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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”…

WEAVING OF CULTURE, PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT ART FORM AND ART COLLECTORS COMING TOGETHER FOR A CAUSE @ RCTC

Source:The Telegraph Wednesday 2nd April 2014

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…

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…

MISTY CURTAIN AND THE MACABRE TOUCH by Soumitra Das

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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Born in Calcutta 1941
• Graduated in Painting from Govt. College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, 1963.
• Received French Govt. Scholarship in Printmaking and Painting, studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1966-69.
• Ed.M, State University of New York at Buffalo under AICE-UNESCO Fellowship 1981.
• Traveled extensively in Africa, USA, Western Europe, Turkey and Far East.
• Received all India award in painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1961.
• Received President’s award in painting, All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, 1975.
• Worked in Nigeria as the Head of Visual Arts in two Universities, for a period of eleven years, 1976-87.
• Held solo shows of Paintings in major galleries in India.
• Joined many major group shows and Art Camps in India and abroad.
• Represented by Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York; Art World Gallery, Chennai.
• Founder President of Kolkata Art Trust.
• Area of works: paintings, digital graphics and video-art.
• Published papers on contemporary and folk arts. Forthcoming Book: “Patachitra- folk arts of Bengal”.

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The word Essential

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 10:35am 1 Comment

I was thinking about the word 'essential' like 'essential commodities. Art does not fall within this category. Yet, can there be a human life without art? So meanings change with context and context too - change. For instance, how often an educated people in urban life pronounce 'I don't understand art' - that is the context at one phase. It is a common experience for any visual artists to hear such remarks. In whatever manner artists would try to argue, common educated man would not think it… Continue

Kolkata Art Trust

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

The focal point of all activities in Kolkata Art Trust is to generate an aesthetic dialogue within the two domains – artist’s creative process and social. In other words, creating the dialogue within the artists and conveying the meanings further in public life. With time and events, Indian contemporary art has absorbed various roots and gained more vocabulary than ever before. Therefore, the understanding of present trends in art needs more than traditional habits of looking at art. While…

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