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Visual Arts
Arts  /  Published 27.11.21

Craft as fine art

Indigenous Indian art is a broad term that has come to include various traditions like those of Gond, Madhubani, Warli to name just a few. While each of these practices is unique, what ties them toget...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 20.11.21

Transgressing the drawn lines

Medieval monastic revulsion for sensuous pleasures led the Benedictine monk, St Anselm, to pronounce gardens as dangerous. Because, well, roses pleased the senses of sight and smell. Yet, to be cast o...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 20.11.21

Real reimagined

When there is a method to one’s madness, the end result can be quite sensible. But when one injects madness into method, as Anandajit Ray — from M.S. University — does in his recent ...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 13.11.21

Visions of a changing world

More assertive, even a little raucous, is Abhijit Das. Not only because he uses discards to build up an inviting tactility in his landscape — like wood shavings, netting, foil strips for medicin...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 13.11.21

Edgy ideas

The 30-odd artists participating in the ongoing, online visual arts graduate show 2021 of MS University, Baroda, displayed a heightened awareness of both current art practices as well as the prevailin...
By Soumitra Das

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Arts  /  Published 30.10.21

Memories of a lost past

None of the five participants of the show, The Legacy of Loss: Perspectives on the Partition of Bengal, recently hosted by the Kolkata Centre for Creativity and Kolkata Partition Museum Trust, wa...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 30.10.21

Glowing embers

Surely it takes very little for a seasoned artist like Jogen Chowdhury to turn out heads, nudes, animals and lively floral arrangements, such as the ones exhibited in the show, Different Strokes ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 23.10.21

Entities Define Us

Two bags hang from the wall, wrinkled with fine folds and stretched by the weight and shape of their contents. But they have been hewn out of wood by Arjun Das, one of the two artists presented by Gan...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 23.10.21

Visions born out of pain

“Have you seen the golden glass?/ Glowing like gold?/ Once you have beheld it/ the rest turns black...” It would not be far-fetched to say that these lines from the Bengali short poems pe...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 09.10.21

Transcendent symbols

Unusual material has increasingly entered contemporary art vocabulary. Like dental plaster that Jitish Kallat moulds for his Antidote with its fruit bat, sleeping upside down, comfortably sw...
By Rita Datta


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