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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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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 generation to promote their art so that they don't get…

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.

Being an integral part of the art world for more than two generations and profoundly…


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.


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Gen Next hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery is the platform for the young contemporary artist.

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Location: Kolkata.India
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Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2017

GenNext IV Symposium

Concept Note

Radicalizing thoughts, renovating structures –
Ground Plan for battle of two ways of life: Global and Romani
-Amit Mukhopadhyay

After the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Francis Fukuyama wrote in his book ‘the end of History and the last Man”(1992) that the advent of liberal democracies mark the ‘end of History’, that no further structural changes are possible in the framework of contemporary liberal democracy. Liberal democracy which is only a sub- system of late capitalism bound up with global market economics limits the development of political life which would mean that we have approached the end of mankinds ideological evaluation. The point is does global economic powers envisage a global man/ people, if so, who are they and how do they operate against / with the nation state? The second question would be has art become more real, democratic today because of globalization and fluid market structures which can enter either left or right depending on the conveniences / concessions granted to them. Has the private bodies got the control over the global confluence of artistic forms, are they in command over at the production process of art. Do they wish / cherish the dream of at least a part ownership of institutional policies and in turn extend/ share/ pull the public institutions into the larger market dramatics of artistic productions. If that happen will the public institutions become irrelevant or should it be reformed /restructure so that it can resist the pull of the private capital and can move closer and alongside the flow of newer artistic productions/ forms which are in the process of radicalization?
How should the people and the nation state and its various cultural agencies be configured in the context of global economic system? What has art got to do with it? Can art be political or is art per se integrated into economic and political contexts? One argument in favour of such an integration could be the fact that the global economic system even though requires the entire globe for material, economic, cultural and artistic purpose its natural tendency is to overlook the existential discrepancy between the rich, over developed and the minority, under represented multitudes of undocumented people?
Before we could resolve a thousand and one set of intriguing issues and questions a new economic system have cropped up which can be termed as post globalization system which is still not clearly defined. We can only ask that will this new system represent the undocumented people, the exiled, the displaced, the migrated, the romani Roman peoples’ lives in art? Will the new world order in the garb of post globalization lead to a Romani way of life , a form of life which is not structured institutionally, economically, politically and otherwise. Such an existential condition may perhaps be mentioned as a nation without a state, a nation consisting of peoples’ and not nationalities?
The globalization processes have already created large scale displacements thus destabilizing both the traditional and modern societies. Ironically displacements and migrations are in turn responsible for re- routing the passage of transnational / global capital. We can also say that there also takes place re- routing of routes, our culture, identities, language etc. Home waits nervously outside. Are we heading for ‘dehoming’ or portable, convertible home? What kind of art forms will emerge in such a condition, or will there be no art at all?

Structure of the Symposium
2nd October- 11.00 a.m to 1.30 p.m interactive session with attending Gen Next 4 artists with the Symposium participants.
2nd October – 2.30 p.m to 5.30 p.m.
SUB THEME - Has art become more real and democratic today because of globalization?
Chair person: Mr.Michael Ludgrove

Panel Discussion: 1) Anshuman Dasgupta, Art Historian, Shantiniketan Moderator
2) Ms. Deeksha Nath, Historian, Delhi
3) Ms. Amrita Gupta Singh, Art Historian, Mumbai
4) Ms. Sarmista Maity, Art Critic, Kolkata
5) Adip Dutta, Artist, Kolkata
6) Saikat Surai, Artist, Kolkata
7) Ms Oindrila Maity, Art Historian Kolkata
8) Ms. Mousumi Kandali, Art Historian,Guahati.
9) Ms.Vaishali Ramnathan, Art critic, Chennai
3nd October – 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
SUB THEME - In the context of post globalization the reproduction of forms of life in art represents both exploitation and resistance. Can resistance in art under value the hegemony of capital or almost redundant public cultural institution.
Chair person: Dr. Tapati Guha Thakurata, Art Historian, Kolkata (awaiting consent)

Panel Discussion: 1) Ms. Arshiya Lokhandwalla, Art Critic & Curator, Mumbai Moderator
2) Ms. Baishali Ghosh, Art Historian, Hyderabad,
3) Ms. Kavita Balakrishnan, Art Historian, Kerala
4) Ms. Sampurna Chakraborty, Art Historian, Kolkata
5) Sajad Hamdani, Artist, Shantiniketan
6) Ms. Dhrupadi Ghosh, Artist, Kolkata
7) Mohammad Ahmed Sabhi, Art Critic, Delhi
8) Ms. Sonia Ballany, Gallerists, New Delhi
9) Ms.Sandhya Annaih, Art critic, Bangalore
3nd October – 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
SUB THEME - Post globalization/ post capitalism will further erase notions of home,family,territory,structured forms of institution ,law,justice,ethics.will it finally lead us to dehoming,towards a Romani way of life?
Chair person: Ms.Sheba Chhachhi, Artist, Delhi

1) Ms. Moumita Sen, art critic, Kolkata (Moderator)
2) Frank Barthelemy, France, Art collector
3) Ms. Vrushali Dhage, Art Historian, Mumbai
4) S. Sontosh, Art Historian, Delhi
5) Ms. Abhijna Bhattacharjee, Art Historian, Kolkata.
6) Ms. Vidya Sivdas, Art critic, New Delhi
7) Ms. Sheersha Mukherjee, Artist, Kolkata
8) Ms. Meghna Vyas, Art Educanist & Art Administrator,
9) Sovon Tarafder, Art critic, Kolkata

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Comment by Jaice Thomson on April 30, 2013 at 5:21pm

when will be the next program?


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