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Prakrut — An exhibition of young contemporary tribal artists of India

by Vinay Seth ‘Prakrut’ is an upcoming contemporary Indian tribal art exhibition on display at the Triveni Kala Sangam, curated by the renowned artist-curator Akhilesh. The show’s preview takes place on July 1, 2022, and it shall be open for public view from 2nd July to 10th July. It features two recent works each by...


Robbie Williams is back at Sotheby’s, this time with his own collection!

Boy-band superstar Robbie Williams is progressively moving towards contemporary arts at a pace that is astounding many. Once known for his voice, Williams perhaps wants to be now known for his colour palette and makes no bones about how he wants to pursue the arts in a bold, experimental, and no-holds-barred manner. With the unveiling...


The self-conscious intertextuality between art and literature in Youdhisthir Maharjan’s artwork

By Avani Solanki Youdhisthir Maharjan is a Nepali artist with a background in creative writing and art history. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts from New England College, New Hampshire in the aforementioned fields, along with an M.F.A. from the University of Idaho. Maharjan’s intense affiliation with literature and the craft of literary...


Philip Guston all set to beat his own record at Sotheby’s auction 

Philip Guston might hit his highest ever auction bid next month. His 1950s Abstract Expressionist painting, Nile (1958), going under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York on 17 May is estimated to fetch between $20m and $30m, the highest ever for a work by the artist at an auction. The Art Newspaper reports that the...


Clocking time: From a hand-drawn journal to contemplations of outer-space, Jitish Kallat’s multi-pronged approach takes us around the universe and back

It has been said that artist Jitish Kallat’s oeuvre sits between ‘fluid speculation’. There is precise measurement and also conceptual conjectures. This produces a range of ‘dynamic forms’ that constitute the process of his image-making. He employs abstract, schematic, notational and representational languages, as he engages with different modes of address, seamlessly interlacing the immediate...


Seasoned and emerging artists come together for Gallery Ark’s last commercial show in Vadodara

Gallery Ark is hosting a group show, Parsec, curated by Nupur Dalmia, in Vadodara till 31st May. The exhibition features works by 19 Indian artists including Aaiushi Beniwal, Alexander Gorlizki, Messrs Prabhakar B. Bhagwat, Deepak Agasthya, Indrapramit Roy, Jyoti Bhatt, K.G. Subramanyan, Kadamboor Neeraj, Kaizad Modi, Mrugen Rathod, Nihaal Faizal, Rekha Rodwittiya, Roshan Chhabria, Sarasija...