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EDITORIAL

admin May 23rd, 2016
EDITORIAL
Delhi hasn’t seen a summer this dry and this hot in a long time; hot wind, parching sun, and the yellow defiant blossoms lining the roads in snobbish pride of their own beauty amidst the harsh surroundings and barely breathable air. We too battle the intense season, albeit less gracefully. This issue we cover several... 
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SNIPPETS

admin May 23rd, 2016
SNIPPETS
Books Meet Art Art Centrix Space Books Meet Art. Partiipating Artists: Seema Kohli, Shridher Iyer, Kanchan Chander, Pallav Chander, Nayanaa Kanodia, Mukesh Sharma, Ankon Mitra, Antonio Puri, Harshavardhan D, Aditee Aggarwal, Anjali Goel, Pankaj Guru, Bhola Kumar, HK Monee, Heleni Tsiapara Stoeling, Jagmohan Bangani,... 
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COVER STORY

admin May 23rd, 2016
COVER STORY
Jamil Naqsh – A Contemporary Classic Edward Lucie Smith Today Jamil Naqsh is one of the best-known artists of modern Pakistan – one who chooses to live in London as a recluse, paying occasional visits to relatives in Dubai. His personal history is in some ways typical of the upheavals that, in the course of... 
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INTERVIEW

admin May 23rd, 2016
INTERVIEW
Material Matters : An Interview With Michael Joo Rajesh Punj For Michael Joo the material matter of his works is as much about what is calculated, as that which comes by chance. Creating these physical portraits as part of the Radiohalo exhibition, that are less straight representations of individuals but more anatomical... 
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ESSAY

admin May 23rd, 2016
ESSAY
Riten Mazumdar : Designing New Aesthetics Ushmita Sahu In the decades following Independence, India witnessed the rise of a collective consciousness of modernist agenda in design inspired by nationalist cultural and economic policies adopted by the new government. An innovative breed of post-colonial designers were... 
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FEATURE

admin May 23rd, 2016
FEATURE
Cultural Entrepreneuship Tanya Abraham Cultural Entrepreneurship is a topic, which has interested me for a long time. The challenge, having been in the creative field for a while now, lies in the idea of lucrativeness. Entrepreneurship brings alive the picture of lucrativeness, a certain element of profit involved... 
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FEATURE

admin May 23rd, 2016
FEATURE
Power And Pathos : Arun Pandit Uma Nair “ For me the internet experience is a kind of disorientation which is the beginning and end, and in that way it’s like a closed question, that operates in a basic perceptual textbook in the human psyche, which also tells the reader, You see the image one way, and if you turn... 
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PROFILE

admin May 23rd, 2016
PROFILE
Meeta Pandit Art & Deal Correspondent For over a decade, Meeta Pandit has dedicated her voice to Indian Classical music and has earned eminent recognition in India and abroad. Belonging to the musical lineage of Hindustani classical musicians, she has proudly carried forward the tradition in the genre of Khayal,... 
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PROFILE

admin May 23rd, 2016
PROFILE
A powerhouse of talent: Suvigya Sharma Art & Deal Correspondent From a quizzically alluring Radha Krishna illusion to JRD Tata’s portrait to his commendable restoration work at the iconic City Palace in Rajasthan – Suvigya Sharma’s glowing litany of artworks is limitless. Be it the luxe-lit... 
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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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