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Art Review
Arts  /  Published 18.09.20

Deep wounds inflicted by the lockdown

When the unplanned lockdown was announced here on a 4-hour notice, it triggered impossibly long marches of migrant labourers to their villages. And conscientious artists were quick to voice their prot...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 18.09.20

Pyne: Inhabiting a twilight world

Ganesh Pyne’s works never fail to intrigue viewers with the aura of mystery that veils them. Even when he depicted the most mundane of objects he invested them with an enigmatic air that transpo...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 11.09.20

A glimpse into a brave new world

It is well known that both Gaganendranath and Abanindranath adapted stories culled from world literature and gave them vernacular identities by relocating them to the world the two brothers inhabited,...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

Art online: Chalk and cheese

Digital platforms are a democratic option open to all artists. But if the selection of works for online shows is democratic rather than discerning, no difference made between chalk and cheese, quality...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

Anwar Chitrakar: Finding humour amidst adversity

There was a time when folk arts were struggling to survive. However, these have recently been rejuvenated to some extent by the urban middle classes’ discovery of India’s rich and varied a...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

New bonds forged through social media

Making the most of the newfound connectedness of what is being termed as the “new normal”, artistes are looking for ways to record or live stream their work to stay engaged with a virtual ...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

The luxury of a home

The crucible of the individual’s sense of self and of socialization is, of course, The Nest, as Anant Art’s online show calls it. The word is more appropriate than ‘home’,...
By Rita Datta in

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 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


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