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From beauty behind the burkha to being inspired by food, Young Andhra artists add diversity to the platter

In a series documenting the arts practice of emerging artists, we connect with some young guns from Andhra Pradesh. Abir Pothi reports! Sonali Laha: Exploring journeys of the soul Sonali completed her Master’s in Fine Arts at the University of Hyderabad in 2012. Since then, she has lived in the city and has been practicing …

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Participative art that explores sound, celebrates scriptures, and records oral traditions!

There is a growing number of installation artists who make projects that are ‘completed’ by the intervention and interpretations of their audience. They extend immersive experiences that compel the participants to delve deeper into many personal and social themes. Abir Pothi reports. Astha Butail: Exploring hymns across continents Gurgaon-based Astha Butail’s participative projects are based …

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Magic realism and metal monsters: Young installation artists whipping up a storm!

In the second of a series on emerging installation artists, we profile the trajectories of Tyrell Valladares and Shilo Shiv Suleman. Their work is catching the eyeballs of late! Abir Pothi reports! Tyrell Valladares: From mosaic work to metal predators Today, Tyrell Valladares’s Metalhead Studio has branched out into set design and production, light art …

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Emerging artists from Delhi experiment with and unravel themes of solitude, animals, and urban angst

This is the second article of a series documenting the arts practice of emerging artists where we check out what\’s happening in Delhi. Abir Pothi reports! Ravi Chaurasiya: Exploring the intersection of humans and animals Ravi’s surrealistic approach to social issues comes from his experiments with form and symbolism. He experiments with varied raw materials, …

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From sustainability to caste narratives, emerging artists spur dialogues through path-breaking installations

Young artists are claiming spaces for socio-cultural dialogue with an unprecedented show of assertiveness and creativity. Abir Pothi brings to you the stories of two rising stars. Harsha Vardhan Durugadda: Going sustainable and probing inter-personal relationships  If you love flowers, will you cut them and put them in a vase or will you plant new …

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\’Young Delhi\’ artists explore themes of gender, surveillance, memory and the subconscious

In a series documenting the arts practice of emerging artists, we check out what\’s happening in Delhi. Abir Pothi reports! Richa Aarya: Voicing gender challenges She remembers how she sat in a corner of her dormitory, under a dim light bulb, dabbling with water colours. This soothing exercise was her only respite as she studied …

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Young Santiniketan: Learning and unlearning in a pristine mecca of arts and culture

One of the most prestigious universities of India, Viswa Bharati University better known as Santiniketan, was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1921. It has produced talented artists who have gone on to redefine as well as pioneer varied art practices. The village itself has become synonymous with arts practice and several artists and intellectuals have …

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\”Got an invite to create for a top-notch artist!\” Winners share FIRST TAKE highlights

Through its last four editions, Abir India has received over 8000 entries out of which works of 500 artists have been chosen and 32 artists have been awarded. As Abir India presents FIRST TAKE 2021, Gauri Gharpure talks to past winners about their experience of participating in the event. Souvik Das: An amazing panel of …

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Find out how ‘Young Lucknow’ artists are blossoming in the erstwhile city of nawabs

Nostalgia, cultures, traditions, mythologies, agriculture, women’s rights – Abir Pothi discovers that the list of inspiration is quite long for these Lucknow-based artists. Mainaz Bano: Themes of a colonial past Raised in an Awadhi family, Mainaz is fascinated by miniatures. Zari sarees worn by her mother at festive occasions, with intricate floral designs and distinct …

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\”My painting got sold within 20 minutes!\” FIRST TAKE winners share their experience

Through its last four editions, Abir India has received over 8000 entries out of which works of 500 artists have been chosen and 32 artists have been awarded. As Abir India presents FIRST TAKE 2021, Gauri Gharpure talks to past winners about their experience of participating in the event.  Keerti Pooja: FIRST TAKE is much …

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