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Art Review
Arts  /  Published 16.10.20

Fiery ideas

It’s amazing what young artists like Viraag Desai, who operates from both Calcutta and Mumbai, can achieve with scraps of paper collected from nowhere in particular if they are willing to exerci...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 16.10.20

Through a lens, fairly

At a time when artists are judged as much for their politics as their work, Waswo X. Waswo’s exhibition, We Are Always Working (held both online and offline at Latitude28 recently), is...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 09.10.20

An exciting euphony of styles

Among the online initiatives that have kept the art scene buzzing during the pandemic are Delhi Art Society’s shows. Its second one, which ended on September 28, presented 20 artists, each contr...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 02.10.20

A dialogue with space

In its first on-site event in months, Experimenter (Ballygunge Place) brought together four shows in a single presentation titled Four Positions. The late Krishna Reddy (1925-2018), an icon of In...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 25.09.20

Getting in the festive mood

At a time when there is uncertainty about Durga Puja, Debovasha organized Siddhidata (August 14-28), an online exhibition of works depicting Ganesha by seven artists. With the exception of G...
By Soumitra Das in

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


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