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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…

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…

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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(A unit of Chisel Craft Pvt Ltd)

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 Kolkata-700 017   

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by artseek on May 31, 2014 at 6:13pm — 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…

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

Aakriti Art Gallery in New Delhi

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Bachhawat Foundation Art Day At The Royal Calcutta Turf Club on the 29th of March 2014

A unique and unprecedented event is going to be held in the City of Joy, Kolkata, which will host the reverence of art and aesthetics and its ever-evolving dynamics in the context of today’s world but with a  difference. Yes! It’s not just another exhibition, or an art workshop, or an…

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Added by artseek on March 8, 2014 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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…

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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…

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Added by artseek on February 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — 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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Added by artseek on February 11, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments

4TH PROTEST ARTS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL : CALL FOR APPLICATIONS/PROPOSALS

 

4TH PROTEST ARTS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The Protest Arts International Festival (PAIF) was launched in 2009 to highlight, reproduce and celebrate the contribution of protest arts to people-driven processes in international societies. Now in its 4th year, the festival spectrum has grown and it is now a key annual event on the arts calendar. The festival created a platform to trade information and experiences between academic and practising…

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Added by artseek on April 30, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

March issue of Art etc.on Protest Art released.

               

 The latest issue of art etc. (March issue) is the first part of a series that the editorial team of the magazine has embarked upon to contribute upon a subject which has provoked different kind of reactions from various sections of the society. The project has been demarcated to be covered…

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Added by artseek on March 6, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Forthcoming Issues :ArtEtc.news & views Protest Art March/April/May

Protest Art

March,April & May



Protest art aims at engaging the attention of the public and provoke a reaction. Ever since art became the vehicle of individual self-expression it has been there throughout the history…

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Added by artseek on February 10, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

This End To The Others Recent Photographs by Rameshwar Broota

Aakriti Art Gallery & Vadehra Art Gallery delightfully announces the opening of an exhibition of…
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Added by artseek on November 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tales from Tagore

This exhibition dwells on the characters, messages, and vicissitudes of physical and emotional reality inherent in the short stories of Rabindranath, a part of his vast body of literature that has cherished and nourished mankind for the last one century. It is not surprising that Gurudev’s profound…

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Added by artseek on May 2, 2011 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

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.…

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

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…

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

Multilanguages of the Arte Laguna Prize

THIS YEAR ALSO VIDEOART AND PERFORMANCE



Venice, 26 October 2010 – The attention to the different expression languages of visual arts is one of the main features of the International Prize Arte Laguna. The fifth edition of the Prize presents as important novelty the creation of two new sections of the competition dedicated to videoart and performance, expressive forms very used from the contemporary artists of last years and very appreciated from public and… Continue

Added by artseek on November 24, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

ART news & views, November issue is now online.



2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Wassily Kandinsky’s manifesto ‘Concerning the Spiritual In Art’ 1910 - 2010 which heralded the movement of Abstract Art. In this light we are devoting our current issue, Abstraction in Art and Indian practitioners in similar context. The November issue contains articles written by experts on a similar premise that helped in the making of Indian… Continue

Added by artseek on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Art Omi International Artists Residency

Art Omi International Artists Residency

Application Guidelines

Requirements for 2011



APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010

(DEADLINE IS NOT POSTMARKED)

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BETWEEN September 1, 2010 AND December 1, 2010.



Residency session: Sunday June 26 - Monday July 18, 2011



PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW OUR GUIDELINES WILL BE… Continue

Added by artseek on November 13, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

THE CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE for the Visual Arts

THE CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE for the Visual Arts

will be held biennially in New York from 2011 onwards, but in an innovative twist will be traveling every other year around the globe. Possible venues for 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 are in chronological order Brisbane/Australia; Graz/Austria; Cracow/Poland and Shanghai/China.



THE CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE for the Visual Arts is open to all artists practicing VISUAL ART : painters (in any medium & stylistic expression from… Continue

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