Abirpothi

India’s only daily art newspaper

Santanu Borah

Former Editor at Abir Pothi

Know Our Jury for Abir India’s First Take 2024: Veer Munshi

The eighth iteration of Abir India’s First Take 2024 is about to engulf the vivacious city of Ahmedabad. This event is more than just a show; it is a demonstration of the ability of art to erase boundaries and captivate hearts. It’s important to consider Abir India’s extraordinary journey to this point as the expectation […]

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I was taken hostage by postmodernists, but I have had enough. Let’s get rid of this dead-end

At the very outset, a disclosure: I am no philosopher or a high priest of culture. Maybe, this is a rant at best. However, I have been confined for decades now and I discovered the culprit: I was held hostage by the postmodernists. While many may disagree, the postmodernist mindset may even be one of

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If you are not weeping before a Rothko, don’t worry. You are not alone

Art, especially abstract art, evokes many emotions, along with reefs of scepticism. The “I could do that too” argument has been countered many times with “Why didn’t you then?” And Mark Rothko is entrenched in that argument. If there is one artist who polarises art lovers and critics alike, it is Rothko, considered one of

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