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EDITORIAL

admin Jun 24th, 2015
EDITORIAL
After a short but scathing heat wave, it looks like an early monsoon is on it’s way to Delhi. This issue explores the development and existence of pop today, globally and in the Indian Art scene. Further, we have reports, reviews and a photo feature of some interesting exhibitions and books. Pop Art was a movement... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
COVER STORY
From Warhol to Koons– The Devolution of Pop Waswo X. Waswo An older, comatose, women’s movement morphed into radical feminism, and “the pill” opened the doors to a new, heterosexual candour about unashamed, non-marital relationships. By the end of the decade meek attempts to decriminalize homosexuality... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
COVER STORY
The Comic And The Obscene Clyde D’ Mello Comics have always been in this flux of being popular, yet for some quaint reason it hasn’t been considered as art or “high art” especially in India. It’s as if even though the artist may get opportunities of display in biennial’s and exhibitions, it... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
COVER STORY
Pop Art H.A. Anil Kumar The poster of “Dabbang” cooling glass, photos of a tribal girl with contemporary gadgets, stenciled and repeated images in fine-arts paintings, paintings upon fiber glass sculptures, paintings based on what is considered classical Indian painting tradition from Ajanta and miniatures in the... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
INTERVIEW
A Conversation with Vanita gupta Premjish Achari I think I told myself that I am going to do just this, without even knowing the possibilities of it. Can’t remember any influence then, only the fact that I liked doing it and nothing else mattered. So it was quite bizarre then to take up education in art, even my... 
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ESSAY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
ESSAY
Art Alive Gallery’s Tribute to nature through Raghu Rai’s immortal ‘Trees’ Santanu Ganguly In the last 18 years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India. He has produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai’s Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother... 
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REPORT

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REPORT
Giving Creatively Lina Vincent Sunish Artist In Residence programs and other residency opportunities allow artists, academicians, curators, and various creative individuals, time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and production.... 
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REPORT

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REPORT
Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art On an international tour Santanu Ganguly The Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA), Belgium organized Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art, a multidimensional arts project conceptualized around the notion of the spiritual and devotional in Indian art. It explores the... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Jun 24th, 2015
PHOTO FEATURE
Five Quartets @ Art Konsult Art & Deal Correspondent Curated by Uma Nair 23rd May, 2015 01. S. H. Raza , 02. S. H. Raza lightening the lamp with curator Uma Nair, Siddhartha Tagore & Akhilesh, 03. From the right: Aruna Vasudev, Siddhartha Tagore, Jatin Das & Shridhar Iyer, 04. Artist Sudip Roy with curator... 
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PHOTO ESSAY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
PHOTO ESSAY
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Five Quartets [Delhi] Premjish Achari An extraordinary anecdote from Vasili Kandinsky’s much eventful artistic career would function as an ideal introduction to this review on ‘Five Quartets’ curated by Uma Nair. On a late afternoon in Munich of 1909 or 1910, owing to the fact that Kandinsky was never a keeper... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Priya’s Shakti [New York] Alison Adams Apne Aap supported the comic, based on super hero: Priya’s Shakti in its first ever augmented reality Art Exhibition in New York City. The epic comic book, PRIYA’S SHAKTI, presents a new Indian female superhero and rape survivor who tackles the problem of sexual... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Veteran Artist Rabindra Krishna Paul’s First Retrospective in the Capital [Delhi] Anindya Kanti Biswas Veteran artist Rabindra Krishna Paul’s first and ever Retrospective was showcased in one of New Delhi’s most reputed Lokayata Art Gallery at Hauz Khas village from 20th-26th March 2015. No doubt this is an... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Response to Stimuli – I [MUMBAI] Art & Deal Correspondent Response to Stimuli – Part I, curated by Kanchi Mehta opened at Sakshi Salon on the 14th of May. A group show with a certain freshness about it, featuring artists Ratna Gupta, Thomas Louis, Nishant Shukla, Loise Braganza and Elizabetta di Sopra.... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
“Majajani”, Noun, feminine, Punjabi; translation: a woman with attitude [LONDON] Arjmand Aziz A great deal has been written about Chila Kumari Burman. Indeed, there is a great deal to say. Her work spans twenty five years of intense, sustained artistic engagement with a dazzling array of media: printmaking, installation,... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
BOOK REVIEW
The Art of Bengal, Indian Abstractes- An Absence of Form Santanu Ganguly Documenting the unique cultural efflorescence in Bengal begun over two centuries ago, the exhibition begins in the19th century when local folk artists began creating their paintings on mythological and religious themes traditionally done on cloth,... 
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EDITORIAL

admin May 28th, 2015
EDITORIAL
The mercury rises as summer settles in comfortably, scorching, proud and unapologetic. We succumb haplessly praying for cool showers and breeze. Art takes recluse in the exotic locales of the city of water & lights as the 56th Venice Biennale opens, early in May, one of the oldest and most prestigious international... 
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COVER STORY

admin May 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Modern Indian Art and the idea of Indigenous Contemporary Tanveer Ajsi Historians of art inform us that until the nineteenth century, the cultural hegemony of the West had not found its feet within the artistic traditions of India. The aesthetic sensibility of the West was, until then, received with a scant interest... 
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COVER STORY

admin May 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Redeeming Tradition : Velu Viswanathan’s Yantric Interplay Dr. Ashrafi s Bhagat Neo-Tantric art integrated, translated, synthesized or imitated using contemporary materials/vocabulary to assert itself as an autonomous sign. In its deployment within the existing contingencies, it moderated as a modern idiom, remaining... 
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COVER STORY

admin May 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Tantric Art Dr. Seema Bawa Tantric Art remains one of the most misinterpreted, and even abused, labels amongst contemporary art practice. An art work appropriating Tantric symbols and iconography out of context would not qualify as Tantric Art. As its bedrock, Tantra, involves positing a self that can transcend spatio-temporal... 
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INTERVIEW

admin May 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
The Visible Forms of Invisible Wonders: Govinda Sah Azad Gerard Houghton Gerard Houghton: Govinda, please tell me about where you come from originally. Govindah Sah: I was born in Rajbiraj, in eastern Nepal, south of Everest and just 12 km. from India. Most people there are subsistence farmers, growing rice, wheat... 
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INTERVIEW

admin May 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Indian Connections: Martine Le Coz Lina Vincent Sunish Martine Le Coz is a writer and artist living in Amboise, France. An ardent admirer of Indian spiritual philosophies, she speaks to Lina Vincent Sunish about her engagement with tantra and its meaning within her life and art. Martine Le Coz is a French writer and... 
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INTERVIEW

admin May 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
A Conversation With Rajesh Ram Pranamita Borgohain There’s something enticing as well as peculiar about seeing the hybrid veggie-human forms in artist Rajesh Ram’s art works. They’re tactile, provoking and metaphorically relate food, life and reality. Rajesh’s sculptures are close to reality, yet with exaggerated... 
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INTERVIEW

admin May 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Shanta’s Treasure Trove Sumati Gangopadhyay A recurring touch of nostalgia is seen in Shanta Samant’s sculptures.Interestingly, it traces her journey from early childhood and adolescence to womanhood. Here, we find Shanta displaying a stunning quality of exuberance expressed with playful abandon. A high note of... 
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REPORT

admin May 28th, 2015
REPORT
Performers At The Sacred Arts A Festival Curated By Teamwork Arts Santanu Ganguly Vocal Rasta has been active for the past few months and was recently seen at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival and Sounds of Freedom where they performed in front of Binoy Varghese and Velamkanni Matha. Comprising of 15 performers... 
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REPORT

admin May 28th, 2015
REPORT
Revisiting Deepor Beel Pranamita Borgohain Revisiting Deepor Beel, a travelling workshop under the festival Kala Samanvayaa 2015 was held at Deepor Beel village, Near Guwahati from 13th – 16th January. The workshop was a site specific interdisciplinary art practice where all the activities had been done in a... 
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REPORT

admin May 28th, 2015
REPORT
Goa Photo Festival, 2015 Nikhil Padgaonkar From the 25th of February till the 7th of March, the residents of Panaji are in for a treat. For during this time, the city itself will become a platform for exhibiting some of the country’s and the world’s most innovative contemporary photography. This is happening... 
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REPORT

admin May 28th, 2015
REPORT
3rd Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) Santanu Ganguly The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) started just three years ago but, within a small span of time, it has become one of India’s most important and most discussed film festivals. In the third edition of DIFF, among fiction feature films,... 
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ESSAY

admin May 28th, 2015
ESSAY
The Formulation Of Iconography In The Paintings Of Raja Ravi Varma Aastha Duggal The iconography in Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings is a paradigm of tactile illusionism, bringing to life the characters of mythological and religious tales, giving them an identity which the people could associate the narrative with. In... 
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CINEMA

admin May 28th, 2015
CINEMA
RupKotha : A Short Film Art & Deal Correspondent Rupkotha shows how, sometimes, some incidents in life effect/hurt us so badly that they weaken us mentally and physically for the time being. In such a state ending one’s life seems to be the only solution and escape from all problems. But, hope should not be... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin May 28th, 2015
PHOTO FEATURE
“The Fabled Hampi” by Ganesh Doddamani Art & Deal Correspondent On The Occasion Of World Heritage Day, Art Spice Gallery At The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa Gifts Presented An Enthralling Exhibition, “The Fabled Hampi” By An Award-Wining Artist, Ganesh Doddamani. April 18, 2015: The fabled ruins of Hampi... 
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PHOTO ESSAY

admin May 28th, 2015
PHOTO ESSAY
Sudipta Acharjee  Read More →
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REVIEW

admin May 28th, 2015
REVIEW
Recent Abstract Executions Of Minakshi Patil [Mumbai] Mrinal Ghosh In her recent paintings, Minakshi Patil experiments with a particular form of abstraction, where she tries to capture an intangible feeling generated out of a very tangible reality that one experiences in the existential process. Her form of abstraction... 
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REVIEW

admin May 28th, 2015
REVIEW
Art and History, finding One Another [Delhi] Art & Deal Correspondent An Indian kaleidoscope – An exhibition bringing together the best of art and history from India 200 years ago by Pran Sabharwal Foundation Exhibition featuring lithographs, wood engraving by artists such as William and Thomas Daniell,... 
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