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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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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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Have you ever pretended you knew something? A fact in history perhaps? The details of someone’s story, his life’s work, his legacy? Have you conveyed to someone, I know this, I knew that? Is there a chance we don’t know what we presume we know?

When reading your favorite newspaper, have you ever wondered if the information your reading is true? Is it reliable? Are the writers honest in their journalism? It better be, or else we would be reading false words, and we would be grossly… Continue

Added by Jonathan Shih on September 7, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Development of art and artists in Bangladesh

A modern artist creates for the unknown market.

What is the reaction of an artist or a painter on the effect of contemporary market economy on appreciation of art and on the form of art that may survive under such an economy? In a market economy, which is essentially based on buying and selling, only marketable art may survive; there craftsmen are often compelled to be artists or artists are compelled to be craftsmen. What is the appearance and nature of the current market for fine… Continue

Added by Najib Tareque on September 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

India Art Summit 2009

Did you go to the Indian Art Summit ? Did you come back dissappointed ? Happy ? Impressed ? What do you think… Continue

Added by artseek on August 25, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Intelectualism in art

Hi Dennis, i agree with your comment about intelectualising art, what a waste of the retina, art just hits the core of what your aesthetic is, if you do'nt like it somebody else will, it's primal animus. now i'm thinking to much so just do it. Andrew

Added by Andrew Richard Way on August 23, 2009 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

What is Art?

You can read and vote for all the cards that were illustrated
and commented about Art
Association d'artiste Entrezsansfrapper - le site
Source : www.entrezsansfrapper.net
Association d'artistes toulousains du quartier d'empalot : Entrezsansfrapper
But it ismainly in french

Added by Claude Laurent on August 23, 2009 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

A few words about Art Etc magazine

We are happy that after a long hiatus an art magazine from Kolkata has been published. Hope this magazine will continue in creating a discourse on art which is essential for the development of art. The first issue of Art Etc is unique in a sense it contains essays on the art and artists who live and work on the margins. Moushumi Kandali explores the contemporary art practices of the North East ravaged by violence since…


Added by artseek on August 5, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

GenNext IV

‘GenNext’- the annual show of the Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata has taken the shape of a global phenomenon and revolutionized the concept of endorsing young generation artists as a whole within such a shot span of time. This year in the month of October, Aakriti is celebrating its fourth anniversary as GenNext IV enlightening the entire discourse once again in a novel dimension.

GenNext was conceived with the exclusive idea of promoting…


Added by artseek on August 1, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Aakriti Art Gallery to unveil yet another series of monographs

Three more monographs on three contemporary Indian artists—P R Narvekar, Tapas Konar and Samindranath Majumdar.

August 3, 2009: Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, the most happening art gallery in the city will publish three more monographs on three contemporary Indian artists—P R Narvekar, Tapas Konar and Samindranath Majumdar. The monographs, which…


Added by artseek on August 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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