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”…
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.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process.
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.
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.
Assist in the production of sale catalogues. Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
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.
Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions. Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
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.
Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events
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.
“Bivas Chaudhuri is an award wining International Artist”. He has several Degrees and Diplomas to his credit. Drawing and Paintings from the Government College of art, and Art Appreciation, University of Kolkata, India, an MFA in Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, New York. He has also studied Modeling and sculpture, Architectural Design, Graphic Design and Art Direction. He has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in South Africa, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Zambia, India and the US including Queens Museum, Hammond Museum, NY. Honors and Awards include many International Artists Workshops and Full Fellowships from VCCA International Exchange Residency, Germany, Fellowship, VCCA, US. Thupelo International Artist Workshop, South Africa, Guest Artist, LKV, Norway, CESTA Cultural Exchange Program, Czech Republic, Residency, Can Serrat International Art Center, Spain, Triangle Artists workshop, New York, HMC International Residency, Hungary, Special Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, US. Institute for Civil Society award, Massachusetts, US. Society of Oriental Art award, India. Work is Represented in many Public and Private collections across the World. His works has been reviewed and appeared in Udresfeabifen, Chitrali, Art News Artspiral, Art foram, Art in America, Ostee Anzeiger, The Telegraph, Economic Times, India in New York World Journal, News- India Times, National TV, India, Malaysian TV, South African TV, Fix TV, Hungary, TV Asia, NY. ITV, NY, Online Magazines and elswhere. Work was auctioned by Christi’s. Teaching experience include Adjunct prof. City University of New York. Visiting Artist Pratt Institute, Queens Museum, New York. Bivas lives and works in New York.
"His current work has become more, or one could say, less geometric, far more colorful with a clear bright palette and greater sophistication in choices, and so musical, how much a parallel to jazz or Phillip Glass I would let others say. The simplicity of his forms has given way to a greater complexity but the fundamental structure of his work, the terms he selects for himself, is always quite explicit. Clearly, a greater momentum and confidence is evident." - Robert Lee, Director/ Curator, Asian American Art Center, New York
"The repetitive pattern-like compositions of Bivas are breathtaking. The choice of colors and the mesmerizing effect of the visuals shows an artist who understands the intricate working of the human mind." Hypenated Spirit, Online Magazine, New York
In order to make a substantial stride in the development of his most recent and art historically most significant work that I have known from him.
I think that Mr. Chaudhuri’s work is developing to the point where a public exhibition both in New York and India both in order and a definite contribution to the field. His visual inventions are part of the dialogue of abstraction and painting in general.
Michael R. Chisolm Art Critic/Dirrctor of Triangle/Prof.
At the Asian American Art Center of his creations, the exhibition’s curator Robert Lee stated “…I see the abstructions of chaudhuri ( and Fiaro ) as a pointer to the use of human consciousness; to what to do with consciousness itself.”
Cecelia Levin, Art historian
Southeast Asian Art & Archaelogy
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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This is a forum to reach out to anybody interested in art—be it painting, sculpture, print making, creative photography,video art or new media. This is a space not only for the practitioners of different forms of art, but also collectors, connoisseurs and critics. And in this space you have a wide choice—of exchanging notes, holding debates, checking out the works in our collection. Going beyond the limit of a physical exhibition, a geographical boundary and being in touch—that is the main aim of this forum. This forum will also notify members of upcoming events at Aakriti, while at the same time acting as a virtual exhibition arena to showcase works by members across the world.
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One of the core initiatives of Aakriti which is perused at tandem with the regular programme is the promotion of young upcoming talent. Providing them a platform to launch their artistic careers, stock their works and even buy the work outright that shows creativity and creative uniqueness motivates us as much as exhibiting for famous personalities from the art world.
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