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We move into the long awaited winter months with pleasant breeze and comfortable weather, yet the forecast of ‘smoke’ is a reminder of the pollution we face after the festive season. Here in Delhi we have witnessed the first year of the ‘cracker ban’ which was issued to counteract the burgeoning levels of pollution afflicting the city and its inhabitants. A range of urban city environments... 

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We enter the month of October still feeling the electric energy of Durga Puja and Dussehra celebrations in the air, and the cool nights of autumn to look forward to and of course the blissful celebration of light, Diwali which will be fervently celebrated by the nation in coming weeks. In our October issue we cover a range of content from political art in the black power movement to ‘information... 

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We are Entering the month of September after having witnessed the wonderful spectacle of Ganesha Chaturthi. The atmosphere of celebration is in the air as our news channels are filled with images of the festivities, with countless Bollywood actors and actresses attending Puja and joining in the celebrations. We have seen an array of new innovation this year; in light of the environmental crisis facing... 

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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 and businesses, not least the Indian art market. We have been told by government... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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It has been an interesting month. NASA scientists discovered seven exo-planets orbiting a dwarf star, (the TRAPPIST-1 system) roughly forty light years away that are fairly similar to Earth in size, three of these are in the habitable zone, i.e. with a strong possibility of the existence of life. Back on ‘our’ planet we continue to loathe and discriminate as always, with a passion, continually... 

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Art & Deal Magazine bring forth the centenary issue. Our 100th over two decades of publication. We explored Ancient to Pre- Independence to Modern and Contemporary as well as Folk & Tribal and the new & upcoming artists and their tireless works. Art & Deal have progressively brought the best of the art world coverage from the national and international art scene since 1998. Art... 

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It is the season of festivity, the Christmas spirit engulfs despite our struggles with (demonetisation) getting patient enduring long queues, which occasionally proves redundant. As we prepare to welcome the New Year we also approach our 100th issue set for January. Feeling celebratory we devote this issue to the various Art & culture Fairs & Biennales that are getting increasingly better... 

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November is an ideal month in the city (of Delhi) the weather is sympathetic and the lights seem to shine brighter in the evenings. The demonetisation by the Prime Minister earlier this month left none unaffected. We hope it brings better stability and growth to our economy and helps build a greater nation. A lot goes on around this month in the art world. The oncoming winter ushers in several interesting... 

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Diwali is here. Festivities continue to envelope the city as sidewalks are covered with bright decorative lights and vendors selling colourful diyas, earthen lamps and idols all over the city. There is anticipation in the air as the winter prepares to arrive… This issue we probe the work/visual language of various artists through interviews and observations. We present an interview by Rajesh... 

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Humankind endeavours hard to evolve and cope with global warming, to accept that September is a really warm month, in Delhi. Change although is inevitable. It constitutes the fabric of existence, what was, cannot remain, forever. We trace the changes and development in the art and culture of the city of Joy –Kolkata. Kolkata is a city bursting with energy and enthusiasm, an epitome of cultural and... 

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Delhi and the national Capital Region catapult into chaos as traffic goes berserk with jams that last for hours at end, courtesy of the heavy monsoon. Rampant downpours and water logging notwithstanding. Almost as if the heavens mourn the loss of legendry artist S H Raza and the veteran writer & activist Mahasweta Devi. The Louvre Museum in Paris closed for visitors from 2 June to June 7 due to... 

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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 doyen of Indian art. Uma Nair retraces his history of being not just a versatile artist... 

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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 through their Heritage Education and Communication Service that engage young audiences... 

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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 interesting artists, from the veteran Jamil Naqsh to Riten Mazumdar celebrated for... 

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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 ethnic histories. Renowned photographer, artist, writer Waswo X. Waswo had recently uploaded... 

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‘Time is relative. So are most things we perceive. It is only in relation from one to the other that a perspective is formed, since most assessments depend on some comparative analysis. As scientists struggle through endless theories and mathematical equations to better understand our existence, we attempt to take a closer look at some good art. A large body of G R Iranna’s work was displayed... 

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PUBLISHER’S PEN This anthology of criticisms has taken a year to materialize and we are looking at a wide variety of art events and exhibitions the world over.Talwar Gallery’s A.Balasubramanium’s solo exhibition at the Gallery in Delhi had the ability to refl ect and reveal him as an artist of rare intensity and credibility. The ebulient but brilliant Hema Upadhyay’s whose... 

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“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” The editor welcomes the year 2016 with an interactive essence, and a notable spirit to bring out the artist in you. The notion that I am going to put forward is ‘the making of a VISUAL ARTIST’. In the words of Pablo Picasso, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. Do you already feel creative?... 

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‘Blowing of cold winds and rustling of trees, the year’s closing with numerous promising developments’. Is having an eye for art an old fashioned trend? The highlights of the year 2015 show that the year has been a paragon of experimentation. ArtDeal Auction house began its journey this past January and with exclusivity and novelty has swiftly made a hallmark in the art world by three successful... 

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The entire country is in festive mood and twirling with ecstasy, of course the festivals make you lively and joyous. With the Goddess Durga’s advancement on an elephant and departure in a palanquin, the festival of lights is approaching to brighten up your lives. Sadly, last month, an eminent artist, Shamshad Husain, son of veteran artist MF Husain passed away, and Art & Deal laments the great... 

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“Husain’s paintings are profound, but they are never forbiddingly intellectual or cerebral. Th ey have a strong emotional undercurrent, an engaging warmth, an immediate visual appeal, and they are passionately humanistic.”- Ebrahim Alkazi Art & Deal magazine celebrates the birth centenary of the iconic Indian Picasso, M F Husain, by remembering the numerous contributions of Modern Master.... 

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Popular by the name, ‘Missile man of India’, APJ Abdul Kalam, former President, an eminent aero-space scientist and to top it all a percipient visionary departed from us in the month of July. He will be remembered for his unprecedented personality and his inspirational words that moved the entire country into the path of progression. His motivation will keep our minds ignited and will provide wings... 

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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 Ramkinkar Baij. Organized by Vivan Sundaram (who works in many different media such... 

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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 manifested a fascination with popular culture imagery, celebrating everyday objects... 

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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 art exhibitions in the world. Meanwhile, we nalyze the ancient tradition of tantra... 

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A few years ago, the recession was a fairly recent episode. It had not registered as an enduring correction from opportunist hype, but, seemed more like a temporary low-phase, aff ected merely by the global recession that hit in 2008. 2015 had then been predicted as a year that shall mark the revival of the art market, not just in India but globally. Th e markets recovered, the sensex broke records,... 

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Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the CM of Delhi for a second time, post a historical victory in the assembly elections. A remarkable instance of democracy being exercised truly as it was meant to be. A change is in the air, positive, daring and long overdue. We strive to be part of this change: imperative & applaudable, to play our part in this evolution and hope it progresses in a positive direction.... 

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Art & Deal, having completed 75 issues, looks back and brings to its readers some of the best of its earlier pieces of writing. We have tried to trace history chronologically to make an interesting, more coherent read. The present issue is thus a compilation of some of the finest of articles from our previous issues on most of the important artists/groups of the Indian art scene. We begin with... 

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This is a special year for Art & Deal. Initiated a decade and a half ago, it began as the only art magazine from the capital. Dedicated to art and its many facets; with like emphasis on renowned, radical, contemporary as well as upcoming artists and their tireless works, the publication has covered a long journey ever since. Honoured with awards, braving impediments and always striving to bring... 
       
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