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    The Bard goes South

    Hailing from France, India is Annette's source of inspiration and a second home for over three decades. Over the centuries, William Shakespeare's play King Lear has earned itself multiple adaptations and has travelled across the globe for wider interpretations by various directors and playwrights. This time in the hands of French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday and Melbourne-born playwright David McRuvie,...

    • 2 days ago
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    A dance performance that asks, 'How fictitious is a border actually?'

    Boundaries and borders are front and centre in our own lives as well as for countless refugees. Thought provoking dance performance art rises to a new level when our own kinetic sensibilities are engaged. This is definitely what happened to the audience attending, which meant participating in the recent Dutch Vloeistof Dance Company production of We are Waiting at the Border....

    • 3 days ago
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    Festival of ink

    With some of the finest tattoo artists in the world convening, the Heartwork Tattoo Festival is the place to get yourself inked. India's only international tattoo festival is taking place in the capital till December 2. This is the fourth consecutive edition of the Heartwork Tattoo Festival and is certain to be great fun for tattoo aficionados. Founded by Sameer Patange and Lokesh Verma, the ultimate three-day devotion to...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Artistic licence goes too far?

    In the Indian context, there is an outlet for every aberration and revulsion too is no big deal. Diamond encrusted human skulls, formalin preserved genitals of a zebra, rotting human excreta on a swing, oozing menstrual blood, scalloped out insides of dolls dipped in human blood, mounds of stinking trash. the list of such revulsion inspired art seems to be getting longer by the day. Call it vibhitsa rasa, shock...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Michael Jackson fans look to beat it down to Paris art show

    The exhibition was first shown at London's National Portrait Gallery in June. PARIS - A portrait of Michael Jackson as King Philip II of Spain and an Andy Warhol print are among artworks on display at a show opening in Paris this week dedicated to the late pop star. The 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall' exhibition at Paris' Grand Palais features an array of portraits...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Remembering Ram Gopal, who put Indian dance on the world map

    Ram had asked me to write his biography. After my first visit to London in 1969, he invited me to stay with him at his house in Norbury. It was in December 1957 that I met renowned Kathak dancer and choreographer Kumudini Lakhia in Mumbai. She had returned from London after partnering Ram Gopal in his choreographic work The Legend of Taj Mahal which was premiered at Edinburgh Festival...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Stolen Picasso resurfaces in Romania six years later

    Anti-organized crime prosecutors are investigating the circumstances. BUCHAREST - A painting believed to be "TĂȘte d'Arlequin" by Pablo Picasso stolen in 2012 from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum has turned up in Romania, prosecutors said on Sunday. In one of the art world's most dramatic heists, thieves made off with seven paintings, worth millions of euros, by Picasso,...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Concrete evidence

    Architectural marvels prove how the not-so-beautiful exposed concrete can yield stunning results. Exposed concrete is not an idea that is welcome at the first mention. Only when it is seen can one realise the elegance and undeniable charm exposed concrete structures offer. An idea that has fascinated architects for several years, exposed concrete has been defining building aesthetics for some time now. An essential component of...

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    An artist's ode to her grandfather

    Artist Michelle Poonawalla on her grandfather, the late Jehangir Vazifdar, her upcoming projects and her creative endevours. Art has always played an important role in holding up a mirror to the society, and most artists use their creativity to make the impact they would like to see around them. For artist Michelle Poonawalla, her recently concluded solo show 'Born Free' at the Jehangir Art Gallery...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Making art out of metals

    Artist Alex Davis derives his creative expression from extraction and amalgamation. Alex Davis wearing multiple hats. He is an artist, sculptor, product designer, engineer and also a visiting facility at India's top design schools. While he is famous for his exquisite wood and metal installations in India, he has also exhibited in some of the top international design fairs such as Scenes d'interieur at Maison...

    • 4 weeks ago

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