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Postcard from New York: A look into the vibrant art scene of the Big Apple

Here\’s a bird\’s-eye-view of the hottest art happenings. By Kaivana, our person in New York As Washington DC continues to firefight Covid 19 at various levels of politics, media and health services, New York, is slowly opening up to its vivid art events from Museum of Modern Arts to public spaces. This is significant proof …

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I walked into a gallery and saw my own face on a wall

The human face is one of the most dramatic subjects of art. Here, the author stumbles into his own face and writes his brief journey into the mysterious world of portraitures, and weird people with this obsession in these times of mobile cameras and selfie culture

The \”art world\” is an exclusive club and it needs to be disrupted, says critic and curator V. Divakar

In the fourth installment of this six part series, art critic and curator V. Divakar talks about the \”exclusive artists\” who have hijacked the real art that happens across India. In conversation with Santanu Borah. Read Part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here In order to understand what disruption in art means, it …

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Artists are like wifi that is connected to a greater force, says artist Jagannath Panda

Artists Jagannath Panda takes Santanu Borah through his journey as an artists and tells him why the \”secret\” drawings he made at MSU were a disruptive event in his student days when he studied sculpture. This is Part 3 of a five-part series. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here The rustic …

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Life, art and the personal in disruption: A conversation with artist Manisha Parekh

Manisha Parekh. Photograph by Ashok Ahuja

Manisha Parekh talks to Santanu Borah about her art practice, and how a continual desire to invent keeps an artist in the thick of the action and contextually relevant. She also dwelt on disruption as a personal idea. This is part 2 of a four part series. You can read Part 1 here. Manisha Parekh …

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Art of the day: The multi-layered world of Pratap Manna

Revisiting Memories (watercolour and ink on paper, 36X48 inch) by Pratap Ranna This work by Pratap Manna is an expression of how memories function. He works in charcoal, ink and watercolours mostly. He brings a multi-layered world before you. He believes that reality as you observe it comes to you in many images. He juxtaposes …

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Now, crypto art by Mad Dog Jones that can randomly malfunction. You can bid for it too! Bidding starts at $100

After the big crypto bang of Beeple, this has to be the biggest thing in the world of virtual art. The Pothi team reports It appears crypto art is here to stay, with a bang! Now, Phillips, a top gallery for emerging art, will sell its first NFT by digital artist Mad Dog Jones, whose …

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