Shubigi Rao

One of the first things that struck me when I went through Shubigi’s artworks in her exhibition The Illegitimate Archivist was that it was text-heavy in a way where the artwork didn’t seem burdened by words. In fact, these were […]

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Exploring Lines

Lines, since childhood, have been equated with two-dimensionality. It’s possibly the first thing we learn to draw as children. There is a sense of nostalgia and a remembrance of the very many concepts that spring up from the mention of […]

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Thukral and Tagra

The duo who blur lines between fine art, design, and popular culture: Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are in the news again. The Delhi-based artist duo is embarking on one of their biggest projects—a public artwork at the Yorkshire Sculpture […]

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Peace: Prakash Ghadge

Walking into the Lalit Kala Akademi, we come across a single piece of a medium sized pen and ink figurative sketch right outside the entrance of gallery 2. It looks almost photographic, as though someone has digitally manipulated it. Intrigued, […]

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Samit Das

Time zones melt as one enters Samit Das’s solo show ‘Apologue and Archaeology’. Is one looking at a contemporary work of art or a relic from Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa? It is this ambiguity that Das is striving for in what […]

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Manu Parekh

Painter Manu Parekh sits back and looks at his exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and exclaims, “I don’t know about others, but I really enjoy looking at three to four decades of my work in […]

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SHIFTING REALITIES

Anant Art presents nine artists from India and Pakistan who take us through a journey of shifting realities as they express them from their point of view. Each speaks from an experience of having lived in a parallel reality of […]

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Raza’s Legacy

Syed Haider Raza, the man who pictured the entire universe in a single Bindu, passed away on 23rd July 2016 at the grand age of 94. Visiting the maestro’s studio after he was no longer there, was heartbreaking. He was […]

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An afternoon in Kochi

It was a rainy afternoon with a dense blue-grey sky, rolling clouds, and damp breeze, when I decided to take a ferry across from Ernakulam to Fort Kochi. I was retracing my steps and revisiting the, third Kochi- Muziris Biennale. […]

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Talent Spotting

It’s a searing, hot day but one feels immediately invigorated as one steps through the gates of the familiar red-brick building that houses the Delhi College of Art. The institute has given rise to many a leading artist. Their annual […]

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Upward Curve

The Modern Master’s and the Progressive Artist’s Group (PAG) in Mumbai, were at the vanguard of establishing an era of Modern Art in India during the early 1960s and 70s. It is small wonder that their work continues to hold […]

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A primer on Abstracts

There is a joke doing the art circuit, that an art collector once went crazy over an abstract painting. He was willing to pay anything to acquire it but was embarrassed to learn that the painter behind the work he […]

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Barren Red

From The expressive canvases bathed in red and textured by bead-work to the minute paper works of glass beads on gold. Large installations that envelope you into a cocoon of red, festooned fabric and wire-work that hang from the ceiling […]

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A season for the arts

While summer is a sabbatical for art, winter is always an exciting time for art lovers. Not only do art galleries plan some of their best shows in the winter, there is much anticipation and excitement over the Kochi Muziris […]

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Going under the hammer

The auctions are back and they bring good news for the art market. After a slow and sluggish time in the summer, the new season has brought in its wake two interesting auctions. Delhi Art Gallery (DAG) announced the opening […]

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