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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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Frida Kahlo’s artworks in Metaverse; Digital Art Fair dates declared

A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends...

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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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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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Himmat Shah, Part 3: Deep Immersion through Clay

Continued from Part 2. According to Himmat Shah, an artist should be a very sensitive person, who could experience art at the very subtle levels and could give unmatched form to their own artworks. So that the unmatchable quality of their individuality stays in their work, and when faced with doubt, they could search for...

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Finding Lalu Prasad Shaw via Manmeet K Walia

By Vinay Seth I met Manmeet Kaur Walia, the curator of the exhibition ‘Masterly Manoeuvring: Lalu Prasad Shaw’, at the show’s preview on the evening of 20th July. The retrospective is being held by Gallerie Splash, based in Gurugram. Though very busy attending the guests, Manmeet was kind enough to lend me her time and...

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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...

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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...

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