Glimpses from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 – Part I

UNKNOWN + GALLIANO, BAD TRIP 2016 Daniele Galliano will inhabit this open studio space for the 108 days of the biennale. In the Unknown + Galliano, Bad Trip India studio, Galliano will meet and interact with Biennale artists and members of the public,who will in turn become subjects within the paintings to be exhibited in the space days….






John Berger, art critic and author, dies aged 90

John Berger, the Booker-prize-winning novelist and visionary writer who helped transform the way a generation looked at and perceived art, has died aged 90. “If I’m a storyteller, it’s because I listen,” Berger says in the film. “For me, a storyteller, he’s like a passer, that’s to say like somebody. who gets contraband across a…






DAG Modern presents Memory and Identity: Indian Artists Abroad

DAG Modern is pleased to announce the opening Memory and Identity – Indian Artists Abroad on December 19, 2016 in New Delhi. The gallery is bringing together a range of artistic expressions by putting up for a coveted line-up of close to seventy artworks of fourteen prominent modernist masters of the 20th century, who left…






Country Matters

09 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 Beyond Malabar, 1/258, Napier Street, Fort Cochin in association with Gallery OED Cochin. India grapples with a historical legacy of graphic depiction and description co-existing with a conservative social order, a poverty of individual choice, and the disapproval of alternative sexual practices. Country Matters explores sexuality within the…






Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abhishek Hazra

Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. His close yet idiosyncratic study of the historiography of science has led him to examine various technologies of knowledge production and dispersion. He uses video, performance and prints that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. The idea of the thought experiment –…






Hyper-realistic goddesses by Omar Ortiz

Senor’ Ortiz possesses something very few men as well as few people on this planet possess. He has a “Keen Appreciation” of the female form. The human female is the most incredibly magnificent work of art that has ever existed in the history of this planet. Most of his works, which have been classified as…






3rd edition of Pune Biennale to commence in January 2017

Key Highlights Dates: 5th to 29th January 2017; 75 days to go Several international and Indian artists confirmed More than 10 venues identified & revealed The countdown to India’s uniquely community driven biennale begins as Pune Biennale Foundation officials flagged off the Pune Biennale 2017 at National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, recently. Dates,…






Art One at Avani – an art exhibition

Art One at Avani is an art exhibition that brings together the work of forty of the most recognized and promising artists from across the country. The exhibition being organized by Avani Art Initiative is its first annual art exhibition. The Avani Art Initiative is a non-profit organization formed to foster art and culture, locally…






Prankur Rana – The moto artist

“NEVER GET SO BUSY MAKING A LIVING THAT YOU FORGET TO MAKE A LIFE” But how many of us actually remember to make a life? Prankur Rana is one such artist who loves to live his life to the fullest. He is a travel enthusiast and an artist who rides a modified Royal Enfield, which…






Art exhibition by Fine Arts, Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India

Faculty of Fine Arts at Parul University & Slovak Embassy in India jointly organized an Art Exhibition: HE Mr. Bertok, Ambassador of Slovakia with Mrs Bertokova, Krupa Amin, owner of the gallery, Prof. Vasudevan Akkitham, HOD Painting Dept, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Prof. B V Suresh Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, along…






Get Ready for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

Kochi is ready to kick off the Muziris Biennale which will commence on December 12, 2016. The most awaited paradise of art exhibition is just a month away. Tighten your seat belts artists and art lovers, to explore this paradise which showcases the contemporary arts by various artists around the globe! Kochi- queen of the…






Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Himmat Shah

Himmat Shah was born in Lothal, Gujarat in 1933 and grew up in surrounded by the remnants of a prominent port city of Indus Valley Civilisation. He moved to Bhavnagar as a young boy and studied at Gharshala, a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti, the intellectual and cultural centre of the nationalist renaissance in Gujarat. At…






Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abir Karmakar

Born in 1977 in Siliguri, West Bengal, Abir Karmakar completed his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 2001, and then his Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 2003. Karmakar is known for his casual and voyeuristic self-portraits, in which…






In memory of the eminent artist S.H. Raza

Sayed Haider “S. H.” Raza (22 February 1922 – 23 July 2016) was an Indian painter who lived and worked in France since 1950, while maintaining strong ties with India. His works are mainly abstracts in oil or acrylic, with a very rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as…






Yusuf Arakkal- the noted painter from Kerala

Yusuf Arakkal was a Malayali painter based in Bangalore, India. He was born in 1945 at Chavakkad, Kerala. He passed away on October 4th, 2016 at Bangalore. His mother belonged to the royal family of Arakkal, the only Muslim royal family to have ruled Kerala and his father to Keyees, the well known business family…






Circle and it’s importance in Visual Arts

Circle as a basic shape has always enchanted the human mind. Many mathematicians and philosophers considered it the most perfect of all geometric shapes, while theologians felt it supernatural or divine. For the artist the mysterious circle was always a thing of beauty and a joy forever. For them the mystery element combined with the…






The elements of art and their importance

The elements of art are sort of like atoms in that both serve as building blocks. You know that atoms combine and form other things. Sometimes they will casually make a simple molecule, as when hydrogen and oxygen form water. If hydrogen and oxygen take a more aggressive career path and bring carbon along as…






How differently an artist thinks?

Even though art and artists existed ever since the dawn of civilizations the concept of artistic work as an object of beauty, and artists as a rare individual gifted with the talents to create such beautiful objects is a rather later development.  This can be understood when we try to learn the motives behind the…