In The White Cube

Raja Deen Dayal

 Jyotindra Jain gives us glimpses into the life and works of Raja Deen Dayal while outlining the history of photography in India         I.            Raja Deen Dayal and his works Born in 1844 to a middle-class Jain family from Sardhana, […]

Presenting Sheikh

Sanjana Sarkar delves into the works of Gulammohammed Sheikh presented at the solo exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. An artist, writer and educationist, Gulammohammed Sheikh has effectively pioneered a historical engagement of art with its respective socio […]

Histoires de violence

Galerie Lac hosted Stories of Violence in November 2011 which, according to Marco Constantini, reflected on both organised and psychic violence. Stories of violence already contains in its title the ambiguity of sound. Which violence is it about? The technical […]

Quest for existential answers

Jasmine Shah Varma reviews G.R. Iranna’s solo show held at The Guild, Mumbai in November, 2011. G R Iranna’s Buddhist monks pose questions rather than provide soothing answers in poignant paintings in Scaffolding the Absent. The generic image of Buddhist […]

The Painter, his paint and the viewer – a process.

Jesal Thacker is mesmerized by the art of Vasudev Gaitonde and feels that the artist, the viewer and the medium are engaged in a constant lila in his canvases. Vasudev Gaitonde is an artist who touches a different sphere of artistic existence […]

Scales of Abstraction

Mona Rai reacts to the robotic existence of our times while drawing upon her cultural memories. Ina Puri takes a close look at the abstractionist and her works. As she paints in her studio, strains of Indian classical music often […]

Bengal Art In Munich

Ernst W. Koelnsperger reacts to the works of some contemporary artists of Bengal, showcased in the exhibition to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in Munich from May 12 to June 11, 2011. Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has always been an art capital. Especially […]

Geometry and Symbolism

Symbolism and geometry can be strange bed fellows. Akkitham Narayan’s works displayedat Art Alive from 1st August – 25th August, 2011, have about them the makings of magic and caprice. Paris dweller Akkitham has continued for much of his life […]

The Daily Dose

Curated by Avni Doshi, Pill was mounted in New Delhi’s Latitude 28 to mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic tablet that ushered in the sexual revolution in the last century. Meera Menezes reviews. Pill popping was […]

Zarina Hasmi’s Recent Works: Towards the Blinding Light

Paula Sengupta was spellbound by the recent works of Zarina Hashmi mounted in Gallery Espace in January, 2011, where the celebrated artist spoke of truth as the guiding light. While Delhi was caught in the hype and hoopla of the […]

Abstract Rhythms

Anirudh Chari was fascinated by the unconventional aesthetics of the works of Jeram Patel, exhibited at the Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata, from January 31 to February 26, 2011. At his exhibition at the Harrington Street Arts Centre held between January 31 […]

At The Edge

Geeta Alvares Meneses found many synergies at work in the show At the Edge held in Gallery Maya London in October this year. At The Edge, curated by Ina Puri opened in Gallery Maya, London, on October14, 2010, featured the works of, one […]

Conscious Subconscious

Inspired by his own drawings on a cowshed, Manjunath Kamath took over the walls of Gallery Espace from the 19th to the 29th of August, 2010 and went on a spree of uninhibited mark-making. Manjunath Kamath received a carte blanche from […]

Of life and other things

Oindrilla Maity Surai feels that Manjari Chakravarty’s show Ericture III held in Akar Prakar in November, 2010, is a culmination of her observations and explorations of the last few years. Birthday boxes treasured with wishy-washy stuff: the cut-out of a balloon swaying […]

Creating magic with the mundane

Anirudh Chari takes us through a conceptually and aesthetically engaging show held in Experimenter in Kolkata from July, 2010 to September, 2010. This is Unreal featuring works by the Raqs Media Collective, Susanta Mandal and Yamini Nayar at Experimenter, Kolkata, […]

A brave new art initiative in Kathmandu

Manjari Chakravarti is all admiration for the effort made by Sangeeta Thapa to bring art and artists from all over the world to Kathmandu, Nepal, in a show on gender based issues. It was quite an event. The twelve-day long […]

Twenty years of Magical Realism

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, mounted Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvellous Reality curated by Sunil Mehra. Magical Realism became a buzz phrase worldwide after Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude was published in 1967. […]

Politics of displacement

Jagannath Panda’s metaphorical animals in the show Action of Nowhere held in Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, from 14th August to 5th September, 2009, are migrants much like the artist who moved from Bhubaneshwar to Gurgaon and witnessed the mushrooming […]

Homage to a Maestro

Emamichisel Art, Kolkata and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi gave their cities a panoramic view of Bikash Bhattacharjee’s works that established him as an artist unrivalled in painterly skills. Rita Dutta reviews the Kolkata show. When Bikash Bhattacharjee died in […]

Visual Diary

Eugene Datta reviews Visual Diary, a show of the small format trend-defying works of Chandra Bhattacharjee held in Gallery 88, Kolkata, from the 14th to the 30th of January, 2010. The market’s incursion into art is the biggest thing that […]

Edge Of Faith

Haimanti Dutta Ray reviews Prabuddha Dasgupta’s show hosted by Tasveer and Seagull Foundation for Arts. In this age of digital prints, black and white photography is usually associated with group photos of a by-gone era – of parents, grandparents or […]

Stains on my Chintz

Anirudh Chari reviews Stains on my Chintz curated by Paula Sengupta at the Harrington Street Arts Centre from February 7 to March 20, 2010. Stains on my Chintz curated by Paula Sengupta at the Harrington Street Arts Centre from February […]

Resemble Reassemble

Meera Menezes found the works of Pakistani artists radical and edgy in the show Resemble Reassemble held at Devi Art Foundation, in Gurgaon. Can one escape the notion of a ‘national show’ when putting up an exhibition on Pakistani art […]