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Iftikar Ahmed

Iftikar Ahmed is a New Delhi-based art writer & researcher.

What Munshi Premchand’s ‘Torn Shoes’ Reveals About Creative People

Shoes have long been used as metaphors in art, conveying diverse meanings across cultures and historical periods. In Vincent van Gogh’s “A Pair of Shoes,” they reflect the artist’s struggles and working-class identity, while in Renaissance portraiture, luxurious shoes denote wealth and social status. Salvador Dalí’s “The Persistence of Memory” uses shoes to suggest transformation […]

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Raza Foundation Presents ‘The Gond Qalam’ Exhibition: A Celebration of Gond Art in New Delhi

The Raza Foundation, in collaboration with the India International Centre, has unveiled a captivating exhibition titled “The Gond Qalam.” This unique showcase, featuring the works of contemporary Gond artists, is currently open to the public at the Art Gallery in the Kamladevi Block, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, from May 4th to May 18th, 2024.

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The Devine Element, Vol-1 by Divyaman Singh Reminds of the Vast Interconnectivity of all Existence at Bikaner House in Delhi

The Kalamkaar Art Gallery at Bikaner House, New Delhi, is displaying an exhibition called “The Devine Element Volume 1”, by  Divyaman Singh. Self-taught artist Divyaman Singh’s colourful oil paintings in “The Devine Element Volume 1,” curated by Shahzada Khurram, offer an engrossing journey into spirituality, celestial influence, and human existence. Khurram has previously headed some

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How Does Perception of Time and Space Evolve from Childhood Wonder to Adult Realities?

As I stepped into the familiar embrace of Sohrabh Bhaiya’s family after two decades, a rush of nostalgia engulfed me like a warm wave. Sohrabh Bhaiya and Tinku Didi, once towering figures of my childhood, had completed their schooling when my own educational journey had just begun. The reunion was nothing short of a jubilant

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Is Selfie Culture Endangering Museum Artefacts?

In an age dominated by social media, the traditional museum experience is increasingly being reshaped by the pervasive influence of selfie culture. While museums have long faced threats to their collections from various sources, the rise of selfie-takers presents a unique and growing challenge that demands attention from museum administrators and insurers. Robert Read, head

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Art, Technology, and Quantum Field Converge in Jayesh Sachdev’s ‘Utopian Dystopia’ at Bikaner House, New Delhi

“Utopian Dystopia” at Bikaner House, New Delhi is a unique exhibition; it’s a journey into the domain of imagination, technology, and quantum exploration led by Jayesh Sachdev. Exhibition Advisor Shahzada Khurram, who is recognised for his promotion of art that balances tradition with innovation, has played a crucial role in overseeing this exhibition. Notably, Khurram

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What Makes Us Who We Are? Raihan Vadra’s Third Exhibition ‘Upamana’ Explores It Again

Raihan Rajiv Vadra, a visual artist from New Delhi has defiantly risen to become a contender in the arena of immersive art exhibitions. The third show in a series of five as mesmerising as all the others, his latest exhibition “Upamana” explores the nature and method of knowledge acquisition and its connection to human existence.

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Dhruvi Jain’s Ceramic Sculptures Explore the Subconscious with Raw Elegance

Dhruvi Jain is a ceramic sculptor, who navigates into the depths of the human psyche through her exploration of subconscious and suppressed emotions. Her artistic odyssey began with the ambitious pursuit of emptying her mind, an introspective process that proved to be an insurmountable task. Undeterred, she discovered a compelling alternative – the act of

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Chitranjan Moharana’s Granite and Steel Masterpieces Illuminate Issues of Climate Change, Human Rights, and Personal Struggles

Chitranjan Moharana, is a sculptor who channels the interplay of granite and steel to craft narratives. Dedicated to his craft, Moharana’s work is an exploration of hidden forms, a patchwork to his relentless pursuit of creative expression. Influenced by the vast spectrum of art, Moharana seamlessly weaves together thought-provoking concepts, addressing social issues and encapsulating

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Arthshila Expands with New Delhi Space Inauguration and Indian Ceramics Triennale 2024’s ‘Common Ground’ Exhibition

The Takshila Educational Society proudly inaugurated its new space in Delhi yesterday, expanding its artistic footprint under the banner of Arthshila. Founded by Sanjiv Kumar, Takshila and Arthshila aim to foster a rich cultural exchange across various locations in India. The newly opened space in Delhi boasts three art galleries, providing a platform for performance

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