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Visual Arts
Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Ominous signs

In the middle of the gallery at Birla Academy was a tiny island of rubble with an upright tamper: a common enough sight on city roads that transcends the particular to symbolize serial makeovers of me...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 30.04.22

Broken up

There is now a Wall, said the title of Experimenter’s recent Rathin Burman show. The question that immediately comes to mind is, where’s “there”? The eponymous work, an imposin...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 23.04.22

Those pillars of despair

Where does an installation artwork begin and what are its boundaries? If cleverly curated, the art experience can begin long before stepping into the gallery. Walking into a tiny bylane of Calcutta to...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 23.04.22

Fluid shades and shapes

Lest one dismiss watercolour as child’s play, let one be warned: it’s as treacherous in its flow and accidental plops as water is, and as difficult to control. Yet its translucence can spe...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 16.04.22

Wit in brevity

It isn’t often that a visual artist soars to stardom, especially in a developing nation where adulation is reserved for politicians and performers. But then Maqbool Fida Husain, a spectacle in h...
By Rita Datta

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Arts  /  Published 09.04.22

In memory’s afterglow

Art is a reflection not just of lived experiences but also of desires and memories — real and imagined. This is the thought that stayed with the viewer long after visiting Traces of Transfe...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 09.04.22

Bleak horizon

The seven artists hosted by Gandhar in its recent show, Metaphoric Identity, speak with different accents. If it’s a sense of the besieged self in Promiti Hosain, desolation permeates the w...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 26.03.22

A brave new world

Sunil Janah’s unique, dramatic and black-and-white silver gelatin prints of industrial photographs — they are part of an exhibition titled Making a Photograph at Experimenter, Ba...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 26.03.22

Magic amidst the mundane

The Society of Contemporary Artists seemed to have tackled its midlife crisis not so long ago, despite the death of several stalwarts. So if routineness had crept back into its annual show at Birla Ac...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 18.03.22

DAG's iconic art exhibition

DAG is all set to launch their twin flagship galleries at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Colaba with an exhibition that aims to be “iconic” by way of both its nomenclature ...
By Anannya Sarkar


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