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Pint Full of Art

Beer cafes are not usually the kind of place you would associate with mulling over complexities of the art market.

Beer cafes are not usually the kind of place you would associate with mulling over complexities of the art market. But over the weekend,Delhi-based artist Seema Kohli did just that,at the The Pint Room in Vasant Kunj.

The evening commenced with the screening of an eight-minute short film,It was a Summer Afternoon,which Kohli wrote 25 years ago. It was followed by a talk by the artist,in an initiative by TAD Arts called “Art & Ale”.

“Our endeavour is to break the academic mould of conversations related to art and engage the audience in a fun conversation with renowned contemporary artists who inspire many young individuals to become artists”,said Niten Mehta,founder of TAD Arts. “Though I have had conversations with audiences previously but it was never in a setting like this. It is the first of its kind,which is outside the gallery,” said Kohli.

The topics during the 60-minute conversation with Kohli ranged from practical issues of art like the pricing of artwork,Kohli’s struggles as a self-taught artist and if selling an artwork is more important than having a show. As guests listening to her intently,Kohli gave some gyaan on art being viewed as a style statement. “It is a transitory phase where more people are taking notice of it,” she said.