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Every material has a history: Arunkumar HG

Every material has a history: Arunkumar HG

Artist Arunkumar HG on his new show Con-struction and the choice of form and medium and the texture of his works

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Trysts with India

Trysts with India

Reflecting on what you have done and might do next is an important part of the creation process, says Michel Testard, who was born in Japan, educated in France, travelled and worked in Africa, Europe, the US, Middle East and China. His wanderings in India have led to Glimpses of India, a show which was held at Bikaner House in New Delhi between May 17-27. The India chapter, he says, is the natural continuation of a never ending journey — travel — that has taken him around the world

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Kahn built structures that transport you  to another universe: Sundaram Tagore

Kahn built structures that transport you to another universe: Sundaram Tagore

Sundaram Tagore’s second film, Tiger City, is a feature-length documentary on the world-renowned American architect Louis I. Kahn

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 At workplaces, people want to  feel at home: Maria Bourke

At workplaces, people want to feel at home: Maria Bourke

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Ram Kumar: An Artist of Rare Sensitivity

Ram Kumar: An Artist of Rare Sensitivity

Ram Kumar, one of the great pioneers of Indian art, displayed a concern with the plight of the individual through both his figurative and abstract paintings

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Minal Vazirani: Course of Auction

Minal Vazirani: Course of Auction

Minal vazirani, co-founder of Saffronart, India’s leading auction house with global footprints, on the art of auctions and the method of collecting art

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My work is politically charged: Unnikrishnan

My work is politically charged: Unnikrishnan

Unnikrishnan C., 26, an emerging artist from Kerala, is all set for his first solo exhibition in Switzerland from March 9-12, courtesy avid collectors Richard and Adrienne Blum of Zug

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I enter the unknown spontaneously: Vivan Sundaram

I enter the unknown spontaneously: Vivan Sundaram

Artist Vivan Sundaram, 75, aims to disrupt and disturb the viewers. His retrospective, “Step Inside And You Are No Longer A Stranger”, curated by Roobina Karode, is on at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi till June 30

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Riyas Komu: The Anatomy of Angst

Riyas Komu: The Anatomy of Angst

Artist Riyas Komu says he approaches his latest show aesthetically, conceptually and structurally

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An Archivist of Our Times

An Archivist of Our Times

Holy Shiver, Riyas Komu’s latest solo show, documents his response to the attitude of the state. He is an artist who is committed to his ideals

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Where the wild things are

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Where the wild things are

62 countries. 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues. The Fringe offers a dynamic cross-cultured journey that evokes a gamut of emotions

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Documenta 14 examines the big questions of life

Documenta 14 examines the big questions of life

Documenta 14, world's best-known art event, examines the big questions of life, time and space and the essence of our aesthetics. A look at the works of five Indian artists who will participate

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I like to play with form, material: G R Iranna

I like to play with form, material: G R Iranna

Iranna's solo show, ‘Ether is All That is, was on at Gallery Espace in New Delhi recently. He says it’s ether’s in-betweenness that fascinates him. The artist, who uses ash as his medium to show the impermanence of life, says the universe is a big mystery

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'Abstract art helps express what words can't describe'

'Abstract art helps express what words can't describe'

Delhi-based artist Saba Hasan’s works wrestle with the forces of time, nature & personal histories. The artist talks about her new show and her craft

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Real beauty is linked to truth: Shakti Maira

Real beauty is linked to truth: Shakti Maira

Painter, sculptor and thinker Shakti Maira feels beauty is all about excellence in relationality. ‘Beauty is not just how things look, it’s about how things really are,’ says the artist, talking about his book, The Promise of Beauty and Why it Matters, and his recent show, Formed Resonance

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Jitish Kallat’s works amaze the senses, challenge the mind

Jitish Kallat’s works amaze the senses, challenge the mind

Jitish Kallat is at the forefront of India’s contemporary art movement. His oeuvre inquires into some of the essential ideas of life.

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Delhi’s most significant annual art event gets into its second decade

Delhi’s most significant annual art event gets into its second decade

The 2017 edition of the India Art Fair saw a usual mix of colour, canvas and crowds

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My art practice is about social conditions, issues that affect women: Anila Quayyum Agha

My art practice is about social conditions, issues that affect women: Anila Quayyum Agha

Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha, whose installations were part of the India Art Fair 2017, tells The Punch that in her artworks she tries to find some way to connect with people and their experiences, through issues that affect them on a deeper level

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Serendipity Arts Festival proves to be feast for the senses

Serendipity Arts Festival proves to be feast for the senses

The inaugural edition of the multi-disciplinary festival, which was held in Goa in December 2016, has set enviable benchmarks

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My Journey: Seeing Inside

My Journey: Seeing Inside

World cinema changed my perspective. Bertolucci's films had elaborate frames and sensuous colours. I watched Zanussi, Kieslowski and Polanski with bated breath

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