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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
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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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ESSAY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
ESSAY
Art Alive Gallery’s Tribute to nature through Raghu Rai’s immortal ‘Trees’ Santanu Ganguly In the last 18 years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India. He has produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai’s Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother... 
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REPORT

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REPORT
Giving Creatively Lina Vincent Sunish Artist In Residence programs and other residency opportunities allow artists, academicians, curators, and various creative individuals, time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and production.... 
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REPORT

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REPORT
Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art On an international tour Santanu Ganguly The Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA), Belgium organized Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art, a multidimensional arts project conceptualized around the notion of the spiritual and devotional in Indian art. It explores the... 
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PHOTO FEATURE

admin Jun 24th, 2015
PHOTO FEATURE
Five Quartets @ Art Konsult Art & Deal Correspondent Curated by Uma Nair 23rd May, 2015 01. S. H. Raza , 02. S. H. Raza lightening the lamp with curator Uma Nair, Siddhartha Tagore & Akhilesh, 03. From the right: Aruna Vasudev, Siddhartha Tagore, Jatin Das & Shridhar Iyer, 04. Artist Sudip Roy with curator... 
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PHOTO ESSAY

admin Jun 24th, 2015
PHOTO ESSAY
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Five Quartets [Delhi] Premjish Achari An extraordinary anecdote from Vasili Kandinsky’s much eventful artistic career would function as an ideal introduction to this review on ‘Five Quartets’ curated by Uma Nair. On a late afternoon in Munich of 1909 or 1910, owing to the fact that Kandinsky was never a keeper... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Priya’s Shakti [New York] Alison Adams Apne Aap supported the comic, based on super hero: Priya’s Shakti in its first ever augmented reality Art Exhibition in New York City. The epic comic book, PRIYA’S SHAKTI, presents a new Indian female superhero and rape survivor who tackles the problem of sexual... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Veteran Artist Rabindra Krishna Paul’s First Retrospective in the Capital [Delhi] Anindya Kanti Biswas Veteran artist Rabindra Krishna Paul’s first and ever Retrospective was showcased in one of New Delhi’s most reputed Lokayata Art Gallery at Hauz Khas village from 20th-26th March 2015. No doubt this is an... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
Response to Stimuli – I [MUMBAI] Art & Deal Correspondent Response to Stimuli – Part I, curated by Kanchi Mehta opened at Sakshi Salon on the 14th of May. A group show with a certain freshness about it, featuring artists Ratna Gupta, Thomas Louis, Nishant Shukla, Loise Braganza and Elizabetta di Sopra.... 
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REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
REVIEW
“Majajani”, Noun, feminine, Punjabi; translation: a woman with attitude [LONDON] Arjmand Aziz A great deal has been written about Chila Kumari Burman. Indeed, there is a great deal to say. Her work spans twenty five years of intense, sustained artistic engagement with a dazzling array of media: printmaking, installation,... 
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BOOK REVIEW

admin Jun 24th, 2015
BOOK REVIEW
The Art of Bengal, Indian Abstractes- An Absence of Form Santanu Ganguly Documenting the unique cultural efflorescence in Bengal begun over two centuries ago, the exhibition begins in the19th century when local folk artists began creating their paintings on mythological and religious themes traditionally done on cloth,... 
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EDITORIAL

admin May 28th, 2015
EDITORIAL
The mercury rises as summer settles in comfortably, scorching, proud and unapologetic. We succumb haplessly praying for cool showers and breeze. Art takes recluse in the exotic locales of the city of water & lights as the 56th Venice Biennale opens, early in May, one of the oldest and most prestigious international... 
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COVER STORY

admin May 28th, 2015
COVER STORY
Modern Indian Art and the idea of Indigenous Contemporary Tanveer Ajsi Historians of art inform us that until the nineteenth century, the cultural hegemony of the West had not found its feet within the artistic traditions of India. The aesthetic sensibility of the West was, until then, received with a scant interest... 
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