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EDITORIAL

admin Jul 11th, 2016
EDITORIAL
The art fraternity lost a veteran artist this June. K G Subramanyan passed away at the age of ninety two. We contribute this issue to the master who shall be greatly missed, a veteran versatile and prolific, who had been working and creating right till his last. We look back at his life and work as we remember the... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Jul 11th, 2016
SNIPPETS
Terracotta Jewelry Making by lamour Bloom & Grow Creating a piece of adornment is satisfying to the very soul of a woman who’d like to adorn a being with yet another layer of beauty. This craft form unleashes your creativity as there are no limitations to the work you create with the medium of clay. As Oscar... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
K. G. Subramanyan: Mentor to Half A Century of Students/Academia Uma Nair As an artist, Subramanyan or Manida is known as one of the most versatile practitioners, having done works, apart from painting, in the traditions of muralterracotta tiles as well as cement reliefs, toy and rope sculptures in wood, as well as... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
Conversations With Colour: K. G. Subramanyan Uma Nair Say Manida to any artist or collector of repute and their faces light up. But Kalpathi Ganapathi Subramanyan born of a Palghat Brahmin family at Mahe proved to purists and critics alike that he is one man who has fashioned the contemporary art sensibility in India... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
War of Relics Uma Nair “When I did the The War of the Relics piece I had a complicated message – all religions seek to unite humanity and keep them in peace but the symbols and relics they come up with divide them and encourage confrontations.” -K.G.Subramanyan This monumental work by K.G. Subramanyan, had its... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
Murals, a crossroad between culture and context: A Quintessntial Vivid Thought perceived by the Veteran K G Subramanyan Apurva Sinha ‘Everyday should be like a festival’exclaimed the great artist, thinker, muralist, painter, sculptor and above all, a socialist and Gandhian, Kalpathi Ganapathi Subramanyan popularly... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
COVER STORY
K G Subramanyan: The Bodhi Tree In Indian Modern Visual Arts Scenario Anirban Dhar As an artist K.G.Subramanyan explored his artwork through sensuality and conceptualized the human body not as a realistic form, but where man and woman occupy a pre, or perhaps post- rational space, where paradoxically the less rational... 
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MEMORY

admin Jul 11th, 2016
MEMORY
My Guru Mani Da Jyotirmoy Df  Read More →
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INTERVIEW

admin Jul 11th, 2016
INTERVIEW
Back to Black: An interview with Robert Longo Rajesh Punj Burdened by a war of words between two pivotal post-war art historians (Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg), Abstract Expressionism is for American artist Robert Longo the cream that covers the cake. Appetizing over the riches of art history to arrive at... 
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FEATURE

admin Jul 9th, 2016
FEATURE
Transforming Gunehar into an Art Stop Uma Nair Tucked away in the Kangra hills is a quaint hamlet called Gunehar which came alive for the Shop Art Art Shop 2 Project that was organised by three stalwarts who put their heads and hearts together. I use the word hearts because the confluence of the village people and... 
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FEATURE

admin Jul 9th, 2016
FEATURE
Images of the People and the Rhetoric of Images Aparna Roy Baliga How can one write about Bosnia, Biafra, Bangladesh, just to take only the atrocities that began with B…… – Bosnia by A.K. Ramanujan The forms of violence had been commoditized in the present art scene; there is a construal of an aesthetic... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Jul 9th, 2016
BOOK REVIEW
Gold Dust of Begum Sultans Dr. Seema Bhalla Excerpt from the book – “The word of his marriage was the buzz in the servant quarters. Mumtaz Jehan, though, was not taken into confidence by her mother and grandmother, a fact which she always held against them. ………..“Mumtaz Jehan, I have an idea! Since... 
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REVIEW

admin Jul 9th, 2016
REVIEW
Eye Catching Juxtapostions: Recent Works Of Sailesh B.O Dr. Ashrafi S. Bhagat The large viewing space within the Forum Art Gallery in Chennai was resonating with brilliant colours, intricate designs and realistic hybrid animal forms in combination with human, birds and fish. Acting as a cherry on the cake were the... 
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EDITORIAL

admin Jun 18th, 2016
EDITORIAL
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inwardsignificance”. -Aristotle Over the last few years, Crafts and Intangible Heritage of India have been introduced as the new optional subject for high school students. Organizations such as INTACH run heritage awareness programs... 
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SNIPPETS

admin Jun 18th, 2016
SNIPPETS
MUKTI PRASANG India Habitat Centre (IHC) Mukti Prasang (Hindi/90 mins) A solo performance by Nawab Shah. The play is a theatrical interpretation of a poem by renowned poet & author Rajkamal Chowdhary. Through the poem, Nawab takes us through the lanes and bylanes of Rajkamal’s inner life and physical life,... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
Floating Temples and Preaching Tutors of Indian Art Education H. A. Anil Kumar Fine Arts or Visual Arts education, a part of the ‘business’ of Humanities, always has faced the challenge of being compared with certain benchmarks, mostly outside itself. The business of ‘profit’ is what is to be proven, time and... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
The Department Of Visual Arts, Assam University: Pride of North-East Dr. Ganesh Nandi As the chirpy birds wake to a clear golden sky, so do they. They feel the pulse of nature with their sixth sense, then invoke their aesthetic sensibility to translate their abstract feeling into something concrete—either through... 
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COVER STORY

admin Jun 18th, 2016
COVER STORY
Learning to Unlearn Lina Vincent Sunish It is common knowledge that there is something mortally wrong with the way in which majority of our Fine Arts institutions are functioning – those who are within the system, and those without, are battling on without being able to pin-point and positively tackle the problem... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jun 18th, 2016
INTERVIEW
The Matter With Matter : An Interview With Bosco Sodi Rajesh Punj Mexican American artist Bosco Sodi is as much driven by imperfections in the process making part of his work, as he is appreciative of the clean context in which they reappear as artworks. Creating these concentrated crusts of earth and matter, that... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Jun 18th, 2016
INTERVIEW
Mahanadi : An Interview With Birendra Pani Pradosh Mishra For me, what I document and how I imagine and use it in my work is most important. I enjoy the process; I may or may not like the fi nished product. My engagements with the Gotipua and Chhau dance forms are diff erent in nature. Pradosh Mishra: “MAHANADI”... 
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REPORT

admin Jun 18th, 2016
REPORT
Go Wild for Life : World Environment Day, 2016 Apurva Sinha “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein Tender human relations nurture in the lap of nature, and it is nature that gives you perception to visualize the fathomless. There is a pleasure in... 
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FEATURE

admin Jun 18th, 2016
FEATURE
Tallur’s Stones For Summer Uma Nair Galleries in Delhi usually partake of a humdrum torrid summer by doing a summer show culled from their archives.When one such showof 5 sculptures circles around an art genius who travels the world, it’s a must see. Skoda winner (2011) Tallur LN’s New Stone Sculptures at... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 18th, 2016
REVIEW
The Enigma a New Landscape: Solo Show of Gopal Samantray Vikash Nand Kumar This summer when the Indian Art Scene is little relaxed or may be planning new events for the next season of art, the effervescent street of South Delhi invites you to have a look on the not to miss creative varieties on display. The space... 
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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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