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Editorial

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Editorial
A characteristically warm August follows the first month of India having operational GST (Goods and Services Tax). In this first month of the new reform, confusion hangs in the air much like the haze of humidity around the city. There has been little light shed so far on exactly how the reforms will affect individuals... 
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Cover Story

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Cover Story
Art Tax. How will it aff ect the Indian Art Market? Should art work be taxed at all? – ART & DEAL CORRESPONDENT As of July 1st 2017 the BJP government has implemented GST (Goods and Services Tax) which will dismantle state barriers and merge a variety of taxes into one, supposedly simple, tax system. The new... 
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Report

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Report
SURFACE SCRATCHES INDIRA LAKSHMI PRASAD The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible. – Allan Kaprow. It’s difficult to pin point the exact origins of performance art. Having had a crucial role in the Dada and Futurism movements, it’s been a key part of the... 
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Interview

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Interview
SUGAR COATED An interview with LIZI SÁNCHEZ RAJESH PUNJ I started working with wool and wallpaper, by applying wool onto the wall. All of which meant I was replacing painting and the two-dimensional for the threedimensional. And it was when I realised that what really excites me were materials, that things became... 
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Essay

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Essay
SADANAND BAKRE: INDIA’S ELUSIVE MODERNIST PAINTER & SCULPTOR MALLIKA CHAKRAWARTI In newspaper records, Sadanand Bakre is described as a ‘reclusive’ painter who spent his last days in his quaint, Ratnagiri home, alone and friendless. ‘Elusive’ would be more befitting an adjective to describe the persona... 
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Book Review

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Book Review
PARALLEL WINGS: THE ART OF RIMI DHUMAL INDIRA LAKSHMI PRASAD The physical presence of this large sized hardcover gives a taste of the momentous contents within, before even beginning to read it. The stylish, minimal front and back covers featuring the sculpture work of Rini Dhumal against a black backdrop would visually... 
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Cinema

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Cinema
REVERSE INSIDE THE BODY – RAHU – A SENTY STORY OF A MENTAL BOY SAYAN DEY Two strangers met on a romantic night and then the world changes for them. This stereotypical opening seemingly has nothing more to offer, apart from the fact that it’s cliché and mundane as a run of the mill kitsch movie.... 
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Review

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Review
SHRUTI MAHAJAN TRAVERSING THROUGH PERIPHERIES AND OPEN EXTENTS PALAK DUBEY The series of works on display at Goethe Zentrum, Hyderabad by artist Shruti Mahajan (from 29th June to 11th July) were an extension of her series of works done on ‘home’, in the subjective context as well as Universal. Through her untitled... 
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Review

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Review
WALKING IN AN ICONOGRAPHIC PAST OF SOUTHERN INDIA: GOMBE MANSI DHIMAN MANDHWANI ‘The subject of India Iconography is one of the most fascinating branches of indology which found its origin in the womb of remote post.’ -D. N. Shukla ‘What is the earliest evidence for systematised use of images and symbols... 
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Review

admin Aug 9th, 2017
Review
MEET CHELSEA MANNING, WHOSE DNA IS MADE INTO A WORK OF ART ASHISH SHARMA After being in prison for seven years for disclosing sensitive military documents to WikiLeaks, Manning is back with the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg for a collaborative show called “A Becoming Resemblance” made from the DNA of Manning. ... 
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Cover Story

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Cover Story
Dynamism in Dhanraj Bhagat’s Sculpture Anindya Kanti Biswas Dhanraj has shown an unusual mastery of all the three important art mediums-graphic, plastic and glyptic. His infallible quest for novelty and originality keeps him frequently changing from one medium to another and yet in every field he has reaped... 
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Essay

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Essay
Reclaiming The Maternal And Questioning The Norms Of Representation Of Motherhood In Contemporary Indian Art By The Women Art Practitioners Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga I would like to start with the key concepts which the paper is centredon, of experiences of embodiment of the maternal body, the representations of motherhood... 
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Essay

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Essay
Re-positioning The Notion Of The ‘regional Modern’ H.a. Anil Kumar (Reflections on the claim for ‘Regional Modern’ in contemporary times. This was initially presented in the Panel Discussion held as part of the ‘Madras Art Movement’ show at NGMA, Bengaluru, 2017, alongside Prof. Parul Dave, Dr. Ashrafi... 
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Obituary

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Obituary
Revashankar Sharma (1935 – 2017) The Master Of Fantasy In The World Of Miniature Painting – A Tribute Dr. Seema Bhalla "When I visited Udaipur in 2013, I began my trip by looking for miniature paintings that were being sold in the shops, to the tourists. While I was highly disappointed by the available... 
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Feature

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Feature
An Enigma Of Colour: A Feature On Nupur Kundu Jyoti Kathpalia "I am blessed! My passion is also my profession…Each experience of my life, my training as a dancer, my thoughts, my vision, each emotion and spiritual adventures are transformed as movement and colour in my paintings." As one stands in front... 
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Feature

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Feature
Artist, Craftsman & Researcher: M Reddeppa Naidu Mansi Dhiman Mandhwani In the art world, facts are sometimes given short compensation in favour of concepts and ideas. That’s good for creative enthusiasm and spirit, but perhaps not so much for the idea of making a living as an artist. Previously there were... 
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Review

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Review
A Journey Towards Traditional History: Mukhosh Mansi Dhiman Mandhwani Art Konsult Gallery is situated at a place which is a hub for food joints, designers, hippy culture, contemporary art and artists! yes I am talking about Hauz Khas Village, it is a city within a city, there is always too much going on at the... 
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Review

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Review
Wanderlust Nature: Three Artists Tribute to Ram Kinkar Baij Indira Lakshmi Prasad Very recently a group exhibition of paintings was held in Delhi, at one of the capital city’s premier art gallery named as Lokayata, popularly known as the Mulkraj Anand Centre. Three young contemporary artists, from Bengal but settled... 
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Editorial

admin Jul 11th, 2017
Editorial
Come June and one starts fanaticising grey thundering clouds covering the sky cool breezes and prays for rainfall. We just celebrated the environment Day. US pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord; Canada went ahead with it wholly, while at the same time committing to market their country’s resources of oil…... 
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Cover Story

admin Jun 23rd, 2017
Cover Story
Four Decades: A Painter’s Journey In 2016, 42 years since her first exhibition, Arpana Caur felt that it was time to look back into the past. After three months of planning, the National Gallery of Modern Art,Bengaluru, opened its doors in November last year to a quasi-retrospective of Caur’s works from her... 
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Editorial

admin Jun 23rd, 2017
Editorial
Come June and one starts fanaticising grey thundering clouds covering the sky cool breezes and prays for rainfall. We just celebrated the environment Day. US pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord; Canada went ahead with it wholly, while at the same time committing to market their country’s resources of oil…... 
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Snippets

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Snippets
MAHESH SHANTARAM: THE AFRICAN PORTRAITS Exhibit 320 , New Delhi GALLERY COLLECTION: LANDSCAPES vadehra Art gallery, New DelhiMADHUBANI, MAHALAXMI KARN, SHANTANU DAS AND SANTOSH KUMAR DAS Art and Aesthetic, New DelhiKOHLTURE POP – PRITTAM PRIYALOCHAN kohl Art, New Delhi EXUBERANCE 2017, OL THAT JAZZ Mandi House,... 
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Interview

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Interview
Lucked out An interview with Eddie Martinez Rajesh Punj Talking technique with American artist Eddie Martinez is a lesson in letting things happen, as he loosely applies himself to the task of explaining his paintings to an audience of one. Seeing them less as deliberate drawings, and more a fleeting fancy of ice-cream... 
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Interview

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Interview
Battle for a better black an interview with stuart semple Indira Lakshmi Prasad The ongoing feud between renowned British sculptor Anish Kapoor and contemporary British artist and curator Stuart Semple has become somewhat of an ongoing drama in the art world. It all began when last year Anish Kapoor controversially... 
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Essay

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Essay
Of home and the world: A brief discussion on rani chanda (1912-1997) Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga From its very inception Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan enrolled female students. Girls from elite families found safe shelter in Santiniketan. Mr B W Tucker writes in Visva Bharati News—-‘One of the most striking... 
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Report

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Report
Environmental Consciousness in Current Inaian Art Lina vincent sunish In recent years there has been a surge of activity, both global and national, acknowledging environmental engagement with the arts. While artists have always been drawn to the representation and sometimes sentimental depiction of nature and human... 
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Report

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Report
Mark on Clay – Partha Dasgupta An overview of a ceramics workshop organised by the Lalit Kala Kendra, Kolkata Regional centre Lalit Kala Akademi, the National Academy of Art, was set up in 1954 and acts as the Government’s apex cultural body in the field of visual arts in India. Central to the Akademi’s... 
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Review

admin Jun 22nd, 2017
Review
The spirituaL in art from the contextual to the regional – Saraswathi Devi Bhattathiri Once upon a time, a huge flood and heavy rain conferred a village by the celestials and the whole village with its inhabitants that included not only humans but also cows, buffaloes, sheep, birds, cats, dogs and even reptiles... 
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Editorial

admin May 23rd, 2017
Editorial
May is here, the streets littered with blossoms, yellow droplets of the sun, they hang on trees joyous despite the uncomfortable heat. Maybe, we humans shall adapt to the increasing range of temperature in the future! As of now, we are not nearly as concerned as we should be about the disasters we are fabricating for... 
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Cover Story

admin May 23rd, 2017
Cover Story
Cultural Commodities: An Interview with Dorotheum’s London Director Martina Batovic – RAJESH PUNJ.. Prizing apart a two-part puzzle has in auction speak become something of a ‘commercial adventure’ for auction houses younger and longer established than either Sotheby’s or Christie’s. Swiss auctioneer... 
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COVER STORY

admin Apr 9th, 2017
COVER STORY
The Philosophy of Punk An Interview with Tim Noble and Sue Webster Rajesh Punj "We were pushing the shadow sculptures by using different materials, where the sculptures were becoming interesting in their own right; and there was a point where we were waiting for the moment we didn’t have to painstakingly... 
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INTERVIEW

admin Apr 9th, 2017
INTERVIEW
‘The Inspired Frame’ an Interview with Rohit Indira Laskhmi Prasad Rohit Chawla’s rich background in fashion photography has come to full fruition with this latest collection of works. The opulent setting of Bikaner House, New Delhi was a very fitting location for the renowned photographer Rohit Chawla’s... 
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ESSAY

admin Apr 9th, 2017
ESSAY
Of Standing Open and Polysemy The Works of Anandajit Ray Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga He unmasks, undoes the body as a mere accident, an accident that was construed easily and undone too. The trousers without the legs are perched on the railing, the wrist with watch bands and the bleeding socks through the absence of the... 
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REPORT

admin Apr 9th, 2017
REPORT
58th National Exhibition of Art by the LALIT KALA AKADEMI Subhra Mazumdar This Oscar among art events that is ongoing for the 58th time leaves behind a trail of after episodes through the ten- day long Art Conclave that begins a day after the gala opening of the National Exhibition. As the array of woodcuts to... 
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