In Focus

With Photography as my Guide

Shahidul Alam takes us through the tales of his engagement with the camera and how it became a political tool in the hands of Bangladeshi photographers. I had first been aware of racism while working as a labourer in a […]

Making of idiosyncratic visual vocabulary: The works of Hemraj

Ranjan Ghosh takes us through the works of maverick painter strewn with esoteric metaphors. Abstractionism as a creative mode of expression in visual arts hit the Indian shores perhaps sometimes in the late 60’s of the last century. Many Indian […]

Close encounter with K.G. Subramanyan

Ina Puri met artist, pedagogue, writer and thinker, an iconic presence in contemporary Indian art, Professor Emeritus K. G. Subramanyan in November, 2010. She recounts the conversation and the legendary teacher’s views on the way forward for art education. Year […]

Speaking ‘Macrocosm’ through Thread, Metal and Clay: Mrinalini Mukherjee

Preface Mapping the trajectory of gradual change in any art trend would find its trace in the anteriority; likewise clues to understand the works of Indian artists in the post independence era lie in their pre-independence modernist predecessors. Mrinalini Mukherjee […]

On The Way To Conceptual Paradise

For me, writing the now historical “ism” Conceptual art with a lower-case “a” means to constantly renew or at least keep alive the discussion about this set of visually as well as thematically heterogeneous art practices initiated in the 1960s. […]

Art Against Terrorism

A gallery and artist endeavour held in Kolkata, March 23 – April 21, 2009 At the very outset it must be pointed out that Art Against Terrorism, a collaborative effort between eight Kolkata galleries and a couple of cultural initiatives […]