ART GALLERIES

  • Aligarh Muslim University art gallery restored after 80 years March 21, 2014

    More than 60 artists are displaying their work at the Aligarh Muslim University art gallery which has been restored after nearly 80 years. AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah said the gallery, with its ornate architecture, spacious capacity and beautiful ambience, would inspire young and upcoming artists to...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • PM inaugurates T2 terminal at Mumbai airport January 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated the newly built international terminal (T2) at Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji airport and said it marks the beginning of a fresh chapter in development of civil aviation industry. "This shows our ability to build world class infrastructure. The T2 is truly first class terminal,"...
  • Rs 11 crore to restore National Art Gallery in Tamil Nadu October 19, 2013

    Chennai: The over 100yearold National Art Gallery at the museum of Egmore is set for a major face lift with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa allocating Rs 11 crore for repairs and forming an expert committee for its restoration. The allocation was based on a report given by an expert panel, which said...
  • Art gallery exhibiting Pakistani artists' paintings vandalised August 17, 2013

    An art gallery exhibiting works by Pakistani artists was vandalised on Friday by alleged VHP activists, who tore all the paintings and ransacked furniture. Around 20 people were involved in the vandalism at AmdavadniGufa, witnesses said. "How can paintings of Pakistani artists be allowed to be on display in Ahmedabad...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on fundamentalists, extremists February 10, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the people who find a reason to protest against almost everything. ...
  • Artists question curbing freedom of expression February 7, 2013

    We saw it in case of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata and most recently, in the case of Kashmir's first all girls rock band and art exhibitions in Delhi and Bangalore; creative freedom seems to be at the receiving end of protests by fringe groups. Here's the...
  • FTN: Is artistic freedom in jeopardy in India? February 6, 2013

    A Bangalore art academy was forced to remove three paintings following protests on Monday, before that organisers of an art exhibition in Delhi also faced a similar scenario in this case, the VHP demanded to shut down the exhibition. ...
  • The Last Word: Why is Indian society unable to stand up for freedom of expression? February 6, 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. ...
  • The body has always been revered as a form of art: Ina Puri February 6, 2013

    Is art under siege in India? Art curator Ina Puri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. If art is to be dismissed in similar manner, then what would happen to the different temple structures and other archeological sites? Asked by: EMathew ...
  • Delhi Art Gallery under attack, VHP wants nude paintings removed February 6, 2013

    A Bangalore art academy was forced to remove three paintings following protests on Monday, before that organisers of an art exhibition in Delhi also faced a similar scenario in this case, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad demanded to shut down the exhibition. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi Art Gallery refuses to remove nude exhibits despite protests February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Delhi Art Gallery owner and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad seems to have worsened. Despite facing threats, the organiser of the nude art works says he won't take down the paintings. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Delhi Art Gallery Director Ashish Anand...
  • 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...
  • No end to cultural terror, artistes continue to suffer as govt remains silent February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A girl band in Jammu and Kashmir is forced to quit; an exhibition of nudes in Delhi compelled to shut temporarily; an art academy in Bangalore coerced into removing three nude paintings these incidents just follow the FIR against a sociologist who spoke on corruption and Dalits...
  • VHP's women wing forces Delhi Art Gallery to shut temporarily February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition at the Delhi Art Gallery, showcasing a retrospective on modern nude art, ran into trouble on Monday night when VHP activists forced it to shut down temporarily. The exhibition was resumed after the organisers sought police protection. The protests, led by the Durga Vahini, the women...
  • 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...
  • Nemai Ghosh: There were no takers for my work January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Famously known as Satyajit Ray's photographer, lensman Nemai Ghosh, has worked in close association with him for over 25 years capturing the master filmmaker in his myriad moods. During his 35year career as a photographer Ghosh's lens has also photographed some of India's most haunting onscreen characters, yet for...
  • Google takes you on a virtual tour of the best art galleries April 11, 2012

    Artworks from the National Musuem and the National Gallery of Modern Art would now be accessible at the touch of a keystroke. ...
  • Yoko Ono in India for 'Our Beautiful Daughters' January 13, 2012

    Artist, musician, wife of the Beatles' John Lennon Yoko Ono is in the capital for her exhibition titled 'Our Beautiful Daughters'. ...
  • India's first online art fair September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Art fairs in India are entering digital space. The country's first online art fair, India Art Collective, will be held Nov 1926, a private art promotion platform, Burgundy Art Pvt Ltd, announced Wednesday. India Art Collective cofounder and director Sapna Kar said, "India Art Collective will allow collectors...
  • Police: Picasso drawing stolen from SF gallery July 6, 2011

    San Francisco: Police are on the hunt for a man who walked into a San Francisco art gallery, grabbed a valuable pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso off the wall and fled in a waiting taxicab. Police on Tuesday said the drawing, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, was taken from the...
  • MF Hussain's art back in India January 19, 2011

    First time in about three years, works of MF Husain will be displayed on a public platform. ...
  • China grants Rs 53.6 lakh for Tagore gallery August 31, 2010

    Kolkata: The Chinese government has decided to donate Rs 53.6 lakh for the establishment of a gallery on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in the Tagore Museum of Rabindra Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal. An agreement in this regard was inked on Friday between the Chinese ministry of culture and the University...
  • Fake S H Raza work on display in Capital January 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian art world has once again been taken by storm with a case of fakes. Artist S H Raza confirmed that all the works shown at the Dhoomimal Art Gallery opening on Saturday night in the Capital, are fake except three or four. The 86yearold Paris based artist...
  • Recession: Fake work displayed at an art gallery January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Artist S H Raza confirmed on that all the works shown at the Dhoomimal art gallery on Saturday night are fake except one or two. The Paris based artist was in the capital to open the show at Dhoomimal which displays works of Raza from the 1930s and...
  • Hundreds flock to toilet to see art November 1, 2008

    Berlin: A public toilet in Munich which has been transformed into an art museum has attracted hundreds of people in the first days after opening, a spokesman for the city's tourism agency said on Thursday. Built in 1894, the toilet house was originally constructed to serve nearby households which lacked necessary...
  • This artist's a rat March 4, 2008

    London: A rat named Tony Blair has become the centre of attraction across art circles. The rat, which is said to have been honing its artistic talent for the past six months, has sculpted its latest masterpiece entirely out of avocado. Its portfolio also consists of a gnawed fourleaf clover titled Am...