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Durga Puja: Pandal art goes global


By Basab Dasgupta  There is a striking difference between the Hindu religious paintings/sculptures and the Renaissance art in how mythological images are portrayed. In the Hindu imagery, there is strong emphasis on ornate decorations starting from gold-threaded silk attires to jewelry with elaborate designs, garlands around the neck and massive tiaras or other headgears. These are...

ACC Voices to showcasing Arts and Cultural Exchange


New York, NY: Asian Cultural Council (ACC) April 12 announced the launch of ACC Voices, a new series of free public programs. The inaugural ACC Voices x ARAD: Global Leadership in the Arts features a panel discussion and performance on May 4 at Milbank Chapel, Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Free and open to the public, the program...

Bollywood actors Prashantt Guptha, Kashmera Shah ‘move’ Hollywood towards mental health in showbiz


Los Angeles: Hollywood recently witnessed a first and one-of-a-kind event at the Arth Bar & Kitchen in Culver City. Called CINEMA & SANITY, the evening was a showcase put on by actor Prashantt Guptha along with friend and fellow Bollywood actress Kashmera Shah to create awareness about mental well-being in the field of arts...

Best Art Day Trips from NYC


By Shaye Weaver   Take a day, just you and your loved ones and friends, to hop on a train or in a car to see the newest stunning exhibitions outside of New York City. You’d be surprised what you can find within a four-hour drive, outside of NYC's best art galleries. Don't forget to reserve your...

Modi’s Gift Diplomacy: A Soulful Connect to India


By K.S. Tomar A gift is a medium for expressing affection, appreciation, and gratitude. When it comes to diplomacy, a gift to a foreign dignitary has all the more significant as it represents inherent messages about the relationship, cordiality, and bonhomie between the countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only hugs the world leaders regularly but...

Inspired by da Vinci, Bharat Dalal’s retrospective to be held in New York


By Siddhi Jain Titled 'Beyond Borders', a major posthumous retrospective of late artist Bharat Dalal will be showcased at the Indian Consulate in New York in August 2021. Organized by Arth Art International, it will feature a series of six humongous paintings inspired by the works of the Leonardo da Vinci. Dalal (1955-2018) is the creator...

NFTs are much bigger than an art fad


Kicker:- For the uninitiated, NFTs are tokenized versions of assets that can be traded on a blockchain, the digital ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. Sotheby’s has become the latest establishment name in art to dive into NFTs (non-fungible tokens) through its collaboration with anonymous digital artist Pak and NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway. The auction house sold The Fungible...

‘I want to tell the world our stories through art’


Muthulakshmi Anu Narasimhan’s manifesto as an artist All my life I’ve been an artist. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been painting. It has helped me combat trauma, insecurities, and stress. But it hasn’t been a short road to becoming a full-time artist. I started off as a computer scientist in college actually,...

Fusion art taking a dig at the Orientalist


An art exhibition showcasing works by American born photographer Waswo X. Waswo, in collaboration with Rajasthani miniaturist Rajesh Soni and traditional terracotta sculptor Shyam Lal Kumhar, is open for viewing at a Delhi-based gallery till September 28. Part portraiture from Waswo and Soni’s well-known Studio in Rajasthan series, and part spoof on both the studio...