Art

Showing of 1 - 20 from 240 results
Art - Total results - 240
Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised
Arts & Culture

Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised

You cannot invisibilise someone if you recognise their contribution. And as a society, we have always sought to invisibilise Dalits, says author Gunjan Veda

Anwar Chitrakar, a folk artist from Bengal, captures vignettes of locked down lives through traditional art
long-reads

Anwar Chitrakar, a folk artist from Bengal, captures vignettes of locked down lives through traditional art

Anwar Chitrakar talks about his latest online lockdown-inspired exhibition 'Tales of our Times', and his personal journey with the folk art tradition.

At this year's Kochi Biennale, Arpita Singh's playful, surrealistic narratives seek resonance in polarised times
Arts & Culture

At this year's Kochi Biennale, Arpita Singh's playful, surrealistic narratives seek resonance in polarised times

Through her deliberately unsophisticated style of storytelling, she creates distorted or fragmented stories, with plots and sub-plots, that speak to an equally fragile and disturbed modern life.

'Bombay': A visual artist's homage to the city that was, before the lockdown took over
Arts & Culture

'Bombay': A visual artist's homage to the city that was, before the lockdown took over

Through a set of 64 Instagram stories, visual artist Linesh Desai has attempted to juxtapose what Mumbai was before the lockdown, with what it looks like right now, when life has seemingly come to a halt

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Prateek Arora on why wine should be considered an art form
Lifestyle

The Filter Koffee Podcast: Prateek Arora on why wine should be considered an art form

In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, Prateek Arora talks about why wine should be considered an art form.

Revisiting artist Waswo X Waswo's prescient 'Like A Leaf in Autumn' series in wake of Black Lives Matter movement
Arts & Culture

Revisiting artist Waswo X Waswo's prescient 'Like A Leaf in Autumn' series in wake of Black Lives Matter movement

Amid the widespread protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement this year, the themes explored in Waswo X Waswo's October 2019 exhibition of miniature paintings, Like A Leaf in Autumn, feel quite timely.

Rameshwar Broota's unsettling visions of paranoias and vulnerabilities in our moment of reckoning
Arts & Culture

Rameshwar Broota's unsettling visions of paranoias and vulnerabilities in our moment of reckoning

The tormented men, along with a butchered body, reflect the paranoias and struggles of our times, when the body needs constant attention, care and protection from the deadly coronavirus

With humour and style, ArtActivistBarbie is challenging gender inequality in the art world
Lifestyle

With humour and style, ArtActivistBarbie is challenging gender inequality in the art world

ArtActivistBarbie is questioning the art world about its lack of women and other minorities' representation, and challenging its reluctance to consider the female gaze.

Natvar Bhavsar wants to paint for 1,000 years: 'People are always trying to tell a story... I have taken it out of art completely'
Lifestyle

Natvar Bhavsar wants to paint for 1,000 years: 'People are always trying to tell a story... I have taken it out of art completely'

Natvar Bhavsar’s paintings do not reflect our immediate realities or matters of the physical world, as we know it. And yet, viewing his paintings, despite the lack of representational forms, is an intense visual experience.

The Lonely City: On art and isolation in Olivia Laing’s nonfiction, and the post-coronavirus world
Lifestyle

The Lonely City: On art and isolation in Olivia Laing’s nonfiction, and the post-coronavirus world

In The Lonely City, Olivia Laing draws unique parallels between artists, contemporaneously reflecting on her own experiences of feeling alienated in a city filled with too many people — who don’t have the luxury to take a moment to stop and correspond with another human being’s sadness.

Art in the time of coronavirus: Indian artists channel lockdown experiences into insightful, evocative works
long-reads

Art in the time of coronavirus: Indian artists channel lockdown experiences into insightful, evocative works

Art is serving various functions during the coronavirus lockdown, from expressing individual agency and keeping up the momentum of protest to offering a sense of catharsis and entertainment.

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma levels the playing field between artist and muse
long-reads

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma levels the playing field between artist and muse

The relationship between male artist and female muse has been as deeply unequal as it is romanticised. Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire upends that narrative.

With Mithila art, women in Nepal's Janakpur brought about a socio-cultural renaissance
long-reads

With Mithila art, women in Nepal's Janakpur brought about a socio-cultural renaissance

Women in Nepal's Janakpur have found a new lease of life, full of hope, optimism and self-worth, by taking to the region's ancient traditional art of Mithila painting.

Alexander Gorlizki on his new retrospective and finding inspiration in the 'intimacy' of Indian miniature art
Life

Alexander Gorlizki on his new retrospective and finding inspiration in the 'intimacy' of Indian miniature art

Inspired by Indian miniature painting, Alexander Gorlizki combines the surreal and the mundane in a series of paintings, textiles and sculptural objects.

As technology and social media transform Indian art and design industry, tracing the impact on indie scene and creators
Life

As technology and social media transform Indian art and design industry, tracing the impact on indie scene and creators

While the essence of art remains the same, technology and social media have been transforming the Indian design industry and independent art scene.

Where does my data body live? Thoughts on the online trail we leave behind
long-reads

Where does my data body live? Thoughts on the online trail we leave behind

For each of our physical bodies, intimacies and experiences, we have several data bodies, too. Ranging from the websites we visit to the CCTV footage we meander into, these digital bodies are not simply extractive data points, but extensions of our very selves. They paint complex portraits of who we are — or at least, who companies believe us to be.

Indian children need to develop their STEM skills, too dependent on textbooks says ex-NASA engineer
science

Indian children need to develop their STEM skills, too dependent on textbooks says ex-NASA engineer

He said, children should not just be engaged in rote-learning, or trying to do things in only the way they have been taught.

Remembering Haku Shah: New retrospective pays homage to Gandhian artist, whose practice was inseparable from his political beliefs
Life

Remembering Haku Shah: New retrospective pays homage to Gandhian artist, whose practice was inseparable from his political beliefs

Haku Shah's death at the age of 84, after a long illness on 21 March last year, has stirred renewed interest in his art practice.

Amid anti-CAA, NRC protests, artists in India are creating — and sharing — a portrait of dissent
Life

Amid anti-CAA, NRC protests, artists in India are creating — and sharing — a portrait of dissent

Protest art and music have been at the forefront of the nationwide agitations against the CAA and NRC. Comics, illustrations and posters created over the past few weeks have helped raise awareness about the flaws in the NRC and CAA, while also refuting the government narrative surrounding these policies.

World AIDS Day: A life-long disease that is transmitted by sex, childbirth or infected needles
science

World AIDS Day: A life-long disease that is transmitted by sex, childbirth or infected needles

There is no cure for HIV/AIDS but a treatment is called ART is highly recommended for anyone suffering from this disease.