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Kochi Biennale Foundation drops inquiry against artist Riyas Komu, accused in #MeToo movement

An art world professional in a post on the Instagram account 'Scene and herd' accused Riyas Komu, who hails from Kerala, of sexual misconduct in October last year.

#MeToo movement: Riyas Komu accused of misconduct, apologises

The allegation, made by an art world professional, was shared on the anonymously-run Instagram account ‘Scene and Herd’ late October 16. In the post, the woman described being pushed against a wall and kissed by the artist.


India Art Fair 2018: Artworks you shouldn’t miss

While there is much to see and experience this year, in the India Art Fair’s 10th edition – which will continue till February 12 – in the Capital, here are some works that are attracting attention.

A place called home: The idea of a nation

Satish Gujral, Arpana Caur, Riyas Komu and LN Tallur show us their idea of the nation.

Riyas Komu and Bose Krishnamachari among 100 most influential people in art world

Riyas Komu and Bose Krishnamachari on making it to the annual list of influential people in the contemporary art world

I feel responsible to archive our present: Riyas Komu

Mumbai-based artist Riyas Komu on his Gandhi project, questioning blind faith, and why art and politics occupy the same space.



The Kochi-Muziris Biennale would be a hub of Indian and international art hitherto unseen in this country — this was the promise when word first spread about India’s first biennale in 2010.

Of the People,for the People

The masses wouldn’t go to galleries,so artwork stepped outside. In a cash-crunched market,worrying itself sick over the coming recessionary year,artists began to think out of the art circuit. Prices were slashed,experts began to hold talks with the uninitiated,even paperbacks on fine art hit the bookstores. Globally noted sculptor Anish Kapoor came to India for his first solo here; the scale and intensity of his ideas and works left art lovers reeling. MF Husain and Jehangir Sabavala passed on,leaving the canvas blank for a new subject to be painted on it.

Pictures of the People’s Republic

How does the myth of China show up in works of Indian artists?

Summit of experience

Why artists in Delhi feel important this weekend.