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Cover Story

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 a rich harvest. Using clay and plaster in his original efforts, his experiments in wood... 

Essay

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 by the male artists and how the women reclaim their bodies from these representational... 

Essay

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 Bhagath and Kavitha Balakrishnan) "In a recent official circular by the... 

Obituary

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 commercially churned miniature paintings, to my surprise, one of the shopkeepers... 

Feature

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 of a canvas many colours, etchings and visual surprises unlayer from one colour to... 

Feature

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 patronages and endowments, mostly a thing of the past now, which had always supported... 

Review

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 same time; one can experience contemporary, modern as well as antique. Lately I visited... 

Review

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 in Delhi, exhibited their recent works under one canopy. The exhibition was entitled... 

Editorial

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… India on the other hand committed to start selling only electric cars by 2030. In the... 

Cover Story

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 personal collection in collaboration with Vijay Aggarwal’s private collection from... 

Editorial

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… India on the other hand committed to start selling only electric cars by 2030. In the... 

Snippets

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, New DelhiAN ODE TO AUTUMN, GANESH PANDA Studio3, MumbaiAKHANDA EKARASA kalakriti... 

Interview

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 colours on canvas, Martinez employs much of the abstract vigour of fellow Americans... 

Interview

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 secured exclusive rights to ‘Vantablack’, the ‘blackest of black’ paint to have... 

Essay

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 aspects of Modern India is the rapidly increasing share that Indian women are... 

Report

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 conflict with the earth, a stream of connected factors have currently contributed to... 

Report

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 mission is the encouragement of a deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and... 

Review

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 were rescued by a dark shepherd boy who lifted a mountain with his finger. Rain,... 

Editorial

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 ourselves and the generations to come. Artist Vibha Galhotra strives to create awareness... 

Cover Story

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 and collector Simon de Pury saw his merger with Phillips in 2001, creating Phillips de... 

COVER STORY

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 make the shadow anymore – we could just stand by the sculpture and switch the... 

INTERVIEW

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 recent solo exhibition ‘The Inspired Frame’, with its walls painted a granite shade... 

ESSAY

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 whole embody a presence. The conversation with Anandajit Ray about his works, the... 

REPORT

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 paintings, from installations to photo montages, and etchings to mixed media, the stellar... 

REPORT

REPORT
Concrete Containers of Water: Floating Notes on Development Mario ‘D’SouzA The loss of an ecosystem for a community is not simply the loss of livelihood or a home but also the loss of a culture – the rites and rituals, mythologies, indigenous traditions and songs of its people. What happens when we expand our definition of an ecosystem and in turn of ecology by including social, cultural... 

REVIEW [Delhi]

REVIEW [Delhi]
Preeti Kathuriak RAM KUMAR: Endearing Vistas of Abstraction [Delhi] “Any form of art is a form of power, it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.” – Ossie Davis Art has the capacity to take you to another realm; it can detach you from the harsh, mundane existence and carry you elsewhere. Such is the experience when you stand surrounded by... 

REVIEW [Kolkata]

REVIEW [Kolkata]
I AM – of Burns, Bare and Bloom Sampurna Chakraborty Beyond the question of discrimination, power struggle, their rights and suppression, liberty to be and their choice to decide – there is a volatile space called expression. Expression that is a consequence of survival. Surviving to ascertain the question – who I Am. This very generic question stimulates the consciousness of identity,... 

REVIEW [Hyderabad]

REVIEW [Hyderabad]
Seema Kolhi: Golden Womb-Dawn of Time A series of works by Seema Kohli, curated by Lina Vincent Sunish titled, “Golden womb-dawn of time’, are on display at Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad (from19th February to 5th April).The show excels in bringing forth the quintessential core of the artist’s oeuvre established in varied media.The wide array of paintings, prints, poetry, performative acts... 

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL
An unexpectedly warm March ends with temperatures touching 40 degrees. One is left to reconcile in hopes that the coming months would miraculously stay below fifty. The changing weather /climate is much too stark to ignore. Global warming no more a threat of the distant future. It is here and now. And now is the time to make amends and ‘progress’ in an environment friendly fashion, but first is... 

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL
Spring is here. Flowers bloom in effervescent colours all over the capital. Nothing inspires art like nature. The last few months witnessed several major art fairs/festivals. The upcoming Venice Biennale VIVA ARTE VIVA will open in May this year. La Biennale di Venezia began as early as 1895 by the Italian King and Queen, Umberto I and Margherita di Savoia. The first Biennale, “I Esposizione... 

SNIPPETS

SNIPPETS
THE INSPIRED FRAME, ROHIT CHAWLA Tasveer, Bikaner House, New Delhi Tasveer presents The Inspired Frame — an exhibition of photographs by Rohit Chawla that pay tribute to three renowned and seminal artists: Raja Ravi Varma, Gustav Klimt and Frida Kahlo, alongside select works inspired by miniature paintings seen for the first time in public. Alongside the exhibition, Tasveer is pleased to launch a... 

COVER STORY

COVER STORY
Art Fair and Art Dr. Seema Bhalla The question that arises is about the purpose of Art Fairs. The participating galleries vary from the most important to the new entrants who are trying their luck in the Art bazaar. The works of established artists can be seen in more than one gallery. Many a times, certain galleries display a work that was sold earlier but then, showing it in the Art Fair might add... 

COVER STORY

COVER STORY
Fairs Dr. Seema Bawa The closest term for a fair in Sanskrit is a Mela meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ or a ‘fair’. In the Indian subcontinent it has been used for all sizes of gatherings that may be religious, commercial, cultural or sport-related. In rural traditions melas or regional and village fairs were (and in some cases still are) of great importance. The... 

COVER STORY

COVER STORY
Ruminations…Audiences and Other Things – II Lina Vincent Sunish It is not easy to create, design, and execute a multi-layered program of large scale – it takes a huge amount of planning, teamwork, administration and infrastructure, not to forget the big M – money. When such massive sums of private, corporate and public funds are at stake, it is more than ever necessary to extend research... 
       
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