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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   


   +91 33 22893027

   +91 33 22895041

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Social And Political Injustice, Trends in Contemporary Art 2011


Art movements have always been reactionary and art as a medium of rebel is something history has witnessed in a series with the passage of time. Guernica, the famous mural painting of Pablo Picasso stands as an epitome of the reflection of social and political injustice.

Keeping the same track in mind, when the present world is suffering from great distresses - be it in the form of genocides, catastrophes and natural calamities, battle for boundaries and borders, racial discriminations, religious wars, terrorism and its worldwide protests or the struggle between local and global identity and the conflict between the indigenous and the hegemony of imperialistic cultures, the encroachment of lands, the suicides of peasants, the regular female foeticide, the increasing anti-social turmoil, the devastating fire & subsequent death of innocent people at Stephen Court, Kolkata  and so on and so forth – Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata takes the opportunity to put forward an exclusive show that will exhibit different voices of the artists’, take on political and social injustice in various forms of art mediums. The exhibition has been titled as Social And  Political Injustice  Trends in Contemporary Art 2011 and will be showcased from September 9th , 2011 at the aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata itself. The participating artists are a young contemporary bunch including    Tapas Biswas , Subrata Biswas,   Akhil Chandra Das,   Nantu Behari Das,  Mithun Dasgupta,  Priyanka Lahiri, Sagar Bhowmick,  Partha Guin, Prandeep Kalita, Pappu Bardhan, Swapan Kumar Mallick,  Ketan N  Amin,  Debashish Dutta and Buddhadev Mukherjee.

To be inaugurated by Shri Subhendu Dasgupta. Shri Pranab Ranjan Ray and Shri Bijon Choudhury would grace the occasion. Shri Nanak Ganguly will  read a paper on the “Politics in Art”.

 The exhibition can be viewed from Monday to Saturday, 12 to 7 p.m, excepting Sundays  and is also available online at www.aakritiartgallery.com


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