It is here and now. And now is the time... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Mar 22nd, 2017
EDITORIAL
Spring is here. Flowers bloom in effervescent colours all over the capital. Nothing inspires art like nature. The last few months witnessed several major art fairs/festivals. The upcoming Venice Biennale VIVA ARTE VIVA will open in May this year. La Biennale di Venezia began as early as 1895 by the Italian King and... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Mar 22nd, 2017
SNIPPETS
THE INSPIRED FRAME, ROHIT CHAWLA Tasveer, Bikaner House, New Delhi Tasveer presents The Inspired Frame — an exhibition of photographs by Rohit Chawla that pay tribute to three renowned and seminal artists: Raja Ravi Varma, Gustav Klimt and Frida Kahlo, alongside select works inspired by miniature paintings seen for... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 21st, 2017
COVER STORY
Art Fair and Art Dr. Seema Bhalla The question that arises is about the purpose of Art Fairs. The participating galleries vary from the most important to the new entrants who are trying their luck in the Art bazaar. The works of established artists can be seen in more than one gallery. Many a times, certain galleries... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 21st, 2017
COVER STORY
Fairs Dr. Seema Bawa The closest term for a fair in Sanskrit is a Mela meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ or a ‘fair’. In the Indian subcontinent it has been used for all sizes of gatherings that may be religious, commercial, cultural or sport-related. In rural traditions melas or... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 21st, 2017
COVER STORY
Ruminations…Audiences and Other Things – II Lina Vincent Sunish It is not easy to create, design, and execute a multi-layered program of large scale – it takes a huge amount of planning, teamwork, administration and infrastructure, not to forget the big M – money. When such massive sums of private, corporate... 
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INTERNATIONAL

admin Mar 21st, 2017
INTERNATIONAL
Ourselves Alone-an interview with Alex Katz Rajesh Punj Drawing attention to the foibles of fashion, American Alex Katz sees paintings of the modern period as much a reward to his own practice, as the artists of that moment are his rivals still. Chastising French impressionist Claude Monet for his inability to paint... 
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ESSAY

admin Mar 21st, 2017
ESSAY
Curator’s Perspective A Kochi Muziris Biennale Collateral Tanya Abraham I have taken back much more than I have given to the custodial work last year. The collateral projects of the Kochi Muziris Biennale by Kashi Art Gallery helped me experiment, and offered me the conviction of the power of the arts to move beyond... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Mar 21st, 2017
INTERVIEW
The Arts Outreach Society – Going a Step Further Lina Vincent Sunish The Arts Outreach Society is a new arts-resource organisation in Kerala, founded and helmed by journalist and arts professional Tanya Abraham. Relooking at the place art receives in society, and its impact on human life and interaction, TAOS seems... 
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REVIEW

admin Mar 21st, 2017
REVIEW
“There is no forgetting from the lips of the people” Sculptural solo exhibition-Benitha Perciyal Indira Lakshmi Prasad “Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” – Genesis 2:7 The ripe, cacophonous scent... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Mar 1st, 2017
EDITORIAL
It has been an interesting month. NASA scientists discovered seven exo-planets orbiting a dwarf star, (the TRAPPIST-1 system) roughly forty light years away that are fairly similar to Earth in size, three of these are in the habitable zone, i.e. with a strong possibility of the existence of life. Back on ‘our’... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Mar 1st, 2017
SNIPPETS
bootstrapping – Goutam Ghosh Project 88, Mumbai There is an adjustment period in the morning, waking up from a long night’s sleep — “we haven´t managed to keep a steady sleeping pattern these last months. We feel this constant buzz of the world gears turning, news from a distant place we got to know well,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 1st, 2017
COVER STORY
Colour Coded An interview with Rana Begum Rajesh Punj For the American sculptor Donald Judd simplicity served to celebrate the object in space. Deciding “it isn’t necessary for a work to have a lot of things to look at, to compare, to analyse one by one, to contemplate. The thing as a whole, its quality, is... 
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FEATURE

admin Mar 1st, 2017
FEATURE
Studio at Varda: Memories of a Visit Lina Vincent Sunish I least imagined that one day I would be photographed with a knife in my hand and a scowl on my face, playing the protagonist in an incredible narrative that had me supposedly ripping apart a beautiful studio-backdrop, because of patent dissatisfaction with my... 
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FEATURE

admin Mar 1st, 2017
FEATURE
Aruna Sairam a musical journey through time Hema Iyer Ramani Strains of beautiful lines such as these wafted through the entire space ina homely apartment in Bombay each morning. If itwas in praise of Rama one day, it was Muruga or Krishna the other day. Aruna Sairam woke up each morning with a glimpse of the beautiful... 
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