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EDITORIAL

admin Apr 5th, 2014
EDITORIAL
April is here, the sun plays hide & seek threatening to flare up in its full summer glory any instant now. Change is the essence of existence and the fourth dimension holds captive energy and matter without mercy. This issue we look into the past as we preserve its scarce traces and welcome the futuristic trends... 

COVER STORY

admin Apr 5th, 2014
COVER STORY
A Collection Of Stories : an Interview with Jo Nambiar Art & Deal Correspondent Antiques bridge the disconnect with the past and stare at you with its vast baggage of stories. Art&Deal correspondent interviews the versatile antiquarian, Jo Nambiar, as he holds history in his hands. An athlete, equestrian... 
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ESSAY

admin Apr 5th, 2014
ESSAY
The Past As A Futuristic Representational Device H. A. Anil Kumar The past with its baggage of history, knowledge and socio-political affirmations forms the basis of future theorization. H.A.Anil Kumar asserts how the future is an accepted abstract borrowed from it’s past. E.H.Gombrich narrates an interesting event:... 

ESSAY

admin Apr 5th, 2014
ESSAY
Collecting Indian Graphic Novels Clyde D’ mello Clyde D’mello explores the origin, transition and continuum of the medium of ‘graphic novel’ as the writer tries to answer the way to choose and own these ’designed leaflets of art’. The idea of collecting the medium of Graphic Novels has taken an initial... 

REPORT

admin Apr 5th, 2014
REPORT
Dhaka Art Summit Uma Prakash Second edition of Dhaka Art Summit served not only as a perfect platform for South-Asian art but also a treat for the artistically curious mind with a variety of curated photography shows, performance art shows and experimental film screenings etc to offer. Uma Prakash reports. “My goal... 

REPORT

admin Apr 5th, 2014
REPORT
Colombo Art Biennale ‘Makes History’ with it’s Third Edition Kurchi Dasgupta Colombo Art Biennale saw the contemporary manifestation of the turbulent though dead yet alive past through the aesthetics of the present with the eye of the future. Kurchi Dasgupta reports. The Colombo Art Biennale (CAB... 

PHOTO FEATURE

admin Apr 5th, 2014
PHOTO FEATURE
Jyoti Bhatt Tasveer and Vacheron Constantin present photographs by Indian artist Jyoti Bhatt for the first time in Mumbai. The exhibition chronicles the artist’s travels across rural India in the mid-60s, where he visited villages and tribal regions photographing folk arts and craft traditions in their original environments,... 

OBITUARY

admin Apr 5th, 2014
OBITUARY
Khushwant Singh : Man For All Seasons Uma Nair “Here lies one who spared neither man nor God Waste not your tears on him, he was a sod Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun.” Uma Nair remembers and pays homage to the witty writer and the fearless journalist... 

OBITUARY

admin Apr 5th, 2014
OBITUARY
Absence Which Follows Arpana Caur Khushwant uncle went yesterday after a friendship of four decades with my mother who made him President of her Academy and consulted him frequently except in the last two to three years, not wanting to trouble him with our troubles. He translated and published several of my mother’s... 
MATTERS OF HEART WITH PARAMJOT WALIA
Matters of heArt with Paramjot Walia Dhaneshwar Shah Art&Deal : How would you describe your ‘style’ of work? Dhaneshwar Shah: In simple way I am an animal painter and my way of language or style of art work is much closer to Expressionist. I always try to express certain feelings about something. My art... 

PHOTO ESSAY

admin Apr 5th, 2014
PHOTO ESSAY
“The Nanyang Spirit” An Aesthetic Voyage to Singapore!! Art & Deal Correspondent On Friday, 12th March, 2014, Art Spice gallery at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa in collaboration with Singapore Art Society hosted the inauguration ceremony of the intriguing, large-scaled exhibition “The Nanyang... 

REVIEW

admin Apr 4th, 2014
REVIEW
Representing Mysticism as a Paradox Review of ‘ Remembrance of Voices Past’ H. A. Anil Kumar Under the labyrinth of constant change lies the consistency,the oneness of being, the oscillation between the past and future. H.A.Anil Kumar interacts with the hues echoing the philosophical understanding, the... 
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REVIEW

admin Apr 4th, 2014
REVIEW
Each Night Put Kashmir In Your Dreams Uma Nair This exhibition at the Chemould Prescott Gallery captures the true essence of Kashmir with its serene beauty, perturbed history and controversial present. Uma Nair listens as Nilima Sheikh tries to give colors and forms to the enchanting verses of Kashmiri American poet... 

REVIEW

admin Apr 4th, 2014
REVIEW
Where photography meets public Paramjot Walia Central Delhi celebrated a French-Indian collaboration through ‘’Fête de la photo‘,a photofest providing avenues to bring photography closer to the public, reports Paramjot Walia. This season, photography trespasses the confines of the galleries and makes a... 

REVIEW

admin Apr 4th, 2014
REVIEW
The Full Space Paramjot Walia The exhibition titled ‘The Full Space’ offers an alternative perspective and encourages the viewer to open his mind and experience the ‘formless form’ outside and beyond the physical presence of form and space, Paramjot Walia reviews. Art Heritage gallery witnessed the metamorphosis... 

EDITORIAL

admin Mar 12th, 2014
EDITORIAL
Editorial Strangely gentle thunder storms and rain mark the middle of spring and freshly sluiced yellow blossoms adorn the roadsides in Delhi. Optimism rules the roost. Catching up with the art market once again Manoj Nair brings forth the facts and figures to show how art is emerging as a new asset class while Christie’s... 

COVER STORY

admin Mar 12th, 2014
COVER STORY
The Art Market Can Only look Northwards- Manoj Nair Despite the economic uncertainty and the significant drop in the value of the rupee, there is still a brimming hope and confidence in the Indian art market. Manoj Nair analyses the facts and figures and shows how art has emerged as a new asset class. On November... 

FEATURE

admin Mar 12th, 2014
FEATURE
Promise of Poise, Amrita Shergill : NGMA Uma Nair Marking the birth centenary celebrations of Amrita Shergill, NGMA along with Yashodhara Dalmia showcased an arresting collection of paintings reflecting not only her aesthetic sensibility, but also her strong upfront persona. Uma Nair explores the legendary artist’s... 

FEATURE

admin Mar 12th, 2014
FEATURE
Horses, Mothers and Husain Sandhya Bordewekar Sandhya Bordewekar pays a tribute to the ‘Picasso of India’, Maqbool Fida Husain, as she attempts to live and breathe with the legendary artist through his personally signed serigraphed scrolls. Maqbool Fida Husain almost single-handedly gave Indian modern and contemporary... 

INTERNATIONAL

admin Mar 12th, 2014
INTERNATIONAL
The art of living Torsten Jurell How unaffected by the market see-saw, Jingdezhen, the capital of porcelain, lets Xiao Xue reveal her creative self and makes her work unique, not in terms of the technique, but in terms of her sensitivity towards her passion, her art, shares Torsten Jurell. It was early evening in... 

OBITUARY

admin Mar 12th, 2014
OBITUARY
Prokash Karmakar [1933 - 2014] Art & Deal Correspondent 24th February, 2014 saw the demise of an eminent Indian artist, Prokash Karmakar. Born in 1933 to an artistic family in Kolkata with a well-known artist-teacher for a father, Prokash Karmakar already had it in his genes. On completing his matriculation, Karmakar... 

REPORT

admin Mar 12th, 2014
REPORT
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Uma Prakash In August, Edinburgh witnesses the world’s largest art festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Born out of Edinburgh International Festival, the fringe festival is a festive platform celebrating all genres of art from music to theatre to dance, reports Uma Prakash. The Edinburgh... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Mar 12th, 2014
PHOTO FEATURE
Durga-Dynam ics of power, gender bias and a st ory of Widows in India Sharmistha Dutta This is a self-financed photography project that I took up as I wanted to address the immense apathy and gender inequality that exists against women, specially the widows in India. The project focuses specifically on the widows... 

PROFILE

admin Mar 12th, 2014
PROFILE
Jayashree Chakravarty : If You Will Stay Close To Nature Uma Nair “If You Will Stay Close To Nature”, an exhibition by Jayashree Chakravarty at Vadehra Art Gallery,Delhi could be called an autobiographical documentation exploring the artist’s intimacy with nature, reviews Uma Nair . Imagine an amalgamation of... 

PROFILE

admin Mar 12th, 2014
PROFILE
BRICK AS A UNIT Shubhalakshmi Shukla Vivek Sonawane uses brick as a metaphor of not the inherent stability of the material but to evoke what’s hidden and protected by the wall. As the artist lets his art speak for him, Shubhalakshmi Shukla listens. Walt Whitman says, ‘Living is the little that is left over from... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Mar 12th, 2014
BOOK REVIEW
Learning from Mumbai: Practicing Architecture in Urban India- Subhra Mazumdar The city of Bombay or Mumbai has held a fascination not only for fortune seekers and cine aspirants but also for students of architecture. They flock to the city charmed by its Gothic accents, its ability to house twenty million spirited... 

PREVIEW

admin Mar 12th, 2014
PREVIEW
Sri Hanuman Chalisa : Film and Exhibition Paramjot Walia Don’t mistake it for just another exhibition exploring the safe Indian mythological subject. Charuvi Agrawal’s works remould the space into an experience says Paramjot Walia. It is not just the myths painted on canvas and the chant beautifully calligraphed,... 
MATTERS OF HEART WITH PARAMJOT WALIA
Matters of he Art With Paramjot walia Inder Salim Art&Deal : For you, Inder Salim is someone who is..Inder Salim : Inder Salim is a conceptual construct, besides a projection that negotiates the presence of being of Inder Salim in our socio-political reality. Two sounds, representing two different identities,... 
      
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