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Friends, family remember Shiv Singh July 4, 2015

Publication: The Times of India

By Manasi Singh
CHANDIGARH: Tributes were paid to legendary artist Shiv Singh at a memorial meeting organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy at Government Museum and Art Gallery on Friday. The event was attended by Shiv Singh\'s wife Gizela and son Yasvin, who believed that "Shiv would have... Read More »

Shiv Singh cremated: 'His presence was felt, and now his absence will also be felt' June 29, 2015

Publication: The Indian Express

By Ifrah Mufti
City-based painter, designer and sculptor Shiv Singh who died at the age of 77 on June 27 was cremated with honours at the Sector 25 crematorium here on Sunday.
A large number of people, including fellow artists, friends who played golf with him and his students who had come... Read More »

Recalled to life June 27, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE

By Amarjot Kaur
World-renowned artist Shiv Singh might have left us, but he lives on in the sculptures that he created, the scenes that he painted, and in the memories of his contemporaries...
Amarjot Kaur
You have probably spared more than just your attention to Shiv Singh’s works, a few of... Read More »

Building a future June 19, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE

The Chandigath Lalit Kala Akademi is organising a screening of a film Volume Zero: The Work of Charles Correa on June 28. Directed by Arun Khopkar, the film commemorates the 50th death anniversary of Le Corbusier.
Charles Mark Correa (born September 1, 1930, Secunderabad) was an Indian architect... Read More »

Tribute to Rock Garden creator through art June 18, 2015

Publication: The Times of India

CHANDIGARH:
Various organizations in the city are paying tributes to Nek Chand by way of art, something that he is identified with, despite being an untrained artist. Through paintings, film screenings and more, groups and academies are remembering the most loved artist of the city.
Punjab... Read More »

Richard Deacon: Wide Angle June 16, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is screening the film Richard Deacon IN BETWEEN- A multilayered portrait of one of the most important sculptors of our time on Sunday 21 June, 6.00 pm at the Auditorium, Government Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh. The film is directed by filmmaker,... Read More »

A bond that will remain rock solid June 13, 2015

Publication: The Tribune

By Mona
Nek Chand, Padma Shri awardee, inspired people not only with his creative streak but also simplicity and humility. Those closely associated with him remember the man who gave Chandigarh its unique landmark, the Rock Garden
Mona
Nek Chand proved that anything that’s there in the world... Read More »

The Waste Maker June 13, 2015

Publication: The Indian Express

Artists and writers remember Nek Chand as a pioneer and dreamer, who transformed waste into art.
ek Chand, the creator of the iconic Rock Garden in Chandigarh, passed away on Friday at 90. Artists and writers remember him as a pioneer and dreamer, who transformed waste into art
Diwan... Read More »

Tribute to a master June 11, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE

Commemorating the year of 50th Anniversary of Le Corbusier’s Death, The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, is all set to screen the film on renowned architect Balkrishna Doshi on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 6.00 pm at the auditorium of Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh.
... Read More »

Peep into master life May 10, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi will screen the film A Ballad With Sakti, made on well-known Paris-based Indian artist Sakti Burman, on Sunday, May 10, 2015, from 6.00 pm onwards at the Auditorium, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10-C, Chandigarh. The film covers various facets of... Read More »

A Step in Time March 2, 2015

Publication: The Indian Express

By Parul

Twenty years and 300 stepwells later, Richard Cox says his journey is still incomplete. A senior lecturer at Cardiff School of Art and Design in the UK, Cox is a painter and curator with a deep fascination for baolis. An aberration to the rule, theres nothing like it in the Western... Read More »

Chandigarh Has a bright future in art February 16, 2015

Publication: Hindustan Times

By Ayushi Goel and Varu
The centuries long coexistence of multiple ethnic groups has helped create a genre of its own and enriched the art-scape with a unique fusion of ideas and existential realities. This sensitivity to diversity that is intrinsic to our cultural realities in some way makes... Read More »

Eloquence of form February 15, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE+STYLE

By Nonika Singh
Eloquence of form
British sculptor Richard Deacon may not wax eloquent about his works. However, his voluptuous sculptures, even though abstract, speak in the language of beauty, symmetry, rhythm and energy

Nonika Singh
He may not be the most eloquent artist in the world. But... Read More »

Make art, Make history February 14, 2015

Publication: Hindustan Times

By Bala Sundaresan

The idea of smart cities has fascinated the country, but does this potential smart city also have a place for art?
“The idea of Chandigarh is imported and for art to flourish, it has to connect to its roots. In other cities, everything grows from the ground organically, but... Read More »

Youngsters don\'t have dreams in this world of tec February 13, 2015

Publication: The Times of India

By Priyanka Kachhava

CHANDIGARH: Having carved a niche for himself in the world of art — from a sign-painter and carpenter in Punjab to a renowned sculptor in UK — Avtarjeet Dhanjal gave up creating works of art to be sold after he thought he had achieved enough.
"I just wanted to sit back... Read More »

Chandigarh needs colour, chaos February 12, 2015

Publication: The Times of India

By Priyanka Kachhava

CHANDIGARH: A non-believer in the studio and gallery system, Peter Fink believes in using large spaces outside of these setups and engaging with people - through public art, architecture, landscapes and urban design. In Chandigarh for the International Art Conclave, Fink... Read More »

Pause, ponder and create February 11, 2015

Publication: The Tribune LIFE STYLE

By Nonika Singh

Acclaimed sculptor John Ruppert thinks students of today’s digital generation have no time to stop and stare before the creative process begins
In Chandigarh for the four-day International Art Conclave organised by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, this might be acclaimed... Read More »

Art Melange February 9, 2015

Publication: The Tribune Life+Style

Art melange

International Art Conclave to host famous artistes from all over the worldChandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is organising a four day International Art Conclave from February 10 to 13 in which ten artists from Finland, Germany, Sweden, UK and USA are going give audio- visual... Read More »

Figure of speech December 7, 2014

Publication: Tribune Life+Style

By Manpriya Singh

A stainless steel image of a conch shell; ritual symbols and stories for inspiration; thoughts reflected in motifs like flame, rice plant, cactus, a bird it is impossible getting into an artists thoughts. Nevertheless attempts can be made for a sneak-peak into the thought... Read More »

Balan Nambiar to present Career Graph in Chandig December 5, 2014

Publication: Times of India

By Priyanka Kachhava

CHANDIGARH: As part of its series of interactive sessions with renowned artists, Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi will host an audio visual presentation \'Career Graph\' by Balan Nambiar on December 5.
The presentation will be held at the Government Museum & Art Gallery in... Read More »

When silence speaks November 15, 2014

Publication: The Tribune- Life+Style

By Amarjot Kaur
What, in your opinion, would possibly be a more callous attempt at understanding art than to simply render its relevance as indifferent? As Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi inaugurates a sculpting workshop that will feature Padma Shri Rajendar Tiku, a sculptor best known for his... Read More »

Dramatic dialogue November 2, 2014

By Amarjot Kaur

Dramatic dialogue

Artist GR Iranna, through his creations, takes a dig at the socio-political system while exploring behavioural tendencies of humans

Often, when art is seasoned with perspective, it tenders a vision that dances attendance to the tunes of wisdom, thereby... Read More »

Iranna to hold art workshop October 30, 2014

Publication: The Times of India

Chandigarh: Renowned artist G R Iranna would conduct a two-day workshop with 20 students of MFA (painting) from Government College of Art, this Thursday and Friday. Being organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, the painting workshop will be inaugurated at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector... Read More »

Art is about humans in consort with nature September 14, 2014

Publication: The Times of India

By Misha Pillai
CHANDIGARH: Manu Parekh\'s matter of fact simplicity is in sharp contrast to the studied sophistication of the art circles he inhabits. In the city for a five-day art workshop being organized by the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi from September 12 to 16 as part of the Chandigarh... Read More »

A journey through the history of arts, via film May 3, 2014

Publication: The Times of India Chandigarh

By Priyanka Kachhava

CHANDIGARGH: Lovers of visual arts can take a journey through major works from various periods in the history of painting this Sunday. Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi,Chopard Replica Watches in collaboration and Alliance Francaise Le Corbusier de Chandigarh, will host a... Read More »

Revolutionary Step April 25, 2014

Publication: Tribune Life+style


The Cezanne Revolution is based on three masters—Cezanne, Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi, in collaboration with Alliance Française Le Corbusierde Chandigarh are organising the screening of films, The Cezanne Revolution.
This is a set of three films of 30 minutes... Read More »

Master Stroke - Tribune Life+Style April 20, 2014

Publication: Master Stroke - Tribune Life+Style

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi and Alliance Française Le Corbusier de Chandigarh are organising the screening of a film From Duchamp to Pop Art. This is a set of three films of 30 minutes duration each, directed by Alain Jaubert and produced by Arte France, Palette Production and Delta Image.~!@

A Story to Tell March 23, 2014

Publication: The Tribune- Life+Style

By Mona

Noted film director Amit Dutta hails his alma mater for giving him the chance to experiment, fail and learn...

Life unfolds in strange ways or so they say. Absolutely true about our country’s leading experimental film-maker Amit Dutta. Decoding whatever intrigued him in his growing... Read More »

Cinema and Art Festival: Film Screenings March 22, 2014

Publication: Buzz in town

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi invites you to 3 Day Cinema and Art Festival. On 21st March, The screening of selected films by Internationally acclaimed film director Amit Dutta, Followed by a discussion between Prof. Suresh Chabria and Amit Dutta. About the Films: Future of Cinema: 90 sec - 2013... Read More »

Art for art sake March 22, 2014

Publication: Tribune LIFE+STYLE

Manpriya Singh

Art has always made its presence felt outside the creative circles, art galleries and framed canvases. Art around us in our daily lives, unfortunately, has only been recognised and seldom celebrated; unless someone decides to shed light on some of the major art movements, evolution... Read More »

A Visual Treat February 27, 2014

Publication: Tribune Life+style

By Amarjot Kaur

At the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi\'s annual art exhibition, which is being held in three categories - student, professional and invited, as many as one hundred works of art are ready to delight the senses at the rolex replica watches Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Punjab Kala... Read More »

The majestic touch February 8, 2014

Publication: The Tribune Life + Style

By Nonika Singh

The Majestic Touch

Pakistans leading art historian Fakir Syed Aijazuddins rich ancestry speaks in the language of words. A master in the art of telling history, in Chandigarh for a slide lecture show organised by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademy, he thinks of the reader first and... Read More »

Meet the Royal Fakir February 5, 2014

Publication: The Tribune

The Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi is organising a slide presentation by Fakir S Aijazuddin, one of Pakistan\'s leading scholars and art-historians on February 6 at the auditorium of the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh. The title of his presentation is The Fakir Brothers... Read More »

And The Winners Are January 2, 2014

Publication: Tribune Lifestyle

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi has announced the names of the award winners for the Annual Art Exhibition 2013. The one-person jury, consisting of internationally acclaimed artist and curator Bose Krishnamachari from Mumbai, recommended the following names for awards for Annual Art Exhibition... Read More »