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365 watercolour journal by Vasudevan Akkitham at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022

“During the lockdown, I decided to explore the domestic space and work with a medium which is easy to deal with and has a certain degree of fluidity. As I began to work on it with small papers and watercolour, a disconnect with the world outside happened inside me. So, I created a new world …

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Director of Belgium museum of fine arts accused of harassing employees

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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NYT\’s snapshot of the Indian art sector in the pandemic; Kashmir’s vanishing papier-mache artists

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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Now, Beeple launches NFT sale site; Damien Hirst gets £15 mn from emergency Covid funds

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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Liste Art Fair Basel 2021 to host visitors again, announces galleries for the year

The art world is opening up once again. With 84 galleries from 35 countries scheduled to be present at the edgy, contemporary Liste Art Fair Basel 2021 in coming months, we list out details of some developments in this sphere It all began in Switzerland in 1995, when gallerists Eva Presenhuber and Peter Kilchman, both …

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A master of Realism from South India taken by the pandemic

The indiscriminately cruel pandemic earlier this month carried away South Indian artist S Elayaraja, known for his stunningly realistic portrayals of \’Dravidian women\’. Abir Pothi condoles Strikingly real imagery with an almost photo-like study of light, beautiful women in vibrant saris, flowers in their hair and a hint of a smile always playing on their …

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Art spins charity for India\’s Covid frontlines, a unique Frida Kahlo retrospective opens up, and more

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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‘I refuse to be shoved into a box of stereotypes’, says Pakistani artist Fauzia Minallah

She is a fearless voice in a turbulent time, a beacon of outspokenness for the rights of women and children, and an inexorable force in promoting environment and heritage conservation. Pakistani artist Fauzia Minallah paints, makes cloth murals, engraves slates, creates installations in the woods, writes and illustrates books, sketches searing political cartoons, and designs …

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Indian artist who painted through Covid passes on; South Korean towns vie for Samsung family\’s art trove

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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