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EDITORIAL

admin Feb 9th, 2017
EDITORIAL
Art & Deal Magazine bring forth the centenary issue. Our 100th over two decades of publication. We explored Ancient to Pre- Independence to Modern and Contemporary as well as Folk & Tribal and the new & upcoming artists and their tireless works. Art & Deal have progressively brought the best of... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Feb 9th, 2017
SNIPPETS
A Woman Alone is the story of a housewife driven to extreme steps by an abusive husband, a younger lover, a perverted brotherin- law, a peeping neighbor and a crying baby. The entire story is revealed through the woman herself while chatting to her neighbor over the window. Written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, two... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 9th, 2017
COVER STORY
The Long Gaze Back : Neo Miniatures by Anindita Bhattacharya Myna Mukherjee Anindita’s works fire on all cylinders, blurring polarities of Islamic & Hindu, traditional and contemporary, East and West, representation and abstraction. She is an artist who is mature beyond her years, and will be a force in years... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 9th, 2017
COVER STORY
Uncertain States an interview with Bharti Kher Rajesh Punj In Paris at Galerie Perrotin Kher has introduced a new body of works that in part draw attention to the anatomy of potential actions. As though in these configurations of differing materials everything could change in an instance. The potential for action and... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 9th, 2017
COVER STORY
Dhruva Mistry’s Mystic Magic Sumati Gangopadhyay Dhruva was impressed by the cultural openness and individual freedom encouraged at R.C.A. He wrote, “I enjoyed seeing places, thevariety of collections, display, and exhibitions offering plurality of ideas of art, culture, people and religion. I enjoyed looking... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Feb 9th, 2017
INTERVIEW
Material Matter: an interview with Tony Cragg Rajesh Punj Tony Cragg’s new works appear as these attractive alien interventions that are as well suited to the set of a science fiction film, as they are “sculptures as stage” as he described them. Brightly coloured contortions of wood, metal and glass that have... 
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ESSAY

admin Feb 9th, 2017
ESSAY
Giotto di Bondone:The Scrovegni Chapel Padua Lina Vincent Sunish Giotto had previously worked for the Franciscan friars. The chapel was to serve as the family’s private oratory and as a funerary monument for Enrico and his wife. According to records, it was first consecrated on 25 March 1303, Giotto’s work... 
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ESSAY

admin Feb 9th, 2017
ESSAY
Journey of The Light in Art History: Mystical, Material, Spiritual, Capricious Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat Light and colour hence offered the aesthetics of beauty as radiance and clarity. For the medieval philosophers,metaphysically the notion of light was centered in the belief that God was Light; and hence the incorporeal... 
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ESSAY

admin Feb 9th, 2017
ESSAY
Sculpture is frozen music: Sushen Ghosh Sutanu Chatterjee “Sculpture is frozen music”. To comment on his works states sculptor Sushen Ghosh. Not only that through his sculptures he has embodied the music in a true sense or to say he could have said it because he has worked a lot. Those which are attractive among... 
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FEATURE

admin Feb 9th, 2017
FEATURE
Urbanity-boon or bane? Kalicharan Gupta ’s colossal vision for metropolis Apurva Sinha When we talk about roots, what comes to one’s mind? Depth, strength, belongingness, nostalgia – as warming pool of personal emotions. Here we are, living in a deeply rooted society that breathes and bleeds in terms of indelible... 
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FEATURE

admin Feb 9th, 2017
FEATURE
Figuring out with figures sculptures by K S Radhakrishnan Palak Dubey The figures created by the artist surpass the distinctions of all sorts and excel in making their presence felt as pure, quintessential human forms, embracing myriad emotional and spiritual expanses passionately. The distortion and simplification... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 9th, 2017
REPORT
Floating Piers: Homage to The Spectacle of Worthless Grandiose H. A. Anil Kumar ‘Floating Piers’ (2016) by Jean Claude and Christo was a work that was seemingly functional for sixteen days, as long as it existed. This bridge also served as a semi-obituary, a story of individual loss, several coincidences and a... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Dec 15th, 2016
EDITORIAL
It is the season of festivity, the Christmas spirit engulfs despite our struggles with (demonetisation) getting patient enduring long queues, which occasionally proves redundant. As we prepare to welcome the New Year we also approach our 100th issue set for January. Feeling celebratory we devote this issue to the various... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Dec 15th, 2016
SNIPPETS
SNIPPETS MADHUSUDHANAN | PENAL COLONY Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi Vadehra Art Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of artist and filmmaker Madhusudhanan titled Penal Colony. Following his participation at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 and India Art Fair 2016 this will be Madhusudhanan first solo... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Serendipity Arts Festival Goa- A Curtain Raiser Lina Vincent Sunish Goa, a place that has often been just a backdrop for events because of its beaches, sunny tempers, parties and good food, an ideal work-cum-holiday getaway. What is it about Goa currently that makes it amenable to cultural activity? Over the last... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Serendipity Arts Festival Goa 2016: A Selection of Projects Exhibitions & Performances Serendipity Arts Festival will be a multi-disciplinary arts event set over a period of nine days in Panaji, Goa. Curated by a panel of leading experts from across the arts, this year’s festival will be the first edition in... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Colombo In Colombo: Jean-Francois Bocle Rajesh Punj Seeing space as “public and private, space as protest and contestation, space as tangible and imagined, as community, memory and legacy, space as architectural, performative, temporal, spiritual and rhythmic, space as liminal and ritualistic, space as embodied and... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Of Public Fairs And The Art Fest In Vadodara Aparna Roy Baliga The great purpose of the city is to permit, indeed to encourage and incite, the greatest number of meetings, encounters, challenges, between all persons, classes and groups, providing as it were, a stage on which the drama of social life may be enacted,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Dec 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Demystifying Biennale! Pune Biennale 2017: 3rd Edition Dr. Kiran Shinde As such now, the Pune Biennale has emerged as an institution to create a world-wide cultural identity for the home-city and act as a vehicle for the development of the city, aesthetically while unlocking endless possibilities for the creative... 
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FEATURE

admin Dec 15th, 2016
FEATURE
Individual Resistance to Institutional Gaze: Art Fairs, Kala Melas, Dasara Shows and the Soliloquy of K. Venkatappa H. A. Anil KUmar The tradition and history of Indian Art Fairs, Art Melas, Kala Godas and Chitrasanthes (fairs) are not comfortable in acknowledging a certain ancestry, despite knowing that they are... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Dec 15th, 2016
PHOTO FEATURE
Fisherman and the Sea: Photographic Series of Subodh Kerkar 2008 to Present Lina Vincent Sunish As a medical doctor in a previous avatar, practicing a stone’s throw from the sea-shore, Subodh Kerkar had the opportunity to get to know the lives of fisher-folk at close quarters. He realised that their lives were deeply... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Nov 25th, 2016
EDITORIAL
November is an ideal month in the city (of Delhi) the weather is sympathetic and the lights seem to shine brighter in the evenings. The demonetisation by the Prime Minister earlier this month left none unaffected. We hope it brings better stability and growth to our economy and helps build a greater nation. A lot goes... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Nov 25th, 2016
SNIPPETS
Date: Till 31 December, 2016 Venue: Dhoomimal Gallery, G-42, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001, T: + 91 11 41516056 E: info@dhoomimalgallery.com W: www.dhoomimalgallery.com/ SERENDIPITY ARTS FESTIVAL, GOA Serendipity Arts Trust Serendipity Arts Trust, a Munjal initiative for the promotion of creativity in arts and... 
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COVER STORY

admin Nov 25th, 2016
COVER STORY
Barren Red: Solo Exhibit By Puneet Kaushik Myna Mukherjee Contemporary artist Puneet Kaushik’s new solo ‘Barren Red’ evokes a certain coming of age nostalgia. Having keenly followed his substantive body of abstract and plurally textural work over the years, one can see that Barren Red is reminiscent and echoes... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Nov 25th, 2016
INTERVIEW
Baroque- An Interview With Raqib Shaw Rajesh Punj Entering Raqib Shaw’s studio via a disheveled facade front into a brilliantly baroque styled garden, one relinquishes the ugly trappings of the suburban swell of fast food restaurants and mobile phone retailers for the grandeur and grace of a stately home, cum workspace.... 
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FEATURE

admin Nov 25th, 2016
FEATURE
Magical Realism Of A. Ramachandran Uma Nair Ramachandran at NGMA Bangalore is to be part of a chapter in the life of a Modern Master who has one eye on Renaissance and another on the power of experience. Defined by knowledge, a rich perspective of mythology, drawn from great Indian epics, the paintings of this master... 
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FEATURE

admin Nov 25th, 2016
FEATURE
Tribal Art: An Iconic Offer at Lalit Kala Akademi Subhra Mazumdar Tribal Art displays at major galleries by and large, have been sporadic attempts to gather together a group of practitioners, with familial bonds, provide them a space and thereafter, hold a wine and cheese do, around the works. While such efforts hold... 
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ESSAY

admin Nov 25th, 2016
ESSAY
Artistic Inheritance Dr. Seema Bhalla Art is not simply works of art; it is the spirit that knows beauty, that has music in its soul and the colour of sunset in its handkerchief, that can dance on a flaming world and make the world dance too. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) And it is a few of such sensitive people that... 
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ESSAY

admin Nov 25th, 2016
ESSAY
The Black Pottery of Nizamabad Anshu Ahuja the exquisite craft of Black pottery of Nizamabad at the Museum of Indian Terracotta in Sanskriti Kala Kendra, Delhi. Thereupon, I planned a visit to this pottery cluster in Azamgarh district of Uttarpradesh. Upon visiting Nizamabad, I was mesmerized by the magic of black... 
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REPORT

admin Nov 25th, 2016
REPORT
The Indywood Film Carnival Hema Iyer Ramani Hyderabad is the perfect setting for any film festival because the Ramoji Film city has been designed to provide the ambience for not only film shoots, but also to host mega-scale events. The film city is a complete city by itself and boasts of being able to handle 50 film... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Oct 24th, 2016
EDITORIAL
Diwali is here. Festivities continue to envelope the city as sidewalks are covered with bright decorative lights and vendors selling colourful diyas, earthen lamps and idols all over the city. There is anticipation in the air as the winter prepares to arrive… This issue we probe the work/visual language of various... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Oct 24th, 2016
SNIPPETS
Praneet Soi : For and Against Narrative Vadehra Art Gallery For and Against Narrative emerges from a conversation the artist posits between the constructed image and the gestural. Having immersed himself for years in working with media imagery, he shifts back to the hand in this new body of work to rethink political... 
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COVER STORY

admin Oct 24th, 2016
COVER STORY
All That Remains: AN Interview With Dayanita Singh Rajesh punj An opportunity to meet with the Indian photographer Dayanita Singh has become more improbable now that she exhibits more prolifically than when we first met in late 2008. As was evident in 2013 when I interviewed Singh prior to her retrospective at the... 
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FEATURE

admin Oct 24th, 2016
FEATURE
Shampa Sircar Das’Devi Uma Nair The colours are juxtaposed to construct a range of hues that sedate and inspire a quiet meditative mood. And as the work progresses it is becomes more aesthetic and less of an idea, and the vision starts getting clearer and clearer layer-by-layer. Shampa Sircar Das is an artist who... 
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