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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”…


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 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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August 2014 Blog Posts (6)

Hyacinth Shadows- Turning a plate into transient Beauty

The process of printmaking is an intensive process; forms originate from crevices, transforming ink blots into a creation of rare beauty. Each print retains an element of originality, rather than being photographic reproductions. The variables intrinsic to the printmaking process deem every print as an ‘original. A unique image is created through the unique process. Aakriti Art Gallery Delhi presents’ Hyacinth Shadows’, a collection of rare prints of masters and young upcoming talent.…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on August 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

"Indigenous Identity"

An online exhibition showing the extension of the forms of neo-Indian school in contemporary art of Bengal

Curated by Mrinal Ghosh

1-30th of September


Whether art caters for indigenous identity is a debatable question. Particularly to-day in the age of…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on August 25, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

‘Indigenous Identities’ 1st -30th September


An indigenous identity to visual art, in the current world of pluralities and multiple identities is a debatable question. Visual art transcends linguistic barriers and speaks a common tongue, giving a voice to communities to express their cultural histories. Due to this rootedness or difference in traditional set up every community or nation is…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on August 9, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Affordable September Art Fair

"Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind."

The seductive and vibrant colours of a painting demand your attention; it takes you to the artist’s world which is a chaotic universe, yet is calming nevertheless. Art is what beholds in the eyes of onlooker, which might seem as an endless road to some, the start of a journey to another or an endless road. The pursuit of owning great works of art should not be limited. The pleasure of living with, and savoring great…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on August 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Furniture and Decorative arts exhibition at Legacy

The present is often not enough for the romantic; the bygone era has a certain appeal to it. The obvious appeal of arts and collectibles is that they tell a certain story and transports the owner to a more perfect world from the past. ‘Legacy’ is the house of decorative arts, collectibles and hand crafted furniture in Kolkata. The new exhibition of furniture and decorative arts at Legacy is a tribute to nostalgia and beauty. It would feature timeless objects of decorative art of bygone eras…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on August 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Discussion on the life and works of Ramkumar

The ongoing exhibition at Aakriti Art Gallery,’ Drawings of Ramkumar’ features previously un-exhibited works by the eminent artist made during the early 60s. The show was curated by Sri Prayag Shukla and was inaugurated by Gagan Gill, sister in law of the artist. The gallery hosted a discussion on the life and works of Ramkumar on 2nd August’ 2014.The interactive session was moderated by Sri Prayag Shukla. The speakers included Pranab Ranjan Ray, Nanak Ganguly, Jawahar Goel and…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on August 4, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

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