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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
erendipity Arts Festival, Goa, New Delhi, crafts exhibition, photography exhibition, design installation, dance performances, storytelling, theater performance, Auxilium High School, Chakraview

Goa’s Serendipity Arts Festival travels to New Delhi this year

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After eight days of cultural extravaganza in Goa last December, Serendipity Arts Festival is all set for its Delhi edition, bringing a rare mix of crafts exhibition, photography exhibition, design installation, dance performances, storytelling session and a theater performance to the national capital.

18 March, 2017
American artist Jeffrey Gillette, urban slums, Disneyland, Cinderella Castle, Exit Gift Shop, Disney characters, Gregorio Escalante Gallery,  California

From the ‘happiest place on earth’ to the dismal wasteland of urban slums

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

American artist Jeffrey Gillette juxtaposes the two very different iconographies of the rich and the poor in his paintings and art projects. This explains the presence of various Disney characters at the centre of his desolate landscapes, writes Bhumika Popli.

18 March, 2017
Art,  Anish Kapoor, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, art exhibition, KMB 2014,

Art is an economic, social and aesthetic risk: Anish Kapoor

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Describing art as the “highest form of human activity”, distinguished sculptor Anish Kapoor contended that artists and art organisations need to be unapologetic about what art can do.

11 March, 2017
 Indie Arts Week festival, IAW 2017, Indian independent art, cultural fest, Summer House Cafe, Rohan Kulshreshtha, Delhi

New vanguard of Indian independent art showcased at cultural fest in Delhi

Art By GUARDIAN20

The Indie Arts Week festival, a one-of-its-kind cultural event opening today in Delhi, is meant to provide a common platform to India’s flourishing community of independents artists, including painters, musicians, actors and directors. A Guardian 20 special.

11 March, 2017
acid attacks, Jantar Mantar, Sacred Transformations, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji, vasudev kutumbakam, Niraj Gera, Unveiling the Self

‘I decided to tell the story of acid attack survivors in my new show’

Art By Niraj Gera

It was in the year 2014, when I first met the survivors of acid attacks at a protest march at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. It was disheartening to see how such evil act can affect lives so badly.

4 March, 2017
photography exhibition, unique photography project, old books in a public library, old narratives, In the City, a Library, FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai, Jerry Pinto, Chirodeep Chaudhury

Stuck in time & space: A photography exhibition that brings out old narratives

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

After rummaging through old books in a public library in Mumbai, a photographer and a writer decided to collaborate on a unique photography project, with a view to uncovering memories inscribed in books on library shelves, writes Bhumika Popli.

4 March, 2017
Dr Raja Reddy, Dr Radha Reddy, Kuchipudi dancing couple, gurus, choreographers, Mahshivratri concert, Kuchipudi dancers

‘Kuchipudi is an expression of life’s variegated moods’

Art By Keith Armando Gomes

Kuchipudi dancers Dr Raja Reddy and Dr Radha Reddy have performed at many venues across the world. After their recent show in Delhi, they spoke to Keith A. Gomes about this dance form.

4 March, 2017
Bangladeshi artists, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Rashtrapati Bhawan, President of India Pranab Mukherjee, MuktiJoddha, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Ganges Art Gallery

Pathos of war in the work of Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin

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One of the most celebrated Bangladeshi artists of contemporary times, Shahabuddin Ahmed recently concluded his art show at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

25 February, 2017
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