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Art Review
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

Arts  /  Published 07.08.20

Laughing at adversity: Pandemic cartoons

The spiky round mass that is the novel coronavirus has, at times, been reimagined by the cartoonists to hilarious effect. The best of these perhaps is by Soumitra Dasgupta who lines up corona-headed f...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 07.08.20

A vibrant alternative: Jamini Roy 133rd birth anniversary

What ifs are in the realm of idle speculation. But it’s tempting to ponder this one: what if Jamini Roy in his mid-30s, with a fairly successful, if unremarkable, career had not swerved onto a c...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 01.08.20

A palette of seven shades: A tribute to Ramkinkar Baij

Standing on the cusp of traditional and modern Indian art, Ramkinkar Baij played a key role in shaping the idiom of many artists. His influence was evident in the works of Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Suj...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 01.08.20

Bits that stick out: Psychology and nature

Quite in keeping with the title of C. Douglas’s online exhibition, In Search of Fragments (May 18-July 20), presented by Akar Prakar, the 1951-born artist’s images are an assembl...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 18.07.20

Rich harvest of everyday moments

The virtual tour of its Ramkinkar Baij collection that the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, offers on the master’s 115th birth anniversary highlights not just the virile individualism of a...
By Rita Datta in


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