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  • Art Rises for India – Artothropy at its best

    Saffronart will host a 24-hour online Covid- 19 Relief Fundraiser Auction – ‘Art Rises for India’ on 19-20 May 2021, with over 100 artworks donated by the Indian art community. In view of the raging Covid-19 epidemic affecting India and the world at large, this is a timely initiative wherein all proceeds of this no …

  • artVarta Publishing Grant 2021: Song of the River – Curating Music, Memory and Modernity

    Scanning across 8,000 hours of digitized Hindustani music at the Archive of North India Classical Music, Jadavpur University, the artVarta project proposes to curate an online exhibition where audio artifacts bearing the palimpsestic historicity of the ‘Ganga-Jamuna Tehzeeb’ will be presented with all its interconnections through songs of the river, namely the representative Thumri, Dadra, Ghato, Sawan, Jhoola, Kajri and more, with the river as the subject, and sung by women artists of the early and middle twentieth century.

  • artVarta Research Grant 2021: Readers Write : Translating the Modern Art debate in ‘Kumar’

    Trained as a visual artist with a practice involving illustrating for children’s books and magazines, I pursued my Ph.D. thesis on the images of (and for) children in Gujarati print material from the early 20th century. It was during the course of this research that I first came across Kumar, a monthly cultural Gujarati periodical started in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in 1924.

  • Autumn 2020 Up Close: Akar Prakar (Asia Week New York)

    Reena Lath presents works by prominent Indian contemporary artist Jayashree Chakravarty.

  • Perspectives on Indian contemporary art: Ganesh Pyne – Dr. Mukund Lath on Ganesh Pyne

    In this freewheeling conversation, Dr. Mukund Lath, along with Dr. Prakash Kejriwal and Pranabranjan Ray, talks about viewing Ganesh Pyne’s work at a triennale in Delhi during the 1960s. “It had a beautiful blend of modernism and ethnicity,” he adds, while fondly recalling his earliest meetings with the great master in Kolkata, especially his visits …

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    Perspectives on contemporary Indian art – Ella Dutta on Ganesh Pyne

    Script and Narration by Ella Datta: Ganesh #Pyne, one of the most outstanding #painters of the post-1950s generation of artists, was born in the then Calcutta, now #Kolkata, in 1937. In the mid-1950s, he joined the Government art college in Calcutta. In the early 1950s, Pyne saw a retrospective of Abanindranath Tagore’s works, and it …

  • Of Lines and Words – Navigating the Complexities of C. Douglas’ paintings

    Born in the southern Indian state of Kerala in 1951, C. Douglas is one of the most collected artists of the Madras Art Movement in India. C. Douglas’ works in our new Online Exhibition, ‘In Search of Fragments’, capture his journey from the 1990s until the last few years.

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    For Noah, from my album: Prithpal S. Ladi

    Prithpal Singh Ladi’s video from the show, ‘For Noah, From my album’.

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    Carte Blanche to Jayashree Chakravarty

    Earth as Haven: Under the Canopy of LoveCurated by Roobina Karode Living in a rapidly urbanizing suburb of Kolkata in Eastern India for more than three decades, Jayashree Chakravarty has been a witness to the rich marshlands of the local Salt Lake transform into ‘Salt Lake City’ a sprawling suburban development, exemplary of congestive urbanism …

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