05Mar, 2018

The Story Of Kalpanadham – Part 1

Shalini Krishnan Information Designer, California Welcome to the blog series on Kalpanadham, a one-of-its-kind intervention in the space of education in Odisha. This is the first of a set of posts to introduce the concept and thoughts behind the intervention. Kalpanadham translates to – Abode of Imagination. It is a creativity lab that …

01Mar, 2018

Lost and found objects: Between art and monotony

SONAM CHATURVEDI ARTIST     isn’t it good sometimes to be stuck in traffic and stay stuck not reach the destination destiny anywhere i have an orange in my bag it travels with meto work and back home i always forget to eat it it stays  in a corner of …

25Feb, 2018

Encountering the Living Tradition of Pattachitra / Part Two

February 25, 2018 Hannah Barnes Associate Professor of Art, Ball State University As with many Indian traditions, Pattachitra holds sacred the concept of parampara, or teacher-student lineage. Artists study for many years with a master painter in order to gain proficiency in their craft. While in Odisha I visited Raghuragjpur, …

23Feb, 2018

Encountering the Living Tradition of Pattachitra / Part One

 By Bilash Sardar – February 23, 2018 Hannah Barnes Associate Professor of Art, Ball State University Whap! The sound of wet fabric snapping flat against cement punctuates a sunny November morning in Bhubaneswar. I am standing on a red half moon of concrete in the garden at Utsha Foundation. With me …

13Feb, 2018

Before The Ink Dries

Sucheta Hota Consultant and Theatre Artist Diggi Palace, Jaipur-a poem written in gold almost a century and a half ago ,was our destination to see the famed Jaipur Literature Festival 2018. Driving down from Gurgaon on a lovely winter day-sans the fog-at the crack of dawn and hoping to beat …

30Jan, 2018

Interpreting Death and Martyrdom : ‘The Third of May, 1808’ – Part 2

Rahul Majumder MVA , Art History , MSU Baroda Talking about the interpretation of martyrdom, another French artist, Jacque Louis David from the era of revivalism of classical antiquity-Neo classicism, painted his contemporary incident of death, betrayal and martyrdom, nevertheless, far subtle than Goya’s depiction of death. The painting ‘Death …

16Sep, 2017

Art in the Smart City

The following excerpt is from a discussion paper that was produced as part of a collaboration between Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art , Ila Panda Centre for Arts and Jatin Das Centre of Art . Together they form the Bhubaneswar Art Collective – a city based think tank on art …

04Mar, 2017

Transparency as Opaque

Sibdas Sengupta B.F.A , BK College of Art , Bhubaneswar Transparency as opaque — an object whose characteristics talk about transparency but physically holds its opaqueness. Let us explore this notion further now shall we? A transparency may talk about many layers who hold their different characteristics but at the …