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EDITORIAL

admin Apr 18th, 2016
EDITORIAL
Development and progress are essential for human survival, but it is also important that we choose compassionately what to destroy in order to rebuild and what to cherish and retain. India is known for its rich and diverse culture and our old buildings and architecture are residual mementos of amazing artistic and... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Apr 18th, 2016
SNIPPETS
The Everla sting Flame : Zoroa strianism in History and Imagination National Museum, New Delhi The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination exhibition takes the sightseer on a expedition from the initial time of the religion to its surfacing as the primary religion of imperial Iran terminating with... 
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COVER STORY

admin Apr 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
Venkatappa Museum: The Question of Artistic Self-Esteem & Corporat e Insults H. A. Anil Kumar When detrimental governance’s desire to prosper turns ambitious, the first thing that happens to it is, it becomes numb to the genuine definition of what prosperity means. At such a point, the future of governance i.e.... 
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COVER STORY

admin Apr 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
Gods and Monsters an interview with Marina Vargas Rajesh Punj Artist Louise Bourgeois said of her suspended objects in space, that they were about the “fear of falling,” admitting “horizontality is a desire to give up, to sleep, verticality is an attempt to escape. Hanging and floating are states of ambivalence.”... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Apr 18th, 2016
INTERVIEW
The Artful Life of R. Vijay : A conversation with Waswo X. Waswo Premjish Achari Premjish Achari: Is the book The Artful Life of R. Vijay about your collaboration with each other…or… Waswo X Waswo: My publisher Shane Suvikapakornkul at Serindia Contemporary, who published Men of Rajasthan, had wanted to put out... 
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FEATURE

admin Apr 18th, 2016
FEATURE
Renegotiang Imagery : Collages of V. V. Ramani Dr. Ashrafi s. Bhagat The contemporary discourse on Indian art is a witness to artists actively engaging with technology and manipulating its versatility to speak in many voices in order to express their concepts. Despite easy access to technology as the virtual world,... 
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FEATURE

admin Apr 18th, 2016
FEATURE
Vineet Kacker : Grace and Poise Uma Nair Vineet Kacker the ceramist once described his works as originating from a deep appreciation of history and spiritual elements. This artistic passion, rooted in tradition, was the launching point that propelled him to eminence in India, and then to the international contemporary... 
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REPORT

admin Apr 18th, 2016
REPORT
Renaissances of Public Art: PUBLICA 2016 by Surbhi Modi and Jaipur Travel Photo Festival Santanu Ganguly There is a good sign or a sort of revolution that has started in the field of public art. Not only artists but also the connoisseurs are coming together to create the space and more awareness to promote the importance... 
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REVIEW

admin Apr 18th, 2016
REVIEW
Assemblage of the Flock: The Bird Project @ The Open Studio, Baroda Arati Desai “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Maya Angelou’s quote gives words to the very being of an artist and his creative process. The Bird Project was the opening show of the Open Studio,... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Apr 18th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW
Assemblage of the Flock : Arms & Armour: The Royal Collection at the Jaipur City Palace Santanu Ganguly This lavishly illustrated book brings to us the splendid collection of medieval Arms and Armour at the City Palace Museum in Jaipur. The objects include daggers, swords, lances, khanjar, shields and armour,... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Apr 18th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW
Vijayanagara Empire Santanu Ganguly Vijayanagara, once one of the mightiest Hindu empires, has now been reduced to a mere village. Through extensive research and restoration efforts, dedicated conservationists and the ASI have made every possible attempt to restore the lost brilliance of the Vijayanagara Empire. The... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Apr 18th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW
Indian Classical Dance: The Renaissance and Beyond Santanu Ganguly Indian Classical Dance: The Renaissance and Beyond traces the journey of the evolution of Indian classical dance since the years of Independence. Covering the eight classical dance forms of India – Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Manipuri,... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Mar 30th, 2016
EDITORIAL
‘Time is relative. So are most things we perceive. It is only in relation from one to the other that a perspective is formed, since most assessments depend on some comparative analysis. As scientists struggle through endless theories and mathematical equations to better understand our existence, we attempt to take... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Mar 30th, 2016
SNIPPETS
69th Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival-2016 Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra Founded in 1947, the Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra has secured for itself, an unchallenged position as an active propagator of the Indian Classical Performing Arts, Mythological, Contemporary and Folk Productions of epics. The Shriram Shankarlal... 
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COVER STORY

admin Mar 30th, 2016
COVER STORY
Relooking…. The Marks Left Behind Vrushali Dhage With the retrospective showing works done by G.R. Iranna nearly over the past two decades, beginning from his early art school days till the most recent ones; the artist discusses with Vrushali Dhage his journey as a practitioner. Vrushali Dhage: It is really... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Mar 30th, 2016
INTERVIEW
An Unspeakable Act- An Interview with New York based artist Ali Banisadr at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Rajesh Punj Painted whilst upright Ali Banisadr’s canvases appear as these aesthetic avalanches of accident and incident, in which the irrevocable imagery of fragmented figures contoured into these action spaces,... 
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ESSAY

admin Mar 30th, 2016
ESSAY
Revisiting the art of F. N. Souza: Dadaistic Perspectives in the Portrayal of Women Mandakini Sharma History of painting has numerous movements and isms, which contribute significantly in the arrival of modern art. Of all, Dadaism movement, which started in Zurich (Switzerland) in early 20th century, has carried a... 
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PROFILE

admin Mar 30th, 2016
PROFILE
Pristine World of Jai Zharotia Ranjan K. Ghosh As one of the leading present day Indian artists, Jai Zharotia has over the years evolved a unique style of his own which remains firmly rooted to the Indian ethos as far as their thematic denouement goes. Undoubtedly, the artist has made a niche for himself in the contemporary... 
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PROFILE

admin Mar 30th, 2016
PROFILE
Scripts as form of Art Helen Scalway At first sight the paintings of Jagmohan Bangani entice with their jeweled, patterned appearance. But there is more to them: or rather, they show us that pattern itself can offer powerful effects. Pattern, repetition, turns into rhythm, into chant, into mantra. Bangani speaks... 
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REPORT

admin Mar 30th, 2016
REPORT
“Emotion In Motion” Striking Shades of Human Emotions Showcased By Celebrated Singaporean Artist P. Gnana at Plush Art Spice Gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa Art & Deal Correspondent On Friday, January 15, 2016, Art Spice, the plush art gallery at five star deluxe hotel, The Metropolitan... 
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REPORT

admin Mar 30th, 2016
REPORT
The 4th Dharamshala International Film Festival Santanu Ganguly The 4th edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival took place in McLeod Ganj from 5-8 November 2015. Longtime residents of Dharamshala, filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam initiated the film festival with the aim to bring high quality independent... 
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REVIEW

admin Mar 30th, 2016
REVIEW
Autolysis : Asim Waqif Uma Nair [Delhi] Autolysis by AsimWaqif in a 200 year old sarai at Mehrauli turned out to be the marriage of decadence with persistent perseverance. Asim Waqif, the multi disciplinary architect turned artist once said ‘commercial value has eclipsed experimentation.’ This is situational irony,... 
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REVIEW

admin Mar 30th, 2016
REVIEW
Vitality and Resonance in Vineet Kacker’s Digging Time Uma Nair[Delhi] Visiting a ceramic show is something that gets my juices flowing. And when the curator is Vineet Kacker I know that the journey itself will be one of great vitality. At the onset Digging Time is a phrase that contains more than a thousand... 
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REVIEW

admin Mar 30th, 2016
REVIEW
Poetics of Plurality [Baroda] Aranya Bhowmik In contemporary times, art practice is no more bound by normative concepts, rather it has widened, emphasising on interdisciplinary practices. Experimentations in different media, medium and discipline have brought about a huge change in the mind-set of practitioners and... 
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PUBLISHER’S PEN

admin Feb 15th, 2016
PUBLISHER'S PEN
PUBLISHER’S PEN This anthology of criticisms has taken a year to materialize and we are looking at a wide variety of art events and exhibitions the world over.Talwar Gallery’s A.Balasubramanium’s solo exhibition at the Gallery in Delhi had the ability to refl ect and reveal him as an artist of rare... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Van Gogh’s Roses and Irises@ Metropolitan Museum New York Uma Nair New York: History happens when the present bows to the past.At the Met Museum in New York,Van Gogh’s Roses and Irises are united in the manner of quoting T.S. Eliot’s ‘Time Past is Present.’ In May 1889, after episodes of self-mutilation... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Picasso Sculptures Enthrall @ Moma Uma Nair Picasso Sculptures at MOMA had this eclectic insignia about it that invited intrigue and curiosity more than the auction news that was circling the market. Somehow with all the highs of the art world in the art of the gavel, we don’t seem to think of Picasso as a sculptor,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Beyond The Black Sun : Sayed Haider Raza Uma Nair ‘Aarambh’-Sayed Haider Raza’s adagio to his birthday at 93 plays out like a morning ‘raaga’-its nuances and notes finding harmonies within the realms of colours and tonalities and flowing between moody crags and crevices-the sharps and trebles seen in the... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Restrained Rhythms : A. Balasubramaniam @ Talwar Gallery, New Delhi Uma Nair “In the work of the cavity I thought of the balloon-the pressure of the wind-the human body both from out and also within—how the outer skin folds and goes inside. When I used the—stone-I thought of two things of the flexibility... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Subodh Gupta Storma New York Uma Nair ‘When I see utensils, it gives me a feeling I can’t describe. I get very excited,’ says Gupta, of his process. ‘The marks of the utensils just tell me so many stories and I feel them so completely’. Gupta’s use of found objects may give his works Duchampian... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Urban Chos Hema Upadhyay Art & Deal Correspondent Everything she signifies is shown to us from a high vantage point – its an almost aerial view of multiple colours and insignias of stacks and shacks with their blue plastic cover-ings seeking to ward off the merciless rain –as she sits in reflective reverie... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Jamini Roy : Carved Contours, Dhoomimal Gallery Uma Nair Jamini Roy’s works speak to us about social consciousness and the indomitable human spirit.If we look at his work as an overview there is no illusion ,only the simplicity of the images -the power of gesture and poise.If we view it in the social construct... 
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COVER STORY

admin Feb 15th, 2016
COVER STORY
Alfred watson’s Speech : 1929 Uma Nair “In a few moments I shall declare open the exhibition of the works of Mr. Jamini Roy. Those who study the various pictures will be able to trace the development of the mind of an artist constantly seeking his own mode of expression. His earlier work done under purely Western... 
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PROFILE

admin Feb 15th, 2016
PROFILE
Fausto Melotti : Dynamic Mix Of Abstraction Utility And Art Theory Uma Nair Hauser & Wirth has announced its exclusive worldwide representation of the Estate of Fausto Melotti (1901 – 1986), the Italian sculptor, installation artist, and poet admired for his unique contribution to the development of mid-century European... 
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