Vandana Kalra

Articles By Vandana Kalra

Tilling for Answers

Artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra probe the agrarian crisis in India in their latest exhibition.

Theatre doyen Ebrahim Alkazi remembered through an exhibition

That theatre legend Ebrahim Alkazi was also an artist is a forgotten truth that finally comes to light in an exhibition in the Capital.

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Artists across generations find ways to connect with, question Bapu through their work

“Unfortunately, in India today, we don’t think enough about Gandhi. We should think of Gandhi every day because he had so much to say about quotidian life,” says Nalini Malani. The artist has turned to Gandhi on numerous occasions.

Artist Sudarshan Shetty gives an afterlife to discarded objects and evokes memories from the past

For those in the Capital who attended his 2014 exhibition “every broken moment, piece by piece” with the same gallery, the showcase, in more ways than one, takes forward the thought he presented back then — that history is not static.

There is a need for art education in India: Kiran Nadar

Kiran Nadar, 68, on her art collection, 10 years of KNMA, and representing India at the Venice Biennale

Performance artist Nikhil Chopra on the many personas he dons and the politics of his work

‘While talking about the body, identity and history are important’

Fit for Royalty

The exhibition at Art Heritage Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi, is on till September 18

Epic Proportions

Kurt Behrendt, a curator at The Met in New York, on a year-long show featuring 17th-19th century Pahari paintings that narrate episodes from the Ramayana.

Artist Japani Shyam takes forward a rich legacy in Gond art

Gond artist Japani Shyam on her solo show in Delhi, and why she paints in black and white.

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