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.
'The pandemic only heightened the split character of the city'
There's also an 18 carat gold bagel avocado toast on sale for $2.9 million at Galerie Rother at Art Miami.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
He aims to raise awareness about the menace of plastic waste on the environment, especially on the sea and aquatic life, through his installation.
"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.
The Qawwali Photo Project documents the lives of the faceless practitioners of the 700-year-old art form
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).
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."
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.
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.
Titled 'Subaltern Nayikas & Lotus Pond', the paintings, according to Ramchandran, "helped him counter the melancholy around the worldwide pandemic for almost two years"
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.
"Some songs deal with sensitive topics, so any remix or mashup should be mindful of that," the singer said.
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.
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
Geru, Gobar and Godna artforms are helping these women achieve self-expression, social recognition and economic independence.
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.
"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
The identity of the buyer was not known but it provoked fierce phone bidding from people representing Asian clients.
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