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Art Tax :The art community fears that GST will hit the already struggling art market Written by Vandana Kalra | Published:May 20, 2017 6:05 am

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that met in Srinagar has declared tax slabs and cesses for more than 1,000 items, and among them is art — a category that till now was exempted from VAT in some states, including West Bengal. In Rajasthan, the tax was much lower. The tax reform has listed it under the tax bracket of 12 per cent, including, among others, “paintings, drawings and pastels”, “original engravings, prints and lithographs”, “original sculptures and statuary in any material”…


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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…

Notice Board - Internship Call

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking to recruit 2 Gallery Interns to join the team at an exciting time before a busy forthcoming exhibition and art fair period.


Location: Kolkata


Key Responsibilities will include:

  1. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process. 
  2. Meet clients and receipt items for the relevant sale. Manage the gallery with assistance.  Monitor incoming and outgoing items.  Ensure that the gallery area is presentable at all times.
  3.  Deal with email enquiries.  Assist with photography and take additional photographs of items for clients and specialists.  Liaise with vendors and specialists to confirm sale estimates and reserves.
  4. Assist in the production of sale catalogues.  Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
  5.  Organise marketing and advertising in print and electronic media. Monitor web based advertising. Compose mass emails to clients in the run up to the auction. Understand and engage with social media in various forms.
  6. Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions.  Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
  7.  Ensure that all gallery website content are monitored and kept up to date.  Assist with the break-down of the exhibition and the preparation for the sale day.
  8. Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
  9. The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events  
  10. Assisting sales team and contributing to client database.



The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Art background along with co-ordination, logistical organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and delegation skills are essential.
  • Experience and knowledge of operating a wide variety of tools and machinery.
  • Computer literate all Microsoft office packages ideally, Photoshop.
  • Light art handling skills are a plus.
  • Proficient in languages, poses basic writing skills, solid interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills,
  • Should be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self – motivated, responsible and can work within a team structure.

These are immediate openings and the selected candidates will have to join immediately. To apply please send a covering letter and curriculum vitae to relation@artnewsnviews.com by 5th of August 2015.


Aakriti Art Gallery

(A unit of Chisel Craft Pvt Ltd)

 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street)

 Kolkata-700 017   


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Event Details


Time: March 11, 2010 at 6pm to March 31, 2010 at 7pm
Location: emami chisel art gallery
Street: Emami Towers,687, anandapur,e.m.bypass
City/Town: kolkata
Website or Map: http://www.emamichisel.com
Phone: 91 33 40113182 / 3183
Event Type: contemporary, drawing, show
Organized By: ECA
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2010

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Event Description

Logged is the drawing-show that Emami Chisel Art is organizing, which opens on the 12th of March for public viewing. Drawing is a form of visual expression which has many sub-categories, like cartooning, doodling, sketching and other informal kinds of drawing. Basically, drawing is an act of making marks on a surface to create an image, shape and form. The history of drawing in the western art world makes a distinction between drawing and painting in comparison to the Asian art tradition which generally uses brush. Frankly speaking, we notice that the distinction is blurred today.

Indeed drawing has a complex history of its own. It has travelled a long way and in the process may have lost some of its primordial qualities, but at the same time added new meanings to the medium. Emami Chisel Art is organizing a Drawing Exhibition of contemporary Indian Artists which will throw light on the changing perspective of drawing today.

All together, 40 artists from all over India are participating in this show with two works each. Some of the major artists are K.G. Subramanyan, Satish Gujral, Jogen Chowdhury, Rabin Mondal, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Partha Pratim Deb, Aditya Basak, Shekhar Roy, Shelley Jyoti, Monali Meher, Chhatrapati Dutta, among others.

The exhibition will be on till the 31st of March, except Sundays.

Emami Towers
687,Anandapur E.M.Bypass
Kolkata – 700 107
Phone: 91 33 40113182/3183
E-mail: enquiry@emamichisel.com
Website: www.emamichisel.com

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Comment by Nobina Gupta on March 6, 2010 at 5:15pm
Thanks for the invitation.will surely be an interesting show.
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 6, 2010 at 6:19am
Thanks for the invite. I wish you all success.
Comment by kandan g on March 5, 2010 at 7:51pm
thank you
Comment by Rebanta Goswami on March 5, 2010 at 7:41pm
Thank you Ritendra.

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