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In his latest solo, artist Satish Gupta talks about chaos in the world and mortality

Satish Gupta’s latest solo comprises sculptures, paintings and installations, offering his renditions on life and its experiences. His canvas Roaring Sea — Still Mind I shows a Buddha-like figure meditating calmly near the ocean.

India’s first multiregional culture festival ARTH is all set to begin

The three-day festival that celebrates India's heritage and culture will take place from February 8 and will continue till February 10. It will be held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in Delhi.

Step by step

A crafts initiative from Kashmir makes an impact through its unusual collaborations

Artists to look out for at India Art Fair 2019

India Art Fair, like every year, will take place on January 31 and will continue till February 3, at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi. 

Textile revivalist Sandhya Raman on weaves from Arunachal Pradesh, which will be showcased at an exhibition in the Capital

Sandhya Raman had been mentoring the weavers in Arunachal Pradesh for quite some time, and wished to get their voices and crafts in the mainstream narrative.

A unique tryst with tradition

Jeevay Punjab is an effort to keep alive the rich literary, folk and music traditions of Punjab, along with providing a platform to new voices

Stage for Change

A unique theatre campaign kicks off in Punjab to sensitise villagers about gram sabhas

In Pursuit of Happiness

An exhibition in Ahmedabad presents the work of Manisha Shodhan Basu, whose experiments in design privilege the emotional over the technical.

Earthly Musings

This year’s edition of Habitat Photosphere fuses environmental sustainability with culture. Ahmed is one of the four awardees of the Photosphere Fellowship — who were selected through an open call from among hundreds of entries — along with Juhi Saklani from Delhi, Thulasi Kakkat from Kochi and Zishaan A Latif from Mumbai.

Art student Umesh Singh discusses the deepening farming crisis at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale

At a time when loan waivers to farmers have become a political issue, Umesh Singh, the postgraduate student of fine art at SN School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, has brought the voices of the farmers to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale though his exhibit that features in the Student’s Biennale segment of the 108-day event that began on December 12.

A festival in Mumbai seeks to adapt ancient dance forms for the modern attention span

Six dance forms — Odissi, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Mayurbhanj Chhau — will be presented, besides two dance workshops.

The Kochi Design Biennale will bring tradition and technology on a collaborative platform

Bose Krishnamachari, President, and Sunil V, Secretary, of the Foundation about the vision, challenges and road map for Kochi Design Biennale. Read the interview here.