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EDITORIAL

admin Aug 5th, 2014
EDITORIAL
A reluctant monsoon seems to have finally set in. As the cool showers bring down the mercury the KGAF prepares vehemently to plunge into its seventeenth year. The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, it is, arguably the first of Art Festivals in India with its inception in 1999, an annual community celebration of the arts held... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
COVER STORY
Headline: A Biennale is a Political Animal Manoj Nair Manoj Nair tries to capture the politics of aesthetics and business inviting a critical debate on the credibility of a ‘biennale’. A young boy stands on the west coast near the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent looking at the setting sun and imagining... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
COVER STORY
Bienal de Sao Paulo: How to talk about things that don’t exist? Franck Barthelemy Opening on 6th September 2014, the 31st Biennial de São Paulo is a poetic call exploring the things that don’t exist in an attempt to understand the struggle of the unknown. Franck Barthelemy reports. Early September, the second... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
COVER STORY
Biennales etc: the South Asian Experience Kurchi Dasgupta Kurchi Dasgupta calls for an open discussion on the need and fate of biennales and art fairs in this receding economy as she explores the Kathmandu International Art Festival and Colombo Art Biennale. The world has enough biennales or biennials (about a hundred... 
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COVER STORY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
COVER STORY
The Imagined And The Other: Internationalism And Whitney Biennial: A Collective Dialogue Tanya Abraham The Whitney Biennial which began on the seventh of March in New York and closed on the twenty-fifth of May 2014 showcased artists of various genres. Interestingly, this took place cohesively, as the chosen three... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
ESSAY
The Imagined and the other: Internationalism and Post- Colonial Hybridity In Indian Contemporary Art Bipin Balachandran Bipin Balachandran elucidates the concept of postcolonial subjectivity in Indian contemporary art and exemplifies how ‘hybridity’ plays an important role. While watching the contemporary art... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
ESSAY
Charak Puja: A Bengali Folk Festival Dr. Dipendu Das Charak Puja symbolises not only the co existence of human and nature but also mysticism; with the devotees feeling no pain inspite of being pierced and hung from hooks Dr.Dipendu Das elaborates. Often in the mid of the month of April as one steps out of the busy... 
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PHOTO ESSAY

admin Aug 5th, 2014
PHOTO ESSAY
Project 080:30 and Live Art Lab, Bangalore, 2014 Priyanka Govil Bengaluru was bustling with performance art when I reached there on my first trip. 6 groups and individuals were supported by India Foundation for the Arts, Bangalore under it’s Project 560. I was part of 080:30 group during my stay there, by documenting... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
INTERVIEW
Taking the World into Consideration- A Conversation with Dutch Artist Jackie Sleper Edward Rubin Jackie Sleper’s work is characteristic of keen observation and reflects her study of cultures/traditions. Edward Rubin in conversation with the Dutch Artist . In a highly unusual mixture of schooling, Utrecht-based... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
INTERVIEW
In Conversation with Amit Vadehra Paramjot Walia Established in 2006, CRAYON CAPITAL today is one of India’s leading Art Advisory Services companies, providing wide range of services in the Indian Art Market. Crayon Capital played a key role as Art Advisor to some of the largest and leading Art Funds in India and... 
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REPORT

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REPORT
Patriarch Of The Palette: M. F. Husain Uma Nair Uma Nair elucidates how the final series made by M.F. Husain, India’s most prolific artist, showcased at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum celebrate the ‘Indian-ness’ in him. Indian Civilization is an ambitious series of eight triptych paintings,... 
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REPORT

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REPORT
Der Langste Tag / The Longest Day. 16 hours non-stop outdoor performances Irene Müller & Dorothea Rust Performance art doesn’t need to confine itself to festivals or an institutional context, it creates its own space accepting and engaging the viewer. ‘THE LONGEST DAY’ performance successfully proved it.... 
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MATTERS OF HEART WITH PARAMJOT WALIA
Matters of Heart With Paramjot Walia Shridhar lyer Turbulent strokes in Shridhar Iyer’s works question the existence of form and ‘being’ acting as silent whispers of the universe. His works explore the mystic ethereal connection of matter and space inviting and transporting the viewer beyond the visual sense.... 
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PROFILE

admin Aug 5th, 2014
PROFILE
Sanjay Bhattacharya: The Versatile player of color Santanu Ganguly Whether the old vacant houses telling their stories or the realistic portraitures/scenes, Sanjay Bhattacharya successfully connects and subtly conveys the inner perceptions and outer realities under the absolute realism of his works. Santanu Ganguly... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Aug 5th, 2014
PHOTO FEATURE
Tat Tvam Asi – Nature’s Burial – N. P. Jayan Balachandran V. Whatever I dig up of you, O earth, May you of that have quick replenishment! O purifying one, May my thrust never reach unto your vital points, your heart. [Atharva Veda, 12.35] Since time immemorial, Indians have known that all life form... 
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FEATURE

admin Aug 5th, 2014
FEATURE
Acts of Occupation Waswo X. Waswo Waswo X. Waswo probes the shifting boundaries of the collaboration of different minds behind the exhibition “Sleeping through the Museum”. Collabor ation: 1. The act of working with another or others on a joint project 2. Something created by working jointly with another... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REVIEW
Embalming a Museum Culture Sushma Sabnis From wide eyed awe to boredom relieving yawns and every reaction between these two extremes, is what a museum could evoke in its audience. Artist Waswo X Waswo and his collaborators snip away with satirical scissors to air the long embalmed mummified concepts of museumification... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REVIEW
S. H. Raza and His Litany of Color and Form Shruthi Issac S.H. Raza’s untamed landscapes add aesthetic sensibility to his memories whereas the ‘Bindu’ serves as a focus of universal energy. Shruthi Issac reviews the ongoing solo show of the French expressionist master at Grosvenor Vadehra art gallery in London... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REVIEW
Circumambulating Melancholy From inside Out Venkatesh K. N Crosstalk is about four artists’ different expressions for a common pursuit; personal yet universal struggle to cope with the contemporary living. Venkatesh K N reviews. The recent show Crosstalk at Sumukha gallery from 24th may to 21st june showcases... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REVIEW
Of Truth, Peace & Love Neelam Malhotra Eva’s sensibility of composition, language of colors and forms all come together, without resistance and in total balance with matter and energy to create abstraction that elevates to spirituality and catalyzes paths to inner peace and harmony and the ultimate realization... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 5th, 2014
REVIEW
The Cassandra in you.. Paramjot Walia ‘You Can’t Keep Acid In A Paper Bag’ brings home some of the installations and international projects of Nalini Malani, one of the foremost artists of India today, that have never been shown before. Paramjot Walia reviews. Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), Saket, is showcasing... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Jul 10th, 2014
EDITORIAL
The art fraternity suffered a huge loss this year, that of losing the veteran art critic and poet Padmashree Keshav Malik. He was here just yesterday, a presence that has been a source of guidance, comfort and encouragement to several generations of artists. His absence de facto not registered in our minds yet. We... 
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MEMORIES

admin Jul 10th, 2014
MEMORIES
2010: Padmashree Keshav Malik lighting the lamp for The Ten Year Celebrations of Art & Deal Magazine at the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi with Ashok Vajpeyi, Neelam Malhotra & Siddhartha Tagore (Top) 2010: Shri Keshav Malik with Shivji Panikar & Akkitham Narayanan at IIC during The Ten Year Celebrations... 
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POEMS BY KESHAV MALIK ART GALLERIES The vacant art-galleries were his haunts, for here at last the tantalizing butterfly of the flitting moment was pinned neatly upon the velvety walls. And to the outer atmosphere, the air-expeller banished all heat and fret, blood and gall. Here all was nothing if not prayer, eyes... 
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ARCHIVE

admin Jul 10th, 2014
ARCHIVE
Lessons of a Master : Sailoz Mookherjea Shri Keshav Malik Sailoz Mookherjea was one of the foremost artists of the Modern Indian Art World. Eminent art critic Keshav Malik takes a very close look at his endearing artistic personality; a personal account of a very committed artist, with subtle lessons interwoven in... 
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ARCHIVE

admin Jul 10th, 2014
ARCHIVE
ART: The Impasse Keshav Malik Given, that between a projected target and an aspirant. The soil-sport shadow, intrudes frequently, one ought to perhaps turn a blind eye to such lacunae as beset most human undertaking. Add to this impasse, the thought that the activity of art cannot in all good be realistically modeled... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jul 10th, 2014
INTERVIEW
Keshav Malik P.Raja Poetry creates itself with every word added to it, re-defining its identity in the process. The genius of words, Padmashree Keshav Malik, spoke about his inspiration, his poetry and his take on poetry writing to P.Raja. P.Raja: Why did you choose to express yourself in English, when it is not... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 10th, 2014
COVER STORY
Innovator of a new path in visual art Keshav Malik Ratnabali Kant’s artworks not only celebrate body and form but also mirror societal realities. Art & Deal reproduced Keshav Malik’s article stressing her growth as an artist. Introduction: cry of conscience When I think of any artist, there are some problems... 
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