Tasveer Journal | The Cinemas Project

Watching the audience watch art is an art of a different nature. The audience is changing with the changing formats that display art. And this is not limited to cinema alone. Art galleries, stages, frames, are new. They affect the audience not just in how they experience, but also in what they experience. In recent times, multiplexes have become common in their ubiquity; serving as a … Continue reading Tasveer Journal | The Cinemas Project

A Perspective for Understanding Islamic Art

So, I did not know the meaning of the word Aniconism. I discovered it today. “Aniconism is the practice of or belief in the avoiding or shunning of images of divine beings, prophets or other respected religious figures, or in different manifestations, any human beings or living creatures.” Via Wikipedia And thanks is due, to this article: “Depending on which school of thought a Muslim belongs … Continue reading A Perspective for Understanding Islamic Art

Of Artisans & Art

Films division has an interesting documentary (I say interesting, not wonderful) titled Gandhi, Nehru and Modern Art. For all good reasons, it is a showcase of the development of modern art in India; little to showcase Gandhian or Nehruvian influence. There is a talk of the closing of lines between the artisan and the art and the proposed indigenousness of art and Indian symbolism. Given the … Continue reading Of Artisans & Art

Trash, Art and Movies | Pauline Kael

Oh yes, I’ve committed celluloid blasphemy – I once told a friend that I didn’t quite enjoy Kurosawa movies. Needless to say, he was aghast. Truth is I just didn’t enjoy the movie. It probably was all the background about his genius that did not allow me to watch a movie the way I like to watch a movie. That time, I couldn’t explain to my friend … Continue reading Trash, Art and Movies | Pauline Kael

Politically Correct Art | Capitalism Magazine

Art has a license – a broad one – which allows it to interpret reality. What are the limits to such a license? Are there (and should there be) and limits at all? “Facts and history are nowhere nearly as important to diversity-multiculturalists as symbolism, but if it’s symbolism that New Yorkers want, why not go all the way? Here’s my suggestion for ‘the artistic … Continue reading Politically Correct Art | Capitalism Magazine

Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Vivian Maier

There’s an artist all around us. Usually the famous ones are the one’s we never know, but you never know how an artist – who lurks and lives amongst us is one that has so much of talent in her. “Picture this: quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never … Continue reading Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Vivian Maier

Article: Visual Culture with Google Maps

  A beautiful article on the experience of visual culture due to Goggle Maps’ Street view. Marco Bohr’s blog is a favourite – and when you read this, you will know why! With the emergence of digital photography, the internet and vast photographic archives such as Google Street View, the notion of a photographer capturing a moment is quickly fading away. In other words, instead … Continue reading Article: Visual Culture with Google Maps

Event: United Art Fair 2012

The United Art Fair (UAF) is a unique take on an art shows in India. Here’s what the Johny ML, project director, has to say about it: “We travelled all over India and found that the young artists needed patronage. UAF is all about collapsing the monopolies developed in the art scene during the boom years. We are taking artists to the patrons directly. The fair is … Continue reading Event: United Art Fair 2012