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Editorial

admin Feb 8th, 2018
Editorial
Each day we bear witness to the evolution of the art scene as it unfolds before us. This past few months has been the season for exhibition openings and events all over the country, and we await yet more showcase of both budding and established talent in the coming months. The past decade has seen epic growth in the... 
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Cover Story

admin Feb 8th, 2018
Cover Story
20/20 Vision An interview with Zach Harris Rajesh Punj There is something pleasurable whilst being intuitively irresponsible about spoiling a document; of rolling a pencil over it with the intention of applying free reason as free reign. But the action to introduce oneself, to imprint one’s identity upon material... 
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Interview

admin Feb 8th, 2018
Interview
Fairyland In Conversation with Tessa Farmer Indira Lakshmi Prasad The work itself not only draws from, but utilizes the magic of the natural world. Tessa Farmer’s materials include found items such as animal bones, insects, plants, marine creatures and more. The majority of her materials have been sourced from the... 
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Essay

admin Feb 8th, 2018
Essay
Ashutosh Deb: Life and times Asudev wouldn’t have taken up the challenge to traverse his journey into the realms of visual art unless he had the whole hearted support of his wife, Bela who had her schooling at Kala Bhavana Santiniketan. It was because of her efforts that Asudev could create such huge work that we... 
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Cover Story

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Cover Story
APPROPRIATING IDENTITY: CONTEMPORANEOUS ‘FOLK’ AND ‘TRIBAL’ VIKAS HARISH Even when photography was new in Europe, it was first introduced in Calcutta, India in the 1840s. The earlier drawings ‘Europeanised’ India, self-confessed by colonial officers, in an exotic representation of the artists perception.... 
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Cover Story

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Cover Story
MADHUBANI ART: CAPTURING MYTHOLOGICAL TALES & SOCIO-CULTURAL REALITIES MALLIKA CHAKRAWARTI Several generations have kept Madhubani art alive. In their spare time, women of the household would immerse themselves in this art, as it provided an opportunity to break the monotony and create something beautiful.... 
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Interview

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Interview
GREAT MASK- MAKING TRADITION IN ASSAM AND HERITAGE STATURE OF SRI SRI NATUN SAMAGURI SATRA, MAJULI DR. RAJ KUMAR MAZINDER The mask is a primitive art creation of mankind. It can be termed as a primordial manifestation of art. In the guise of a mask people are capable of making symbolic acts, expressions of humour,... 
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Report

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Report
THE ENCHANTED FOREST, THE LEGACY OF JANGARH SINGH SHYAM INDIRA LAKSHMI PRASAD Last October, Bikaner House in New Delhi hosted the exhibition of legendary modern Gond tribal artist Jangarh Singh Shyam. The exhibition was held following the release of the book ‘The Enchanted Forest’ by Aurogeeta Das and published... 
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Report

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Report
BARAK MUSEUM: RUNG THE PRELUDE FOR NEW POSSIBILITIES DR. GANESH NANDI Barak Valley is a historical place situated in the Southern part of Assam and covering mainly three districts; Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi. Many things combined together work as a catalyst behind Barak Valley’s uniqueness and glorious... 
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Essay

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Essay
A STUDY OF TRIBAL ART AND CULTURE OF BASTAR, CHHATTISGARH PINKI PRIYA For so long Chhattisgarh was a ‘terra –incognito’ for the historical world. It was the second half of the 20th century when historian and researchers attempted to draw the history, culture and tradition of Chhattisgarh. Although Chhattisgarh... 
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Essay

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Essay
AJRAKH: SINDH TO BARMER MADAN MEENA The block-printing Khatri community of Barmer recognize themselves as Bhram-Kshatriya (Hindu clan). This has relation to a popular mythical story – when Parshuram was eliminating every Kashtriya from the earth, he reached Sindh where two of the Kashtriya devotees of Hinglaj Mata... 
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Eassy

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Eassy
FRAMING THE INDIGENOUS: DISCOURSES OF FEMINIZATION OF AESTHETICS THROUGH THE ORNAMENTAL AND THE DECORATIVE IN ALPONA IN EARLY 20THC.BENGAL DR. APARNA ROY BALIGA Early twentieth century Bengal saw the redesigning of the cultural sphere during the upsurge of the Swadeshi movement. ‘The two central themes in this context... 
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Essay

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Essay
AIPAN MOTIFS: IMPLICATION OF CULTURE, TRADITION AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF KUMAONIS OF UTTARAKHAND ANIRBAN DHAR “In Art, Man reveals himself and not his objects.” Every region in India has its own style and pattern of Folk art. The folk and Tribal arts of India are very ethnic and simple, and yet colourful and... 
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Essay

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Essay
KOYA ADIVASI ART FORMS BHADRACHALAM, KHAMMAM DISTRICT, TELANGANA STATE ARCHANA SONTI The story of the Koyas goes back to pre-historic times. They seem to have had a highly evolved civilization in the past in which they were a ruling Tribe. Koyas are one of the few multi-lingual and multi-racial tribal communities... 
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Essay

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Essay
STORIES ON SKIN NEHA MATHRANI In the Baiga community, it is both sexes that ink their bodies with the intricate designs, called Godna. However it is for women especially that the tattoos are singular markers of identity. The women are well known for their elaborate body art.The tattooing is carried out by women... 
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Profile

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Profile
THE LEGACY OF SORA PAINTING, A DIMINISHING ART OF AN ARTISAN SHANKU SHARMA People, as they say, have very short memory. They forget their history, tradition, and heritage only to end up adopting modern technological gadgets and gizmos. Globalization may have taken the world by storm, but some ancient art and... 
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admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Profile
LITTLE FRAMES, LARGE LIVES AMBICA GULATI Among the more accoladed traditional artists, Mahaveer Swami has worked diligently for over four decades to keep the Bikaner miniature art alive In the narrow lanes of Bikaner lies a home where a 500-year-old art lives on. If you are not a native, you wouldn’t know this... 
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admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Profile
EARTHEN-WORK OF SURMA/BARAK VALLEY: THROUGH THE EYES OF A YOUNG ARTIST DR. SIB SANKAR MAJUMDER For centuries, Barak Valley of Assam has been a melting-pot of various ethnic groups, cultural traditions which is richly reflected in its amazing variety of handicrafts – from bamboo and cane products, to masks,... 
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REVIEW [ASSAM]

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
REVIEW [ASSAM]
FOLKUS – LOOKING BACK SANJAY DE Folkus, the first-ever folk & tribal art gallery of north-east India, was opened on 6th December, 2017 at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Road in Silchar, Assam. Sandipan Dutta Purkayastha, Pranab Seal and Ritam Chakraborty are the three persons who have started the initiative. The... 
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Photo Essay

admin Jan 23rd, 2018
Photo Essay
MEENA TRIBES , TONK DISTRICT, RAJASTHAN PRASHANTA SEAL, MATI The Meena Tribe is one of the oldest tribal communities in existence, and in current times mainly inhabit mainland Rajasthan. The history of this Adivasi tribal group dates back to the 6th century B.C, and the community claim to be descended from the Matsya... 
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Editorial

admin Jan 22nd, 2018
Editorial
Happy New Year! The landmark of new beginnings as we experience the global togetherness of watching the countdown clocks in our respective time zones on December 31st. From here marks fresh starts, yet with us we carry the retrospective accoutrements of the year gone by. In the year 2017 we have witnessed both... 
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Cover Story

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Cover Story
Deconstructing The Ritual Megha Joshi Indira Lakshmi Prasad Megha Joshi recognizes that the state and religion, while technically being separate entities, are intrinsically connected and informed by one another. Religion, the artist notes, informs and influences every area of life, from our countries political... 
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Interview

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Interview
Involving Reality An interview with Hiroshi Sugimoto : Rajesh Punj The majority of the theatre houses were built in the 1920’s – from 1920 to 1926. That was the peak period of that kind of entertainment, and also that was the bubble time for the American economy, before crashing so dramatically in 1929. ... 
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Obituary

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Obituary
Chitralekha Sen TagoreArt & Deal Correspondent It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of artist, mother, sister and friend Chitralekha Sen Tagore. She was born in Guwahati, in the state of Assam as the eldest child of Subho and Aarati Tagore. She began her initial training as an artist at the Government... 
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Essay

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Essay
OF THE HOUR GLASS AND THE MOVIN G IMAGES OF ETERNITY IN THE WORKS OF SANGEETA GUPTA Dr. Aparna Roy Baliga Shiva, the ultimate creator, does his Tandava to destroy all that has become irrelevant and unnecessary, and in the process creates a new world order. The time and space zones only exist in our mind and they... 
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Essay

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Essay
The Color of Wat er : Tarshito Katie Lazarowicz As a part of a world tour Tarshito was seeking a Gond artist to represent India in “The Path of the Wayfarer in Love,” an enormous scroll which will travel to a total of eight countries. Venkat was honored to contribute. He painted a playful a wedding procession... 
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Report

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Report
Of Spaces and Stories Neha Mathrani In the context of the arts, The Story of Space became perhaps one of the more ambitious undertakings in the country. It was a community funded and driven campaign, powered by volunteers, online crowd-funding, numerous synergetic partnerships with art galleries institutions,... 
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Review

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Review
Revisiting Sailoz Mookherjea (1907- 1960): An Artist With a Bohemian Soul Mallika Chakrawarti Many years ago, an artist had begun a silent revolution in India. At least two decades before the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group was conceived, Sailoz Mookherjea imagined modernism in a way no Indian artist did at... 
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Review

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Review
Yes Art Can Art & Deal Correspondent Yes Art Can 2017 is just the beginning installment of a series of exhibitions which will take place over the next few years. The exhibition was held at the prominent IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Center for The Arts) and took place from the 17th of November to the 25th. It... 
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Review

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Review
This, The Sublime and it’s Double : Tanya Goel Indira Lakshmi Prasad The ultra-modern architecture of Nature Morte Gallery, South Delhi, was perhaps the perfect complimentary environment for Tanya Goel’s most recent solo exhibition ‘This, The Sublime and it’s Double’. Her works have previously been notable... 
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Editorial

admin Dec 18th, 2017
Editorial
The weather of chill breeze and warm sweaters is indeed upon us, and the long dark nights are brightened by the vivid illuminations and sounds which wedding season brings. Across the world many prepare for Christmas, with each corner of the globe having its own wonderful and unique way of celebrating the festive season.... 
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Cover Story

admin Nov 9th, 2017
Cover Story
Let 100 Flowers Bloom – Binoy Varghese Indira Lakshmi Prasad The works as a collection do not have individual titles, but are all grouped under the title ‘Let 100 flowers bloom’ Its one story under one title, consisting of around 13 paintings. The title itself is a quote from Mao Zedong, the chairman... 
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Interview

admin Nov 9th, 2017
Interview
Rapid Fire An interview with An-My Lê Rajesh Punj Luxembourgian American photographer Edward Steichen said of a portrait that it “is not made in the camera but on either side of it” as a way of explaining how images are based on relationships, whether they be fixed or fleeting. And such variables of contact... 
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Profile

admin Nov 9th, 2017
Profile
From Coal to Gaz to Art: Priyanka Govil Lilian Hasler & Gaudenzpfister When Priyanka Govil, a Delhi and Bangalore based artist, arrived at the site of her grant at Schlieren, she might have been overwhelmed. The height of her studio was tremendous and the architecture seemed to be wonderful but difficult to use:... 
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