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Vandana Kalra


A new book on Amritsar examines how people’s memories shape heritage
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

'Amritsar: A City in Remembrance', by architect Gurmeet S Rai and photographs by Raghu Rai, honours the city through its unique position in history, architecture and memories

Korea celebrates the Indian support in the Korean war
Sat, Jul 10, 2021

An exhibition commemorates the contribution of Indian medical troops during the Korean War

What the pandemic did to those on the fringes of the art world
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Models, framers, fresh graduates and folk artists find that the pandemic has upended their careers and put their lives on hold.

How an art show explores ways of seeing a contagion
Sat, May 29, 2021

A Bengaluru exhibition traces how infections spread and its physical and emotional toll on societies

Explained: Who are the women from Mysore in Thomas Hickey’s 19th century painting?
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

A 19th century portrait of three women from Mysore has been going viral as "one of the most important scientific pictures in the history of medicine in India". Who are they, and what did the portrait depict?

Alka Raghuvanshi (1961-2021): ‘She would speak her mind, challenge existing ideologies’
Thu, May 27, 2021

Raghuvanshi breathed her last in Delhi on Wednesday, weeks after being diagnosed with pneumonia. She was 60.

Explained: How climate change is destroying the world’s oldest cave art in Indonesia
Thu, May 27, 2021

Researchers have reported that Pleistocene-era rock paintings dating back to 45,000-20,000 years ago in cave sites in southern Sulawesi, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, are weathering at an alarming rate.

DAG garners funds for Covid aid through the sale of 51 works from its collection
Tue, May 11, 2021

Spanning varied periods and mediums, the highest estimate in the online sale is Rs 5 lakh for a Jamini Roy tempera on cardboard that features an armed policeman riding a tiger as its protagonist.

A new biography of artist SH Raza celebrates his art and his times
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

In 'Sayed Haider Raza: The Journey of an Iconic Artist', author Yashodhara Dalmia alternates between Raza’s artistic oeuvre and his relationships

Priceless and stolen: The greatest art heists of this century
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

As the Netflix docuseries ‘This is a Robbery’ returns focus to the infamous Boston art theft of 1990, here is a list of some of the other sensational crimes of this kind.

Artist Yogesh Rawal dies of Covid-19
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

Yogesh Rawal's meditative leanings were rooted in the self and acknowledged the world over in the years to come. On Friday, Rawal breathed his last in Gurugram's Medanta Hospital, succumbing to Covid.

Explained: The evolution of toys, and how legendary chains are reinventing themselves
Wed, Apr 14, 2021

The Indian Express looks at the history of toys, the expansion and popularity of arguably the world's oldest toy chain, and how the industry is fighting its online competitors.

Starting today, Delhi Contemporary Art Week will see the coming together of seven art galleries under one roof
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW), that begins at Bikaner House on April 8, brings together under one roof seven art galleries from across Delhi

Delhi Art Week brings together museums, art institutions and 37 galleries to put art back in the spotlight
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

At a time when the art industry is adapting to the rules of the Covid protocols and making an effort to bring the audience back, attempts are also being made through DAW to encourage engagement from the art aficionados

How a zen-like Gaitonde practised minimalism in life and art
Sat, Apr 03, 2021

With his 1961 canvas selling for Rs 39.98 crore last month, he set a new record for Indian art worldwide. But, as in art, so in life, for VS Gaitonde, less was always more

Jaya Asokan to take over as the Director of India Art Fair in its 13th edition next year
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Inaugurated in 2008, the fair sees participation of art galleries from across the world

When the world’s your family and you paint the town red, blue and every other hue
Sat, Mar 13, 2021

For the first time, nearly 250 Malayalee artists come together in Alappuzha, Kerala, for a festival that opens doors and brings people closer to art

Gaitonde’s 1961 canvas sells for Rs 39.98 crore, sets new record for Indian art worldwide
Sat, Mar 13, 2021

Late evening on March 11, it went under the hammer at the Saffronart Spring Live Auction for Rs 39.98 crore ($5.5 million) — a new record for the highest price achieved for a work of Indian art in an auction worldwide.

Social messages, Covid protocol: Street art makes a resurgence in Delhi
Sun, Mar 07, 2021

“They would come every day to ask what was to be done, keen to get involved. We felt this way they would also feel more of a sense of ownership of the space once it’s clean and it might help to keep it that way,” said Saini.

Tales of our times: Four leading galleries come together for a special show
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

A collaborative exhibition by four Indian galleries poses multiple questions and offers varied possibilities through the works of some of India's most prominent artists

Explained: The rising popularity of Blockchain Art
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

The total value of the crypto art market today has reached $80 million, with over 60,000 artworks sold till now.

Indian-American artist Shanthi Chandrasekar on creating kolam art patterns for Joe Biden’s inauguration, and her childhood influences
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

While the kolam mat somewhat reflects the shared South Asian heritage between Shanthi Chandrasekar and Vice President Kamala Harris, the artist notes how it also represents an amalgamation between math and art

Explained: New findings on the scribbling on Edvard Munch’s The Scream; other works that hide messages
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

A look at the significance of Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece The Scream and some other prominent artworks with hidden messages.

‘Only he knew the magic of colour’: Krishen Khanna
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

As SH Raza’s birth centenary celebrations begin, a friend walks down memory lane

Kerala moves to establish, promote mini museums
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Anchored by Keralam Museum, an organisation formed to build and modernise museums, the “new museum movement strives to challenge old-fashioned norms about conservation of cultures, replacing them with revolutionary concepts that are gaining ground in other parts of the world”.