Lead Stories

September 2017 - GST, THE NEW BANE OF ART MARKET’S EXISTENCE

What ails the art market? We decided to get opinions and shed some light on the inner workings of what had once been a glamourous and thriving industry.   

 

May 2017 - MUSEUMS AS DYNAMIC SPACES

On international museum day, we look at some of the most successful projects that have revived our forgotten treasures while experts forecast the changes needed to make India’s museums international destinations 

 

April 2017 - TRANSFORMING INDIAN ART MARKET INTO REGIONAL HUB

New Delhi recently hosted one of its biggest art fairs, attracting over 90,000 visitors. The India Art Fair, organised in February, had 72 exhibitors from 23countries and 19 cities. 

 

March 2017 - MOMA’S REHANG IN THE TIME OF TRUMP: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH

“Your last name does not sound very Indian,” said a perplexed but smiling immigration officer on my recent trip to the US. 

 

February 2017 - KMB 2016: TOP 5 PICKS

The third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2016 is mammoth and spreads across a dozen venues across Kochi and the collateral exhibitions in another two dozens venues. 

 

January 2017 - KOCHI-MUZIRIS BIENNALE: A BRIEF REVIEW

The third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) was flagged off on the appointed day, ie. 12/12/16.  Spread across a dozen venues in Fort Kochi-Mattancherry and Ernakulam, the 108-event is set to conclude on March 29, 2017.

 

March 2015 - PERFORMANCE AS ART

Is performance art an ‘emerging trend’?  Why are so many artists turning to it as a medium of expression? Georgina Maddox investigates. 

 

February 2015 - THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

It is that time of the year again when one finds the entire art fraternity coming around and putting up their best face through their finale for last year’s work in the first month of the year. 

 

January 2015 - KERALA ON THE RISE

The nun, dressed in a black-and-white habit, closed her eyes when Black Pearl took off most of his clothes save for his black g-string. But the cleric could not help peeking through her fingers as Black Pearl began to smear black paint upon his hirsute body, much to the curiosity of the growing crowd thronging outside the window of his ‘room’.

 

November 2014 - THE PLASTIC LINE

Renu Modi celebrates her gallery turning 25 with seven decades of drawing that pushes the very definition of the medium 

 

 

October 2014 - OF SURVEYORS AND SURVIVORS, MIGRANTS AND GUARDIANS: Annotations around Zameen

Thirty years ago, as teenagers on vacation, my cousin Dhananjay and I would sometimes cycle from Saket to Mehrauli, which in those days was a vast expanse of scrubland punctuated by relics of Sultanate architecture and the encampments of itinerant artisans. 

 

July 2014 - ART WITH HEART

It has been an active season this summer with auctions that contradict the general opinion that the art market has slowed down over the summer months— mostly due to the stultifying heat.

 

February 2014 - FAIR GROWTH

The sixth edition of India Art Fair, India’s premier fair for modern and contemporary art, concluded on February 2 after a buoyant four day run at the NSIC Exhibition Centre in New Delhi.

 

November 2013 - PRABHAKAR BARWE’S BLANK CANVAS

Mumbai-based Percept Art will be showcasing works of eminent artist Prabhkar Barwe from November 22, 2013 onwards.

 

October 2013 - ART AFFAIRS

The vernissage of The United Art Fair was a refreshing change from what we experienced in its first edition. None of the chaos that existed in the first edition could be seen. If one expected the fair to showcase a streamlined thread of good quality high end art one would be disappointed.  

 
 

September 2013 - PANDORA’S BOX

It’s been some time and we still hear of the recurring slump in the art world.

This world as we know, seems elusive. The chaos and mystery surrounding it in the least is terrifying and conflicting news on the so-called ‘art market’ grinds the rumor mills. 

 

May 2013 - REMEMBERING F.N.SOUZA

If he were alive Francis Newton Souza would have been 89 year old on April 12 this year. And with the money his works produced he would have lived like a   king.

 

January 2013 - KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE – A GLIMPSE

At last, India gets it’s own Biennale. This elusive dream became a reality when the chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy officially inaugurated the Kochi-Muziris Biennale on December 12, 2012.

 

September 2012 - BETWEEN THE LINES: IDENTITY, PLACE, AND POWER Selections from the Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking

Art Historian and Curator Lina Vincent Sunish makes a unique analysis of the sociological and historical context that has moulded the growth of Indian art.

 

June 2012 - BENODEBEAHRI AND HIS SHADES OF INNER VISION

Akar Prakar, Kolkata, is currently exhibiting an exhibition Works by Benode Behari Mukherjee curated by Debdutta Gupta in the gallery space (June 14-July 14, 2012). Over hundred works, including some from his student life, makes this collection a rarest one. Sarmistha Maiti reports on the ongoing show.

 

May 2012 - THE WONDER OF IT ALL

DakshinaChitra in association with Apparao Galleries and Pundole Art Gallery will be showcasing renowned artist Sakti Burman’ retrospective, The Wonder of It All, from May 18-July 30, 2012 at Ambur House Art Gallery, DakshinaChitra, (Chengalpet District) in Tamil Nadu.

 

 

April 2012 - JITISH MAKES A LOCAL CALL

Artist as genius. Artist as star. Artist as object of neighbour’s envy and owner’s pride. Nisha Susan explores why post-globalised India needs Jitish Kallat and his art.

 

February 2012 - A FAIR TO REMEMBER?

The fourth edition of India Art Fair 2012 featured 98 exhibitors from 20 countries presenting 1,000 of the most modern and contemporary artists across a 12,000 square metre custom built space created for the art fair. MOA’s Managing Editor Sarmistha Maiti takes a closer look at the fair.

 

November 2011 - SCAFFOLDING THE ABSENT: G. R. IRANNA’S PHENOMENOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

The Guild Art Gallery recently presented an exhibition of five new large-scale works of G.R. Iranna from November 4-22, 2011. The exhibition titled Scaffolding the Absent, shows how Iranna meditates on human mortalityand the fragility of our existence. MOA reproduces catalogue essay by critic/curator Maya Kóvskaya, PhD.

 

October 2011 - ANISH KAPOOR' S LEVIATHAN

Each year Monumenta invites an internationally-renowned artist to turn their vision to the vast Nave of Paris' Grand Palais and to create a new artwork especially for this space.