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Making Chandigarh a Cultural Hub

  • Diwan Manna
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  • July 25, 2016
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We are proud members of our fraternity of “artists”. Aren’t we? However, we need to pause here for a moment to discuss a few delicate questions. Have we really lived up to the exalted status rolex replica watches the word “artist” confers on us? In other words, are we fulfilling the role and responsibility inherent in the spirit behind this word? We need to find urgent answers if we sincerely wish to rejuvenate the art scene. Is the lackadaisical interest and half-hearted participati...

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India is as Contemporary as the West.

  • Suneet Chopra
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  • July 25, 2016
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There is a spurious trend in art writing doing the rounds nowadays. It distinguishes between European and US hand-me-downs and our own contemporary art as it has developed since the twenties of the last century. The hand-me-down art of the West is treated as “contemporary” while contemporary Indian art is treated as “eclectic”, a mix between past and present and not quite there as it were. The word is used to cover up the far more varied approach to harmony in our contemporary art. There i...

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