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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…


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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Ann Hamilton’s Lineament (1994) is about, how a three dimensional ball is being created from a flat page
of a book. The installation consists of plywood walls, suspended seat
and table, film projector light, seated figure lifting and winding cut
text in continuous line from a prepared book. At the very first sight ,
we find it's simply is a change of shape, from 2 dimensional to three
dimensional form. But there is no transformation from one form to the
other since the plane of the book is three dimensional, only shape of
the paper changes to a ball. Here, each line of text can be seen as a
metaphor of time, and various such lines form a ball, metaphor for life.

Hamilton says the line of text where like thread; it’s touched and rolled to
form a ball. When the line of text is cut and rolled, our hands run
through each letter of the text. From a spiritualistic aspect, each
letter, symbolizes each moment in life and is being felt, letters
become words, words become line of text, as each word and line pass by,
they roll up to form the circle of life. The words (time) that we
already passed becomes our memory(Steven Wallace’s poem “Planet on the
Table” is about the remembrance of time), an experience in life.

Ann Hamilton shows how time can be touched and felt, it’s made visible, by
the help of words. In the installation, even though the three
dimensional ball of text represents the circle of life, the ends of the
line of text are not glued to form a perfect circle. Our life never
ends; our body and soul are two different constituents existing
together, like two sides of a coin, when we die, our life continues in
the form of soul/spirit.

“Symbols give meaning to human thought, experience and action and it does not provide a clear statement of
meaning or belief” (Langer, 25). As time progressed, people began to
view the world objectively, where words and symbols took on shared
meanings and with new knowledge comes new questions. The symbols used
here are the letters, words and line of text from the book. Again, when
we look closely, each letter in the text three dimensional (type), look
alike but fundamentally one differs from the other (lines and shape).
It’s the same case with our lives, born as humans; unique in behavior,
body and mind.

Everything is surrounded by the mists of significations which carry the mind in many directions, all according
to knowledge, interest, and level of awareness brought to bear at any
given moment when we happen to look around. Of course, all these
perceptions involve signs and the mind in knowing may make comparisons
among objects of which it is aware, and from these comparisons
relations do indeed result.Langer points out, “Meaning has both a
logical and a psychological aspect,” and both aspects are present at
all times. The use of symbols to concentrate or intensify meaning makes
the work more subjective than objective. Our thought becomes a power of
source/knowledge, providing possibilities of meaning and of truth that
lie outside empirical seizure or proof- the root-impulse of the human
spirit. There are values and energies in the human person -- and an
inner voice which cannot be revealed with analytical and empirical
tools. Hamilton's installation provide access to such intimations,
intimations which if inimical to reason are nonetheless instinctual to
humanity.-the sixth sense, spirituality.

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