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Assam-based theatre group helps dwarves stand tall

December 5, 2021 1:20:01 pm

The play is called 'Sound of Smoke'. It holds up a mirror to society, showing how people's everyday activities and relentless infrastructure expansion is affecting the environment.

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Artists Baaraan Ijlal and Moonis Ijlal’s layered works share untold stories

December 5, 2021 12:30:15 pm

'The pandemic only heightened the split character of the city'

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Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

December 4, 2021 7:10:00 pm

There's also an 18 carat gold bagel avocado toast on sale for $2.9 million at Galerie Rother at Art Miami.

Weather vanes: Exhibit looks at artworks with a purpose

December 4, 2021 2:30:08 pm

What makes a weather vane work? The arrow on the structure is a balancing weight, so when the wind blows, it – and whatever object is attached above it – turns in that direction.

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Classical dance, sand art festivals in Puri called off over Cyclone Jawad

December 4, 2021 12:30:31 pm

The Konark Festival has been organised every year since 1986 at an open-air auditorium against the backdrop of the 13th-century monument. This is the first time that it was called off.

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Cutting a Banksy into 10,000 (digital) pieces

December 3, 2021 10:30:57 pm

If successful, the venture could help fuel a burgeoning category of competition in the art market, with consortia of multiple buyers challenging the preeminence of billionaire collectors at a time when the pandemic has accelerated online commerce.

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Fifth edition of Mahindra Kabira Festival had stalwarts pay obeisance to the saint-poet through their rendition of his timeless poems

December 3, 2021 5:30:34 pm

The grand finale of the festival was a performance by Hindustani classical vocalist Kalapini Komkali. Performing in the style of Zikr, she introduced the audience to how the people of Malwa view and love Kabir

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‘Foolish to think only a segment of intellectual audience is interested’: Priyasri Patodia on taking art to public spaces

December 3, 2021 12:30:47 pm

Art is like taking a pause in life and breathing; it isn’t necessarily to be understood. It evokes inquisitiveness and takes you away from the daily hustle of life. Art is for everyone, she says

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Fidel Castro’s boots, binoculars, jeep on display in Cuba’s newest museum

December 3, 2021 12:00:04 pm

The "Centro Fidel Castro," housed in an elegant mansion in Havana's upscale Vedado district, opened its doors on the fifth anniversary of the death of the Cuban revolutionary


Delhi-based artist installs 15-feet Olive Ridley sea turtle artwork using plastic at Puri beach

December 2, 2021 5:30:44 pm

He aims to raise awareness about the menace of plastic waste on the environment, especially on the sea and aquatic life, through his installation.

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‘There are many wonderful dancers in Bollywood, but my favourite is Madhuri Dixit’: Pandit Birju Maharaj

November 30, 2021 12:32:46 pm

"I have loved every aspect of my journey as a student, performer and teacher. Passing on your art form to passionate students is one of the most satisfying experiences for me as an artiste," the kathak maestro said.

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Archiving the lives of the faceless qawwals

November 27, 2021 8:50:46 pm

The Qawwali Photo Project documents the lives of the faceless practitioners of the 700-year-old art form

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Albrecht Dürer drawing bought for $30 worth millions

November 25, 2021 7:30:36 pm

Bought five years ago for just €27 ($30) at a house clearance sale in the US, it now estimated to sell at around €44.5 million ($50 million).

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Sitar player Rishab Rikhiram Sharma on battling anxiety, Pt Ravi Shankar, and healing powers of classical music

November 24, 2021 12:30:35 pm

On his connection with the sitar that "runs deep", Rishab said, "I have two lineages on my shoulders like one is my family lineage, and the other is the Ravi Shankar style of music and his gharana."

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Pandemic hobby grows into plan for Africa’s largest photography library

November 24, 2021 12:00:13 pm

Ghanaian New Yorker Paul Ninson estimates that he now owns the world's largest collection of books with images taken in Africa or by photographers of African descent.

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After a century and a half, Ethiopian artefacts return home

November 23, 2021 7:30:35 pm

The items, which include an intricately latticed processional cross, a richly coloured triptych depicting Jesus' crucifixion, and an ornate red and brass imperial shield, are part of the largest act of restitution in Ethiopia's history, officials said.

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Art in the time of lockdown: Exhibition features 13 new paintings by A Ramachandran

November 23, 2021 5:00:53 pm

Titled 'Subaltern Nayikas & Lotus Pond', the paintings, according to Ramchandran, "helped him counter the melancholy around the worldwide pandemic for almost two years"

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Photo exhibition puts spotlight on qawwals of India

November 22, 2021 5:00:01 pm

Featuring photographs by Dinesh Khanna, Mustafa Quraishi and Leena Kejriwal, the photo exhibition aims to give shape to the sounds and identity to the faceless people behind the devotional sufi music -- the qawwals.

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‘One should never butcher a song to the extent that its sanctity is destroyed’: Hariharan

November 22, 2021 12:30:09 pm

"Some songs deal with sensitive topics, so any remix or mashup should be mindful of that," the singer said.

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‘Little Amal’: Larger-than-life refugee puppet pursues journey

November 21, 2021 11:20:18 am

A giant puppet of a young refugee girl is part of "The Walk," an art initiative that traveled 8,000 kilometers in support of refugees. She is now a special guest at the Open Festival in the Netherlands.


Indonesia’s batik-makers turn to mangroves as demand grows for eco-dyes

November 20, 2021 4:20:08 pm

Despite being duller than synthetic dyes, natural dyes are more environmentally sustainable and have a greater market value because of their quality and durability, according to Erwin Ardli, a mangrove ecologist at Jenderal Soedirman University in Indonesia

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Dulari Devi wins the Padma Shri: The unique style and message in art by Dalit women in Bihar

November 20, 2021 2:05:50 pm

Geru, Gobar and Godna artforms are helping these women achieve self-expression, social recognition and economic independence.

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Historic Rome villa with world’s only Caravaggio mural is up for auction

November 19, 2021 12:00:17 pm

The villa is what is left of a country retreat established in the 16th century by Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte and later sold to its current owners, the noble Ludovisi family.

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‘Would’ve been singer of a different level had I got chance to learn music at the right time’: Sonu Nigam

November 18, 2021 12:30:51 pm

"People don't evaluate 'good music' by the number of views. They evaluate 'hit music' through it. Good music is appreciated always. Good music is different and hit music is different," the singer said

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Rothko abstract sells for $82.5 mln, Pollock sale is record for artist

November 18, 2021 12:00:59 pm

The identity of the buyer was not known but it provoked fierce phone bidding from people representing Asian clients.