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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.