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Between the Coal Mines flows the Golden Streak, Anni Kumari, Some Things Change, Miranda-Bilbao, Graph Paper

When art becomes a means to making your limitations your real strengths

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

A conversation between two artists, one based in Delhi and the other in London, led to a series of conceptual artworks, now on view at an ongoing exhibition at Delhi’s India International Centre. Bhumika Popli speaks to the participating artists about the show’s theme.

14 January, 2017
Comic book, entertainment, graphic designers, illustrators, comic series

Comic book crusaders

Art By Anshika Ravi

Gone are the days when comic books catered to a predominantly young demographics of teenagers and school kids, providing in small doses the diversion of idle entertainment. Today, some of the most gifted graphic designers and illustrators across South Asia are turning to the comic-book form for social and political reasons. In their hands, the comic series has become an instrument of activism and an agent of cultural change, writes Anshika Ravi.

7 January, 2017
Kota Neelima, Ayodhya, painting exhibition, spiritual journey, Remains of Ayodhya

Reimagining Ayodhya as a bastion of peace and freedom

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The painting exhibition, Remains of Ayodhya, Places of Worship, by artist Kota Neelima, depicts the freedom and harmony of Ayodhya when it was not overwhelmed by religion.

7 January, 2017
Iranian art, Indian art, Ali Kheiri, Dastkaari Haat Craft Bazaar, Jaiprakash Lakhiwal, Namayeshgahsanaye-E -Dasti Iranva Hind

Cultural crossover: Working towards an amalgam of Indian and Iranian art

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Nine Iranian artists are part of the 31st edition of the Dastkaari Haat Craft Bazaar, which is currently on at the Dilli Haat in the national capital. These artists are partnering with their Indian counterparts and working on collaborative designs, writes Bhumika Popli.

7 January, 2017
Frozen World of The Familiar Stranger, urbanisation, video art, mixed-media works, Stanley Milgram

Alone in the crowd: Group show takes up the subjects of urbanity & alienation

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

A new exhibition of video art and mixed-media works, themed around urban spaces and our relation with them, opened at Delhi’s Khoj Studios recently, with a group of ten internationally-renowned artists participating in the show, writes Bhumika Popli.

31 December, 2016
Textile show, Puneet Kaushik, Gallery Espace, Barren Red, folk art

Textile show that is designed with a global-local perspective

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The landscape, the skin and its relation to the colour red forms the core of artist Puneet Kaushik’s solo exhibition Barren Red at Gallery Espace, New Delhi.

24 December, 2016
Christmas, Santiniketan, Christo Utsav, Rabindranath Tagore, UK, Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

How a UK school marked the spirit of Christmas with Tagore’s Christo Utsav

Art By Anjana Parikh

On 25 December 1910, students and faculty at Tagore’s Santiniketan celebrated Christmas with their own, unique offering of prayers and songs, calling it Christo Utsav. Earlier this month, a school in Manchester, UK, did something very similar, writes Anjana Parikh.

24 December, 2016
Y. G. Srimati, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Indian style, Mahatma Gandhi, classical Indian music, paintings

Paintings by Srimati featured at the Met Museum, New York

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The first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007) will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning 15 December.

17 December, 2016
Kochi Muzris Biennale, art exhibitions, Fort Kochi, Forming in the pupil of an eye, Sudarshan Shetty

Dialogue between multiple perspectives is the central theme of Kochi Biennale

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

The third edition of the Kochi Muzris Biennale was inaugurated on 12 December, and the festival is scheduled to continue, with its many art exhibitions, lectures and workshops, for the next four months. Bhumika Popli writes about the highlights of the event.

17 December, 2016
Exhibition, children, cancer, Strokes of Hope, Cancer Patients Aid Association,  Colours of Life festival

Exhibition in Mumbai to help children suffering from cancer

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Cancer Patients Aid Association(CPAA) organised the 12th edition of Colours of Life festival entitled Strokes of Hope. This annual art exhibition and sale of paintings raises funds for underprivileged children suffering from cancer.

10 December, 2016
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