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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.

 

Aakriti Art Gallery

(A unit of Chisel Craft Pvt Ltd)

 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

 12/3A, Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street)

 Kolkata-700 017   

India

   +91 33 22893027

   +91 33 22895041

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www.aakritiartgallery.com

Affordable September

Art Mela

8th – 29th  September  2018

With the festive season setting in, Aakriti Art Gallery is hosting the 6th edition of the ‘Affordable September Art Mela’ in Kolkata . After completing  five successful editions of the fair at the Kolkata gallery, we look forward to offering this special opportunity to our patrons. We at Aakriti Art Gallery constantly strive to make art more accessible to all. ‘Affordable Art Mela’ hopes to bring art into the lives of people who harbour a passion and love for it. The gallery will be showcasing the works of over a hundred artists with more than a thousand art works within the range of 1000 to 1,00,000 INR. This is a one-of–a-kind occasion for art enthusiasts to collect original pieces of art at the best prices. The pursuit of owning great works of art should not be limited to a few. The pleasure of living with and savouring great works of art is incomparable to merely looking at them in galleries.

The fair would feature paintings, sculptures and art prints  by renowned artists as well as fresh talents in the industry. The gallery is putting together works by Abhijit Gupta , Adip Dutta , Aditya Basak, Akbar Padamsee ,Akhil Chandra Das ,Alik Das , Alok Bal , Alok Kumar Bhattacharya, Amal Ghosh , Amit Chakraborty ,Amitabha Banerjee , Amitava Dhar , Amlan Dutta ,Anil Tekam , Anindya Roy , Anita Chowdhury , Anju Choudhuri . Anshuman Dasgupta , Arindam Chatterjee , Arun Majumdar , Arunangshu Roy , Arup Das , Arvind Kolapkar , Ashok Bhowmik , Ashoke Roy , Asim Goswami , Asim Basu , Asit Mondal , Atanu Bhattacharya , Atin Basak , B. R. Panesar , Babu Xavier , Banasree Khan , Barun Chowdhury , Bibekananda Mukherjee Bibhuti Chakraborty , Bijan Choudhury , Bimal Kundu , Biraj Paul , Biswajit Saha , Biswapati Maiti , Chaitali Dey , Chandan Roy , Chandra Bhattacharjee , Chhatrapati Dutta ,Debabrata Chakraborty , Debajyoti Dhara , Debasis Chakraborty , Debasis Barui , Debasree Das , Debotosh Kar , Dharamnarayan Dasgupta , Dhiraj Choudhury , Dibyendu Basu , Dipak Banerjee , Dipak Kundu , Dipali Bhattacharya , Dipti Chakraborty , Diptish Dastidar , F Tarannum , Gautam Paul , Gita Maity , Gobardhan Ash , Gopal Ghose , Habibur Rahman , Hiran Mitra , Indra Puri Mistry , Indranath Majumdar , Indrapramit Roy , Irish Ghosh , Isha Mohammad ,J. M. S Mani , Jahar Dasgupta , Jaya Ganguly ,Jayanta Paul , Jayanta Roy , Jayashree Chakravarty , Jogen Chowdhury , Jyotirmoy Dalapati , Kartick Chandra Pyne  , Kazi Nasir , Kiran Sen , Krishna Sardar , Lalu Prasad Shaw , Laxman Aelay , Laxmi Panchori , M.B Ingle , Madhubanti , Mahinder Soni , Malay Chandan Saha , Manashi Mitra , Manik Talukdar , Manoj Dutta , Manoj Mitra , Manu Parekh , Maqbool Fida Husain , Mithun Dasgupta , Mona Ghosh  , Nikhileshwar Baruah , Nirban Ash , Nirmal Dutta , Niranjan Pradhan , Nitya Kundu , P. R. Narvekar ,Palash Bhaduri , Pankaj Panwar , Parag Roy, Panne Kunwar , Partha Dasgupta , Partha Bhattacharya , Partha Pratim Deb , Paula Sengupta , Peter Daglish , Pinaki Barua , Piyali Sadhukhan , Pradeep Verma , Pradip Mitra , Pradip Mondal , Pradip Rakshit , Pradip Maitra , Prasanta Sahu , Priyanka Lahiri , Prokash Karmakar , Rabin Mondal , Radha Tekam , Rajarshi Biswas , Rajat Sen , Rajen Mondal , Rajesh Deb , Ramesh Tekam , Ritendra Roy , Sadhan Chakraborty , Samindranath Majumdar , Samir Aich , Sanat Kar , Sanchayan Ghosh , Sanchita Sengupta , Sandip Daptari , Sankha Banerjee , Santanu Bhattacharya , Saptarshi Das , Sarreshwari , Sayak Mitra ,Sekhar Kar , Sekhar Roy , Shamshad Husain , Shankar Ghosh , Shyam Barthakur, Shyamal Mukherjee , Sisir Tikadar , Somit Mukherjee , Somnath Chakrabarty , Somnath Hore , Soumik Chakroborty , Sourav Jana , Srikanta Paul , Subhendu Porel , Subrata Gangopadhyay , Subrata Paul , Subrata Biswas , Subrata Sankar Sen , Subrata Sen , Subrata Chowdhury , Subrata Biswas , Suchibrata Deb ,Suhas Roy , Sujit Kumar Karan , Sumana Ghosh, Suman Pal , Sunil De , Sunil Das , Sunil Kumar Das , Supam Adhikary , Sushanta Ghosh , Swapan Mallick , Swapan Saha , Swapan Das , Swapnesh Chowdhury , Sweta Chandra , Tapan Ghosh , Tapan Mitra , Tapas Biswas , Tapas Konar , Tapas Sarkar , Tapas Shankar Basu , Tapati Sarkar , Tarun Dey , Tathi Premchand , Timir Brahma , Wasim Kapoor and many more artists.

The wide collection of works will showcase multiple art techniques like gouache, tempera, acrylic on canvas, charcoal drawings, etching, drawing on digital prints,  bronze, ceramic across various styles and genres. The business hours run from11 am to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays. To browse the exhibition from the comfort of your home, please visit the Affordable Art section http://aakritiartgallery.com/affordableart

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