Early critic response favours Anish Kapoor India show


Of Anish Kapoor’s Delhi-Mumbai show, which opened in November this year, we could have expected nothing short of praiseworthy. The artist, however, seemed humbled: “A return is always going to be difficult – quite frightening, actually.” Although his installations and sculptures can be found literally around the globe, it is his first time to showcase his pieces in his native India. Below, we offer an explanation of the roots of this retrospective and round up some of the early responses from critics.

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Culture writer attests to growing popularity of Indian artists in France


In an article published on DNA (Daily News and Analysis) in early November, culture writer Madhu Jain argues that France is trying to revive its status in the world of art. High-quality exhibitions like the recent one by Takashi Murakami in the Chateau De Versailles and Claude Monet shown at the Grand Palais are pulling crowds of visitors. Parallel to this trend, there is a growing fascination with Indian artists in the European art scene.

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