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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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Artist Residencies at Bachhawat Estate during the month of November

Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft.

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on October 30, 2014 at 5:33pm

Veteran Indian Artist Ramkumar to celebrate his 90th birthday

Abandoning his stringent-abstractionist persona, Ramkumar declares himself as an amorist of the landscape. The true object of his art is not to render the landscape, but to love it: the true subject of his art is the landscape as Beloved.’- Ranjit Hoskote

Ramkumar, one of the most prolific names in…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm

Recollections from 2013 at Aakriti Art Gallery -Prasanta Daw

 

 

                Over the past few years, the commercial art market in India was deeply affected by the global recession.  Inspite of the dismal state of the Indian Art maket, Aakriti Art Gallery continued to thrive and established itself as one of the important galleries in the country.

 

            Over the past one year Aakriti has done commendable activities. One of their many endeavours is to keep the spirit of Modern Indian…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on October 10, 2014 at 7:15pm

GENNEXT VIII – RE-DEFINING CONTEMPORARY ART - Sarmistha Maity

Contemporary – the word retains its relevance through every era in history. The spatial-temporal context of the subjects being dealt with, distinguishes contemporary art from the art of by-gone eras. Though it gives us an impression that the art of the present context is being termed as Contemporary Art – well it could be the other name for Modern Art, yet ‘contemporary’ in art can always be something present in any conjuncture of history as per its own application and pertinence. But when…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on October 4, 2014 at 1:30pm

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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