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Shilpa Raina

Lahore Biennale director on the inaugural edition and challenges it entailed

Posted on: 06 Jun 2018

The inaugural edition of Lahore Biennale concluded on a promising note on March 31, 2018. But the art gala underwent initial hiccups when Pakistani artist Rashid Rana stepped down as its curator. The dark clouds of uncertainty had hovered around the Biennale, but quick thinking and coming together of everyone on the board salvaged the […]

Satish Gujral

Satish Gujral’s Trinity shines at Bikaner House

Posted on: 22 Dec 2017

The Padma Vibhushan recipient Satish Gujral recently loaned his majestic Trinity sculpture to Bikaner House.  The veteran artist in a candid chat walks down the memory and talks about the challenges he faced since early childhood, what influences Mexico had on his art and the need to support and promote public art in India. Excerpts: […]

Jatin Das showcases enviable collection of portraits

Posted on: 22 Nov 2017

It was while shifting his studio from ShahpurJat to Mehrauli around three years ago that JatinDas’s pupil Aalap Shah discovered a treasure trove of portraits – all of them gathering dust and some of them being eaten away by moths. They were no ordinary portraits. They were drawings and sketches of significant people from creative […]

Tips for buying your first piece of art

Posted on: 03 Nov 2017

There is always a first time, right. And, in all probability, you are bound to make some mistakes. But when it comes to making an investment, you really don’t want to make a wrong move. Especially, when it comes to buying art. There aren’t many advisors and counsellors who would suggest you where to put […]

A display of Phad paintings

Posted on: 05 Oct 2017

What Nearly 50 Phad paintings, two of which are rare originals created nearly six decades ago by Bhilwara’s illustrious Phad artist Padmashree Shrilal Joshi, will be displayed at an exhibition titled, ‘Phad: Mythical Heritage of Bhilwara’.  The rest have been painted by the scions of the Joshi family – Kalyan and Gopal Joshi – over […]

Five offbeat international museums

Posted on: 04 Oct 2017

Continuing from where we had left, the second and the final part of our museum series will take you on a whirlwind tour of museums across the world that feature some unexpected but interesting masterpieces. So, together, let’s change the perception that museums are boring. They are documentation of our everyday life, of things surrounding […]

Five offbeat museums you should visit in India

Posted on: 26 Sep 2017

If we go by definition then a museum is an institution that cares for or conserves a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific importance. So, if we go by this than we are free to run your imagination wild and possibly think of all those artifacts that could be […]

Jagannath Panda’s solo show gives food for thought

Posted on: 28 Aug 2017

On the first floor of the Vadehra Art Gallery is a 10.5” x 27.5” x 14” sea drone sitting motionlessly on a slab. It is easy to miss this harmless white-coloured object when there are overwhelming paintings in myriad hues adorned on the walls, and, of course, the majestic-looking installation, The Custodian of Untold Truth’ […]

Photography still under appreciated: Bivas Bhattacharjee

Posted on: 21 Aug 2017

He was only six or seven years old when his father bought him his first camera. He was so enamoured by the idea of capturing people and places that Bivas Bhattacharjee slowly started getting serious about his craft. However, he gives credit to his graduation days at the University College Falmouth, UK where he “learnt […]

Dance ballet on Krishna

Posted on: 10 Aug 2017

No other epic in the Hindu mythology continues to capture public imagination as much as the Mahabharata, and especially the role of Lord Krishna, as both the creator and the destroyer of the universe. Focusing on some of the lesser known aspects of Krishna’s life, both as a child and during the great war of […]