Welcome to Aakriti Talk Art—a virtual meeting ground for artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts, critics and connoisseurs.
Call for Artists: GenNext VIII
GenNext’, the Annual Exhibition of Aakriti Art Gallery held every year in the month of October, was conceptualized as an initiative to set up a fresh focus on the contemporary art where the pathfinders to enunciate this project would be the young generation. The focus here is on the works of young and upcoming artists and their interpretation of contemporary issues through art.
The first GenNext was held in October 2006. The real motivation behind the ‘GenNext’ show was to promote the creative potential of young talents below forty years. A clear and transparent selection procedure was conceived for this. Artists are selected by a panel of judges that includes art historians, critics, artists and connoisseurs from the entries received within a stipulated time frame of the year for which announcement is done in different media worldwide every year. The selected artists are then asked to send their current works to be showcased.…Continue
Posted by Nandini Moitra on July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm
Posted by sumita sahoo on June 30, 2014 at 12:41pm
ENGAGING WITH A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
ARTIST’S WORKSHOP HELD DURING 23 TO 25 JANUARY 2014
at Bachhawat Estate, Madhupur, Barasat, organized by Bachhawat Foundation.
With abundant facilities in hand to host artist’s residencies at the Bachhawat Foundation and the added advantage of a print making studio in place, it is only natural that the foundation feels the need to…Continue
Posted by Aakriti Art Gallery on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm
Drawings of Ramkumar
Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than sixty drawings of eminent and senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30, 2014, at the Gallery premises, 12/3A Hungerford Street, Kolkata, 700017. His works are being displayed in Kolkata after two decades or so, and this is a rare opportunity for the art-collectors and art-lovers to be in-front of these mesmerizing drawings, done in early sixties, in pen and ink on paper. Drawings are from the celebrated phase of his Varanasi creations, and so far have been in his collection only. The show is curated by poet and art-critic Prayag Shukla, a close associate of Ramkumar for five decades, who has written on Ramkumar in Hindi and English extensively.
Ramkumar, so is known internationally for his wonderful, engaging…Continue
Posted by artseek on June 16, 2014 at 5:56pm
Indian artists will be provided round trip 2-tier A/C train fare from anywhere in India. Overseas artists will have to make their own travel arrangements. The residency will provide accommodation and full board, along with shared studio facilities. A working grant of Rs.10,000.00 will be provided to each resident artist. Selected artists will have to address a curatorial guideline that will be determined by Khoj Kolkata.
The residency will culminate in an exhibition/display/open studio.
Duration of Residency: 4 weeks (November 2014)
Eligibility & Application Deadline:
1. Artists must be under the age of 40.
2. Two artists will be selected from the GenNext show organized by Aakriti Art Galley (see link:
Posted by artseek on May 31, 2014 at 6:13pm
Calling For Artist
GenNext is in an all-new avatar! This time it will be held in the National Capital of the country, New Delhi at the new premises of the Aakrii Art Gallery.
With the inception of the new millennium, the dynamism in the art world magnified in all…Continue
Posted by Cecilia Mondal on April 28, 2014 at 5:00pm
Aakriti Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital
We are happy to announce the opening of a new chapter at Aakriti. The new space will open on 15th April, 2014, 6 pm at F-213/A, Old M.B. Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-110030. We solicit your presence to grace the occasion.
It is a cause for celebration and comes up with an enticing body of sculptures. Considering what Aakriti Art Gallery has offered since its inception in 2005 quite elucidates the fact that the policy that has distinguished it has been its discernment of new promise. Aakriti Art Gallery under the stewardship of Vikram Bachhawat has also taken enormous care to put contemporary Indian art before…Continue
Posted by artseek on April 9, 2014 at 11:40am
A unique and unprecedented event is going to be held in the City of Joy, Kolkata, which will host the reverence of art and aesthetics and its ever-evolving dynamics in the context of today’s world but with a difference. Yes! It’s not just another exhibition, or an art workshop, or an event of bidding and auction… but it is a day of union and celebration, to witness the raving pulse of the Horse Races along with the articulation of the finest forms of Visual Arts by the leading, eminent and contemporary artists of the country at the same premises. You too can be a part of this gala; among a host of august audience to feel the spirit, mood and the excitement of what is precisely being called as ‘Bachhawat Foundation Art Day’.
March 29, 2014 is…Continue
Posted by artseek on March 8, 2014 at 5:57pm
Welcome to the world of Aakriti Art Gallery—a virtual meeting ground for artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts, critics and connoisseurs from around the world. Aakriti Art Gallery is one of the most vibrantly active venues of art in Kolkata, India. Its exhibits range from works of artists who are groundbreaking contemporary visionaries, young upcoming talents or historical masters. Founded in 2005, the Gallery has today more than 1000 works in its collection.Its has a separate wing adjoining the primary gallery space,a permanent gallery for showcasing sculptures exclusively. Aakriti Art Gallery was founded with a very specific intention. Despite the fact that the Gallery has a sizeable collection of historical masters, it is on international modern and contemporary art that it truly stresses upon. The vision is to break all geographical boundaries, collecting and curating works from all around the world. This vision of Aakriti Art Gallery has also given rise to GenNext series —the annual exhibition of contemporary artists from across the globe. Since its inception, Aakriti has held this exhibition every year. Young artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America have been enthusiastically converging with their works at this show which is held every year from October 1 to 15 in Kolkata, India.
This is a forum to reach out to anybody interested in art—be it painting, sculpture, print making, creative photography,video art,conceptual art, new media or antiques,collectibles,films,furniture and music. This is a space not only for the practitioners of different forms of art, but also collectors, connoisseurs and critics. And in this space you have a wide choice—of exchanging notes, holding debates, checking out the works in Aakriti's collection and even buying them from our website if you so fancy. Going beyond the limit of a physical exhibition, a geographical boundary and being in touch—that is the main aim of this forum. This forum will also notify members of upcoming events at Aakriti, while at the same time acting as a virtual exhibition arena to showcase works by members across the world.
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