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#MeToo, Aparajita Jain, Arjun Sahwney, Bharti Kher, Dominus Aeris Coleus XIV, Featured, In…Times…, Jiten Thukral, Nature Morte, Online Exclusive, pandemic art, Quixotic Corridor Version 3 of the Great Topiarist’s Astonishing Dilemma, Ranbir Kaleka, Riyaz Komu, Roshni Vadehra, Subodh Gupta, Sumir Tagra, The Future Is Not Fixed, Thukral and Tagra, Vadehra Art Gallery, Vibha Galhotra, virtual art show
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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Amitav Ghosh, Art, Botanical Illustrations, botanical illustrator, Cecil Saldanha, Ceylon ironwood, Cullenia exarillata, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Featured, Gun Island, Hidden Kingdom - Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats, Indian flora, Mesua Ferrea, natural illustrator, Nirupa Rao, Pillars of Life - Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats, Sundews, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Circle of Reason, The Glass Palace, The Great Derangement: Climate Change And The Unthinkable, The Hungry Tide, wild durian

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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December 09, 2019

You’ve Got Mail

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

E-vites are swiftly catching on as a solution for saving time – and trees – while planning a wedding. These digital announcements have also opened up a new track in the creative arena, and four couples from the design community share the customised online invitations that made it into their guests’ inboxes
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Priyanka Shah, Graphic Designer and Stylist
September 10, 2019

A graphic designer and stylist, Priyanka Shah uses elements from the natural world to construct sculptures of fantasy. With this exclusive series of weirdly wonderful installations, she looks towards major architectural movements, exploring the idea of what would happen if design inspired nature...
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Sneha Krishnan, Textile Designer
September 09, 2019

Textile designer Sneha Krishnan and photographer Bjorn Wallander use their camera lenses as portals to those moments that transcend place and time. Walking alone through New York and Mumbai respectively, they frame spontaneous vignettes of the two cities which visually evoke each other’s auras. The images convey both their sense of piercing loneliness and nostalgia and their reality that life, no matter what, will go on…
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August 30, 2019

The third edition of Kitab - a photobook festival showcases photobooks from 27 countries. Shahrzad Darafsheh reveals what was going on in her mind while capturing her journey in the book Half-Light.
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Pavithra Dikshit

Paper Trails

Photographs by Joshua Navalkar. Product Styling by Swati Sinha

Take a fresh look at everyday objects – a collection of gathered invoices and documents from an afternoon spent checking off items on a to-do list
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