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FICA announces the Emerging Artists Award for 2022

Previously focusing on identifying and supporting an individual artist from India, FICA’s Emerging Artist Award is now re-envisioned as a collective forum to mentor and engage with a set of 10 young practitioners. Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art along with Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation announced the recipients of Emerging Artists Award 2022 (EAA+). As the Emerging …

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Secret society in Ukraine creates art under occupation; art conservators knew early on about climate change; and more from the news

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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While art events in many contemporary galleries are addressing problems of gender and caste, most of what I see appears to be emulating the West: Pronoy Chakraborty

The Pothi team speaks to Pronoy Chakraborty, a young curator who the place you show art in helps recontextualise the entire idea  It is said that the old must give way to the new. It isn’t to say that what the past brought before you is not important. In fact, we sit on the shoulders …

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The understanding that a curator will pick up my work and put it in a gallery and I will sell my work, is not a formula: Lina Vincent

Meet curator Lina Vincent. The Pothi team met up with her (over the phone, of course) to talk about her journey and her world of art. If you are in Goa, you probably know that she curates for the Serendipity Arts Festival   Lina Vincent has been an observer of art and a curator since the …

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Curation for me is to be the invisible particle allowing the psyche of art/artist to reflect: Jesal Thacker

Meet Jesal Thacker, an art curator who studied fine arts. She tells the Pothi team why she feels abstract art needs more attention In the arts, especially fine art, the curator is like a guide and a messenger. A curator helps us understand art better. The reason a curator is our guide is for a …

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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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