Can you take the stench of Mumbai’s Sassoon Dock? You can’t, but maybe you should

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Installation "Idea of Smell" by artist Hanif Kureshi (St+Art India Foundation) If you are put off by the lingering smell of fish at Mumbai's Sassoon Dock, a new art project in the city will make sure you cannot miss the stench even if you cover your nose. As you enter the St+Art Project galleries at … Continue reading Can you take the stench of Mumbai’s Sassoon Dock? You can’t, but maybe you should

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Pictures from Mumbai’s theatres

The set of Pakistan Aur Alzheimer's, a tragic-comic play about India's partition, at G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Shakti Mills Qissa Urdu Ki Akhri Kitaab Ka, a satire on contemporary appropriation and censorship of historical narratives, Prithvi Theatre, Juhu The Father, a tragi-farcical play about an Alzheimer’s patient, at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu Gypsy Under the Moon, the theatrical adaptation … Continue reading Pictures from Mumbai’s theatres

Dipping into monochromatic memories with Indian modern artist Krishen Khanna

Review of a new permanent gallery inaugurated by Indian art auction house Saffronart in New Delhi Home to some of India’s best-known art galleries and museums, New Delhi witnessed the inauguration of a new permanent gallery in the centre of the city last week. The gallery opened at The Claridges hotel on Thursday, and is … Continue reading Dipping into monochromatic memories with Indian modern artist Krishen Khanna

In search of India’s indigenous modernist art through ‘Group 1890’

A review of the latest exhibition at DAG Modern, New Delhi - ‘Group 1890: India’s Indigenous Modernism’ Introduction The genesis of the 20th century India modern art, as with others form of modern art in West a century earlier, lay in challenging the existing order of artistic expression. In India, then, local artists were beginning to … Continue reading In search of India’s indigenous modernist art through ‘Group 1890’

Art review: ‘Alice from Switzerland’, National Museum, Delhi

She came to India in the 1930s, made it her second home through much of her life, and left a legacy that globalised the country’s ancient and modern art forms such as dance, music, and architecture. And yet, questions still remain whether she has got her due more than thirty years after her death. Switzerland’s Alice … Continue reading Art review: ‘Alice from Switzerland’, National Museum, Delhi