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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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A YOUNG artist from Pendle has seen her work chosen ahead of a 1,000 entries for a new generation exhibition in Calcutta. Kaite (corr) Helps, 23, from Barrowford, has secured commissions across the U… View »


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Fibre glass art & print: Getting bolder by the day by Ashoke Nag,ET Bureau

Contemporary art is getting bolder and burgeoning by the day and younger generation artists are experimenting with a range of media. This ranges across fibre glass, steel, video and digital prints, t… View »

Art trip by Shutapa Paul,India Today

Chhatrapati Dutta's inkjet prints-part of a series titled Enduring Dialogue. <> Come August, art lovers can look forward to an exhibition of contemporary Indian art. Of course, the catch is th… View »

Göteborg Culture Festival : 131 meters Photography at Horticultural Society

131 meters photograph along the wooden Garden Society . Indian sculpture in the park with contemporary Indian art in a wide cultural exchange . They are two new elements of Culture Festival . The pho… View »

Go see India ,Author Ben Kendall

Go see India, the first group exhibition of Indian art in Sweden is currently on display at four locations during the Gothenburg Culture Festival. In the middle of Trädgårdsföreningen, five sculpture… View »

Private promoters take Indian art to new frontiers.By Madhusree Chatterjee

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Private art promoters are playing a big role in pushing Indian contemporary art beyond national frontiers, pitch-forking new artists into international limelight and connecti… View »

Indian art show in Volvo country by A STAFF REPORTER

A view of the Avenue in Gothenburg with a statue of Poseidon. The carnival at Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city after Stockholm, between August 10 and 15 this year will coincide with a large… View »

Indian art mart churned - 2009

New Delhi: Art has always been an enduring bet. The Rs 2,000-crore (Rs 20-billion) Indian art market managed to hold its own despite a 30 percent drop in prices in the first and second quarter of 200… View »


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