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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

Exhibition : Engaging with Changing Landscape (01 July 2014 -10 July 2014)

ENGAGING WITH A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

See the Exhibition Online http://aakritiartgallery.com/exhibitionindetail.php?exid=96&exname=Engaging%20with%20Changing%20Landscape

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…

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Posted by Aakriti Art Gallery on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

Black and White Memoirs : Veteran artist Ram Kumar to exhibit his decades-old drawings

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…

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Posted by artseek on June 16, 2014 at 5:56pm

Khoj Kolkata Autumn Residency supported & hosted by Bachhawat Foundation at Badu, West Bengal.

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: 

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Posted by artseek on May 31, 2014 at 6:13pm

Calling For Artists

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GENNEXT VIII

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…

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Posted by Cecilia Mondal on April 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Soulful Manifestations :: Aakriti Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital

Soulful Manifestations

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…

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Posted by artseek on April 9, 2014 at 11:40am

Aakriti Art Gallery in New Delhi

Posted by artseek on April 8, 2014 at 7:21am

Bachhawat Foundation Art Day At The Royal Calcutta Turf Club on the 29th of March 2014

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’.

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Posted by artseek on March 8, 2014 at 5:57pm

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