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India Art Fair returns to capital after Covid hiatus

April 30, 2022 1:43:14 am

Art is a reflection of society and artists often urge viewers to ask questions. Right at the entrance is a Madhukar Mucharla portrait of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution who fought against caste discrimination.

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‘It’s a political act to decide to be a performing artiste’: Anita Ratnam

April 29, 2022 6:20:07 pm

In Delhi to mark 30 years of Narthaki – an online platform she created to connect the dance community – dancer, writer and arts entrepreneur Anita Ratnam talks about issues surrounding dance in India, the impact of the pandemic and challenges faced by performing artistes

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At India Art Fair, sights and sounds attract, compelling artworks make a mark: A roundup

April 29, 2022 3:50:50 pm

After a gap year due to the pandemic, the 13th edition of the India Art Fair brings together masters and contemporaries, and covers a huge gamut -- from indigenous art to NFT works

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INTACH Delhi Chapter honours its warriors with Heritage Awards 2022

April 29, 2022 12:00:00 pm

Writer Sohail Hashmi, Talent Group, and Friends of Heritage Society were recipients of the awards

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Works of MF Husain, FN Souza to go under hammer for first time at AstaGuru auctions

April 27, 2022 7:30:51 pm

The 'Masters Legacy' modern Indian art auction is a 1957 masterpiece by artist FN Souza, 'Girl in a Yellow Sweater'. Appearing in an auction for the first time, the painting was originally in the collection of Harold Kovner, a very important and extremely supportive patron to the artist.

After Covid hiatus, India Art Fair opens in Delhi tomorrow

With art in focus, the India Art Fair has several discussions and workshops planned around it

April 27, 2022 5:44:53 pm

Beyond mere viewing of art, the four-day event will also include other programmes to engage the audience. Here is what one can explore outside the gallery booths.

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Artist Sahej Rahal’s ongoing exhibition in Mumbai looks at history and ancestors through aliens, future worlds, and archeological dig sites

April 27, 2022 10:50:59 am

Days of future past: Ancestors, on view till May 8, is laid out like a post-human crypt

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‘The India Art Fair is a perfect place to reflect on and shape the current art world trends’: Jaya Asokan

April 25, 2022 5:00:44 pm

Jaya Asokan, director of India Art Fair, on giving representation to younger artists and indigenous art, and encouraging interaction between artists and the audience

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‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ up for auction at Christie’s in May

April 25, 2022 4:30:02 pm

The 1851 oil painting is one of three versions painted by Emanuel Leutze of the man who was to be the first U.S. president leading troops during a key moment of the American revolution. Only two survive

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How the ‘Farmers’ Protest NFT Collection’ immortalises the year-long dissent, supports over 750 affected families

May 3, 2022 11:54:39 am

Several contributors including journalist Saba Naqvi, filmmaker Vidhaat Raman and photographer Akshay Bhoan have made their on-ground works during the protests available in the collection

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Rio’s flamboyant Carnival parade is back after the pandemic

April 24, 2022 11:25:09 am

Rio's Sambadrome has been home to the parade since the 1980s, and is a symbol of Brazil's Carnival festivities. During the pandemic, it was a shelter for more than 400 homeless people and also served as a vaccination station

Female artists dominate the Venice Biennale for first time

April 23, 2022 6:30:39 pm

The result is a Biennale that puts the spotlight on artists who have been long overlooked despite prolific careers, while also investigating themes including gender norms, colonialism and climate change

To Nusrat, with love from Uttarakhand

April 23, 2022 10:46:11 am

Rehmat-e-Nusrat, a group of 20-somethings singing qawwali as an ode to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, often find themselves in an intertwined world of art and politics amid the music’s spirituality.

A photo essay of Paris in the ’70s by Parmanand Dalwadi, who once assisted Henri Cartier Bresson, has contemporary resonance in India

April 22, 2022 3:00:41 pm

Displayed last week at Delhi’s Taj Diplomat, the travelling exhibition is part of Bon Jour India, a cultural confluence of the Indo-French relationship

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Japanese female photographers in the spotlight in Kyoto

April 22, 2022 12:00:46 pm

Women were long absent from the Japanese photography scene. Kyoto's International Festival of Photography is now dedicating a special exhibition to their work.

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Ukrainian artist makes cultural stand at Venice Biennale

April 21, 2022 4:30:50 pm

One of Ukraine’s most important living artists, Makov set off by car for the Biennale on March 2, squeezing in his wife, two female family friends and his 92-year-old mother

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‘The word commercialisation can never be attached to music’: Folk singer Mame Khan

April 20, 2022 12:30:39 pm

"People interpret music in infinite ways based on their connection to the song/note. Therefore, the era we live in today has only helped singers and artists to create an impression that gets imprinted in people’s lives for years," he said

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Austrian avant-garde artist Hermann Nitsch dies at 83

April 19, 2022 6:20:16 pm

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen tweeted that Nitsch "redefined" the Austrian art world.

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Pandemic-hit theater back in India’s northeast

April 19, 2022 4:40:02 pm

Seven roving theater companies are back on stage playing before crowds in villages, towns and cities across the state. These mobile theaters are among the most popular forms of local entertainment.

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You will have to scuba dive or snorkel to reach this underwater museum in the middle of Mediterranean Sea

April 18, 2022 7:21:08 pm

The sculptures in the museum, which were lowered underwater using a crane, are made with inert pH neutral materials that attract marine life, meaning that each sculpture will, in time, be covered in marine biomass.

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Spanish Easter processions back after 2-year wait

April 17, 2022 2:10:29 pm

Easter has always been a sacred holiday for Spaniards and millions take to the road, many just to see the processions. But COVID-19 halted all that

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Amarrass Nights sets musical evening ‘Mehfil-e-Tarranum’ on April 23 at Sunder Nursery

April 16, 2022 9:40:03 pm

Rehmat-e-Nusrat, a group of passionate young musicians from Uttarakhand, will bring the timeless tradition of qawwali in their unique way at the 16th-century heritage park complex adjacent to Humayun's Tomb on April 23

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Age-old tongue-piercing festival is back in Nepal after 3 years

April 16, 2022 6:20:17 pm

Locals believe that the festival started during the Lichchhabi dynasty more than one thousand years ago

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Anand Patwardhan: ‘Films that I made to fight religious and caste discrimination are the most useful’

April 15, 2022 3:00:32 pm

The documentary filmmaker will receive the prestigious 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award at Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival this month

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‘The art community is presently focussed on revisiting artists whose histories have been overlooked’: Gallerist Mortimer Chatterjee

April 15, 2022 1:20:01 pm

A new book gets 54 historians, writers and curators to nominate their favourite Indian artworks since the 1900s

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