Pyne: Inhabiting a twilight world

Ganesh Pyne’s works never fail to intrigue viewers with the aura of mystery that veils them. Even when h...

New tools for the non-proscenium

Adversity, for all the harms it inflicts, brings out the urge to innovate and reinvent. In the months precedin...

Deep wounds inflicted by the lockdown

When the unplanned lockdown was announced here on a 4-hour notice, it triggered impossibly long marches of mig...

Making art more democratic

Making art more democratic and accessible are needs that precede the pandemic and while online exhibitions and...

Rupankar to launch a Pujor Gaan

Pujor gaan or songs released during Durga Puja have always held a special charm in the hearts of Bengalis for ...

Somlata and the Aces to perform online

Going by tradition, the atmosphere reverberates with Chandipaath, and Mahalaya ushers in the festive spirit. T...

Arts  /  Published 21.08.20

Grim routine: Exploring the 'other'

When her lens casts its deadpan gaze on guard rails, or intercoms, or files, the Pakistani artist, Bani Abidi, seems to scan power structures and the ubiquitous mechanisms of surveillance and control ...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 21.08.20

Art: Vexed visions in mixed media

A sense of foreboding hangs in the air both outside and inside CIMA Gallery, which is hosting Mixed Media (on view till September 6 both at the gallery and online), its first exhibition sinc...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 19.08.20

A dose of trap and bass with Mr Doss

With the quarantine keeping everyone in their zone, Mr Doss (Rishiraj Doss) has released a new track called Zone mein on August 11. Featuring city-based rapper J Trix, the trap and bass producer has c...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 15.08.20

Elvis left the building 43 years ago, his legacy remains

John Lennon: Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been a Beatles. Paul McCartney: When we were kids growing up in Liverpool...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 14.08.20

Possible hope: Tagore's proscenium classic online

Incapacitated, while we wait for an exit from this disease of isolation, we wonder whether the king’s letter ever reaches Amol! The presentation by Whole 9 Yards and Alliance Française du...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 14.08.20

Masked truth: Sounds and frames of the pandemic

When Asrafunnahar Ruhin calls the Covid-19 crisis “man-made”, she goes to the core malaise of industrial culture which measures life in anthropocentric terms of endless desire. For it is t...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 14.08.20

Connecting in newer ways with online concerts

Music requires community, but Covid-19 and the social distancing strictures it has necessitated make rehearsals and live concerts largely impossible. The result has been musicians globally being cut o...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Arts  /  Published 13.08.20

Artists putting India on the global art map

Atul & Anju Dodiya Any discussion on contemporary art is incomplete without the mention of the Mumbai-based Dodiyas. While Atul is known for his relevant, kitschy art, Anju is known for her pract...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Arts  /  Published 13.08.20

Mixed Media: see, look and feel again

Just like the CIMA website, that has the artworks and details of the Mixed Media exhibition and a virtual walk-through video, Experimenter’s Four Positions will also have an online presence in a...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 12.08.20

Crack social media influencing

From an engineering college student to having 2.02 million subscribers on YouTube, RanveerAllahbadia has made a name for himself with podcasts and videos about fashion, grooming, etiquette, meditation...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in


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