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Bachhawats of Kolkata's Aakriti Art Gallery form Bachhawat Foundation By Ashoke Nag, ET Bureau | 19 Dec, 2013,

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

The Bachhawat Foundation proposes to conduct art residency programs for potential, creative artists of the new…

Bachhawat Foundation :Promotion of art, aesthetics, culture and literature

An Art Center having Artist Residency,Art Camps,Publications and more.A perfect ambiance that an artist requires in a serene surrounding.Less then 20 km from the Kolkata Airport,30 minutes drive.

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MISTY CURTAIN AND THE MACABRE TOUCH by Soumitra Das

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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A new issue of ART AND DEAL for the month of MARCH 2013 has arrived in the Art Shop for sale. this time art and deal discuss the folk and tribal art in contemporary platforms in detail. this issue is for keeps. i have got my copy. have you got yours??

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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 new wing adjoining the primary gallery space, now has a permanent gallery for showcasing sculptures exclusively. One of the core activities of Aakriti, which is pursued at tandem with its… Continue

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folk media find its way to the global market , which seems like a good thing for the artists - speaking of Patachitra here in Bengal. The artists for whom the art was dying some years ago, dying means here - no consumption , finally re-bulids itself…Continue

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Han van Meegeren - talent devoured by critics,hence spitting the venom back to the art world?????

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The Troublesome Trio- Between the Head, Heart and Hand 1 Reply

Somewhere between the head, heart and the hand of the creator lies Art-a creation; more and more attaining the status of a product.In an age overwhelmingly head oriented- with concepts, ideas and thoughts- which is one third of the whole process of…Continue

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A JOURNEY THROUGH ‘GEN-NEXT’ EXHIBITIONS AT AAKRITI GALLERY - Mrinal Ghosh

Gen-Next exhibition is a project of Aakriti Gallery to find and showcase the new direction of the contemporary art by the younger generation of artists below forty of our country. The first Gen-Next show was held in 2006 from October 1 to 15 to celebrate the first anniversary of the gallery formed in 2005. In the introduction to the exhibition Vikram Bachhawat, the director  of the gallery, wrote: ‘The show brings together a mélange of image and expressions that are compelling, engaging and…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on September 30, 2014 at 6:56pm

Locating the New Synergy - Prayag Shukla

With each new generation a new synergy comes to the artistic endeavours, and this synergy needs to be located, presented, documented and encouraged so that its manifestations are not lost, and it gets a new boost. Precisely this is what the ‘GenNext’ shows have been doing for the past several years with much care and concern.  Each year, we look forward to this show mounted and well documented by Aakriti Art Gallery in Kolkata. This year the exhibition would be…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on September 29, 2014 at 12:42pm

The World is Only a Fable - Nanak Ganguly

“…the world as such is only a fable. A fable is something which is told, having no existence outside the tale. The world is something which is told, an event that is narrated; it is therefore an interpretation. Religion, art, science, history, are so many diverse interpretations of the world, or rather, so many variants of the fable”.…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on September 27, 2014 at 11:30am

GenNext VIII – A Gamut of Visual Experience : Vikram Bachhawat

 

“What is creation? It is making of new life. If what is made is not new, it is imitation containing no element of novelty to stimulate attention. If it is not fully alive, it can transmit only a feeble anaemic message to others. For, the thrill of the artist’s creative act must of necessity be transmitted to his audience as a sort of reflection from the image he has created.”-          Pran Nath Mago…

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Posted by artseek on September 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

GenNext VIII comes to Delhi for the first time.

 

One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists.

GenNext, the annual show was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. The past seven…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on September 17, 2014 at 7:30pm

Furniture and Decorative art exhibition at Legacy 8th-30th September’2014

“Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is as important as how we have lived.”

Decorative artifacts and period furniture add a personality to your home.  These objects serve as a trip down memory lane.  In a modern home, these objects add a sense of aesthetic and beauty. Each piece has a story, a song of nostalgia along with it.The upcoming exhibition of…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on September 2, 2014 at 4:30pm

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    Gen-Next exhibition is a project of Aakriti Gallery to find and showcase the new direction of the contemporary art by the younger generation of artists below forty of our country. The first Gen-Next show was held in 2006 from October 1 to 15 to celebrate the first anniversary of the gallery formed in 2005. In the introduction to the exhibition Vikram Bachhawat, the director  of the gallery, wrote: ‘The show brings together a mélange of image and expressions that are compelling, engaging and at…See More
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    “…the world as such is only a fable. A fable is something which is told, having no existence outside the tale. The world is something which is told, an event that is narrated; it is therefore an interpretation. Religion, art, science, history, are so many diverse interpretations of the world, or rather, so many variants of the fable”.                                                                                         -Twilight of the Idols. Friedrich Nietzsche.GenNext which was conceived in…See More
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    One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists. GenNext, the annual exhibition was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. Art is always a reflection of reality and…See More
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    One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists. GenNext, the annual exhibition was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. Art is always a reflection of reality and…See More
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