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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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December 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Call for Artists : Gen Next VI

Gen Next hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery is the platform for the young contemporary artist. Here, painters, sculptors, photographers, print makers ,new media artists etc from across the world are encouraged to put up their works, showcase their skills and their ability to negotiate complex modern issues through their medium of choice.



Added by artseek on December 28, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments


"And moving through a mirror clear

That hangs before her all the year,

Shadows of the world appear.

There she sees the highway near

Winding down to Camelot;" -- Lord Tennyson (Lady of Shallot)

Oops my glass slippers! Cinderella must have exclaimed to herself when she hurried out from the ballroom.... and Tennyson’s ‘Lady of Shallot’ was cursed.... the…


Added by Jhinuk on December 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Kolkata Art Trust

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…


Added by Amitabh SenGupta on December 24, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Water Water everywhere.......

Adam Kaser specializes in sea forms.

The natural world that surrounds us is a source of inspiration to Adam Kaser. The secrets of the vast blue…


Added by Jhinuk on December 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

December issue of ART news & views focuses on Sculpture and Installations.

In the current art scenario the works of Bharti Kher or Subodh Gupta at tandem with sculptures by Somnath Hore are fetching phenomenal prices in the art market/Auctions along with established western masters like Modigliani or Giacometti as witnessed in recent auctions. The issue focuses on how the medium of modern sculpture has…


Added by artseek on December 19, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Talking from a traditional Chinese painting of a beautiful lady

From the painting we can see an elegant lady who was reclining on a fragrant censer and she allowed her imagination to roam at large. We could not know what is in her mind via the visual information, but the overall linear construction is so fluent that while viewing it, we are as if seeing the floating clouds and flowing water unrolling their gracefulness in nature and maybe it implies her tranquil mind. The reposing figure is stable with the… Continue

Added by Wong Tsz Mei on December 8, 2010 at 8:16pm — 2 Comments

The diverse attitudes toward appreciation and collection

Knowing how to appreciate the works of art and can make a collection of them are pleasures in life. We take relish in admiring the beauty of our collections, and our appreciations of arts grow as time go by. It is a self-contained hobby to judge and test our estimative powers. The corresponding external performances in our working environments, the evaluations by others are outcomes of the interactions with the outside world. The connoisseur’s ability… Continue

Added by Wong Tsz Mei on December 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Miroslav Tichy

Miroslav Tichy: The Man and his Camera

Miroslav Tichý studied art at the academy of Fine Arts in Prague (born 1926) and due to some unknown reason; he withdrew from the society and isolated himself in his hometown of Kyjov, Moravia, Czech Republic. During the late 1950s he forsook painting and became as distinctive as a Greek cynic philosopher. From 1960 onwards, he shifted focus to photography and began to shoot a series, mainly of neighboring women, that too with his bizarre…


Added by Jhinuk on December 3, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Vigeland Sculpture Park

The Monolith

in Vigeland Sculpture Park

In 1921 the City of Oslo decided to demolish the house where Vigeland lived and build a library. After a long dispute, Vigeland was granted a new building from the city, where he could work and live: in exchange, he promised to donate to the city all his subsequent works, including sculptures, drawings, engravings and models.

Vigeland… Continue

Added by Jhinuk on December 3, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

The National Museum of Art

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Norwegian: Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design) in Oslo is the national museum of art of Norway. It was established on 1 July 2003 through a merger of the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery, and the National Touring Exhibitions. In 2003 the museum was established as a… Continue

Added by Jhinuk on December 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Brush and ink

The Chinese ancients used the expression“pi mo”(brush and ink) to describe the particularity of Chinese painting. Therefore brush and ink are not only deemed as a kind of materials just for the works of art;they are another interpretation of our philosophy of“Yin and Yang”.In traditional painting,using ink to good effect is prominent,for the subjects’inner qualities could be depicted delicately from the various comsistencies of the ink.Such… Continue

Added by Wong Tsz Mei on December 2, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Material matters in Miami Bronze, marble—and scrap metal: why dealers are showing sculpture at Art Basel Miami Beach By Charlotte Burns | From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition, 1 Dec 10 Published…

Material matters in Miami

Bronze, marble—and scrap metal: why dealers are showing sculpture at Art Basel Miami Beach

By Charlotte Burns | From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition, 1 Dec 10

Published online 1 Dec 10

Max Frisinger's Nichts Muss, 2010 (detail), at Contemporary Fine Arts Miami. While galleries wait to see whether the market is really on the mend, the abundance of large-scale works in the ninth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach suggests that… Continue

Added by Jhinuk on December 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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