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Value judgement: An artist’s guide on how to survive in the marketplace

Art By VINEET GILL

At the crossroads where commerce and art meet, the artist always emerges as the perennial loser. But money remains an important concern in art history, whether as a creative force or a source of misery driving young practitioners up the wall, writes Vineet Gill.

24 June, 2017
Bakula Nayak, Frida Kahlo, Indian contemporary art, painting, Me and My Doll, INTACH, Vadehra Art Gallery in 2016

When painting becomes therapeutic and offers release from worldly pain

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Artist Bakula Nayak, who recently undertook a project to recreate Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits in a more cheerful and positive register, speaks to Bhumika Popli about her personal struggles with a chronic ailment and how art can be used as therapy.

17 June, 2017
SPIC MACAY, international convention, Indian classical music, visual arts, Ashok Gupta, Thanil Singh, Narendra Modi, Kiran Seth,  Carnatic music

SPIC MACAY attempts to make high culture a youth movement

Art By Taru Bhatia

SPIC MACAY, India’s foremost society for cultural promotion, is celebrating its 40th annual international convention with a week-long gala event being hosted in the national capital, featuring some top musicians and performers, writes Taru Bhatia.

10 June, 2017
Kathak, Sanchita Abrol, Padma Shri Guru, Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, Ghar, Prem Ki Gaagar, Kunwar Viyogi, Randhir Singh

Kathak exploration of Dogri literature in an upcoming show

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Sway to the classical beats of the much awaited Kathak dance drama by Sanchita Abrol. A disciple of Padma Shri Guru Shovana Narayan, this kathak maestro presents “Ghar, Prem Ki Gaagar” in collaboration with Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust.

10 June, 2017
Septuagenarian artist, Nita Banerji, paintings, exhibition, sketching, drawing, Glimpses of Magic

Septuagenarian artist paints a range of subjects for Delhi show

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Artist Nita Banerji has spent the last three decades perfecting her art. Having recently turned 75 doesn’t deter her. She continues to churn out breathtaking pictures of landscapes, monuments, and still life.

3 June, 2017
 International Women Photographers Award, IPWA show, Farah Salem, Cornered, Bhanumati Das, Indian women, Arantza Aramburu-Hamel, Soheila Sanamno

How an international photography initiative is promoting the female view

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

The International Women Photographers Award (IWPA) aims to promote women photographers all over the world. But given that 20% of global photographers are women, the gender balance in this field too remains skewed. Bhumika Popli writes on IPWA show.

3 June, 2017
A portrait of Hwang Hee, the respected scholar from Yi dynasty, by Kim Ho-suk.

South Korean artist showcases realistic portraits in Delhi

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Hiding Inside the Light, is a solo exhibition that showcases works of art of Kim Ho-suk, a leading artist from South Korea. This exhibition is curated in-house and organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (NGMA) and Korean Cultural Centre India, New Delhi (KCCI).

27 May, 2017
photography, Man Ray, View of the Spirit, Cubism and Futurism art movements, Glass Tears, Hena Kapadia, Galeria Mondo, Diego Alonso

Making it visible & known: How Man Ray realised his photography dreams

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Artist Man Ray, whose work was instrumental in making Dadaist and Surrealist art break new ground, is the subject of a photo exhibition in a Mumbai gallery. Here, viewers can get a sense of how Ray’s vision developed over the years, writes Bhumika Popli. 

27 May, 2017
Vintage Camera Museum, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Niti Aayog, Amitabh Kant, Vaibhav Chauhan, Museums

Sahapedia creates digital access for numerous Indian museums

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

From a museum in Kerala dedicated to police uniforms and weapons, to the “Conflictorium” in Ahmedabad recording the History of Conflicts, to Delhi’s Vintage Camera Museum, more than 1,000 big and small museums in the country will soon be accessible digitally under a first-of-its-kind mapping project launched on 18 May by the online resource Sahapedia.

20 May, 2017
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