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EDITORIAL

admin Mar 14th, 2015
EDITORIAL
A few years ago, the recession was a fairly recent episode. It had not registered as an enduring correction from opportunist hype, but, seemed more like a temporary low-phase, aff ected merely by the global recession that hit in 2008. 2015 had then been predicted as a year that shall mark the revival of the art market,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 14th, 2015
COVER STORY
The Authenticity of the ‘Fake’ Art Market Neville Tuli Neville Tuli the Founder Chairman of the “Osian’s” Group elaborates on the “The Authenticity of the ‘Fake’ Art Market”, an in depth analysis of the politics that surround auctions and claims of artworks being called ‘Fakes’... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 14th, 2015
COVER STORY
Alturaash determined to keep up the prestige of Indian art and artists: Asif Kamal Santanu Ganguly “In India, the tradition is that in the absence of the artist, the son/daughter/ trust gives the authentication certificate. It is just like the feudal system where the king’s son becomes king after his death. But... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 14th, 2015
COVER STORY
Institutionalizing The Indian Art Market: Waiting for the Big Bang Dr. Seema Bawa Shows, art fairs and auctions have made their presence felt in India, set to boost what some analysts feel is an expanding art market. The question is whether this market is a reality, a potentially huge untapped source of great value... 
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OBITUARY

admin Mar 14th, 2015
OBITUARY
M. Sivanesan (1940-2015) Art & Deal The art world lost Sivanesan this year, a prolific artist of the times. He shall always remain an important name in Indian contemporary art. His indigenous subjects and his very selective colour palette marked his style. He did not use his paintings to make statements as he... 
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REPORT

admin Mar 14th, 2015
REPORT
Kochi Muziris Biennale-2014 Uma Prakash Uma Prakash appreciates the efforts and outcome of putting together a vivid assortment of unique and innovative works by 94 artists as she takes a closer look at some of them in the second edition of this sprawling yet unpretentious art biennale titled Whorled Explorations. The... 
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REPORT

admin Mar 14th, 2015
REPORT
Problems and possibilities of Museumisation and Art Pedagogy: Chitrakala Parishath-50 H. A. Anil Kumar In one of his later Kannada films ‘Dhruvathaare’, released in the late 1980s, the protagonist Rajkumar happens to be a painter, whose father was a farmer. He acts as a painter for the fi rst time in his lengthy... 
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REPORT

admin Mar 14th, 2015
REPORT
Stri Avalekha Priyanka Tagore 2015 has already been a year of many changes. An inexperienced party swept up the nation by storm with the best polling rate in the history of Indian politics. India opened the ICC Cricket World Cup as defending champions. One of the more important changes in my personal life happened... 
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REPORT

admin Mar 14th, 2015
REPORT
Art for Concern: Creating Value Through Art Aahana Dhar Art is not always for art’s sake, as demonstrated by Concern India Foundation’s ‘Art for Concern’ exhibitions being held successfully across the country for more than a decade now. An art exhibition that showcases the eclectic works of established and... 
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INTERNATIONAL

admin Mar 14th, 2015
INTERNATIONAL
Singapore Art Fair, 2014 Art & Deal Correspondent The inaugural Singapore Art Fair was the first one in Asia dedicated to the art of the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia (ME.NA.SA). An encouraging success story, that brought diverse expressions and cultural edifices with numerous artists from... 
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ESSAY

admin Mar 14th, 2015
ESSAY
Bireswar Sen: The Only Miniature Landscape Painter Of Indian Art Scenario Anindya Kanti Biswas Anindya Kanti Biswas traces the artistic journey of the unparalleled miniature artist Bireswar Sen. His brilliant expertise, attention to detail and ability to portray the colossal vastness of nature in acutely limited spaces. India... 
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PROFILE

admin Mar 13th, 2015
PROFILE
Nabanita Guha Arputharani Sengupta Nabanita Guha’s Bengali heritage is a direct link to the conception of her figures. In a surreal landscape human beings wander with animals and mythological creatures. She weaves them into her canvas with paint and a fine thread running through. With this intimacy the process of... 
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PROFILE

admin Mar 13th, 2015
PROFILE
Nothing Else But Love: Sculptures and Paintings by-P. Gnana Vidhya Gnana Gouresan Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose, to form and dignity. – William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) This evocative quote from the Bard sets the tone for the momentous travelling solo exhibition,... 
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REVIEW

admin Mar 13th, 2015
REVIEW
“We Have Accepted As A People That The Female Breast Is Sexual”: Megha Joshi Objects [Delhi] Artika Raj “There is censorship of the female breast and nipple only. While the genitalia of both men and women are similarly covered, there is no hiding the breast form. We have accepted as a people that the... 
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REVIEW

admin Mar 13th, 2015
REVIEW
Excavation Eruption [Delhi] Premjish Achari “Suffocation overwhelms me in these closed roomsWhen I throw open the windows, miasma engulfs me.” -Kamleshwar, Partitions I write this review at a time when images of ISIS members vandalizing historic artefacts at the Mosul Museum are frequently appearing in my Facebook... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Feb 28th, 2015
EDITORIAL
Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the CM of Delhi for a second time, post a historical victory in the assembly elections. A remarkable instance of democracy being exercised truly as it was meant to be. A change is in the air, positive, daring and long overdue. We strive to be part of this change: imperative & applaudable,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Ganga Spiritual Sojourn : Sidharth Uma Nair A SOLO SHOW BY SIDHARTH AT GALLERY ART KONSULT –INDIA ART FAIR 2015 CURATED BY UMA NAIR Uma Nair explores the spiritual, classical and the cotemporary elements that are juxtaposed skillfully by Sidharth in his epic work Ganga. Ganga-Spiritual Sojourn is an epic work by... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Paresh Maity: The Contemporary Genius Santanu Ganguly Santanu Ganguly strives to explore the journey of prolific artist Paresh Maity, his uncanny proficiency and love for water colour, tracing the beginnings, development, transitions and consistencies and his present inclination towards photography along with his... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Realizing the Removed Actions :Shridhar Iyer Johny ML Between painting or any other kind of creative act there are a few silent moments of performance that often go unnoticed when the final creative product is exhibited for a larger public. These absent moments when re-enacted in a controlled and choreographed situation... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Such a long journey :Balbir Krishan Georgina Maddox Balbir Krishan’s incredible journey as an artist and individual is testimony of the triumph of the human spirit despite crushing odds. Sitting on the floor of his cozy studio in New Delhi’s tony Nizamuddin East colony, Balbir Krishan is finishing his latest canvas.... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
The Inner Circle : Wheel of Life and Other Works of Dako ji Devraj Dr. B. S. Rohini Iyengar Rohini Iyengar elaborates on the calescence of therianthropic imagery and mystical mythological forms and what they convey in the work of Dakoji Devraj. Inhabited by a vast variety of imagery from the natural world with a... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Circle Uncircled : Challenge of Medium and Challenging the Medium of Ceramics Johny ml In Rahul Kumar’s ‘Circle Uncircled’ you come across a constricted galaxy of celestial objects, luminous, kinetic in an illusory way and the inaudible rhythm of rotations emanating from each object, making the viewer a bit... 
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OBITUARY

admin Feb 28th, 2015
OBITUARY
Mrinalini Mukherjee [1949- 2015] Art & Deal Mrinalini Mukherjee, one of India’s most acclaimed contemporary artists passed away on February 2, 2015. Daughter of artists Benode Behari , a pioneer of Bengali modernism and Leela Mukherjee, Mrinalini was born in Bombay in 1949. Having studied painting at... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Feb 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Tao Art Gallery: The inspiring Art Space in Mumbai Rajendra Tao Art Gallery, one of the most reputed and influential galleries in Mumbai, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in February this year. The mega art gallery with more than 8000 square feet space including storage facility housed in a picturesque seafacing... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Feb 28th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Shadow Play: The Mysterious World Of Ashish Kumar Das Sumati Gangopadhyay Sumati Gangopadhyay talks to prolific sculptor Ashish Kumar Das seeking to elucidate his learning experiences and to recognize the various influences that instigate his imperious, dramatic and surreal creations. Ashish Kumar Das is a leading... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 28th, 2015
REPORT
Revealing an Eerie Nostalgia- ‘A Yank ’s Memories of Calcutta’ Nandini Moitra Chowringhee Square, The Mohammedian Mosque, Jama Masjid is shown at the left. This is actually one of the quiet moments when GI trucks, taxis, bicycles and other modes of transport can move with comparative freedom. The Second World... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 27th, 2015
REPORT
Jaipur Art Summit Yasra Daud Khoker In the 16th and 17th century Europe, it was considered upscale to have a ‘Wunderkammern’; a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ or a ‘wonder chamber’ in your house. This cabinet was a room that displayed unique, noteworthy objects from various fields of study and also illuminated... 
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REPORT

admin Feb 27th, 2015
REPORT
The summit of art – intellectua ls : Artists’ Workshop at SSVAD Anirban Dhar “Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts which make him unique among animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape – he is a shaper of the landscape. In body and in mind he is the explorer of nature.... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Feb 27th, 2015
PHOTO FEATURE
Dev Kamal Dutta Farmers toil ceaselessly year after year in the verdant soil to cultivate food. Providing for the masses, their own struggle continues every single day, striving for a mere existence; battling with poverty. Their burdens only too evident in the lines on their faces. The vendors that obtain their crops... 
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REVIEW

admin Feb 27th, 2015
REVIEW
‘Rock the Void’ Josef Dabernig Retrospective Exhibition at MUMOK Preeti Kathuria [Vienna] “If simplicity were the one overriding goal of art, evenly stained canvases or perfect cubes would be the most desirable art objects” (Arnheim, 1974, p. 410). The work of Josef Dabernig echoes with such... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Feb 4th, 2015
EDITORIAL
Art & Deal, having completed 75 issues, looks back and brings to its readers some of the best of its earlier pieces of writing. We have tried to trace history chronologically to make an interesting, more coherent read. The present issue is thus a compilation of some of the finest of articles from our previous... 
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The Best Of - 75
Deep Breathings : Sohan Qadri Keshav Malik It so happened, that even as I looked at Sohan’s present work, this very week, against a panorama of a large body of works by different hands, the coincidence only helped me, in sundry ways, to grasp a facet of his art better—or so I imagined. Many of the works of... 
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The Best Of - 75
Manjit Bawa Dr. Seema Bawa Manjit Bawa was a painter of great repute with a well-founded conviction in his own creative self and that is the reason that he excelled at other creative pursuits that brought him accolades and fame. He was indeed an excellent cook, who had great patience in the kitchen, layering his dishes... 
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The Best Of - 75
Nasreen Mohamedi Mortimer Chatterjee Nasreen Mohamedi remains an enigma to much of the Indian and international art world: this despite being regarded by some as one of the most important artists of her generation and acknowledged as such in Documenta 2008 where she was accorded a full retrospective. There are a number... 
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