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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

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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…

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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ODYSSEY - Paintings by Sudip Roy at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

March 12, 2016 at 6pm to March 26, 2016 at 7pm
Sudip Roy is an Indian artist, pursued arts from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and finished as the Gold Medalist in 1984. Works of Sudip Roy includes pencil sketches and water colours, charcoals and a heady series of landscape done in limped line drawing. Roy over the years mastered the art of watercolor and moved from landscapes to studies of architectural facades and association of people in historic temples and monuments. He moved to the capital city of Delhi in the mid…See More
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Ramkumar - Lines & Colours at Aakriti Art Gallery

January 30, 2016 at 6:30pm to February 28, 2016 at 7pm
Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the 'moods' of lines and colours in Ramkumar's small format works, done on paper with ink/pastel, over five decades or so. The exhibition will travel to Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata and will be first shown as a collateral event of India Art Fair in the Delhi Aakriti Art Gallery at Lado Sarai in January. The show has been created by well known poet and art critic Prayag Shukla, a close associate of Ram Kumar. The idea is to celebrate and focus on…See More
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Aakriti Art Gallery at India Art Fair, 2016 at Booth E 11, India Art Fair. NSIC Grounds,

January 28, 2016 at 6pm to January 31, 2016 at 7pm
At the present India Art Fair 2016, Aakriti Art Gallery under the stewardship of Vikram Bachhawat, showcase an eclectic list of established artists- venerable Masters like Ramkumar. Laluprasad Shaw, Jogen Chowdhury, Parthapratim Deb or practitioners like Aditya Basak, Asim Basu, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Tapas Biswas and Akhil Chandra Das who need no introduction for they have already achieved their distinction through their practice over the years. The gallery that has always taken enormous care…See More
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Ramkumar - Lines & Colours at Aakriti Art Gallery

January 30, 2016 at 6:30pm to February 28, 2016 at 7pm
Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the 'moods' of lines and colours in Ramkumar's small format works, done on paper with ink/pastel, over five decades or so. The exhibition will travel to Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata and will be first shown as a collateral event of India Art Fair in the Delhi Aakriti Art Gallery at Lado Sarai in January. The show has been created by well known poet and art critic Prayag Shukla, a close associate of Ram Kumar. The idea is to celebrate and focus on…See More
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January 21, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
At the present India Art Fair 2016, Aakriti Art Gallery under the stewardship of Vikram Bachhawat, showcase an eclectic list of established artists- venerable Masters like Ramkumar. Laluprasad Shaw, Jogen Chowdhury, Parthapratim Deb or practitioners like Aditya Basak, Asim Basu, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Tapas Biswas and Akhil Chandra Das who need no introduction for they have already achieved their distinction through their practice over the years. The gallery that has always taken enormous care…See More
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Aakriti Art Gallery at India Art Fair, 2016 at Booth E 11, India Art Fair. NSIC Grounds,

January 21, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
At the present India Art Fair 2016, Aakriti Art Gallery under the stewardship of Vikram Bachhawat, showcase an eclectic list of established artists- venerable Masters like Ramkumar. Laluprasad Shaw, Jogen Chowdhury, Parthapratim Deb or practitioners like Aditya Basak, Asim Basu, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Tapas Biswas and Akhil Chandra Das who need no introduction for they have already achieved their distinction through their practice over the years. The gallery that has always taken enormous care…See More
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Human Face & Urban Space - Paintings and Drawings by Bikash Bhattacharjee at Aakriti Art Gallery, Orbit Enclave

January 8, 2016 at 6pm to February 6, 2016 at 7pm
Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata is about to begin the year of 2016 by showcasing rare drawings and paintings of Bikash Bhattacharjee from 60’s.The 23 paintings that are being mounted in the show are his early works done mostly in early 1960’s in pastel, pencil and water colour. These are studies of human face, body, female nudes and cityscapes. Through strong and stubborn linearity, intricate shades, confident structural assemblage of various geometrical form-units, he built up the images that…See More
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EastBound at Aakriti Art Gallery, Orbit Enclave

December 5, 2015 at 6pm to December 31, 2015 at 7pm
Ajay used to spend his summer holidays in Kolkata every year and still has lots of family here. Walk through the memories of his mind as you almost hear the honking of the traffic while you view the typical Kolkata taxi or see the sweat on the potter’s hands as he moulds Durga to her majestic beauty. Each nuance well captured, etched with photographic detail, here is his journey deep into the heart of a city that is born and bred of aristocracy and still remains pure to its ethnic roots.Aakriti…See More
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EastBound at Aakriti Art Gallery, Orbit Enclave

December 5, 2015 at 6pm to December 31, 2015 at 7pm
Ajay used to spend his summer holidays in Kolkata every year and still has lots of family here. Walk through the memories of his mind as you almost hear the honking of the traffic while you view the typical Kolkata taxi or see the sweat on the potter’s hands as he moulds Durga to her majestic beauty. Each nuance well captured, etched with photographic detail, here is his journey deep into the heart of a city that is born and bred of aristocracy and still remains pure to its ethnic roots.Aakriti…See More
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Expression in Bronze III at Aakriti Art Gallery, New Delhi

September 11, 2015 at 6pm to September 30, 2015 at 7pm
Expression in Bronze III: Sculptures by Society of Contemporary Artists’ 11th – 30th September 2015AtAakriti Art Gallery Pvt.Ltd.F-213/A, Old M.B.RoadLado Sarai, New Delhi - 110030Phone: +91 11 46130500, Mobile: +91 9971961972  ‘Society of Contemporary Artists’ is a foremost artists group of India. This Kolkata based institution of contemporary artists formed in 1960 has made significant contribution towards evolution of modernism in Indian art during its sojourn of last 55 years. Artists of…See More
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Affordable September Art Fair at Aakriti Art Gallery

September 3, 2015 to September 26, 2015
As the festive season is setting in, Aakriti Art Gallery is hosting the 3rd edition of Affordable September Art Fair in Kolkata. We at Aakriti Art Gallery constantly thrive to make art more accessible to all. ‘Affordable Art Fair’ hopes to bring art into the lives of people who harbor a passion and love for art. The gallery intends to endeavor over 100 artists, more than 1000 art works within the range of 1000 to 1, 00,000 INR. This is one of a kind occasion for art enthusiasts to collect…See More
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Affordable September Art Fair at Aakriti Art Gallery

September 3, 2015 to September 26, 2015
As the festive season is setting in, Aakriti Art Gallery is hosting the 3rd edition of Affordable September Art Fair in Kolkata. We at Aakriti Art Gallery constantly thrive to make art more accessible to all. ‘Affordable Art Fair’ hopes to bring art into the lives of people who harbor a passion and love for art. The gallery intends to endeavor over 100 artists, more than 1000 art works within the range of 1000 to 1, 00,000 INR. This is one of a kind occasion for art enthusiasts to collect…See More
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A requiem, a prayer, a song’- An exhibition by contemporary artists

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‘A requiem, a prayer, a song’, an exhibition of works by contemporary  artists is an elegy to collective pain of humanity.  They evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem.  The exhibition would be curated by Ina Puri, dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. The exhibition hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi would be held from 31st January-28 February’ 2015.…

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CELEBRATION OF CREATIVE REVELATION

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:12pm 0 Comments

The gradual evolution of Modernism in India in the post-independence era is also a unique tale of artistic endeavours, unending struggles and progression of vision against all odds by the artists to give birth to and deliver their individualistic language/s in art that made them the great Masters of Indian art of the twentieth century. The artworks of these Masters thus stand on their own to mark the emblematic journeys of each creator and the empowerment and enlightenment they could attain…

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A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘…

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‘A Yank’s Memory of Calcutta’- An exhibition of sixty gelatin silver prints by Clyde Waddell

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to…

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