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#Throwback2022: Raza@100: Artist Akhilesh talks about the many times he crossed paths with the master of colour

(Editor’s note: Abir Pothi is excited to bring you book excerpts from Raza: Jaisa Maine Dekha (Rajkamal Prakashan) by noted artist Akhilesh, where he has sketched with words his long association with Syed Haidar Raza from the author’s early days to Raza’s last. We thank Akhilesh for allowing us to translate and use excerpts for Abir readers. …

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Documenting the End of Documenta

Jason Farago, a critic writing for The New York Times, announced the death of Documenta, Germany’s quinquennial contemporary art exhibition. Kassel, a city in Germany, is the venue for this 100-day-long gigantic exhibition. The first exhibition was held in this non-descript city in post-World War II Germany in 1955. However, the 15th edition has tarnished …

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Ina Puri on Lalu Prasad Shaw: “You will be surprised”

By Vinay Seth  I had the privilege of having a heart-to-heart conversation with Ina Puri on her upcoming retrospective on the Bengal master Lalu Prasad Shaw. The show is subtitled \’Early and Recent Works\’. The \’Early\’ part largely comprises Lalu\’s prints from the 70s and 80s, and the \’Recent\’ works mostly consist of works done …

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Exhibit focusing on Alienation, curated by Meera Menezes (Part of DCAW 2022)

The Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW) 2022 has been showcasing a large number of artworks by diverse artists selected by 7 eminent art galleries of the city. While the exhibiting space of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) at the Bikaner House has been used in an interesting manner. But what is equally interesting is …

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11 Fresh Faces at DCAW 2022

By Vinay Seth and Abhishek Kumar To view in an enlarged, slideshow format, click on the image. [ngg src=\”galleries\” ids=\”7\” display=\”basic_slideshow\”]  Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW) 2022 is showing at the Bikaner House, New Delhi. It ends on Wednesday, 7th September 2022.

7 Reasons to visit DCAW 2022

At the launch of the Delhi Contemporary Art Week 2022, our team was overwhelmed by the humdrum created by the large number of attendees comprising a mixed gathering of artists, handbag-holding culture connoisseurs and Gucci-wearing fashionistas, among others. While this gathering itself was a spectacle of sorts, we managed to take a good look at …

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‘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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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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