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    Art movement on the rise

    Chennai's art scene just got bigger with prized artists coming together to promote the art guild. MAG is an initiative that aims to bring the local community together through art. "Art connects people. MAG is a public art festival that concentrates on doing that. We are putting up a wholesome show for the public", explains Sumi Gupta, curator of the programme, adding, "Chennai is a city which has...

    • 2 days ago
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    Magnetic moments

    An exhibition that presents a series of abstract paintings highlighting cities and Krishna playing Holi. Abstract paintings are fascinating because of the meanings possessed by the paintings and the meaning of these paintings changes with respect to time. In order to bring out the magnetic aspect of art, Manisha Gawade through her solo show titled Magnetic Abstractions, currently ongoing at Art Magnum, presents her abstract...

    • 5 days ago
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    The strokes of Asia

    A French artist presented his interpretation of the Buddhist, Zen and other Asian cultures. Asia is regarded as the culture of all cultures as every country has a separate culture of its own. From the Zen and Buddhist culture of China and Japan to the Tibetan thangkas and Indian folk culture - Asia has it all. With respect to art, diversity expands as there are practices like Taoist paintings and Madhubani paintings. French...

    • 5 days ago
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    Of dhrupads and the musical tradition of Swami Haridas and Mian Tansen

    Tansen's daughter Saraswati whom he taught, married a musician prince of repute - Raja Misri Chand, of the Chandravanshi Rajput lineage. The recently-held festival in the names of Swami Haridas and his disciple Tansen brought up the issue of their music, though not much is known musically about Swami Haridas, the musician saint who lived in Vrindavan. He was a dhrupad...

    • 6 days ago
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    Prints of celebration

    An exhibition that celebrates the artistic similarity between India and Bangladesh through works in printmaking. When art forms - especially in the field of visual arts - are talked about, one often talks of paintings, sculptures, installations, pop art and even frescos for that matter. But somewhere in that conversation pertaining to the visual arts, printmaking barely makes it. With a purpose to promote and revive the...

    • 6 days ago
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    From loom to table

    An initiative aims to empower artisans by offering improved technology, tools and market access. Handmade dupattas, saris, stoles, yardages, home textiles, handbags and shoulder bags from Odisha, Assam, and Nagaland were on display at the Artisan Exhibit of Handwoven Textiles which saw over 800 products made by nine artisans from Maniabandha, Kamrup, and Dimapur. Organised by Anataran, an initiative by Tata Trust, it aims to...

    • 7 days ago
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    Breaking barriers

    In an ongoing exhibition, Arzan Khambatta's sculptures depict how walls unite as well as divide. When renowned sculptor Arzan Khambatta created a few distinct pieces by hammering, molding and welding metals, he still wasn't sure how to present them. "I was making all these twists and turns with metal, I made a world map; there are chains, wooden pieces - it is all these small things but I didn't know how to...

    • a week ago
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    A heartfelt homage

    Haku Shah was known for collaborating with rural artists. Here is an exhibition that pays tribute to the late artist who used Gandhi as his muse. In the case of art, it is believed that although the artist has passed away, the artworks, the style and the colour use lives on forever. Haku Shah recently passed away but his works shall live on forever. In order to pay homage to the late artist, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Inked with Batik beauty

    An exhibition of artworks that aim to revive the lost art and charm of Batiks on cloth. It is always believed that the value of any item, a person is realised once it is gone. Same is true with the visual arts and more specifically, the batik art form. The art form has its roots dating way back to the 1st century AD and as time went along, now there are only a few artists that practise this form of art and Mandira Chawla...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Handcrafted Happiness

    A design fair that exhibits handcrafted jewellery, textiles and other accessories from across the country. A handmade shawl always tends to trump a shawl made by machines as the intricacies that the handmade shawl possesses cannot be touched. Alas! one would have to go all the way to Kashmir For instance, to get a handmade pashmina or Varanasi for a Banarasi saree. But need not worry as a design fair titled 'Dastakar...

    • 2 weeks ago

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