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Ayesha Taleyarkhan's new photo art series reflects on community and conflict

Ayesha Taleyarkhan's freewheeling journey from analogue photography to contemporary photo art spans over five decades—a fact that not only makes her a bona fide insider of India's photography community, but also a recognized name on coffee tables of Anand Mahindra, Martin Kriegner and Shobaa De (who, among other prominent personalities, are inveterate collectors of her coffee table books). "I entered the world of photography in the black-and-white era, and then, in the 80s and 90s, it was the g

65 Indian artists are on the global stage at an art extravaganza in Italy

An art extravaganza spotlighting over 65 Indian artists has opened its doors in Turin, Italy. Curated by Myna Mukherjee and Davide Quadrio, in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei, Emami Art, Engendered, Arthub, and Turin’s annual contemporary art fair, Artissima, the project, christened Hub India, is also notably supported by the Consulate General of India, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. The museum exhibitions will remain open for viewing unti

Delhi: An all-women show makes a splash at Vadehra Art Gallery

An ode to female artistry, with interdisciplinary conversations around the nature of self-building, will soon assume a novel avatar, in the way of an all-women group show christened (ME)(MORY). The exhibition, curated by Dipti Anand, is available for viewing at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, and features an eclectic collection of artworks by nine leading artists with a subcontinental presence. These include Faiza Butt, Ruby Chishti, Anoli Perera, Bakula Nayak, Apnavi Makanji, Rakhi Peswani, Him

COVID-19 Relief: Artists create artwork plates for homeless New Yorkers

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic inspired the Coalition for the Homeless to eschew their annual traditional gala and auction in favour of new, innovative ways of fundraising. On 16th November, they launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration with 50 distinguished artists to create limited-edition plates; the proceeds from the sale will help homeless New Yorkers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative titled ‘The Artist Plate Project' mirrors the non-profit's time-honoured legacy of c

Find the best of artworks and artists and galleries, all under one roof

For art curator, Sharan Apparao, a technology-enabled art platform came as an epiphany during the COVID-19 lockdown, leading to the conception of TAP India, a virtual space that supports, spotlights and advocates fourteen independent galleries across the country. “The inspiration came from international galleries and virtual rooms that have put together digital collectives. Here, with the pandemic having presented several challenges, galleries stand to gain by channelling their energies into a c

Mumbai: Indian Arts Collective’s new show depicts nature’s various moods

A treat for art lovers awaits as time-served Indian art forms take pride of place in a riveting showcase in Mumbai from today to March 8, 2020. Indian Arts Collective presents an array of award-winning artists from across the country, each distinguished in their respective field. The artists are noted ambassadors of traditional art forms, whose works have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the world. The exhibition will be held at the Coomaraswamy Hall, CSMVS Museum, Mumbai. The exh

London: Get your hands on a Picasso original at Sotheby’s

Most art lovers covet a Picasso original, but bona fide artworks by the grand master are few. Soon, art collectors can look forward to a spectacular selection of Pablo Picasso's works from the private collection of his granddaughter, Marina Picasso. The auction, titled ‘Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale', was unveiled at Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Department, London, on January 5, 2020. Pieces will be available for public viewing from January 29, 2020. Pablo Picasso is one

Mumbai: Jamaat’s exhibition unfolds a sacred geometric language

Witness a sacred language of form and sound unfold on canvas. An art extravaganza christened ‘Yantra and Mantra' will be unveiled by Jamaat today, in commemoration of their 21st anniversary. The show is slated to run until 28th February 2020. The exhibition is an introspection into geometric shapes and proportions and their architectural symbolism in sacred worship and spiritual practices across civilisations. “There exists a belief that God created the universe according to a geometric plan. T

Make a date with Frida Kahlo in the Windy City of Chicago this summer

If you're an art aficionado, the summer of 2020 promises to be a season to remember. Frida Kahlo 2020, a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted exhibition hosting one of the largest private collections of original artworks by Frida Kahlo, is opening in Chicago between March and August 2020. Go on and satiate your soul with an art-filled summer. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist whose stylistic ethos seeded a powerful visual metamorphosis in 20th century art and culture. Kahlo was noted for her self-portrai

Artist Bose Krishnamachari paints a vivid picture for the blind and the sighted

Prepare to make your way through a constellation of artistic gems that challenge conventional paradigms in form and material, illuminating a curious melange of words, images and assemblage while straddling minimalism and opulent maximalism. Such is Bose Krishnamachari's ambit of work. The artist, after an interlude of nine years, is helming an exhibition titled 'The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark', that is on show till March 2020, at Emami Art, Kolkata. The curated collection explores the knolls a