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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…

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.


Aakriti Art Gallery

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 Orbit Enclave, First Floor

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At 10:09pm on March 15, 2011, raj kumar mazinder gave Aakriti Art Gallery a gift
At 3:03pm on February 15, 2010, Ajit Vahadane said…
Thanks a lot.Someone is going send me all copies.Thanks again for responding.
At 10:29am on February 14, 2010, muller jean francois said…
great site.
At 4:47pm on February 13, 2010, Ajit Vahadane said…
Is it possible to buy all art 4 magazines that will be published at a time? I can pay you to your account in Kolkata or anyone here in Mumbai.Is that possible? I can not attend the function.Wishing you all the best
At 7:20am on October 27, 2009, jeffrey ronald sisican gave Aakriti Art Gallery a gift
At 12:38pm on October 26, 2009, Nobina Gupta said…
My forthcoming exhibition will be on chaning life patterns due to drastically changing environment. I would love to open a debate for those who belong to the art faternity about their reactions and how they think of addressing the most critical issue of life on this planet. Are we actually aware of our planet, our environment, the changes occuring in our ecosystems or are we still waiting for some major awakening???
At 10:58pm on September 27, 2009, Nouma Bushra said…
thanx for accepting me as a contributing artist at this forum
At 10:15pm on September 26, 2009, vadivelan s/o simadiri said…
thank you for add in here.iam have so many art..here let me uplord later..
At 7:44pm on September 26, 2009, puja sheth said…
thanks for accepting me into ur community
At 9:15pm on September 24, 2009, Bivas Chaudhuri said…
Thank you for inviting me to this wonderful event. As an artist from Kolkata i wish i was there. Bivas Chaudhuri, New York
At 7:43am on September 17, 2009, japhet brizuela said…
tnx 4 welcoming me..i hope to learn more about art and share ideas with everyone
At 5:10pm on September 13, 2009, arsalah raffat said…
thanks! i really appriciate the efforts put in to promote art and its various components !!!!!!!!
At 10:25pm on September 12, 2009, Summiayah Farrukh Shah said…
Thankyou very much for accepting the request as well as for the welcome note...would love to explore more :)
At 6:34pm on August 30, 2009, Michael Lightfoot said…
there's a great contemporary art scene here in Dubai. B21 gallery, in particular, is excellent at promoting cutting edge/avant garde work from Iranian artisits.
At 4:39pm on August 28, 2009, Jeff Dinan said…
Hey, THANKS for all this, and the new social network thing, this site is truly inspiring!
At 7:00pm on August 23, 2009, yogendra kumar purohit said…
thanks for this membership on your art site..
At 8:14pm on August 16, 2009, jane said…
Hello and thank you
'Aakriti Talk' is exactly what I've been sarching for...
At 5:58pm on August 11, 2009, Fatima jarrari said…
At 5:33pm on August 3, 2009, kandan g said…
Thank you for accepting me as member
At 11:23pm on August 2, 2009, Bivas Chaudhuri said…
Thank you for accepting me as member. It allow me to reconnect my cultural tie with Kolkata where i born and left the city more than 30 years ago. Regards, Bivas

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