Monthly Archives: July 2012

Into the Future: Arts Education in India

Art historian, Sonali Dhingra on the current state of visual arts education in India  New Delhi: A profession in the arts means entering a niche, specialized and emerging field in India today. Arts education is a distinct academic stream, with … Continue reading

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Damien Hirst on Burger King’s Menu

Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart on Burger King’s latest marketing attraction in London London: TheLeicester Square “Flameship” branch of Burger King announced recently that it will display a work by Damien Hirst until the end of the year. Titled ‘Beautiful Psychedelic … Continue reading

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Mulk Raj Anand in the Indian National Archives

Sneha Sikand of Saffronart on the Indian National Archives’ latest acquisition New Delhi: Eight years after celebrated novelist Mulk Raj Anand’s demise, the National Archives has been able to acquire a collection of his belongings – 88 sealed boxes that contain … Continue reading

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Whose Art is it Anyway?

Anika Havaldar of Saffronart responds to a recent article by Naman Ahuja on the ‘smuggling’ of India’s heritage From rag-pickers and farmers, village-level entrepreneurs and small town middlemen to sophisticated art-dealers and connoisseurs, the network of people involved with ‘smuggling’ … Continue reading

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Katho Upanishad – A Film at Chatterjee & Lal

Saffronart’s Sanjana Gupta responds to a screening of Ashish Avikunthak’s latest film Mumbai: Chatterjee & Lal Gallery in Mumbai is currently showing Ashish Avikunthak’s film Katho Upanishad. Avikunthak is an experimental filmmaker who loves to challenge his viewers. He has … Continue reading

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‘When Gold Blossoms’ at the Asia Society’s Hong Kong Center

Amit Kapoor of Saffronart on an upcoming exhibit of Indian temple jewelry at the Asia Society’s Hong Kong center Hong Kong: Opening this fall at the Asia Society’s newest center in Hong Kong is the exhibition ‘When Gold Blossoms’, featuring Indian … Continue reading

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South Asian Contemporary Art at New Zealand’s Govett-Brewster Gallery

Manjari Sihare shares details of a new exhibition of South Asian art at New Zealand’s leading contemporary art museum New Zealand: The contemporary art museum of New Plymouth in Taranaki, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, is currently hosting the region’s most … Continue reading

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Wanås Konst Showcases Five Indian Artists in its 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Medha Kapur shares a note on the five Indian artists currently featured at Wanås Konst. Knislinge, Sweden: Wanås Konst is run by the Wanås Foundation, a non-profit art foundation located on an estate consisting of a medieval castle, an organic farm, an art … Continue reading

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Editions: Saffronart’s latest 24-hour Auction

Shivajirao Gaekwar shares some highlights from Saffronart’s latest 24-hour auction catalogue Mumbai:  For collectors of fine art photography, limited edition prints and sculpture, Saffronart’s Absolute Auction of Editions, which will be held online on July 25-26, 2012, offers a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Baptist Coelho in Paris

Saffronart’s Sanjana Gupta on Baptist Coelho’s residency at the Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris Paris: Since 2003, the Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets in Paris has been organizing an annual residency program that hosts artists … Continue reading

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