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Archives: '13 Issue 07

Kanchi Mehta, Chameleon Arts Project

Perky Spectrum

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Photograph by Ryan Martis. Location: Gallery Chemould Prescott Road

Kanchi Mehta dips into multi-disciplinary forms of art with her individualistic outlook and unique perceptions. Founder of the Chameleon Arts Project, the Mumbai and Goa-based curator and artist, effortlessly presents path-breaking projects

Rupa Gulab, Short Story

The Art Of Spa Survival

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Illustration by Salil Sojwal.

Seeking recognition and success, a young artist woos a patron of art to be ‘discovered’. In an exclusive short story written for Verve, author Rupa Gulab pens a humorous account of how a session in a spa turns into the creative muse that colours the canvas...

La Cité, Florence
July 14, 2013

From Istanbul’s vibrant art scene to Hong Kong’s burgeoning one; from Florence’s blend of art and café culture to Singapore’s newly-minted art district, tread the colourful paths of art and culture in these cities that provide a genuine art high

Priyasri Patodia, Priyasri Art Gallery

Through A Kaleidoscope

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Photograph by Ryan Martis. Location: Priyasri Art Gallery.

Back in the day when shanty movie theatres and scarce restaurants were all that small town Baroda had to offer, Priyasri Patodia grew up going to art exhibitions, classical recitals and made trips to the bookstore with her father. With a catalogue of rich imprints, this art dealer and curator has manoeuvered the field to frame art for everyone

The death of Othello by Molmenti, Louis Vuitton

Vuitton’s Venice

Text by Shirin Mehta.

The symbiotic relationship between luxury brand Louis Vuitton and art continues to gain strength with the opening of a new cultural space in the beautiful City of Canals, Venice

Capital Comment, Madhu Jain

The New ‘Cool’

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Farzana Cooper.

Most of us are afraid to criticise any works of art that the high priests and priestesses of art criticism have praised, or artists they may have lionised, opines Madhu Jain, adding that it seems as though it just would not do to like what is pleasing to look at

July 13, 2013

The Scent Of Forever

Text by Nisha Jhangiani.

The Chanel N° 5 exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris was an extensive tribute to the art, literature and symbolism that propelled Gabrielle Coco Chanel to concoct a fragrance that would steal millions of hearts. Nisha Jhangiani was privy to this special moment that took her through numerous associations, encounters, discoveries and inspirations that helped create both the N° 5 perfume as well as the house of Chanel...

Chef NG Siew Choy and Chef Davide Rebeccato

Spears And Orbs

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographs by Manpreet Singh.

Summery ingredients are interpreted afresh in two different cusines as chefs NG Siew Choy and Davide Rebeccato meet for a cook-off. Viseshika Sharma observes the rendezvous between Peruvian white asparagus and juicy pomelo


Visiting the home of a world-renowned artist, Sathya Saran discovers that the illustrious spirit lingers on for generations to come

Art, Mindy Shapero, Square Vision

Within Reach Of The Intangible

Text by Viseshika Sharma.

Los Angeles-based abstract artist Mindy Shapero walks Verve through one of her works