A conversation between two artists, one based in Delhi and the other in London, led to a series of conceptual artworks, now on view at an ongoing exhibition at Delhi’s India International Centre. Bhumika Popli speaks to the participating artists about the show’s theme.
Gone are the days when comic books catered to a predominantly young demographics of teenagers and school kids, providing in small doses the diversion of idle entertainment. Today, some of the most gifted graphic designers and illustrators across South Asia are turning to the comic-book form for social and political reasons. In their hands, the comic series has become an instrument of activism and an agent of cultural change, writes Anshika Ravi.
The painting exhibition, Remains of Ayodhya, Places of Worship, by artist Kota Neelima, depicts the freedom and harmony of Ayodhya when it was not overwhelmed by religion.
Nine Iranian artists are part of the 31st edition of the Dastkaari Haat Craft Bazaar, which is currently on at the Dilli Haat in the national capital. These artists are partnering with their Indian counterparts and working on collaborative designs, writes Bhumika Popli.
A new exhibition of video art and mixed-media works, themed around urban spaces and our relation with them, opened at Delhi’s Khoj Studios recently, with a group of ten internationally-renowned artists participating in the show, writes Bhumika Popli.
The landscape, the skin and its relation to the colour red forms the core of artist Puneet Kaushik’s solo exhibition Barren Red at Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
On 25 December 1910, students and faculty at Tagore’s Santiniketan celebrated Christmas with their own, unique offering of prayers and songs, calling it Christo Utsav. Earlier this month, a school in Manchester, UK, did something very similar, writes Anjana Parikh.
The first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007) will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning 15 December.
The third edition of the Kochi Muzris Biennale was inaugurated on 12 December, and the festival is scheduled to continue, with its many art exhibitions, lectures and workshops, for the next four months. Bhumika Popli writes about the highlights of the event.
Cancer Patients Aid Association(CPAA) organised the 12th edition of Colours of Life festival entitled Strokes of Hope. This annual art exhibition and sale of paintings raises funds for underprivileged children suffering from cancer.