Nandita Das on the JD Centre of Arts, the vision nurtured by her father, the artist Jatin Das
The act of political communication and critique through the classic political poster is very much alive in Jawaharlal Nehru University. A photo feature.
From the decadently rich bankers on Wall Street to the exploited workers of Abu Dhabi, Molly Crabapple has drawn them all
A documentary that explores the inner workings of the artist Krishen Khanna’s mind, as he makes the biggest painting of his career
Beyond offering insights into the history of science and perspectives on model-making, the legacy of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka also reveals a delicate and often invisible link between artists and scientists.
On the ninth anniversary of Chandralekha’s passing, marked by a photo exhibition in Chennai on her life’s work, a remembrance of her singular presence – integrating work, play and life into a single whole; and emphasising the centrality of the feminine principle in dance.
In many of the pieces, Galhotra moves beyond metaphor, literally using the river and its now defunct ecosystem as her materials.
When unchanging ideas of empire are veiled in the rhetoric of changing climate, it is up to the reflective artist to puncture the myth.
An interview with the well-known political cartoonist, E.P. Unny, who points to a new challenge in the time of faith-packaged politics: How do you do a cartoon that demolishes the politics without any collateral damage to faith, which might mean a great deal to the best of readers?
As a teenager living in Hyderabad in the mid 1970s, I had briefly befriended a group of Palestinian students studying at Osmania University and living in an apartment in my neighbourhood. I don’t remember their names or much else about them, but I do remember tasting hummus for […]
The shutting down of the iconic music store Rhythm House in Mumbai further takes away the charm of the Kala Ghoda precinct
Siddhartha Kararwal emphasises his work is not political, but just his way of looking at the times we live in
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee believes the return of awards – or ‘award-vapasi’ – is a way of protest and that the decision by various artists and academicians in India to return their honours was evidently spontaneous. His latest observation – made during an interaction on Wednesday with a delegation of […]
If those cave paintings where human beings drew representations of life marked the beginning of human culture, this mob and police intimidation of art is surely the death of it.
“A government that does not tolerate difference, that does not safeguard the lives and interests of its marginalised and vulnerable citizens, loses its legitimacy in a democratic polity. We are facing this situation now, already.”
Auctions of Indian art have become a year-round affair, but the outcomes depend on good works and enough high-spending buyers