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New York's Rubin Museum of Art hosts an unusual spiritual and creative experience 

The Mandala Lab in New York—opened last year—uses art and Buddhist principles to cope with negative thoughts and find calm in these chaotic times

Ayesha Taleyarkhan's new photo art series reflects on community and conflict

The veteran photographer's new work titled Integration examines the fault-lines of a society riddled with different social conflicts

India changed after 1947 and Sunil Janah captured it all on camera 

To look at Sunil Janah’s photographs at Experimenter Gallery in Kolkata is to be privileged in the act of witnessing history

A private collection of Nicholas Roerich's paintings lends a glimpse into his life

Rhea Daulet-Singh, a direct descendent of the prime minister of the erstwhile states of Mandi and Holkar, Dewan Dinanath, writes about the latter's prolific collection of works by Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, and the legacy he left behind

A Mumbai NFT auction looks back at Gobardhan Ash's prolific oeuvre

The auction at Prinseps aims to showcase Ash's significance as one of the pioneering modernist artists in India

At Singapore Art Week, an all-women show confronts exclusion

Sundaram Tagore Gallery’s show, A Room Of Her Own, features Anila Quayyum Agha, Tayeba Lipi, Lalla Essaydi, Karen Knorr, Miya Ando, Neha Vedpathak, Jane Lee and Susan Weil 

New N.S. Bendre exhibition in Delhi showcases his mastery over watercolour

The show at Delhi's Vadehra Art Gallery puts 51 works by Bendre on display, and spotlights his journey with the medium

65 Indian artists are on the global stage at an art extravaganza in Italy

With an independent art fair and three prominent museums playing host to new-age Indian artists, Hub India sets a patriotic precedent in pandemic times

India Art Fair preview: What to expect in 2022

Fair director Jaya Asokan gives AD a preview of the much-anticipated art fair which opens in Delhi in April

Two rare Tyeb Mehta works lead the way at AstaGuru's auction

AstaGuru's Modern Indian Art auction on December 27-28 will bring together 41 artworks, from Tyeb Mehta, MF Husain, MV Dhurandhar and more

Artdemic is a unique digital platform that aims to make art more accessible

The initiative, which was set up in collaboration with the Gujral Foundation, has gained momentum since launching in May 2021

‘Lokame Tharavadu’ is a spectacular encapsulation of art born of Malayali culture

The exhibition of over 3,000 artworks, curated by Kochi Biennale Foundation co-founder Bose Krishnamachari, is spread across seven venues in Alleppey

Maximilano Modesti and Hervé Perdriolle are bringing emerging Indian artists to Brussels

The Modesti Perdriolle Gallery opened last year with its debut exhibition ‘Contemporary, One Work, Several Worlds’

Lubna Chowdhary's Certain Times is a fluid reimagination of modern cities 

Chowdhary's cities—represented in these sculptural tiles—do not aspire for utopia, but reflect back to us the ever-pulsing, overlapping interdependence of urbanity

Daniel Canogar presents a stimulating side of Spain at Expo 2020, Dubai

Dynamo 2021, an art piece by Studio Daniel Canogar, will address human interaction with technology at Expo 2020

Jayasri Burman’s new show after 12 years pays tribute to the Ganga

An ambitious collection that goes deeper into the cultural import of the Ganga, Burman makes larger points on ecology, beauty and embracing time

Here's why Bharti Kher's new work makes for stirring viewing 

With ‘Strange Attractors’, which is on view at Nature Morte, Kher explores new memories and materials 

Artist Grimanesa Amorós's light sculpture is an ode to the streets of Mumbai

The large-scale, site-specific light sculpture at Mumbai's BKC was inspired by the artist's journey through India, specifically Mumbai

A new coffee table book lets us peek into the private world of Kolkata’s aristocratic homes

Acclaimed photographer and documentary film-maker Anirban Mitra’s richly designed, limited-edition book ‘Calcutta: Stately Homes and Palaces’ is his ode to a past that lives on

Praneet Soi's new show in Delhi explores migration and its repercussions

The Kolkata-born artist uses the humble motif of the heron bird to highlight the politics—and poetry—behind migration

18 vastu tips to create a serene bedroom

When decorating your bedroom, follow these vastu principles for a peaceful slumber

Rohit Chawla is talking design and Delhi is turning up to listen

Spin and Rohit Chawla’s Design Edit sparks a conversation about a new era of aesthetic sensibility

Varunika Saraf reflects on violence and history in extraordinary first solo show

Caput Mortuum, currently on view at Chemould Prescott, gets its name from the iron oxide pigment which resembles dried blood

Shezad Dawood's show looks at the personal and political in South Asian architecture 

London-based Shezad Dawood's ongoing show at Mumbai's Jhaveri Contemporary is a rich ode to his shared lineage and the impact of architecture in a post-colonial subcontinent

5 Bollywood weddings that made design lovers sit up and take notice

You may know these beautiful spaces as the spot where Bollywood stars said ‘I do’ but there is more to them

How Delhi’s forgotten ‘neeli chattri’ became an Instagram hit with latest restoration

The Archaeological Survey of India, a team from the Agha Khan Trust for Culture led by Ratish Nanda and Havells created a historical restoration ensemble to bring alive the Sabz Burj

5 vastu tips for your living room

Find out how to create a vastu-compliant living room that attracts happiness and prosperity

Here are the treasures we are eyeing at Saffron Art’s Design Sale

Saffron Art’s auction is a real and rare treat for design lovers, especially for Art-Deco enthusiasts
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40 Picasso ceramics sold—for prices that might surprise you

It was all thanks to auction house Bonhams, which organized an auction on 2 November

Pundole’s Fine Art Sale 2021: Historical Souza, N.S Bendre, Raza canvases on the block

Pundole’s Fine Art Sale and Auction, starts on November 18th with 83 lots that celebrate India’s modernist masters