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‘Unfair Covid rules’: Famous Dutch art & culture hubs act like salons, gyms in protest

‘If personal grooming services are allowed to conduct business as usual, does it make sense to treat arts and culture differently?’ asked the protesters Barbers and beauticians at work inside @vangoghmuseum — anna holligan 🎙 (@annaholligan) January 19, 2022 That the pandemic’s unending stay and relentless waves have badly impacted businesses and institutions is...


One known for his modern nudes, the other for his political abstracts

January 24, On This Day Amedeo Modigliani An Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Amedeo Modigliani is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by a surreal elongation of faces, necks, and figures. These were not well received during his lifetime, but...


Be inclusive, be original, and always keep learning: Ina Puri shares her pearls of wisdom

Even a single Samvaad with noted writer, art curator, documentarian and collector Ina Puri is a study in fascinating anecdotes from the modern history and world of Indian art. It is a glimpse into the trajectories of the Who’s Who of the art world, whether it be stunning legends or more recent, exciting contemporary discoveries....


When art is not restricted by medium: Exploring the oeuvre of interdisciplinary artist Amitesh Grover

Seamlessly melding theatre, performance and interactive art since 2009, 41-year-old artist Amitesh Grover has been described as to have “transcended the barriers of disciplines”, working with live acts, texts, objects, images, installations and films over more than a decade. As he navigates and investigates the overlaps between performance, digital technologies, game design and public intervention,...


Indian artist breaks ‘huge’ record; Wikipedia says NFTs are NOT art

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...


‘Art is the element that adds character to each space’: Vyoma Patwa Motiramani in Room For More Art

Abir Pothi presents Room For More Art — a series of features on interior designers across geographic boundaries, discussing with them the nuances of their profession, their methods of sourcing and projecting art into their work, the challenges they face, and a whole lot more perspective. Vyoma Patwa Motiramani: ‘Art starts for any project the...

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