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A new book traces the evolution and significance of the 'chair' in India

From the Frugal to the Ornate: Stories of the Seat in India by Sarita Sundar, in collaboration with Godrej Archives, explores the cultural importance of the various chairs through Indian history.

Independence Day: A look at fascinating Indian architectural sites through the lens of top photographers

We invited ace photographers Raghu Rai, Bharath Ramamrutham, Fabien Charuau, Suleiman Merchant and Avani Rai to share their most favourite shots of Indian landscapes and architectural sites

The story behind the Vayeda Brothers’ Warli mural in Delhi’s Lodhi Art District

As part of the second edition of St+art India and Asian Paints’ residency project, ‘From Craft to Contemporary,’ Warli artists Mayur and Tushar Vayeda experimented with new tools on a familiar art form.

AD100 architect Samira Rathod turns artist for this exhibition at Chemould Prescott Road

Titled ‘Dismantling Building: The Kit of Parts’, the exhibition explores the meaning and making of architecture through drawings, miniature models and a series of furniture pieces presented in Rathod’s distinctly inventive style.

An exhibition brings together three artists who play with ideas of spatial memory

‘Memory Leaves’ curated by Uma Nair examines the works of Riddhibrata Burman, Radhika Agarwala and Viraag Desai, and how they commentate on an ever-evolving society as preserved in tangible and intangible memories.

Vikram Goyal's new book unveils his family's collection of Nathdwara miniature paintings

The exquisitely produced Shringara of Shrinathji reveals the designer’s continued inspiration for his contemporary work

At Masterpiece London, a generous display of the best art the subcontinent has to offer

At the show this year, New Delhi's Dhoomimal Gallery makes its debut with India's revered modernists, while Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha takes centre stage on this global platform.

A new design show in Mumbai rediscovers the joy of flowers and their symbolic language

The collaborative design show “Floriana” at Mumbai's 47-A gallery proves that flowers are more than just symbols of beauty and grace. They are portals into human well-being.

How AI is being used to popularize South Asian art around the world 

Bengaluru’s Museum of Art and Photography have collaborated with Microsoft’s AI for Cultural Heritage Initiative to create a platform that celebrates the textile traditions of South Asia and their global relevance

This evocative new exhibition in London brings together South Asia's greatest modern artists

The “South Asian Modern Art 2022” exhibition plays host to some of the biggest Modern Indian masters of India, besides the magnificent Sadequain—the supreme modern master of Pakistan.

B.V. Doshi’s dreamlike artworks take the spotlight at Art Basel

Vadehra Art Gallery brings a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings by the celebrated architect to Art Basel

Anju Dodiya’s new London exhibition brings together her pandemic-inspired body of work

On display at London’s Frieze, Dodiya’s paintings in various mediums examine the conflicts and triumphs of an artist during a period of individual and collective solitude.

Pradeep Dalal's images celebrate the invisible beauty of geometry in fabrics and textiles

Trained as an architect before embracing art and photography, the Mumbai-born Pradeep Dalal is showing a unique set of photographs at a collaborative installation in Art Cake, Brooklyn, New York.

DAG’s new show ‘Tantra’ deep dives into the oeuvres of India’s best known abstractionists

The show, curated by art historian Madhu Khanna, is all about celebrating the rational, cerebral and spiritual journeys of India’s greatest abstractionists.

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale launches new award to boost opportunities for younger artists

Slated to take place later this year, the biennale's fifth edition, in collaboration with the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation and London's Hayward Gallery, has instituted an award for emerging South Asian artists 

The untold narrative of how India influenced the work of Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass’s visits to Tamil Nadu changed the course of design history, but why does nobody ever talk about it?

Mahesh Baliga’s show in London’s David Zwirner is the first ever by a contemporary Indian artist

Titled ‘Drawn to Remember’, the exhibition explores the pain of the pandemic, while showing glimmers of hope, healing and rebirth of a new world

Venice Biennale: Anish Kapoor's works stir conversations on beauty and brutality

At the 59th edition of the event, Sir Anish Kapoor brings his stirring work to the world in the throes of social unrest

Venice Biennale: In its 59th edition, the event celebrates diversity in every sphere

A much awaited edition of the festival, the Venice Biennale's 59th edition features a host of female and non-binary artists, and some promising Indian names

Italian furniture label Visionnaire debuts its first NFT

Visionnaire’s Art Director, Eleonore Cavalli talks NFTs, collaborating with Jonathan Monaghan and cultivating a new idea of luxury

Zero to Sixty: Highlights from the Philadelphia Show’s 60-year history

The loan exhibit at the world-renowned antique fair brings together defining pieces of the American folk art genre.

Sunhil Sippy's captivating new photo book is a love letter to Mumbai

In The Opium of Time, the photographer and filmmaker offers glimpses of an ever-changing city through a personal lens

This online encyclopedia will give you a crash course in South Asian art

MAP Academy is making 10,000 years of art history accessible to anyone with an appetite for art and an internet connection

India Art Fair: Emerging artists to watch out for in 2022

India Art Fair is back, and for those of you planning to visit, we round-up seven new and rising stars you should absolutely keep an eye out for at this year’s edition.

Jay Varma’s show reminds us of the modern-day relevance of the Panchakanya

A fifth-generation descendent of Raja Ravi Varma, the Bengaluru-based artist explores feminine beauty and divinity in his showcase ‘The Primacy of 5’—much like his iconic ancestor

This exhibition in Delhi studies the representations of 'linearity' in modern Indian art

'Lines (By)Lines' at the Dhoomimal Gallery in Delhi clubs older artists like F.N. Souza and Zarina Hashmi with contemporary names to investigate the ever-changing aesthetics of linearity in Indian modern art

A new Mumbai exhibition traces the history of India through antique maps

Curated by heritage management consultancy Past Perfect, ‘Meandering through a Mapped Canvas’ showcases a selection of restored maps that date back to the 17th century

A major exhibition in Colombo celebrates 100 years of Geoffrey Bawa

The exhibition brings to public eye rare documents from the architect’s personal archive, including a trove of never-before-seen drawings, letters and photographs from his travels.

Jitish Kallat's new show examines the correlations between the cosmic and the terrestrial

Jitish Kallat's ‘Order of Magnitude’ at Dubai's Ishara Art Foundation hosts artworks that lie at the intersection of the individual, the universal, the planetary and the extra-terrestrial.

Viraj Khanna's exhibition explores the politics of identities through his collage art

In ‘What My Mother Didn’t Teach Me... & Some Things She Did!’ on display at Mumbai's Tao Art Gallery, the artist uses his signature collage style to call out society-inflicted appearance and identities.