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EDITORIAL

admin Aug 10th, 2015
EDITORIAL
Popular by the name, ‘Missile man of India’, APJ Abdul Kalam, former President, an eminent aero-space scientist and to top it all a percipient visionary departed from us in the month of July. He will be remembered for his unprecedented personality and his inspirational words that moved the entire country into the... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Aug 10th, 2015
SNIPPETS
NORTH “Phenomenology of Perception” An exhibition of work by artists Nurjahan Akhlaq (b. 1979, Pakistan), Parul Gupta (b. 1980, India) and Yasmin Jahan Nupur (b. 1979, Bangladesh) 5 August- 15 September, 2015 Exhibit 320 will open the upcoming season beginning August 2015 with a series of thoughtfully curated exhibitions... 
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LISTINGS

admin Aug 10th, 2015
LISTINGS
NORTH Kamani Auditorium Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon Play Duration : 2 hours 5 mins Saturday, 15 August,2015, 07:30 PM Sunday 16 August, 2015 4:00 PM Sun 16 August, 07:30 PM  Read More →
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COVERSTORY

admin Aug 10th, 2015
COVERSTORY
Lands of Reverie and Dreams Sumati Gangopadhyay What one finds in most of Nilima’s works is that there is a pronounced undercurrent of lyricism which connects these works with a joyous riot of colours, all magnificently held in an aura of serenity, despite the tumult, drama, and exuberance, of the happenings within... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 10th, 2015
ESSAY
Tryst of Contemporary with Tradition Seema Bhalla Art,essentially, is the product of its times and surroundings, assimilating in its fold the contemporary circumstances. To this, as an unwritten rule, Indian Art is not an exception. The highly sophisticated form of paintings in the caves of Ajanta (3rd B.C. to 6th... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 10th, 2015
ESSAY
The Enigma of THE Bhojpur Temple Open roofed sanctum or a disproportionate Temple – historical riddle Apurva Sinha The Paramara dynasty, like the other Rajput dynasties, originated from the ‘Agnikunda’, and ruled for almost four centuries over the region north of Narmada, anciently known as Avanti or the... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 10th, 2015
ESSAY
Santiniketan architecture in the context of the colonial and the national: A discussion on few ornamentations Aparna Roy Baliga Nationalism in India differed from European nationalism because the former was born out of a struggle with the latter. An external challenge and threat was thus its first defining feature.... 
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ESSAY

admin Aug 10th, 2015
ESSAY
SHIFTING PARADI GM: Looking at the Anxious Indian Visual H.A. Anil Kumar One should be ‘watch’ful about seeing; and more so about how it is ‘getting’ altered, because, if it is (as and when) relocated, there must be a reason other than spontaneity, to make it seem genuine. ‘How is it’ is more politically... 
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PROFILE

admin Aug 10th, 2015
PROFILE
Neeraj Goswami Santanu Ganguly The art of Neeraj Goswami reflects the state of the art in India as it grew over the last fifty years. Born in Patna, in 1964, he grew up in Delhi since the age of eight, and was groomed to be an artist since then even though his family had little means to support such an ambition. He... 
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REPORT

admin Aug 10th, 2015
REPORT
A Sneak peak to the Art Deal Auction House- Summer Auction Apurva sinha Art is an exemplary medium to express intricate socio-cultural foundations. It is an apt creation of imageries portraying the struggle of many novel civilizations, and their amalgamations. The Hindu concept of dharma played a vital role in premodern... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Aug 10th, 2015
INTERVIEW
Trigger Happy: An interview with Sindika Dokolo Rajesh Punj Collector Sindika Dokolo sits with London based art critic Rajesh Punj in Porto; for a conversation about African art and ideals.’ As an orator and ambassador for contemporary African art, Sindika Dokolo eases into the role with such accomplished ease,... 
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FEATURE

admin Aug 10th, 2015
FEATURE
Musings On Womahood Lina Vincent Sunish The BBC recently produced a video that morphed 50 female portraits from the history of western art. ‘Changing Faces: 500 years of women’ showed portraits in chronological order, from Russian icon painting to Renaissance portraits of Titian, Raphael and Botticelli, to Picasso’s... 
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REVIEW

admin Aug 10th, 2015
REVIEW
“Story Teller: Stories Told & Retold” An intermingling of folk and urban tradition, narratives & art [Lisbon] Apurva Sinha On May 28, 2015, The Gallery Art Lounge, at Rua António Enes 9c in Lisbon, very close to Saldanha, organized an exhibition that aimed to bring together contemporary international... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
EDITORIAL
Pleasant mornings with a temperature settling four notches below the season’s average at 23.3 degrees Celsius in Delhi tell us that monsoon has arrived just in time, as a blessing for all. This issue covers a grand event which was a fusion of theatre, performance art, and installation: An ode to the grand master... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
COVER STORY
409 Ramkinkars: Recreation of a lost world by Vivan Sundaram Anshita Arora The Sculptural installation from 409 Ramkinkar’s, put together by Vivan Sundaram, is an eloquent fusion of theatre, performance art, and installation. It has proven to be a visual delight unlike any other for the modernists of our times.... 
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ESSAY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
ESSAY
Making an Inclusive Mountain Project 365 and the documentation of Tiruvannamalai Waswo X. Waswo Indeed, the not-too-distant peak is circled by a ring of clouds. There is something uncanny about it. And then, within moments, the nebulous halo vanishes like an apparition. The first rays of the sun are casting long, dark... 
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ESSAY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
ESSAY
Sacred landscape of Ladakh in the art of Nicholas Roerich Vladimir Zaitsev Ladakh is one of the most unique places in our planet, situated on the high plateau of Western Himalayas, this barren land for centuries was known as a cultural oasis of the great philosophical teachings, religions and arts, cross-road of old... 
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ESSAY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
ESSAY
Dasavatara: Incarnation, evolution and refinement of Dharma Apurva Sinha “For the protection of the good, the destruction of the evil-doer and for the establishment of dharma, I come into being from age to age” (Bhagvada Gita 4.8) The ancient scriptures that are considered as the knowledge bank of the Indian ethos,... 
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ESSAY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
ESSAY
Reality Check how do we understand dignity of labor in India for artists Clyde D’Mello There are times we always think that we could have done something better when we were young (for example an education), but age and dignity of labor is our enemy. Raymond Briggs, a comic book author, is one of the most awkwardly... 
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REPORT

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
REPORT
Art Education in the Age of Digital Reproduction H.A. Anil Kumar The main question with majority of Indian art education, today, excepting the genuinely renowned ones is whether to accept it as an irreversibly failed institution or a construct which still has hopes of resurrection. Most outside would prefer the former;... 
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REPORT

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
REPORT
Warring Bodies Looking into the nature of Performance praxis in Bangalore and its silent quirk against Text R. Dhanya To identify the aspirations and the outcome of the Bangalore performance enterprise, I would like to open a discourse on the phenomenon of performance art in the city. Is there really such a thing as... 
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FEATURE

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
FEATURE
Bodies without garments and robe s of wisdom: The female bodies as imagined in Arpana Caur’s paintings Aparna Roy Baliga “This body that you are fussing over, This body that you’re dolling up, This body that you’re wearing to the party, This body will end as ash. Wear the robe of wisdom, BrandLalla’s words... 
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OBITUARY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
OBITUARY
We Mourn the loss of an artist who created the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a visionary landscape of sculpture and architecture NEK CHAND SAINI (15 DECEMBERr 1924 – 12 JUNE 2015) Art & Deal Correspondent Nek Chand Saini was born in 1924 in Berian-Kalan, (now in Pakistan) in a family of landlords located 90... 
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PHOTO ESSAY

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
PHOTO ESSAY
Partha Seal  Read More →
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REVIEW

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
REVIEW
Opie’s Picturesque Anthology of the French Countryside [DELHI] Preeti Kathuria “What I would really like to do is make a painting and then walk into it. I think my work is about trying to be happy… I want the world to seem like the kind of place you’d want to escape into…” says artist, Julian... 
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REVIEW

admin Jul 22nd, 2015
REVIEW
Playing Around -d-is-play [DELHI] Art & deal correspondent An experimental yet frisky exhibition,d-is-play, was on view from July 7 – 21, 2015,at NIV Art Centre, New Delhi. The exhibition was organized by Shield Art Initiative in association with NIV Art Centre where Shield is an initiative by two young womenPranamita... 
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REVIEW

admin Jul 21st, 2015
REVIEW
Magnificent seven [DELHI] Anindya Kanti Biswas Very recently one of New Delhi’s most reputed, Lalit Kala Akademi, hosted a remarkable exhibition of paintings by seven Indian contemporary artists from different parts of Bengal and Bihar, who exhibited their recent beautiful works in this show. All the artists are... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Jul 21st, 2015
BOOK REVIEW
Indian Divine: Gods & Goddesses In 20th Century Modern Art Santanu Ganguly Indian Divine: Gods & Goddesses In 20th Century Modern Art explores the sheer enormity of art, a subject which has inspired from the earliest of times. To the presentday, gods have been propitiated, worshipped, cajoled, and given a... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Jul 21st, 2015
BOOK REVIEW
Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts Anshita Arora Artefacts of History: Archaeology, Historiography and Indian Pasts deals with the history of Indian archaeology giving a clear perspective on how our past, cultural heritage, and civilization, can be given its due respect by simple understanding... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Jun 24th, 2015
EDITORIAL
After a short but scathing heat wave, it looks like an early monsoon is on it’s way to Delhi. This issue explores the development and existence of pop today, globally and in the Indian Art scene. Further, we have reports, reviews and a photo feature of some interesting exhibitions and books. Pop Art was a movement... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
COVER STORY
From Warhol to Koons– The Devolution of Pop Waswo X. Waswo An older, comatose, women’s movement morphed into radical feminism, and “the pill” opened the doors to a new, heterosexual candour about unashamed, non-marital relationships. By the end of the decade meek attempts to decriminalize homosexuality... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
COVER STORY
The Comic And The Obscene Clyde D’ Mello Comics have always been in this flux of being popular, yet for some quaint reason it hasn’t been considered as art or “high art” especially in India. It’s as if even though the artist may get opportunities of display in biennial’s and exhibitions, it... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
COVER STORY
Pop Art H.A. Anil Kumar The poster of “Dabbang” cooling glass, photos of a tribal girl with contemporary gadgets, stenciled and repeated images in fine-arts paintings, paintings upon fiber glass sculptures, paintings based on what is considered classical Indian painting tradition from Ajanta and miniatures in the... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
INTERVIEW
A Conversation with Vanita gupta Premjish Achari I think I told myself that I am going to do just this, without even knowing the possibilities of it. Can’t remember any influence then, only the fact that I liked doing it and nothing else mattered. So it was quite bizarre then to take up education in art, even my... 
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