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Performance of the formless: An artist’s quest for originality

Mumbai-based sculptor and artist Tyrell Valladares believes that art is about breaking...

This exhibtion merges the global wars and cinematic traditions

K.M. Madhusudhanan’s solo exhibition, entitled Granite Lamp & Mirror, includes oil paintings, sculptures, and ink and charcoal drawings, produced by...

An art collective is touring Africa to showcase the beauty of the continent

As we speak over the phone, artist Shikhant Sablania says he is now in Zambia, gearing up for his 52nd...

A design project that breathes new life into Delhi’s neighbourhood shops

kirana or neighbourhood retail stores, confectioneries and other small businesses continue to thrive in urban, semi-urban and rural areas across...

An exhibition that celebrates the subtle yet impactful beauty of minimalism

Maximising the Minimal, the ongoing show at Mumbai’s Tao Art Gallery, features artworks by 18 Indian painters, both young and...

Artists who found inspiration in urban dust heaps and human wastelands

Can the rubbish heap be seen as a subject fit for art? Two new exhibitions, currently on at separate venues...

Retracing the creative links between India and Greece

Born in 1977 in Jharkhand, India, acclaimed artist Dr Rekha K. Rana has over 50 exhibitions to her credit. In...

Satyajit Ray’s ‘photo biographer’, Nemai Ghosh remembers his mentor and muse

Acclaimed photographer Nemai Ghosh dedicated over 25 years of his career photographing the filmmaker Satyajit Ray. His photos of Ray...

Dance-movement therapy to help you rejuvenate the mind, body and soul

Dance is a way to find oneself, and loose oneself—all in one go. It’s a form of entertainment. But can...

I think quality always speaks to people: Aditi Mangaldas on the relevance of the Kathak form

Aditi Mangaldas, a leading Kathak dancer and choreographer, is today recognised for her artistry and eloquence that marks each of...

What role does memory play in the formal realm of painting?

A new show, titled, Persistence of Memory, going on at Mumbai’s Akara Art brings to fore the intrinsic relationship thet...

Suspended in mid-air, a spectacle of movement

Transe Express, a troupe of acrobats, musicians and comedians from France, recently concluded their debut India tour. Rishita Roy Chowdhury...

Great artworks available at throwaway prices at Delhi’s Affordable Art Mela

Organised by Kolkata’s CIMA art gallery, the Affordable Art Mela is being hosted in Delhi for the first time ever,...

Breaking conventions at a new group show in Delhi

A new art exhibition, titled Vocabularies, features engaging work by three contemporary artists, namely Shaila Nambiar, Sarika Bajaj, Kruti Thaker....

A modern master whose passing marks the end of an era in Indian art

After the death of the renowned painter Ram Kumar, the artist’s friends and close associates talk about his legacy, his...

Vivan Sundaram: My Experiments with Art

One of India’s best-known artists, Vivan Sundaram turned 75 this year, and his life’s work is part of a grand...

Tenth anniversary auction by Astaguru offers distinct works

India proudly boasts of artists that have not only significantly changed the historic course of Indian art but also managed...

These canvases are inspired by the literary designs of Kafka and Freud

Written over a hundred years ago, the works of writer Franz Kafka and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud still find relevance with...

The building blocks of Rabindranath Tagore’s architectural imagination

The contributions that Rabindranath Tagore made to Indian literature, arts and culture are too numerous to take any real account...

Drury’s daring experiments in drawing at Mumbai exhibition

London based artist Elizabeth Drury’s solo show Objects in Transition is on display at Mumbai’s Akara Art. Born in 1991,...

From a small town in Kerala, this artist has now landed a show in Switzerland

Creativity doesn’t wait for an ideal set of circumstances. It can function just as fine with the barest of materials...

Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery to launch its second branch

Experimenter will open a second space at Ballygunge Place, Kolkata on 28 February 2018. The new space will run simultaneously...

Memory chamber: A new museum in Delhi aims to preserve an artist’s vision

Delhi can do with a few more museums, especially of the kind that are independently funded and where artistic excellence...

Paintings that use wings and hair as metaphors on canvas

In her solo show, the Delhi-based artist Ritu  Kamath  will be presenting 40  of her recent works. The artworks created by...

Change is the only constant: Images that symbolise contemporary experience

If there is one exhibition you must see this month, let that be Mutations. Being hosted at Delhi’s 24, Jor Bagh gallery, the...

Paintings that capture minute nuances of the natural world

Artist Vinod Sharma has been painting landscapes for more than three decades. These majestic paintings exemplify the artist’s talent for...

The past of the photographic form and its encounter with Indian history

Portrait of a Nation: A Nation in Portraits, on at Mumbai’s Pundole’s gallery, closely looks at how photography was practiced in...

‘Street art adds a touch of colour to boring urban life’

Accalimed street artist Ben Eine recently collaborated with the American lighter brand Zippo to create an artwork spanning 17,500 square...

Various facets of mythological India in this mixed-media show

The Academy of Fine Arts and Literature is hosting its art exhibition India, My Influence, at Arpana Fine Arts Gallery,...

Amrita Sher-Gil’s paintings belong to that fellowship of great art she praised

European art, Indian art. The two terms are equally expansive, and equally meaningless. How many centuries of work, what magnitudes...

Satish Gujral: Creative Control

In 1982, when Satish Gujral was commissioned to design the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi, there was an uproar within...

Photography exhibition on the meaning and value of travel

Nipun Nayyar will be exhibiting his photo travelogue, Of Miles and Me, at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre, Convention Foyer, from...

Applying the rules of Madhubani to bring order to the chaos of urban life

Avinash Karn’s Madhubani paintings are aimed at changing the dynamics of this folk form that originated in the Mithila region...

Students from Mumbai’s best art school part of ongoing show

The latest show at Mumbai’s Cosmic Heart Gallery, titled Amalgamation, is in association with Sir J.J. School of Art. In this show the...

This group of contemporary artists will shape our cultural currents in the future

Winners of the Lalit Kala Akademi’s 59th National Academy Award were announced earlier this month. Among the 15 artists on...

Exhibition that dwells on incidents, emotions

The art show titled Emotions, Nature, Animals & Human set to begin at Indian Habitat Centre from 16 January will...

The convergence of luminous narratives on canvases layered with experience

Brinda Miller’s abstract paintings glisten with light. At Mumbai’s Tao Art Gallery, an ongoing show, entitled A Vanishing Point, features...

Israeli artisans in India for a craft collaboration

The Dastkari Haat Samiti has collaborated with the Ministry of Textile to create an interactive platform where local artisans from...

When a painter’s sensibility meets the limitless, all-seeing eye of the camera

It’s because of the camera that the art of painting has further developed,” says veteran artist Jyoti Bhatt, on the...

How does the body relate to the machine?

The Familiar is Always a Stranger is a joint multimedia exhibition between French artist François Daireaux and Indian artist Ravi...

The best is yet to come: 2018 will prove to be the most eventful year for art lovers

Some of the more memorable art festivals in 2017 introduced viewers to new idioms: brave creative experiments with mediums, materials...

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