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Stories of loss and hope, told through impressions and memories of Partition

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

A new exhibition at Delhi’s Bikaner House uses as its theme the harrowing stories of mass exodus and displacement triggered by Partition, showcasing text panels carrying recorded statements by those directly affected by the event, writes Bhumika Popli.

12 August, 2017
visual Film Festival, Rabindra Bhawan, Kaustubh Auditorium, Lalit Kala Akademi, Kapil Mattoo, Aruna Vasudev, Gaalibeeja

Film festival on visual arts organised in Delhi

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The four-day visual Film Festival from 2-5 August took place at Kaustubh Auditorium, Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi. The festival organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi began with a panel discussion on the Challenges Faced in Creating Movies on Visual Art.

5 August, 2017
Art, Rathin Barman, Kolkata, Tripura, Bangladesh, Agartala, Noakhali

In search of a home: Art which looks at the lives of those who are displaced

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Kolkata-based artist Rathin Barman makes deeply engaging works on the theme of ‘home’. His various conversations with people who have shifted their base to a foreign land add multiple layers and personal narratives to his art, writes Bhumika Popli.

5 August, 2017
 paper art, Delhi, Sanjhi Art, Delhi Crafts Council, Visual Art Gallery, Radhika Bharat Ram, artisans

Exquisite show in Delhi to display unique paper art

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India is home to a large variety of local art forms which are there for centuries and have been practiced for centuries. They are a testimony to the skills of local artisans.

29 July, 2017
Mehul Rathod,  Van Gogh, Picasso, artists, Rene Magritte, vintage leather items, Ahmedabad

Breaking free from tradition in search of a new visual idiom that speaks to us

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

Ahmedabad-based artist Mehul Rathod uses artificial leather as his primary medium and has over the years mastered the form of the portrait, with his reworkings of Van Gogh, Magritte and Picasso, among other canonical greats, writes Bhumika Popli.

29 July, 2017
S.H. Raza, Delhi studio, Sayed Haider Raza, artist, painter, Padma Vibhushan Raza Saheb, M.F. Husain

Raza’s legacy

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

It has now been over a year since the death of the great painter S.H. Raza. To commemorate the artist’s passing, Bhumika Popli pays a visit to Raza’s Delhi studio, looks at one of his unfinished paintings, and speaks to some of his oldest friends and associates.

29 July, 2017
Berlin, Museuminsel, Dr Ralf Nitschke, old museums, Altes Museum, cultural infrastructure, Masterplan Museuminsel

‘Berlin’s Museum Island is a project meant for generations’

Art By VINEET GILL

Head of construction planning for Berlin’s Museum Island, Dr Ralf Nitschke speaks to Vineet Gill about the master plan for restoring old museums in this complex and building new ones.

22 July, 2017
art, art exhibition, cultural spectrum, Hanif Kureshi, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Serendipity Arts Trust, Utsa Hazarika

Gripping works of art to be presented by a group of youngsters in a new show

Art By BHUMIKA POPLI

A new art exhibition aims to provide a platform to young artists who are willing to engage with difficult themes concerning nature and society through their art, and foster connections across a wider cultural spectrum, writes Bhumika Popli.

22 July, 2017
Latitude 28, Dissensus, Exhibition, artists, Waseem Ahmed, Bikaner House, Indian art

Exhibition brings five emerging artists from all over the world

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The exhibition brings together works by six artists who have been witness to the political and identity crises in regions of ongoing conflict—Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Kashmir in India and Pakistan.

15 July, 2017
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