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Artist Residencies, A space of opportunities and exposure to the art world for every artist

Rajesh Kumar Artist residencies are the opportunities given to artists to work on projects, develop new ideas and explore their practice in an environment other that their usual working space or studio. Its a period of time during which an artist lives and works in a particular location usually at a particular art organization. Residencies …

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Swaminathan wanted to create a museum of western Man: Ashok Vajpeyi

Among the many hats Ashok Vajpeyi wears besides being a poet, a columnist, critic and a cultural connoisseur, is running the foundation eminent artist Syed Haidar Raza left behind. Vajpeyi is credited as the moving force behind setting up of Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, Mahatma Gandhi Hindi University in Wardha, Maharashtra and has also been …

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92 artists coming ‘Together’ to showcase various forms of art

The show titled, ‘Together’ is accommodating 92 young and veteran artists exhibiting on one platform, to inspire and engage the society towards freedom of expression and unity, working together for a common goal with common values and ideas to create a great harmonious diverse society. The idea developed and launched by Mukul Panwar, germinated in …

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#Throwback2022: Sudhir Patwardhan: Painter of the Particular

On a cursory glance, Sudhir Patwardhan’s cityscapes might look akin to Edward Hopper’s paintings. But while Hopper’s scenes often show figures in solitude against the backdrop of the geometrically laid-out Western city, Sudhir’s canvases are often brimming with toiling bodies struggling in a bustling Indian city in construction. The Social backdrop of Sudhir’s Patwardhan’s visual …

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#Throwback2022: Culture comes with behaviour that persists over time: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect, in conversation with Abir Pothi – Part 2

Nidheesh: I was thinking when you were saying about your journey from the US to these places and looking with a very keen eye on art from different times. Ram, I was thinking of the journeys of people who came from small places; I came from a small town myself and I think you too …

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Muziris: The Lost Port Lives On At The Biennale

Port Muziris is one of India’s greatest archaeological findings of the 21st century. The port is no myth, we have conclusive evidence for its existence, yet it remains surrounded by grand historical, often hyperbolic, narratives. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale has always maintained that it is as much about the art as it is about its host …

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The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is Back After a Covid Induced Hiatus

The pandemic had led to the rescheduling of the 2020 edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale to the dismay of artists and art aficionados around the world. Kerala became one of the worst hit states during the Covid 19 outbreak and went through a turbulent period. Now the pandemic clouds have cleared and the Biennale is …

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