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What FIRST TAKE 2021 winners have to say!

It was a moment of pride for 10 young artists, handpicked from across India, as winners of Abir India’s FIRST TAKE 2021 competition. Chosen out of 122 artists and with their works standing out from over 2500 submissions, the emerging talents gained a lot to look forward to from this platform. Selected for their excellence,...


Taking the stage at FIRST TAKE 2021

The launch of the winners’ exhibit for ABIR FIRST TAKE for 2021 was a warm and celebratory event, which heralded the success of the fifth edition amid a guest list of supporters and friends. We take a short glimpse into the occasion The inauguration of the fifth edition of ABIR FIRST TAKE for 2021 in...


Abir India’s First Take 2021 back with a bang; revives young art community

Abir India received a whopping response for the fifth edition of FIRST TAKE art festival with over 2500 submissions from over 250 pin codes. Out of 122 artists, 10 winners – Shubhanker Suresh Chandere from Pune, Kinnari Jitendra Tondlekar from Thane, Sriparna Dutta from Hyderabad, Jintu Mohan Kalita from Barama, Assam, Priya Ranjan Purkait from...


First Take 2021 Jury: Sculpting a novel understanding of art with Kristine Michael

It is often said that an artist communicates best (and sometimes solely) through their art — but in the case of noted ceramic artist and art academic Kristine Michael, her erudition encompasses both her thought-provoking sculptural artworks as well as the spoken and written word. After all, besides being known as a notable ceramic artist,...


When emerging artists left our jury spellbound: First Take 2021 – A Photo Story

On October 21, our esteemed jury gathered in our Ahmedabad office to select winning entries. Creative energy filled the atmosphere and our team gained a lot from perspectives shared by our jury members. K.S. Radhakrishnan, Vasudevan Akkitham, Rm Palaniappan, Kristine Michael, and Hartmut Wurster carefully selected the top 10 works of First Take 2021. Know...