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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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Source:The pioneer New Delhi Friday 28th March…

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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Spirit of Indian art and culture to liven up Iranian Artists Forum next week : TehranTimes

TEHRAN -- The halls and galleries of the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) will be playing host to music performances and art and cultural shows during the Iran-India Cultural Festival, which will ope… View »

Aakriti Art Gallery's annual exhibition GenNext invites participants,7 MAY, 2012, 08.06PM IST, ASHOKE NAG,ET BUREAU

KOLKATA: 'GenNext', the annual exhibition, hosted by Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery, is a platform for the young contemporary artist. Here, painters, sculptors and graphic artists are enc… View »

Art Etc News & Views dedicates three issues to Protest Art ,5 MAY, 2012, 07.12PM IST, ASHOKE NAG,ET BUREAU

KOLKATA: Art Etc News & Views, a publication of integrated art house Emami Chisel Art, has dedicated its three issues (March, April and May 2012) to Protest Art. The first issue (March, 2… View »

MAN, ANIMAL AND MACHINERY ,The Telegraph ,Rita Dutta

When speaking of Satish Gujral, it’s difficult to decide which of his creative identities is to be stressed. For he is many things at once. An architect of daring imagination, for example; though no… View »

A SURREAL VISION ,Uddalak Mukherjee

There is an unmistakably surreal quality about many of the photographs that make up Rameshwar Broota’s exhibition at the Aakriti Art Gallery (This End To The Other, till November 30). Consider the un… View »

Aakriti Art Gallery to exhibit exclusive show By ASHOKE NAG,ET BUREAU

KOLKATA: Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery is fielding an exclusive show titled, Social & Political Injustice: Trends in Contemporary Art 2011. The exhibit reflects the take of a… View »

Showcase Your Art in Your Own NYC Solo Exhibition

Artists, this could be the next step in launching your career. You’re invited to join the3rd Ward Fall 2011 Open Call, an international search for exciting, innovating and compelling artwork award… View »

June issue of ART news & views released

June 2011 Indian Antiquities and Art Treasure The Indian Antiquities and Art Treasure Act of 1972 are presently under consideration of being amended. This would be a welcome decision as the p… View »

Tagore's short stories come alive on canvas 1 Comment

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's short stories stand out for their rich visual imagery and emotional colours. Now, a group of nine senior Kolkata-based artists have brought these to the canvas a… View »

Suruchi Chand revisited /Bid & Hammer comments on Kishore Singh’s article ‘The curious case of Suruchi Chand’ 1 Comment

Bid & Hammer comments on Kishore Singh’s article ‘The curious case of Suruchi Chand’ This is in response to the calculatedly defamatory article “The curious case of Suruchi Chand” (December 1) by… View »


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