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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

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…

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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TANGENTIAL TRAVERSE : From Modern To Modernism In Bengal Art

TANGENTIAL TRAVERSE From Modern To Modernism In Bengal Art(7th March,2014 to 31st March,2014)

Nandalal Bose (1882–1966) to Badhan Das (1944–2000) – the works of the seventeen artists from Bengal, who have passed away in remote and…

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Added by artseek on February 24, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Internship - Gallery Assistant at Lado Sarai New Delhi

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking a full-time gallery assistant for their Delhi unit (Opening shortly).

The gallery is looking for a professional and reliable individual who demonstrates an interest in contemporary art. Priority will be given to applicants with past experience in a gallery or other art setting. Primary responsibilities…

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Added by artseek on February 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Human Transformation: A solo exhibition of paintings by P. R. Narvekar at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata.

The paintings of the eminent artist from Mumbai P.R.Narvekar, will be exhibited at Aakriti Art Gallery. His struggle to build up a form containing his own identity, exemplify how assimilation of tradition with universal values can find an aesthetic resurrection and uplift the local to the level of global. The uniqueness of such ‘form’ along with unveiling of the inner…

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Added by Aakriti Talk Art on October 22, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

GEN NEXT VII

When the monsoons is finally set to bade bye-bye to the City of Joy and autumn starts spreading its brighter patches of clouds in a romantic hide and seek game with the sun and there is a festive mood and fragrance in the air; we all know that strokes of colour, moulds of sculptures and some innovative digital/new age art creations are also set to be showcased because it is the same time of the year to celebrate the Gen Next. Well, Gen Next doesn’t need any more introduction or explanation…

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Added by Swarupa Nath Sarkar on September 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

AFFORDABLE SEPTEMBER, 3rd September to 21st September, 2013. Exhibition of Art-works by Senior Artists & Upcoming Artists.

"Art is something you buy because you are financially solvent enough to give yourself the pleasure of living with great works rather than having to see them in the museums."

 

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

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Exhibition named “Strokes Of Soulful Thoughts”.Display of Paintings by Amitava Dhar & Sunil De at Aakriti Art Gallery from 5th August,2013 to 31st August, 2013

Amitava Dhar and Sunil De are among those celebrated artists in the contemporary Indian art scenario whose works can be marked as confluence of discourses that speak of both the eternal and the peripheral. Also their…

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Added by Swarupa Nath Sarkar on August 10, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Manifestations of the Mystique 6th May to 31st May , 2013   The present show revisits a historical moment in art history with the works of four great acclaimed Masters of Indian art: Nandalal Bose, J…



Manifestations of the Mystique

6th May to 31st May , 2013

 

The present show revisits a historical moment in art history with…

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Added by SRINIA CHOWDHURY on April 27, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Latest issue of ARTindia now available in Aakriti....

The issue deals with contemporary subject and tends to open up the vision on modern art practices around us....

Added by SRINIA CHOWDHURY on April 25, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Art And Deal !! - APRIL..........

Its in stock in Aakriti Artshop now.. Articles in this issue are very contemporary... Rush to get your copy now.....

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ART india..

Aakriti Gallery is pleased to inform that the latest issue of ART india is now in the artshop. This issue of art 

India talks about curating art and its various issues and possibilities. Its a must read for everyone related to art as times are changing so is the the style of curating. 

Hurry get your issue before stocks…

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Added by SRINIA CHOWDHURY on March 22, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

AAKRITI ART GALLERY, Kolkata presents EMANATION a show of paintings by SAMIR MONDAL to celebrate his sixty satisfying years

Emanation

Celebrating an extraordinary sixty years of innovation, creation and colourful expression. Samir Mondal, who turned 60 in Mach 2012, concludes the series of celebrations of this occasion by creating another special show of watercolours – ‘EMANATION’

Paintings done in his masterly, inimitable style with watercolours on archival Arches paper.…

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Added by SRINIA CHOWDHURY on March 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Issue !!

A new issue of ART AND DEAL for the month of MARCH 2013 has arrived in the Aakriti Art Shop for sale. this time art and deal discusses the folk and tribal art in contemporary platforms in detail. this issue is for keeps. I have got my copy. have you got yours?? Buy before stocks go NIL...

Added by SRINIA CHOWDHURY on March 11, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Encompassing Allusions - A exhibition of paintings by Hare Krishna Bag and Loka Nithi Bag (8 - 18 March 2013)

Aakriti Art Gallery presents the works of Hari Krishna Bag and Loka Nithi Bag. They are going to exhibit their volume of works at a joint-show . Loka's are a pleasure to the eyes as her imagery penetrates right to the heart and offers a soulful experience. While, Hare's paintings, and prints alike, provide food for thought to the viewers with its hints of socio-political affairs.

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Added by Abhishek Mondal on March 5, 2013 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Legacy - The Art Treasures

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey.

Witness the passage of time, through an artistic presentation of refined collectables at Legacy- a storehouse of collector’s dream, collecting and selling…

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Added by Abhishek Mondal on February 23, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Contoured Accents - A Group Show of Paintings (22nd February - 2nd March, 2013)

"For life is too short/For life is too long/Pray us to sit still/And not to sit still" (T.S.Eliot).

Aakriti Art Gallery presents an exhibition of nine contemporary artists from Kolkata. Realistic, abstract realistic, abstract expressionistic and sometimes existentialist-these varied genres comprise this entire show. But the importance of the show lies in each artist manifesting his own set of…

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Added by Abhishek Mondal on February 18, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

Internship - Gallery Assistant

Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking a full-time gallery assistant. The gallery is looking for a professional and reliable individual who demonstrates an interest in contemporary art. Priority will be given to applicants with past experience in a gallery or other art setting. Primary responsibilities will include monitoring and maintaining our website, artist database and social media presence.  Administrative responsibilities will include greeting clients, answering visitor questions…

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PREVIEW TODAY of Aakriti Art Gallery's display of Art of Bengal at India Art Fair, New Delhi, 1 pm onwards

The practice of arts in Bengal exists within a spiritual past, a history of place. To the present generation of artists, the medieval texts and icons and colonial heritage are living reminders of their cultural past, a conditional presence within collective awareness. Chandraketugarh, Pala and Sena sculptures, mythological texts, early Krishna Lila paintings and the Company School Engravings or aquarelles are more than familiar motifs. Such time absorbed sites…

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Added by Abhishek Mondal on January 31, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Aakriti Art Gallery at the India Art Fair 2013 .1st to 3rd February, 2013

The practice of arts in Bengal exists within a spiritual past, a history of place. To the present generation of artists, the medieval texts and icons and colonial heritage are living reminders of their cultural past, a conditional presence within collective awareness. Chandraketugarh, Pala and Sena sculptures, mythological texts, early Krishna Lila paintings and the Company School Engravings or aquarelles are more than familiar motifs. Such time absorbed…

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Added by Abhishek Mondal on January 25, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Play for Joy of Seeing - at Artbull, New Delhi (2 - 25 February, 2013)

Art Bull proudly present the works of Partha Pratim Deb in celebration of its creation in new media, paintings and drawings. Play for joy of seeing is Partha’s very personal way of looking around himself. A world full of Bengali middle class beings and the articles of their daily use. He neither represents them, nor their objects of daily use. His art is a take on those. He takes up discarded and worn out objects and transforms them, just as Abanindranath did,…

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Added by Abhishek Mondal on January 25, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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