JohnyML, editor in chief of CartAnArt analyses the trajectories that Indian performance art has taken so far and how it is dangerously yielding to the imperialist agenda in today’s fast changing political and economic scenario.
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In a world burdened with personal and political baggages, even a smidgen of positivity seems like a saving grace to artist Chintan Upadhyay, who uses his dark humoured wool installations in ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – Redux’, to accentuate the mirage of faith and the treacherous omnipresence of guilt, observes Johny ML.
From various realistic art skills to illustrations and virtual art, the oeuvre of artist Chandranath Acharya has been an inspiration to many aspiring artists. Observing this creative estuary of his political and personal art, H A Anilkumar analyses the immense versatility and contributions of the artist.
A visit to a senior artist’s studio is like looking into a treasure chest full of golden memories of another era. Conversing with senior Goan artist Anandmohan Naik and his life partner Kernak, at their Mumbai flat, Shubhalakshmi Shukla unearths an intrinsic beauty and rare wisdom that exudes from them and their energetic studio space.
A mural depicting secret agents eavesdropping on a telephone booth, thought to be the work of the elusive graffiti artist Banksy, has appeared in the city of Cheltenham, where one of Britain’s intelligence agencies has its headquarters, reports Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura.
Artist Poornachandra Prasad’s paintings and installations are a visual dialogue that communicate everything that artist hopes to express. On display at Iconart Gallery, the works reflect his take on cultures and beliefs, reports Ranjani Rajendra
The very ancient Pichwai screens have seen a remarkable transition — from being backdrops to taking centre stage in contemporary interior décor and art. An exhibition by Apparao Galleries titled, ‘The Exhibition of the Living Traditions of the Art of Pichwai’ is on at the Leela Palace, reports Hema Vijay.
Aakriti Art Gallery, a decade old art gallery from Kolkata has opened its branch in New Delhi’s own art district. With a show titled ‘Soulful Manifestations’, the gallery announced its arrival in the constantly changing gallery-scape of the Lado Sarai. JohnyML visits the opening and comes back with the following impressions.
A new age Indian Santa Claus, Karthik Vaidyananthan started off making music before taking a detour at Channapatna, where he now creates delightful and meaningful toys of all kinds to appeal to the child in everyone, reports Shilpa Sebastian R.
A body weakened by ill fate, a paralytic stroke, but a mind that refuses to succumb, and above all, a creativity that gives wings to soar in skies of imagination- Mumbai based artist Avinash Godbole, is an epitome of all these. Fighting against all odds, he pursues his creative career relentlessly for the last few years and the latest solo at the Art Gate Gallery stands evidence to his indomitable spirit. His life is a source of inspiration and a near home example of all those people who have looked into the green eyes of bad luck and colored it differently, says Sushma Sabnis.