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Sarangi Cultural Academy, Ustad Sabri Khan Sahab, Nabeel Khan, Taal Teentaal, Saraswati Vandana, Vidha Lal,  World Dance Day

Sarangi Legacy to celebrate the classical forms of music & dance

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

The Sarangi Cultural Academy is organising Sarangi Legacy 2017 on 28 April. This musical concert dedicated in the loving memory of Padma Bhushan Late Ustad Sabri Khan Sahab (Sarangi Maestro).

22 April, 2017
Exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art, Triumph of Labour, Head Study and When Winter Comes, Humayun Kabir, Adwaita Gadnayak, Uma Nair

Art exhibition revives old narratives by taking us six decades back in history

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

An exhibition of sculptures is being hosted at Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art, with 22 leading contemporary sculptors and artists among the participants. The event marks the 63rd anniversary of the gallery’s founding, writes Bhumika Popli.

22 April, 2017
 banyan tree, Indian artist, evocative paintings, Aparna Bidsaria, Shridharani Art Gallery, Delhi, AIFACS

The enduring mystique, beauty and majesty of the banyan tree

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Brooding in serene silence like a Yogi, unruffled by the elemental fury and onslaughts of time, the banyan tree has fascinated storytellers, philosophers and spiritualists over the ages.

15 April, 2017
street vendor, Akhlaq Ahmad, IAF 2017, James Joyce, Portrait, Mumbai, Hanif Kureshi

Portrait of a street vendor who found his true calling in the colourful world

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Akhlaq Ahmad used to work as a tea-seller in Mumbai before making his way into the contemporary Indian art scene a few years ago. He has since participated in prominent art shows in India and aboard and has painted a mural for IAF 2017, writes Bhumika Popli.

15 April, 2017
Harsh Raman Singh Paul, graffiti artist, LBB Dessert Bazaar, street art, Lodhi Art District, Walls of Women

Voices in colour: Street artist aims for social transformation through graffiti

Art By PREETI SINGH

For the young graffiti artist Harsh Raman Singh Paul, street art is a way of giving power back to the individual. He believes that every individual has the power to change society, and sometimes art becomes a means to achieve that.

8 April, 2017
Reshmi Dey, Glass Sutra, Assam, glass artist, USA, International Labor Organisation

Looking through glass: An artist’s quest to find a home in an unfamiliar art form

Art By Keith Armando Gomes

Reshmi Dey has established India’s first studio warehouse dedicated only to artworks composed with glass. She also aims to popularise glass art through her growing collection of intricately designed glass sculptures, writes Keith A. Gomes.

8 April, 2017
Chamba Rumals, Himachal Pradesh, art exhibition, Visual Art Gallery, Lord Krishna, Paintings in Embroidery, Delhi Crafts Council, India Habitat Centre

Efforts to revive Chamba’s dying art of ‘rumal’ embroidery

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

A skillful blend of painting and embroidery, Chamba Rumals are handcrafted by artisans and are a beautiful representation of the rich art traditions of Himachal Pradesh.

1 April, 2017
Amrita Sher-Gil, self-portraits, Jawaharlal Nehru University, painter, Samira Bose, Pakhi Sen, Modern Art, Delhi, Vivan Sundaram, Faiza Mookerjee

Sher-Gil’s self-portraits are given a new life with this photographic revival

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Two Delhi-based artists, Samira Bose & Pakhi Sen, have attempted to create photographic duplicates of painter Amrita Sher-Gil’s self-portraits. Bhumika Popli writes about this unique tribute to one of India’s best acclaimed modernists.

1 April, 2017
Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2017, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Padmabhushan Girija Devi, Ajoy Chakraborty, Manjiri Asanare, Rashid Khan

Noted maestros to perform at Shriram Shankarlal music fest

Art By OUR CORRESPONDENT

It’s that time of the year once again when legendary musical maestros are slated to perform at one of India’s oldest music festivals — Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2017 — that is almost as old as Independent India.

25 March, 2017
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Artists, Sudarshan Shetty, Raul Zurita, Alex Seton, Sea of Pain, Galip Kurdi

No man’s land: Tales of displacement and exile at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Kochi-Muziris Biennale has gained much acclaim worldwide, becoming one of India’s most cosmopolitan art festivals and playing host to thousands of artists and poets from across the globe. Bhumika Popli pays a visit to the venue and writes about the exhibits.

25 March, 2017
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