“In the Presence of Another Sky”: six decades of India’s Sakti Burman – artist profile


In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and supported by Art Musings, Sakti Burman’s exhibition showcases the illustrious Indian painter’s body of work.

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“Formulating Dialogical Art”: 2015 Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant recipient Noopur Desai – interview


The recipient of the Ila Dalmia Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) Research Grant, Noopur Desai talks about her newest research project archiving recent public art interventions in major cities across India.

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Airports “shrines of public art”? Terminals to art museums in India


Could airports be the new shrines of public art in India? Art-interested travellers are in for a visual treat when stopping by the country’s New Delhi and Mumbai air transport hubs.

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Celebrated Indian artist MF Husain dies in London


From humble beginnings as a movie billboard artist, MF Husain rose to become one of India’s most celebrated artists. He died in London on Thursday 9 June 2011.

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Modern Mumbai art spaces show up New Delhi “house conversions” – CNNGo


Mumbai is trumping New Dehli with its unique developing art scene, according to CNNGo writer Deepika Sorabjee. Read on for the galleries behind it.

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South Asian contemporary art scene: Five artists to watch


Looking for new names in the South Asian art world? Deepika Sorabjee, writing for CNN Go, has profiled five emerging artists from India and Pakistan whose works were recently on display in Mumbai galleries. We provide information and images on the five artists: Bani Abidi (Pakistan, 1971), Prashant Pandey (India, 1984), Waqas Khan (Pakistan), Ritesh Meshram (India, 1975), C K Rajan (India, 1960).

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VIP Art Fair announces gallery and artist line-up: We list Asian participants


The week-long VIP Art Fair is soon to debut its entirely online event and has released a list of participating galleries and artist highlights. Opening on Saturday 22 January, this unusual fair is free to browse through but offers special features to VIP ticket holders. We list the attending galleries and artist/artwork highlights as well as give readers an idea of what to expect if they participate.

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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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