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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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A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on December 15, 2014 at 5:00pm

‘A Yank’s Memory of Calcutta’- An exhibition of sixty gelatin silver prints by Clyde Waddell

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to…

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Posted by Nandini Moitra on November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm

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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