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How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art
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How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art

Artists Durga Gawde, Rithika Merchant and Hanif Kureshi reassess their art as extensions of their personal and collective identities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Artist and photographer Ram Indranil Kamath passes away aged 41 in Mumbai
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Artist and photographer Ram Indranil Kamath passes away aged 41 in Mumbai

The police suspect that the 41-year-old painter died by suicide as a note was reportedly recovered from the site where the incident took place.

The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors
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The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors

Each artwork in filmmaker-artist Muzaffar Ali's latest exhibition The Other Side has a single mission: to position itself at the axis of the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. He says ideas come to him when he goes on walks, takes in scenes, when he sees leaves on trees; there is a stack of leaves on his desk at all times.

Akbar Padamsee: Consummate colourist, caring peer, anti-censorship champion and ever-evolving artist
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Akbar Padamsee: Consummate colourist, caring peer, anti-censorship champion and ever-evolving artist

All his life, Akbar Padamsee never lost his spirit for experimentation and worked in plethora of media such as oils, water colours, plastic emulsion, sculpture, photography, computer graphics and printmaking.

Legendary artist Akbar Padamsee passes away aged 91, leaving behind his indelible imprint on Indian art
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Legendary artist Akbar Padamsee passes away aged 91, leaving behind his indelible imprint on Indian art

Known for his luminous metscapes, Akbar Padamsee was among the pioneers of modern Indian art

A decade in Indian art: The 2010s witnessed biennale fever, some commercial gains, and a moral reckoning
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A decade in Indian art: The 2010s witnessed biennale fever, some commercial gains, and a moral reckoning

On the surface it may seem like artists have never had it any better as in the last decade, considering there are now more residencies than before, more collectors, institutions, funding agents and curators. From a more moral vantage point, however, a case could be construed that points to the hypocrisy of intent behind many of these gestures | #DecadeInReview

A decade in Indian art: 2010s saw rise of private collectors, emergent relationship between between sector and CSR
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A decade in Indian art: 2010s saw rise of private collectors, emergent relationship between between sector and CSR

The emergence of a wealth of private museums as part of the Indian art scene has been the consequence of another trend that has held serious sway over the last decade — foundation-building. Whether such a sizeable swell in institution-building has actually enabled ethical philanthropy, remains debatable.

Subodh Gupta defamation case: Delhi HC allows interim anonymity to Instagram handle that aired allegations against artist
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Subodh Gupta defamation case: Delhi HC allows interim anonymity to Instagram handle that aired allegations against artist

On 18 November, the Single Bench of Justice Sahai Endlaw declared that the interim anonymity of the said Instagram account would continue until the Subodh Gupta case reaches a stage where the hearing is on the merits.

Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Forging an equitable future demands a sisterhood of feminist killjoys
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Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Forging an equitable future demands a sisterhood of feminist killjoys

At this crucial moment, sisterhood, through solidarity, is the only ethical force that can truly serve as worthy resistance to the art world’s unchecked oppressiveness.

Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Toxic patriarchal conditioning must be dismantled for true change
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Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Toxic patriarchal conditioning must be dismantled for true change

Patriarchal conditioning runs so deep within the Indian art world’s capitalist subconscious, it seems foundational to its identity. The ensuing void that exists in the place of empathy contributes to the industry’s toxicity.

#MeToo: Artist association Khoj issues statement after director Pooja Sood's email to Subodh Gupta draws flak
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#MeToo: Artist association Khoj issues statement after director Pooja Sood's email to Subodh Gupta draws flak

Khoj released another statement reiterating that the decision to ask Gupta to step down was "categorical and unanimous".

#MeToo: After activists' letter, Subodh Gupta's defamation suit condemned by JNU students in a statement
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#MeToo: After activists' letter, Subodh Gupta's defamation suit condemned by JNU students in a statement

In open letter, nearly 40 artists and artists and art collectives condemned the Delhi High Court's ruling in the defamation suit filed by Indian contemporary artist Subodh Gupta.

Artist Subodh Gupta files defamation suit in Delhi HC against anonymous social media account that raised #MeToo allegations in 2018
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Artist Subodh Gupta files defamation suit in Delhi HC against anonymous social media account that raised #MeToo allegations in 2018

Subodh Gupta files defamation suit against the Instagram handle @herdsceneand which had named him in anonymous #MeToo accounts

Delhi's Jamia Nagar has long been perceived as a 'Muslim ghetto' — a label new art initiatives are interrogating
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Delhi's Jamia Nagar has long been perceived as a 'Muslim ghetto' — a label new art initiatives are interrogating

Tucked away in a congested south Delhi neighbourhood, Gallery Magenta in Jamia Nagar is anything but a typical big city art space. It does not host elaborate opening previews, where wine and finger food are generously served.

The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act ails India's tangible heritage; is the 2017 draft bill constructive?
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The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act ails India's tangible heritage; is the 2017 draft bill constructive?

In India, the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, was formulated at a time when there was a need for it — the reserves of certain museums in Britain continued to swell, while the country struggled to protect its own fabled jewels and antiquities. Therefore, the act was based on protectionism. However, it is no longer serving its purpose.

At New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ramayana comes alive in a stunning exhibition
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At New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ramayana comes alive in a stunning exhibition

A new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases exquisite, centuries-old paintings depicting scenes from Ramayana

Reviving the Azarband: How a group of women are rallying to save Punjab's forgotten craft of woven drawstrings
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Reviving the Azarband: How a group of women are rallying to save Punjab's forgotten craft of woven drawstrings

The art of making 'azarband', or elaborately woven nalas or drawstrings, was slowly fading out, until recently. A group of dedicated women are trying to revive the lost craft, which used to be an integral part of every Punjabi household in the past, with Project Nala Wali.

Arpita Singh's retrospective journeys through her observations, struggles, and silences in life
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Arpita Singh's retrospective journeys through her observations, struggles, and silences in life

Artist Arpita Singh's retrospective exhibition brings together her poignant works that are compositionally varied, yet rich in their meaning and silences, bringing together a host of themes based on her observations, memories, and experiences.

Gunehar Art Festival: Artists meditate on 'borderlines' in a Himachal village, where empty shops turn into galleries
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Gunehar Art Festival: Artists meditate on 'borderlines' in a Himachal village, where empty shops turn into galleries

The Gunehar Art Festival was held in Himachal Pradesh earlier this month. The triennale, now in its third edition, hosts budding artists for over half-a-month, exploring different themes through various artistic mediums. The theme of 'borderlines' was chosen this year.

Remembering Ramkinkar Baij, the legendary sculptor who laughed at critics and leaking roofs alike
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Remembering Ramkinkar Baij, the legendary sculptor who laughed at critics and leaking roofs alike

Master sculptor Ramkinkar Baij was mentored in Shantiniketan by Nandalal Bose and Rabindranath Tagore. Born on 26 May, 1906 in Bengal's Bankura district, Ramkinkar's art was fearless, unapologetic.