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“Maiki”

Text and photographs by Imdad Barbhuyan

Delhi-based visual artist Imdad Barbhuyan recalls the memory of when his mother dressed him up in one of her saris – it was a moment in which he felt like the most authentic version of himself. Over two decades later, the now-27-year-old recreates the emotionally significant series of photographs taken that day in 1999
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December 15, 2020

A Feast For The Eyes

Text by Jehan Nizar

A cookbook brings together grandmothers from eight East African countries and puts their recipes front and centre in the landscape of American food media. Photographer Khadija M Farah’s powerful portraits pay visual homage to the women’s rich cross-cultural traditions and food heritage, and she talks to us about her experience of working on ‘In Bibi’s Kitchen’
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Trishla Talera, co-founder of the Pune-based creative centre, is focused on its young audience and the new digital frontier
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The Hyderabad-based Cymmon’s Auctioneers LLP will be putting artworks and jewellery under the virtual hammer
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Slip Inside The Eyes Of Their Minds

Text by Sadaf Shaikh with inputs from Vivek Tejuja and Swati Sinha

The sixth edition of the Indian Photo Festival showcased 32 exhibitions that included photographers from over 60 countries. We handpick some standout images and speak to the artists behind them
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September 24, 2020

As the unyielding COVID-19 crisis pushes the art world to redirect its creative vision, galleries are addressing the magnitude of the shift and staving off extinction by introducing sweeping changes to the viewing experience while many artists have found a new muse in their altered environments
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Nirupa Rao’s illustrations are an exploration of wildlife and nature. In addition to appearing on her own books, her detailed works have featured on the covers of a few Amitav Ghosh novels. During an informative chat with her, Kamakshi Ayyar discovers that the botanical artist’s creative technique is a lot more complex than meets the eye
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Photo essay
June 26, 2020

Unplugged

Photographed by Mallika Chandra

Focusing on the devices that are at the end of their life cycles, Verve highlights the pressing need to properly dispose of our mounting piles of electronic relics
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Delving into the concept of an alternative space, the exhibition by the Italian luxury brand is apt for the times, as we leave behind the version of the world we knew and walk into one dictated by the ever-changing rules of the pandemic.
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May 07, 2020

"Surrounded by the emptiness, I reminisce about making small talk with the guard at the gate. Now all I see is an empty chair and the gate which doesn't receive anyone anymore."
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Tara Kelton, Indo-American artist

Breaking down the complex production of the socially relevant Autoportrait, Indo-American artist Tara Kelton – part of the upcoming group show Games of Chance at Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts – interprets how the human workforce is being sidelined by automation, digital mediation and AI
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January 27, 2020

The artists will create exclusive, one-of-a kind artworks which will appear for the first time ever, on a selection of thoughtfully designed fashion and lifestyle products.
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