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Monday, October 25, 2021

Art and Culture


Cuba's danzón genre: '150 years later, it's still alive'

October 10, 2021 8:08 pm

Some danzón scores that were lost in the archives in the Cuban city of Matanzas have been rediscovered. Four of them were recently recorded by the Failde Orchestra, highlighting what became the national dance of Cuba and later spread to other countries in the region

Chopin portrait bought at flea market is from 19th century

October 10, 2021 5:56 pm

Now restored and in a gilded frame, the small painting resides in a bank vault somewhere in eastern Poland while its owners negotiate their next steps, including a public exhibit

Japan's highest art prize given to photographer Sebastião Salgado

September 15, 2021 11:07 am

The Praemium Imperiale is endowed with 15 million yen (€115,000). Previous winners include violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, actress Catherine Deneuve, designer Issey Miyake, director Martin Scorsese, choreographer Pina Bausch and painter Gerhard Richter

Top orchestras have no female conductors. Is change coming?

September 12, 2021 11:26 am

Now a group of women could be on the cusp of breaking barriers in one of music’s most stubbornly homogeneous spheres: the male-dominated world of orchestral conducting.

How this artist and her 76-year-old friend are reclaiming public spaces for women in Bengaluru

September 07, 2021 7:11 am

"Nothing can change overnight. Things will take their own time. All that I can do is start a conversation. We will keep talking about it," said artist Indu Antony

Joining plastic, glass and metal on the recycle list: Fake art

September 02, 2021 3:15 pm

The issue is complicated by the fact that a finding that something is fake is often nothing more than an opinion — expert in many cases, reliable in many cases — but nonetheless an opinion

Cow parade returns to NYC, but please don’t steal them this time

August 24, 2021 4:32 pm

The company in charge of the public art exhibition, CowParade, did not want a repeat of the events of 2000, when cows were defaced with graffiti, had their ears cut off or disappeared from their podiums.

Subhadra Sen Gupta's last book treasure trove of info for kids

August 15, 2021 9:55 am

Sen Gupta wrote over 40 books for children because she thought they are the best readers in the world. She was awarded the Bal Sahitya Puraskar by the Sahitya Akademi in 2014.

Karnataka minister takes oath in traditional Lambani attire; find out about the community

August 04, 2021 7:08 pm

It is said that Lambanis -- who are also called Lambadis or Banjaras -- were once nomadic tribes who arrived from Afghanistan to India, mainly Rajasthan (in the Mewar region)

Karachi-based artist Fiza Khatri puts the spotlight on haircuts, chosen families and transformations in latest exhibition

July 24, 2021 2:22 pm

Experiences of queerness come up both directly and subtly in a number of works in the show, titled 'Sailoon and Other Stories', presented by Jhaveri Contemporary gallery


Former football player Alan Page puts treasured art up for sale

June 01, 2021 1:47 pm

The Pages had no idea those drawings, purchased in 1985 from a gallery in New York at the suggestion of one of their daughters, would become so valuable

Art Basel Hong Kong returns after pandemic hiatus

May 22, 2021 2:11 pm

Art Basel Hong Kong was back for its ninth edition after the event was cancelled last year because of the pandemic. A visitor admires "Spanish Gold to Pagan Gold" by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor. (Photo and text: AP)

Pandit Debu Chaudhuri passes away: A pictorial tribute to the sitar maestro

May 01, 2021 11:51 am

Pandit Devabrata Chaudhuri, fondly called Debu Chaudhuri, 85, died of Covid-19 related complications

Art and culture: A glimpse at MP's tribal museum

September 04, 2014 12:27 pm

At the epic, ‘Janjaatiya Sanghralaya’, the world of indigenous tribes is depicted with much authentic skill and finesse.