Art Exhibition

  • Photographs on freedom struggle to be put on display in Connaught Place June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the success of 'Fete de la photo' (photography festival) in March, Connaught Place will now witness another such exhibition in August, this time to revive the spirit of nationalism and freedom. The New Delhi Municipal Council has planned a month-long photo exhibition 'Art for Public' from August 15...
  • News briefs: Private hospitals to provide free treatment to BPL families in Guna August 6, 2013

    Three private hospitals in the city have decided to provide free treatment to families below the poverty line (BPL). These hospitals will also provide smart cards to the BPL families. According to the health department officials, more than one lakh BPL families in the district will be provided with the...
  • The Last Word: Why is Indian society unable to stand up for freedom of expression? February 7, 2013

    The VHP's women wing on Wednesday continued to disrupt an exhibition at Delhi Art Gallery saying it portrayed women in a bad way. ...
  • VHP women wing protests outside Delhi Art Gallery February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition at the prestigious Delhi Art Gallery has run into trouble with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The VHP's women wing, Durga Vahini, protested outside the gallery against the exhibition that showcases a retrospective on modern nude art on Wednesday. The show was stopped briefly on Monday...
  • Has nudity in art always been a part of Indian culture? February 5, 2013

    The VHP's women wing has demanded a ban on the show saying that it showed women in poor light. ...
  • Right wing groups pose threat to art exhibitions in Delhi, Bangalore February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: It was trouble in paradise for art lovers as art exhibitions in Bangalore and Delhi were targeted by right wing activists. Artist Anirudh Sainath's paintings at the Chitrakala Parishath were taken off after the art academy received threat calls to remove the three paintings which depicted Hindu gods...
  • Bangalore: Art academy forced to remove 3 nude paintings February 5, 2013

    Bangalore: An Art academy in Bangalore has been forced to remove three paintings from their exhibit following protests by groups saying that they are offensive. Artist Anirudh Sainath says he was forced to remove the exhibits. Art academy Chitrakala Parishath claims it had received several threat calls over the three paintings...
  • Delhi: Art exhibition of nudes to go on despite threats of disruption February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition in the capital showcasing a retrospective on modern nude art ran into trouble today with right wing activists forcing it to shut down temporarily and organisers reopening it with police protection. "The Naked and the Nude" exhibition hosted at the Delhi Art Gallery's exhibition space...
  • Husain, Raza art works at summer sale in London May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Paintings by MF Husain and SH Raza among other modern and contemporary artists figure among the highlights of Indian art in two upcoming summer sales abroad. "The Sixth Seal" by Husain estimated at 500,000 pounds and exhibited at Oxford's Museum of Modern Art's 'India: Myth and Reality, Aspects of...
  • Artist inspires footballers through exhibition June 13, 2010

    An unusual exhibition by artist Riyaz Komu aims to highlight the state of football in India. ...
  • Art on paper is back with a bang May 29, 2010

    New Delhi: For nearly three decades, art paper had been pushed to the background with the arrival of canvas. But the medium has evolved in seclusion over the years because of a small group of loyalists. Twenty Indian veteran artists are showing more than 40 compositions at Gallery Ensign in an...
  • Mona Lisa comes to life in high-tech art exhibit August 27, 2009

    Beijing: For centuries, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and her enigmatic smile have inspired as much speculation as admiration. Now she's ready to answer questions, in hold your breath - Mandarin. A digital, interactive version of the renowned 16th century painting is one of 61 high-tech replicas breathing life into classical...
  • Salman has a heart, inaugurates art exhibition August 1, 2009

    Mumbai: A painter himself, actor Salman Khan appreciates art and takes time off to look at others work too. The star inaugurated a painting exhibition in Mumbai organised by Deeds, an NGO working for the hearing-impaired. The exhibition is titled 'Have a heart'. ...
  • Stree, an art exhibition that celebrates womanhood July 14, 2008

    An art exhibition celebrating womanhood, titled Stree showcases an artists' work over the past 20-years. For an experience of art that speaks to you, one could drop in at the Travancore Art Gallery from July 10 to July 16. ...
  • Simi Garewal attends art exhibition, gets nostalgic June 28, 2008

    Mumbai: Actress and talk show host Simi Garewal recently attended an art exhibition by veteran artist Sudhir Katkar. An exhibition of portraits clearly left Simi nostalgic about her days as an actress in the film industry. The former actress was impressed by the artist's vision but more importantly, she says, she felt...
  • Gulzar gets poetic by Jayant Joshi's art April 19, 2008

    Mumbai: What happens when a poet meets a painter? It was an art certainly of a different kind as can be expected from Pundit Bhimsen Joshi’s son Jayant Joshi, who delves into art of a different kind. He wields the brush rather than exercising his vocal chords. And friend of...
  • Afghanistan holds rare women's art exhibition March 6, 2008

    Kabul (Afghanistan): Seven years ago, the Taliban would have torn these paintings to pieces. The 93 works show the emotions and images of a war-torn country in which women are still deeply oppressed: war and weaponry, violence, entrapment, hopelessness and hope. But the Taliban would have been most offended because the artists...
  • Sena activists attack MF Husain's Delhi art show December 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena activists attacked an exhibition of acclaimed painter MF Husain's works in the Capital on Thursday at the art gallery of the India International Centre. The Sena men managed to enter the venue in the guise of visitors despite heavy police presence and prior information that Shiv...
  • Art attack! Bin Laden as Christ, Mary in burqa August 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Imagine Osama bin Laden in a pose resembling Jesus Christ or a statue of the Virgin Mary covered in a burqa. An exhibition of religious art by Sydney's National Art School has incensed some people. But the exhibitors have defended their unusual display. They say the aim of...
  • Husain says he lives outside India voluntarily July 13, 2007

    New York: Of Images and Illusions, an exhibition at the Tamarind Art gallery in Manhattan featured five young Indian artists but the centre of attention was the guest of honour at the opening reception, M F Husain. The veteran artist has been living overseas for over a year since facing...
  • Artists say VHP politicising art June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Baroda Art controversy has taken a new twist. The dean of the Maharaja Sayajirao University's Fine Arts Faculty was suspended late on Friday night for refusing to close the controversial exhibition. The arrested students meanwhile are still languishing in police custody. Meanwhile, the artists' community in the Capital...
  • VHP moral brigade trashes exhibition May 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Two art students in Vadodara were arrested on Wednesday for making 'objectionable' paintings. The students were apparently painting nude pictures, depicting Hindu deities. The students, Venkat Rao and Chandramohan - who is a Lalit Kala Akademi awardee - are slated to appear before a local court later on Thursday....