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Indian Railways officials inaugurated ‘Odyssey’ project by Manohar Chiluveru as a part of Pune Biennale 2017 at Pune Railway Station

As a part of Pune Biennale 2017, the second phase of the inaugural edition of Odyssey project by artist Manohar Chiluveru kick-started today with the Indian Railways officials inaugurating the massive project of painting 20 x 13 feet canvas at Pune railway station over the next six days. The project was inaugurated at the hands […]

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‘Space For Encounter’ Keynote Lecture by Kochi-Muziris Biennale on 27th Jan 2017

Speakers: Annapurna Garimella The Classroom, the Gallery and the Public Over the last 25 years, cultural studies, New Art History and visual culture have been the organising methodologies that the academy in India has engaged to rethink contemporary social and political issues and art. Simultaneously, there has been an expansion in the number of galleries, […]

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Pune Biennale 2017 – ‘Art, Space & Props’ exhibition at Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Art Gallery

As a part of the ongoing Pune Biennale, one landmark display to be seen is ‘Art, Space & Props’ exhibition under the Galleria project. The exhibition showcased at Pt. Bhimsen Joshi Kaladalan, Sahakar Nagar is a journey of visual treasure showcasing the evolution of visual arts in and around Pune in the last few centuries […]

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CIMA Awards – Kolkata Art Festival 2017 on 4th February to 4th March 2017

Ms. Rakhi Sarkar and Dr Alka Pande announced the highlights of CIMA Awards – Kolkata Art Festival 2017, in New Delhi. The second edition of CIMA AWARDS-the Kolkata Art Festival 2017 has been designed as a biennial event in search of country wide talent in visual arts. Initiated and supported by Art & Heritage Foundation […]

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India Art Festival, a Mega Art Fair starts on 19 January 2017 at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi

India Art Festival, a mega art fair is presenting its second edition from 19 to 22 January 2017 at Thyagaraj Stadium, INA Colony, New Delhi. In this edition of India Art Festival, 35 art galleries along with 400 artists from six countries and 25 different cities are participating from the world over in specially designed […]

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India Art Festival is presenting its Second edition at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi from 19 to 22 Jan 2017

India Art Festival, a leading modern and contemporary art fair in India, is a new model for dialogue and collaborations between artists, art galleries, art buyers and connoisseurs who come together every year under roof. India Art Festival (IAF) is the only art fair in India that presents two annual editions in two different cities […]

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Pune Biennale 2017 – ‘Inclusive Art’ project: Workshop for 50 differently-abled kids at Bal Kalyan Sanstha

As part of the Pune Biennale 2017, Pune Biennale Foundation conducted a novel art workshop for differently-abled children, jointly with Bal Kalyan Sanstha and LetArtWork Gallery today at Bal-Kalyan Pune. This workshop was part of the Pune Biennale initiative of ‘Inclusive Art’ where 50 special children from 11 identified schools were given training in various […]

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Country Matters

09 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 Beyond Malabar, 1/258, Napier Street, Fort Cochin in association with Gallery OED Cochin. India grapples with a historical legacy of graphic depiction and description co-existing with a conservative social order, a poverty of individual choice, and the disapproval of alternative sexual practices. Country Matters explores sexuality within the […]

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Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abhishek Hazra

Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. His close yet idiosyncratic study of the historiography of science has led him to examine various technologies of knowledge production and dispersion. He uses video, performance and prints that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. The idea of the thought experiment – […]

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Pack bags and get ready for Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16! We here bring you the list of venues!

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. The past two editions of Kochi-Muziris Biennale used heritage properties, public spaces, and galleries in Fort Kochi and Ernakulam. Do you know the venues of KMB 2016? Here they are! Fort Kochi Beach Fort Kochi beach is a beach along the […]

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Serendipity Arts Festival Goa, 2016

A catalyst for conversation across the arts, The Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa this year, will be an inclusive and collaborative space for the promotion of arts and culture from the subcontinent and beyond. December 16 – 23, 2016 at Panjim, Goa, India

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Jaipur Art Summit, 2016

The pink city is now ready for more colours! The Lexicon Art Gallery is going all the way to Jaipur to participate in the much awaited Jaipur Art Summit. Artists from all across the country will display their bests here. Come, visit and witness the dance of colours in the arena of canvas. Experience each […]

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A tribute to Dr. M Balamuralikrishna – The legendary musician

Legendary Carnatic singer Dr. M Balamuralikrishna passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 86. Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna (6 July 1930 – 22 November 2016) was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and actor. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards Indian Art. He was made […]

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Save the date: 3rd edition of Pune Biennale from 5th – 29th January, 2017

Re-imagining city’s Public Spaces creatively to bring ART closer to People (within and beyond the region), here comes the third edition of Pune Biennale, a predominant art movement and India’s second biennale. Steered by Pune Biennale Foundation, the event that is gearing up to open for public on January 5, 2017 will run for close […]

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The Epic Love Story – ‘Cilappatikaram’ Through Classical Dance Opera

Photography by Jerin Mathew The Epic Tale of an Anklet – Cilappatikaram was staged at Chowdiah Hall on October 7th 2016 with the artists Divya Ravi as Kannaki, Mithun Shyam as Kovilan and Prateeksha Kashi as Madhavi. This epic love story is the most talked about story over the ages. It also brings into light […]

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The Epitome of Kerala’s Traditional and Cultural Art: Kathakali (Glimpses of Karna Parva)

Photography by Jerin Mathew Kathakali is one of the most popular art form of Kerala. It comes under the genre of art – ‘story play’ where the performance are performed by male artists primarily, but now females are also part of it. The artists wear colorful make-up, masks and elaborate costumes. Costumes are of several […]

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Pithora paintings from central Gujarat

Pithora paintings are highly enriched folk art culture of Gujarat done on the walls by several tribes such as the Rathwas and Bhilalas who live in the central Gujarat, 90 km (56 mi) from Vadodara, in a village called Tejgadh. Pithora paintings are more of a ritual than an art form. These rituals are performed either to […]

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Pune Biennale, the flagship event of Pune Biennale Foundation presents a global platform for showcasing the city’s creative talent.

Did you know? Over 160 cities in the world have their biennales Prominent ones include The Venice Biennale – Italy, Sao Paulo Biennale – Brazil, documents in Kassel – Germany, Biennale of Sydney – Australia, Sharjah Biennale – UAE Biennales in Asia Year of the first biennial in Asia: 1952 with the Tokyo Biennale, Japan Highest no. of […]

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3rd edition of Pune Biennale to commence in January 2017

Key Highlights Dates: 5th to 29th January 2017; 75 days to go Several international and Indian artists confirmed More than 10 venues identified & revealed The countdown to India’s uniquely community driven biennale begins as Pune Biennale Foundation officials flagged off the Pune Biennale 2017 at National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, recently. Dates, […]

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Rock Art from India

In archaeology, rock art is human-made markings placed on natural stone; it is largely synonymous with parietal art. A global phenomenon, rock art is found in many culturally diverse regions of the world. It has been produced in many contexts throughout human history, although the majority of rock art that has been ethnographically recorded has […]

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Prankur Rana – The moto artist

“NEVER GET SO BUSY MAKING A LIVING THAT YOU FORGET TO MAKE A LIFE” But how many of us actually remember to make a life? Prankur Rana is one such artist who loves to live his life to the fullest. He is a travel enthusiast and an artist who rides a modified Royal Enfield, which […]

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Indian Fine Arts: Trysts and transactions with other art forms by Vijayakumar Menon

Indian Fine Arts: Trysts and transactions with other art forms by Vijayakumar Menon. Article  written by K.M. Narendran At a time when the trivial and the superfluous are celebrated even in the academic circles the publication of a theoretical book with polemical potential is a welcome event. The happiness is doubled when the reader finds […]

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‘FACES OF CREATIVITY’ : Yusuf Arakkal’s Painting Exhibition

Artists don’t die, they live eternally through their works Faces of creativity: Yusuf Arakkal’s Painting exhibition at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala till 30th of October, 2016.  

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Exhibition of Wood Cut / Lino Prints by Jayesh K K at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Cochin

Meet Mr. Jayesh K K’s Exhibition of Wood Cut / Lino Prints at Durbar Hall art gallery till 30th of October. These works are inspired from Indian tradition, culture, myths and to be precise, Kerala traditions (which can be noted in few works).

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Diwali through the eyes of a photographer

About Diwali Diwali is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik which falls sometime during October or November. It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram from 14 years of exile and his victory over the demon Ravan. In many parts of India, Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days and is one […]

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Art exhibition by Fine Arts, Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India

Faculty of Fine Arts at Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India jointly organized an Art Exhibition: HE Mr. Bertok, Ambassador of Slovakia with Mrs Bertokova, Krupa Amin, owner of the gallery, Prof. Vasudevan Akkitham, HOD Painting Dept, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Prof. B V Suresh Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, along […]

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Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Himmat Shah

Himmat Shah was born in Lothal, Gujarat in 1933 and grew up in surrounded by the remnants of a prominent port city of Indus Valley Civilisation. He moved to Bhavnagar as a young boy and studied at Gharshala, a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti, the intellectual and cultural centre of the nationalist renaissance in Gujarat. At […]

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Pattachithra – the amazing folk art of Odisha

Pattachithra is a traditional painting of Odisha, India.These paintings are based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava sect. Pattachithra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra […]

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Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abir Karmakar

Born in 1977 in Siliguri, West Bengal, Abir Karmakar completed his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 2001, and then his Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 2003. Karmakar is known for his casual and voyeuristic self-portraits, in which […]

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The best Indian Architects you should know!

These are some of the best Indian architects you should know. B.V. Doshi – Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (born 26 August 1927) is an Indian architect, who is considered an important figure of South Asian architecture and noted for his unfathomable contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India. He is known for his contributions to the […]