• Natvar Bhavsar, Vanaraavan, 1991, painting on canvas

    Abstracting Colour: Natvar Bhavsar

    Natvar Bhavsar’s paintings do not reflect our immediate realities or matters of the physical world, as we know it. And yet, viewing his paintings, despite the lack of representational forms, is an intense visual experience.

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  • In Conversation with Jayashree Chakravarty

    Jayashree Chakravarty’s drawings, paintings, paper scrolls, and life-size installations revolve around the withering relationship of nature and humankind. Her life-long proximity to nature and its vagaries have shaped her practice as an artist. She owes this connection to her growing up years in the hilly state of Tripura, and her exposure to life at Santiniketan, …

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  • Debanjan Roy and the Many Mahatmas: The Making and Unmaking of a Kitsch

    The image of Gandhi, with its abundant and recurrent presence in the public domain, such as currency notes and government billboards, fails to strike us as uniquely intriguing very often. But the current political climate makes a pressing case for revisiting Gandhi’s ideals anew. In this context, Debanjan Roy makes it possible to visually multiply …

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  • Dharmendra Prasad: In search of Borderless Utopia

    Dharmendra Prasad’s new mixed-media installation, spread over the wall and floor, resembles an agrarian setting as the Assam-based artist uses large amounts of crop residue in his work. Books are scattered all over the installation. A video monitor, showing an agricultural field, is placed inside a box, which is also covered in crop residue. At …

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  • Sentinels of Belonging – Tales from Our Lands

    The recent group show A-PART: Stories of Lands and Lines at Akar Prakar Contemporary, New Delhi showcases the works of eight artists from the North East India including the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. Curated by the Pranamita B and Vikash N Kumar of the Zero Gravity Collective, the show comprises of the …

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  • Un | Metalwork | 16 x 16 x 12

    Noah’s Ark – Exploring an Allegory of Home

    As one enters the black and white spaces where Prithpal S Ladi’s work is being shown – one is struck with an overwhelming sensation of unfamiliarity. Even as an art-enthusiast who has followed up on his work earlier, ‘Noah’s Ark’ destabilizes one’s familiar ideas – of abode, of home, of the outside. Born in Shillong, …

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  • Piyali Sadhukhan on women, motifs and instruments

    Is there a common thread connecting this show to your previous work or did it just occur to you at some point? I have worked 8 months for this show. Over these months the medium has transformed, images have altered, thoughts have evolved. If I think about a thread or a beginning, then it travels …

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  • Memories Bereft of Colour

    Chittaprosad’s (1915- 1978) art practice could be apprehended as experiences and accounts of the time he had spent in the rural districts of India participating in anti-fascist protest movements alongside the tribal communities. His black and white sketches and texts serve as a travel journal of 1943-1944 exposing the nightmarish terror in different regions of …

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  • Of Cities and Images

    Democratization of Art is desperately required in Indian cities. Not only does it take away the grey of the city but it has the potential to affect each individual personally. Democratization requires art to be taken out of its closet and placed in regions which can accommodate people from different sections of the society. Street …

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