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Bringing realism and sensitivity to art in postcolonial India: Atul Dodiya

JANUARY 20, ON THIS DAY Known as “one of India’s most acclaimed postcolonial artists” and a “leader of the younger generation of artists”, Atul Dodiya is one of the most sought-after contemporary Indian artists today. Married to fellow painter Anju Dodiya, he and lives and works in Mumbai — the city he was born in, …

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AD Design Show to exhibit the premium products in the field of Art and Architecture

Bringing some of the world’s leading luxury brands and contemporary art galleries together under one roof, the AD Design Show is opened this weekend on 16th December and will be closed on 18th December 2022 at Jio World Convention Centre, BKC Mumbai. It’s a boutique fair of furniture, lighting, art, accessories and design. Architectural Digest …

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Experience a walk under Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’

With shows across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Van Gogh 360 degree is making its debut in India. The very first of its kind exhibition, it’s a 360 degree digital art experience, multimedia mesmeric artistic affair which will exhibit the astonishing colours of Van Gogh’s most quintessential works. The audience is invited …

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A show that celebrates the genius of Lalitha Lajmi

A virtual exhibition comprising works of Lalitha Lajmi, 88, through different stages of her career, is currently up for viewing till September 18. It is presented by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad in collaboration with Gallery Art & Soul, Mumbai. The show’s Curatorial Associate is Lina Vincent. The works on display provide a more than a glimpse of …

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Caste, gender, disabilities… artist voices speaking up for the marginalized in 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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A Mehlli Gobhai retrospective: Transcending the pandemic

As the Gallery Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, extends its ongoing exhibit \’Mehlli Gobhai: Epiphanies\’, curated by Nancy Adajania and Ranjit Hoskote, to September 18, 2021, Abir Pothi catches a glimpse of the show delayed by a whole year, as well as how and what is being presented from the path-breaking artist\’s body of work The …

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\’My art is eclectic and so is my life — and both imitate one another!\’ says Brinda Miller

Abir Pothi catches up with artist, honorary chairperson Kala Ghoda Festival and former Abir First Take eminent jury member, Brinda Miller, to discuss art in the pandemic, architecture in art, and advice for contemporary artists. Twenty years after it first began, one of the most well-known annual celebrations of art in the country went wholly …

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\’Curators are not mouthpieces for artists; nor do artists have to put forth the vision of a curator\’

Art curator and entrepreneur Satyajit Dave breaks down his approach to the academics behind art, and discusses with Abir Pothi how artists and curators can collaborate best, whether the art world is an exclusionary club, and if Indian art is free of the shackles of looking to the West Tell us a bit about yourself. …

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An 87-year-old Indian-origin artist embraces online world; elsewhere, art auction houses eye $1bn in sales

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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