Abirpothi

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Month: August 2022

‘Art, Community, City’: Concerns about public art

By Abhishek Kumar and Vinay Seth On the penultimate day of the Delhi Art Week 2022, its Co organisers, along with the Culture Plus Foundation held a conversation themed, ‘Art, Community, City’ at the ballroom of Bikaner House, New Delhi. The talk took place among several panellists from different organisations with a stake in contemporary …

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Eye on Instagram: Ganesha in the world of Social Media

It might be called ‘The Gram’, but it’s worth a TON of exposure. Instagram has always been all about visual impact, and it’s where you find some of the finest artists in the world today, from the heavyweights to the hidden talent. Abir Pothi embarks on a series that will highlight the best of artists …

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Frida Kahlo’s artworks in Metaverse; Digital Art Fair dates declared

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 …

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A deserving face for the city\’s Art scene: Delhi Art Week’s core team on their \”phygital\” mapping

By Vinay Seth  Delhi Art Week, a unique “phygital” collaboration While happy to connect, the Delhi Art Week team began the conversation by expressing their disagreement with and disappointment over a particular point in my coverage pertaining to their effort — they stressed that the apple-to-apple comparison of the Delhi Art Week with the Delhi …

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Expanding the \’Daira\’ of Art: A Children’s Art Festival from Hyderabad

By Vinay Seth Are you aware that there exists an art gallery exclusively dedicated to children in the southern part of the country, Hyderabad? Yes, The Children’s Fine Arts Gallery is located right next to the Daira Center for Arts & Culture in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. They organise an annual Children’s Arts Festival, and this …

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Old Guard and New Guns exhibit together for a fortnight: 40-plus exhibitions, for two Delhi Art Weeks

By Vinay Seth Back-to-back schedule: A lucky coincidence for Delhi art lovers! Anahita Taneja, Director of Shrine Empire Gallery, informed me that the Delhi Art Week and the Delhi Contemporary Art Week being back-to-back affairs this year was a lucky coincidence. “Bikaner House needed to be booked months in advance, and we had no idea …

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Robert Graham: Mexico-born Versatile American Artist Renowned for his Bronze Human Nudes in Public Places

On this day, 19th August, 1938, Robert Graham, a now-renowned American sculptor was born to Adelina Graham and Roberto Pena in Mexico. A fiercely independent perfectionist with a high-tech skills and a fascination with the female figure, Robert’s personal work explores nearly every conceivable position and pose of the female nude, often on an intimate …

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Adamson-Eric: A Renowned Modern Painter and Colourist, who Developed Estonian Applied Arts

AUGUST 17, ON THIS DAY One of the most versatile creative personalities in Estonian art in the 20th century, Erich Karl Hugo Adamson, popularly known as Adamson-Eric, was born in Tartu on this day, August 18, 1902. Mainly known as a brilliant painter, he was also skilled in nearly all fields of applied art. Adamson-Eric …

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The Dutch Modernist who painted portraits and nature-based abstraction on an intimate scale: Edgar Fernhout

AUGUST 17, ON THIS DAY Painting still life and portraits in the early stage of his career, this painter gradually moved towards landscapes and abstraction. Edgar Fernhout was born on this day, August 17, 1912. Hailng from a family of artists, Edgar was the son of artist Charley Toorop and philosopher Henk Fernhout. He was …

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MoMA Presents Outdoor Screening of Nonfiction Films; Last few days remaining for Caroline Trouvé’s solo show at Centre Pompidou

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 …

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