The latest edition of the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), held annually in the historic city of Jodhpur, concluded last week with some standout performances by Indian and international folk musicians. Bhumika Popli writes about the highlights of RIFF 2016.
An ongoing exhibition at the School of Arts and Aesthetics in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University explores the complex theme of love through works by various artists from India and abroad. The show has a powerful effect on viewers, writes Bhumika Popli.
Actress Ira Dubey, who is playing the lead role in a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House, which was recently staged at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre, speaks to Pradhuman Sodha.
Ministry of Culture, Government of India, announced the second edition of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, 2016 (RSM).
In a small village in Odisha, a set of women has discovered a new mode of creative expression by making handcrafted products and artefacts out of kaincha, a type of wild grass found in the region. Srija Naskar writes about the challenges besetting this group.
A self- taught visual artist, illustrator and a practitioner of digital art with specialisation in mixed-media, Ashok Ahuja’s exhibition Allured is going on at Gallery Espace, New Delhi. His seamless portrayal of imagery puts a spell on the audience as every picture speaks a different story.
Every work of art has a definite shelf life and once past that, it begins to be marred by certain obvious signs of decay. At this point, the only thing that can save it from further deterioration is a thorough restoration job. Luckily, there are enough fully professional and well-equipped art restoration labs in cities like Delhi and Mumbai now to carry out such work, writes Bhumika Popli.
There was a time when artists, driven by shared passions and grievances, went to great lengths to found organised groups that worked as per the code set down by their official manifestos. But the contemporary artist is an inveterate individual, writes Vineet Gill.
The old garage space at the Rashtrapati Bhawan has now been converted into a museum, which will be thrown open to the public on 2 October 2016. In 2014, the part of the complex where the stables were was also transformed into a museum of a similar kind. Together, along with the Clock Tower, the area is now called the Museum Complex.
It’s common these days for artists to enrol themselves in short-term residency programmes, aiming to re-channelise their creative energies and boost their motivation levels. Bhumika Popli writes about how contemporary artists can benefit from attending these.