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Hyacinth Shadows- Turning a plate into transient Beauty

The process of printmaking is an intensive process; forms originate from crevices, transforming ink blots into a creation of rare beauty. Each print retains an element of originality, rather than being photographic reproductions. The variables intrinsic to the printmaking process deem every print as an ‘original. A unique image is created through the unique process. Aakriti Art Gallery Delhi presents’ Hyacinth Shadows’, a collection of rare prints of masters and young upcoming talent. The exhibition includes etchings, lithographs, woodcut prints and mono-prints.  The collection includes lithographs by M.F Husain from the ‘Hanuman Series’.The works of young contemporary artists focus on various social issues which are highly relevant in the present context. A special preview of ‘Hyacinth Shadows’ would be hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery for the Lado Sarai Art Night on 5th September from 7:30 PM onwards. The exhibition would be held between 6th-30th September between 11A.M-7P.M.…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on August 30, 2014 at 6:30pm

"Indigenous Identity"



An online exhibition showing the extension of the forms of neo-Indian school in contemporary art of Bengal

Curated by Mrinal Ghosh

1-30th of September

 

Whether art caters for indigenous identity is a debatable question. Particularly to-day in the age of globalization the concept of plurality is gradually decaying. Language if art is always universal. This is where visual art stands apart from other literal or auditory art. Visual art, therefore, generated more influence towards development of human civilization. Art of the primitive people or that of the Egypt or Mesopotamia has cast wide influence in the development of the art of succeeding civilizations. Despite such universality of language every…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on August 25, 2014 at 7:00pm

‘Indigenous Identities’ 1st -30th September

ONLINE EXHIBITION SHOWING THE EXTENSION OF THE FORMS OF NEO-INDIAN SCHOOL IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF BENGAL

An indigenous identity to visual art, in the current world of pluralities and multiple identities is a debatable question. Visual art transcends linguistic barriers and speaks a common tongue, giving a voice to communities to express their cultural histories. Due to this rootedness or difference in traditional set up every community or nation is different in their artistic expression which gives it an identity of its own. The online exhibition ‘Indigenous Identities’ curated by Mrinal Ghosh is a quest to explore the ‘indigenous’ through the lens of twenty five contemporary artists from Bengal. The exhibition is set to start online from 1st September.

 The need for an identity arises when a culture of a community is threatened by a hegemonic discourse. The search of an indigenous identity in art in Bengal began with…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on August 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

Affordable September Art Fair

"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind."

The seductive and vibrant colours of a painting demand your attention; it takes you to the artist’s world which is a chaotic universe, yet is calming nevertheless. Art is what beholds in the eyes of onlooker, which might seem as an endless road to some, the start of a journey to another or an endless road. The pursuit of owning great works of art should not be limited. The pleasure of living with, and savoring great works of art, is incomparable to merely looking at them in galleries.

We at Aakriti Art Gallery have constantly thrived to make art more accessible to all.  The art fair ‘Affordable September’ hopes to achieve this goal. The second edition of the Art Fair would be held between 8th to 30th September. It would feature works by over a hundred artists. Paintings, sculptures, installation art, photographs and prints would be put on display. The artworks would be priced…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on August 8, 2014 at 1:30pm

Furniture and Decorative arts exhibition at Legacy

The present is often not enough for the romantic; the bygone era has a certain appeal to it. The obvious appeal of arts and collectibles is that they tell a certain story and transports the owner to a more perfect world from the past. ‘Legacy’ is the house of decorative arts, collectibles and hand crafted furniture in Kolkata. The new exhibition of furniture and decorative arts at Legacy is a tribute to nostalgia and beauty. It would feature timeless objects of decorative art of bygone eras and furniture to ignite our aesthetic sensibilities and innate artistic rhythm in our lives. The exhibition would be held between 8th to 30th September.



There is an obvious appeal to decorative arts as they have a certain story to tell. Besides the obvious aesthetic appeal, one gets to glimpse a myriad of cultural anthropology. Every object tells a well – documented story. If you are interested in decorative sculpture, you may find yourself mingling with some of…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on August 5, 2014 at 11:30am

Discussion on the life and works of Ramkumar

The ongoing exhibition at Aakriti Art Gallery,’ Drawings of Ramkumar’ features previously un-exhibited works by the eminent artist made during the early 60s. The show was curated by Sri Prayag Shukla and was inaugurated by Gagan Gill, sister in law of the artist. The gallery hosted a discussion on the life and works of Ramkumar on 2nd August’ 2014.The interactive session was moderated by Sri Prayag Shukla. The speakers included Pranab Ranjan Ray, Nanak Ganguly, Jawahar Goel and Gagan Gill.

For the speakers, it was not merely an academic discourse of his works rather a personal retelling about the journey of the artist. Art scribe Mr Pranab Ranjan Ray narrated his personal interaction with the artist. He traced the evolution of Ramkumar, from his younger days to the legend he has now become. He went on to describe his earlier works which were figurative in its approach. There was an anxious dichotomy to his earlier works. There was a formalist structure in his…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on August 4, 2014 at 3:49pm

Launching of New Website

Aakriti Art Gallery believes in representing a broad spectrum of visual language , style and concepts to reach out to the art community and beyond. It has always been our endeavor to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of art forms.

 With this idea in mind the new website has been constructed to equip the art lover . The new updated website along with the collection has several new sections which would include ‘Collectors Corner’, ‘Evaluate’, ‘Deal’, ' Affordable Art’and ' Find Buyer'. Each of these features would make the website more interesting.

Collector’s Corner, a section dedicated to the connoisseurs of art, would feature artworks by masters in contemporary Indian art. The section would be an art collector’s paradise as it would enable him to browse through rare works of art. The 'Evaluate' section gives the buyer the opportunity to decide on the price of the artworks . The ‘Deal ‘ section would feature works at an attractive price. We at Aakriti…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on July 29, 2014 at 11:00am

Exhibition :: Ramkumar Drawings from 60's (01 August - 30 August 2014)

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…

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Posted by Aakriti Art Gallery on July 26, 2014 at 3:42pm

Call for Artists-GenNext VIII

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.…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm

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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 & Delhi,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.
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    KOLKATA: The Bachhawats of Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery have conceptualised and formed the Bachhawat Foundation. The foundation was recently launched. 

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    Aakriti Art Gallery had started the GenNext series of exhibitions to focus on young artists, who, it thought, showed promise. Most of the participants of this particular show were born in the 1980s, with one of them, Nihaal Faizal, born as late as in the 1990s. In its sixth edition (up to October 15), GenNext shows every sign of maturity, manifested in not only more carefully chosen works but also better display as more space is available now…

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