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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”…


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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 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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The World is Only a Fable - Nanak Ganguly

“…the world as such is only a fable. A fable is something which is told, having no existence outside the tale. The world is something which is told, an event that is narrated; it is therefore an interpretation. Religion, art, science, history, are so many diverse interpretations of the world, or rather, so many variants of the fable”.…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on September 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

GenNext VIII – A Gamut of Visual Experience : Vikram Bachhawat


“What is creation? It is making of new life. If what is made is not new, it is imitation containing no element of novelty to stimulate attention. If it is not fully alive, it can transmit only a feeble anaemic message to others. For, the thrill of the artist’s creative act must of necessity be transmitted to his audience as a sort of reflection from the image he has created.”-          Pran Nath Mago…


Added by artseek on September 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

GenNext VIII comes to Delhi for the first time.


One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists.

GenNext, the annual show was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. The past seven…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on September 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Furniture and Decorative art exhibition at Legacy 8th-30th September’2014

“Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is as important as how we have lived.”

Decorative artifacts and period furniture add a personality to your home.  These objects serve as a trip down memory lane.  In a modern home, these objects add a sense of aesthetic and beauty. Each piece has a story, a song of nostalgia along with it.The upcoming exhibition of…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on September 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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

Launching of New Website

Aakriti Art Gallery believes in representing a broad spectrum of visual language , style and concepts to reach out to the art community and beyond. It has always been our endeavor to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of art forms.

 With this idea in mind the new website has been constructed to equip the art lover . The new updated website along with the collection has several new sections which would include ‘Collectors Corner’, ‘Evaluate’, ‘Deal’, ' Affordable…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on July 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Exhibition :: Ramkumar Drawings from 60's (01 August - 30 August 2014)

Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than sixty drawings of eminent and  senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30, 2014, at the Gallery premises, 12/3A Hungerford Street, Kolkata, 700017. His works are being…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on July 26, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Call for Artists-GenNext VIII

Call for Artists: GenNext VIII

GenNext’, the Annual Exhibition of Aakriti Art Gallery held every year in the month of October, was conceptualized as an initiative to set up a fresh focus on the contemporary art where the pathfinders to enunciate this project would be the young generation. The focus here is on the works of young and upcoming artists and their interpretation of contemporary issues through art. 

The first GenNext was held in October 2006. The real…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on July 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Exhibition : Engaging with Changing Landscape (01 July 2014 -10 July 2014)


See the Exhibition Online…


Added by Aakriti Art Gallery on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Black and White Memoirs : Veteran artist Ram Kumar to exhibit his decades-old drawings

Drawings of Ramkumar


Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than sixty drawings of eminent and  senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30, 2014, at the Gallery premises, 12/3A Hungerford Street, Kolkata, 700017. His works are being displayed in Kolkata after two decades or so, and this is a rare opportunity for the art-collectors and art-lovers to be in-front of these…


Added by artseek on June 16, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Khoj Kolkata Autumn Residency supported & hosted by Bachhawat Foundation at Badu, West Bengal.

Indian artists will be provided round trip 2-tier A/C train fare from anywhere in India. Overseas artists will have to make their own travel arrangements. The residency will provide accommodation and full board, along with shared studio facilities. A working grant of Rs.10,000.00 will be provided to each resident artist. Selected artists will have to address a…


Added by artseek on May 31, 2014 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Calling For Artists

Calling For Artist



Added by Cecilia Mondal on April 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Soulful Manifestations :: Aakriti Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital

Soulful Manifestations

Aakriti  Art Gallery Arrives At The Capital

We are happy to announce the opening of a new chapter at Aakriti. The new space will open on 15th April, 2014, 6 pm at F-213/A, Old M.B. Road, Lado Sarai, New Delhi-110030. We…


Added by artseek on April 9, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

Aakriti Art Gallery in New Delhi

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