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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Vandana Kalra

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How a group of Kerala artists are marking their solidarity with the farmers’ strike in the Capital
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Folk-reggae band Oorali are getting painters, musicians and actors, to bring their art material aboard the Kerala Express as they take a train journey from Thrissur to Delhi and prepare for impromptu sessions

How the farmers’ protest found resonance in art
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Four artists on what drew them to the farmers’ protests and why the agrarian crisis needs immediate addressal

Explained: How depiction of female genitalia in art has been controversial
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

A look at the present controversy and previous instances when the depiction of vulva and vagina in art raised eyebrows.

Adapting to ‘new normal’: With free entry on weekends, Delhi events, museums hope to attract patrons
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

While the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) will open its doors on January 5, the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has planned a series of programmes, including free weekend visits, at the museum.

‘I didn’t find any reference to gay Indian art history’
Sun, Jan 03, 2021

Photographer Sunil Gupta on documenting LGBTQ+ culture across the globe and his ongoing retrospective in London

Explained: Why do people want to pay millions of dollars for dinosaur bones?
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

In India, palaeontologists fear that the country’s rich fossil heritage is under threat in the absence of stringent laws and preservation efforts.

A year of muted shades
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

In 2020, as art became more distant, it also came closer through digital mediums

Explained: How Banksy’s artwork led to a surge in property value of a house in Bristol
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The artwork work, dubbed by the artist as "Aachoo!!", depicts a woman in a headscarf sneezing and her dentures flying into the air.

From the bottom of the sea rose a piece of ‘encrypted’ history. What were the Nazi Enigmas?
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Rusty and covered with barnacle, the machine is now in the restoration workshop of the Museum of Archaeology in Gottorf Castle in Schleswig, Germany. What is this cipher machine, and what role did it play in the War? What is its value now?

Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2020 winners Ashok Sukumaran and Shaina Anand on why ‘we are living in a transformative time’
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

The Mumbai-based studio CAMP co-founders speak about their transdisciplinary approach

An online auction focusses on celebrated costume designer Bhanu Athaiya’s work as an artist
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

As many as 32 lots go under the hammer on December 2, with mediums ranging from sketches to her early fashion illustrations and paintings

‘MAP’s digital launch is the birth of a new museum for a new era’, says its founder-trustee Abhishek Poddar
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

A week-long festival inaugurates the virtual opening of Bengaluru-based Museum of Art & Photography, showing how varied art forms are interconnected and enrich each other

How art restoration could, at times, do more harm than good
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Art rehab can make news for all the wrong reasons. Restoration that misses the mark leads to terrible consequences, like the latest one in Spain, where a woman’s face was compared to a potato

The Experimenter Curators’ Hub ‘implores us to introspect and self-reflect’
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

In its 10th edition and conducted entirely virtually this year, the Experimenter Curators’ Hub brings together renowned names from around the world

Artist Anjum Singh passes away at 53 following long battle with cancer
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Artist Anjum Singh, who was known for multiple layers in her compositions, passed away on Tuesday.

Was it Michelangelo? Why a piece of 16th century street art in Florence is triggering fresh excitement
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Art historian Adriano Marinazzo has proposed that the Palazzo Vecchio graffiti carving was possibly created in 1504, when Michelangelo was in Florence for the installation of his famed marble sculpture of David.

Over 150 visitors as Modern Art Gallery reopens after months
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Cautionary boards across the campus introduced them to new protocols — from the need to maintain at least 6 feet distance between each other to mandatory use of face masks — as staff ensured that everyone used sanitisers placed across the premises.

Marking Time
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

Photographer Parthiv Shah invited well-known personalities to record their lockdown isolation with self portraits and selfies. The results were illuminating.

Explained: The most famous missing artworks, and what is known about them
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

From Nazis to Sicilian mafia, disparate groups have stolen art across the world, and across centuries.

How miniatures from one of India’s largest museum collection are being brought alive
Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Browse details of celebrated miniatures from the National Museum collection on Google Arts & Culture, from the Ramayana series to Pahari art

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2020 has been postponed
Mon, Oct 26, 2020

While the main event has been shifted to November 2021, the education programmes of the Kochi Biennale Foundation continue both online and offline

Explained: With Dutch museums set to return looted items, a look at India’s stolen treasures scattered worldwide
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

There are several significant national artefacts that India has been pressing to be returned from across the world, especially from the UK. Topping the list is the world famous Kohinoor Diamond.

In journey through India, artist hopes to paint with most marginalised
Mon, Oct 19, 2020

"At a moment like now, when there is so much trauma and fear, for us to occupy public spaces is radical. In UP, where people were not even being allowed to protest, we were standing on the streets and painting," says the artist.

An online exhibition celebrates the rich oeuvre of SH Raza
Wed, Oct 07, 2020

From the early landscapes to the bindu as the source of all energy, 'Raza – Rendezvous' spans over six decades of the late artist's practice

Artists visualise Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals in these uncertain times
Sat, Oct 03, 2020

Gulammohammed Sheikh, Gigi Scaria, Reena Kallat and Anpu Varkey on the inspiration they find in the father of the nation

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