Vandana Kalra

Articles By Vandana Kalra

An exhibition presents mythical tales through the works of six artists

The exhibition at Ojas Art, Mehrauli, is till September 1.

Interest in how painters have used the camera is recent: Veteran artist Jyoti Bhatt

He talks on documenting Indian folk culture, his pioneering work in photography and printmaking, and art education today.

The Decade That Was

Ten years since inception, Experimenter has emerged as one of India’s leading contemporary art galleries that has questioned existing curatorial practices.

Artist Indira Purkayastha draws attention to the pressures faced by children

Teaching sculpture at Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan in Raipur and mother of an 18-year-old, Indira Purkayastha notes how several works in the exhibition are based on her own experiences

Staring at the viewers

An exhibition brings together artist Ravinder Reddy’s trademark women heads sculpted over three decades

Artists on their first art purchase

Artists on their first art purchase

Remembering the phenomenal nature of artist Mrinalini Mukherjee

The late Mrinalini Mukherjee’s sculptures, fertile with myth and meaning, are now receiving long overdue global acclaim.

Artist LN Tallur builds connections between the past and the present and urges viewers to question the obvious

Comprising 27 works from 13 years, the showcase has Tallur experimenting with the medium of bone meal and film for the first time, but there are common strands that connect with several of his previous works — his engagement with the past and how it affects the present.

An exhibition celebrates the tree through the works of 40 artists

Working on the exhibition for over a year now, Uma Nair has brought together a collection that represents the modern and the contemporary.

The sale of King Tutankhamun’s 3,000-year-old statue restarts debate on whether ancient artefacts belong to their country of origin

This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.

Light was for others to claim, I just looked on: Rabin Mondal

Prolific modernist Rabin Mondal spent a lifetime painting human suffering

Revisiting Gandhi

The series sets the tone for the exhibition “Mahatma: Self or Nation?” at Art Heritage in Delhi. “Now more than ever before, we need to rediscover Gandhi — these are times when freedom of all kinds are limited or snatched away.

My first | Artists on their first art purchase: Jitish Kallat

Jitish Kallat talks about his first art purchase.

An artist of the floating world

GR Iranna, exhibiting at Venice Biennale, on his journey from a Karnataka village to Delhi and how nature informs his work.

With Bated Breath

Narratives from across India document how breathing is now injurious to health

Company paintings from connoisseurs Shilpa and Praful Shah’s collection provide a window into India’s past

Exhibited at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya last year, the Shahs are open to exhibiting the collection in other cities as well — putting the spotlight onto the school of art that is often not acknowledged for documenting its times.

Taking the Mahatma to Venice

After eight years, India returns to the prestigious Venice Biennale with an official pavilion. Eight modern and contemporary artists examine the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, 150 years after his birth.

Gond artist Venkat Shyam stresses on the need to protect our environment

To initiate a “reconciliation” between human beings and nature and draw attention to environmental degradation, the artist has turned to stories of thick forests and pure water that he was told as a child.

An exhibition in Qatar celebrates how artist MF Husain embraced the world

Seven years after the modernist’s demise in 2011, Qatar is now celebrating his art through an exhibition that features his works spanning six decades.

An exhibition records how western artists depicted the Sikh community in the 19th and 20th centuries

It is part of the exhibition titled “Sikhs: An Occidental Romance” that features 80 replicas of 19th and 20th century paintings featuring members of the Sikh community by western artists.