Reviews

  • The Latest in Indian Furniture Design, Curated

    Customisable furniture, recycled things and out-of-the-box material combinations, were part of the eclectic display at RAW Collaborative’s exhibition. On September 9th, against the backdrop of Le Corbusier’s masterpiece, the ATMA house, was laid out a true feast for the eyes…

  • Unadulterated Creativity and Life at Satya the Art Show

    Photo Credit : Ronak Sopariwala Eye-soothing creations of resident artists of Navajivan truly reflect life in its most unadulterated form. Touching the emotions of purity, death and beliefs in a simple way, the art show is moreover a therapy, besides…

  • Heart : Beat – The Pulse of the Warli Art

    Heart : Beat is an exhibition that showcases and re-imagines Warli art. Stemming from a residency programme in Bapugaon, in the Warli Heartland, it incorporates different forms of arts and crafts from the region and was on display at Kanoria…

  • Art 17: From Political Satire to the Traditional Pichwai

    If you’re an art lover living in Ahmedabad, then the Kanoria Centre for Arts isn’t foreign to you. Known to be home to artists from various disciplines, the Centre celebrated 33 years this weekend in true artistic style with no…

  • Nagjibhai’s Legacy: Tasmai Shree Guruve Namah

    With hidden gems of art curated by loving students of Nagjibhai Chauhan, a real revelation is on display at Ravi Shankar Raval Kala Bhavan that compares well with the works of the great Surrealists and Impressionists. Name a teacher who…

  • Art Makes Sense: A Tactile Art Exhibition

    While most of the time, art in exhibitions is kept shielded behind a pane of glass, this unique exhibition organised by Sense International India is tailored so that people can touch the art – because that is how the deafblind…

  • Solo Together: Two Parallels in the Works of Artist Lovers

    The image of a beautiful evening with people in love all around, celebrating togetherness – Valentine’s Day this year was more than just this. Born from the thought that people who are together are individuals first and foremost, the couple’s…

  • Nabibakhsh Mansoori Wins Hearts with Brush Strokes at Amdavad ni Gufa

    The life-sized solo exhibition codes ‘hidden messages’, replete with energy, colours and motifs from the artist’s creative life painted onto ceramic plates. “It’s like a family coming together to celebrate art as an occasion, it’s not just as an exhibition,”…

  • To Sir, With Love: A Tribute to Jeram Patel the Teacher

    The artist’s teachings come full circle, as his students pay tribute to the man through their own work and inspirations at Baroda’s Faculty of Fine Arts. It was a weary Tuesday afternoon at a high-street art gallery in Mumbai. It…

  • Reimaging France with Imaginative Photographer Maia Flore

    The French Republic is renowned for its culinary art, culture, architecture and of course the courteously beautiful language. And to relive the French in our nation Alliance Francaise de Ahmedabad has brought us the creations of avid photographer Maia Flore…

  • The Grandeur of Hampi : Photography exhibition by Vivek Desai

      A man bathing his elephant in the flow of a mighty river… A priest conducting rituals between the pillars of an ancient temple… Rocks, trees, clouds and the river coming together in timeless harmony… These are some of the…

  • Freezing Time on Canvas

    The art world scenario has gone through interesting shifts from time to time – from conventional art to experimental forms and from a handful to a sea of artists. There is a lot that has changed all around and considering…

  • Remembering Dashrath Patel : when friends reminisce

    Satya Gallery is one such art space of Ahmedabad that defines simplicity and elegance as its true radiance. The delightful ambiance welcoming every patron with a ‘Mahatma’ experience is something that will take you on a time travel of the…

  • Kala Katha: Legends on Cloth ( Mata ni Pachhedi)

      Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University hosted a unique experiential exhibition on November 19, 2016, on the traditional art of Gujarat, ‘Mata ni Pachedi’. The exhibition was held on the first day of the ‘World Heritage Week’ and was…

  • Abir’s First Take : a celebration of artistic dare !

      A maverick is not only a person who is independently minded or unorthodox but is actually a person, who observes things really closely and still accepts the variety of opinions wholeheartedly. Every maverick may not be an artist, but…

  • Reviewing The Five

      A gallery full of masterpieces, L&P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre was all blooming with the paintings of 5 art pundits this week, Hindol Brahmbhatt, Indrapramit Roy, M.Sasidharan and Vasudevan Akkitham. An exhibition curated by Giriraj Kadia, The Five will continue for spectators…

  • Blue Icon : A Strong Criticism on Castism

    “In believing we are a nation, we are cherishing a great delusion. How can people divided into thousands of castes be a nation?” – B.R. Ambedkar. Blue Icon – Contemporary Reiterations is a perfect example of brilliant curation, one which…

  • Romance with Nature : Paintings by Surya Prakash

    Mantra Art Gallery, opens up a new display, vibrant and colourful, of paintings by Surya Prakash. The paintings compliment the mood of monsoons, but more importantly the exhibition brings about a pleasant change from what we have seen in various…

  • Janmashtmi’s Art Treat – Pichawai Exhibition at Gufa

    On the eve of Janmashtmi, Amdavad ni Gufa is offering Amdavadis a treat with an exhibition by renowned Pichawai artist Shri Trilok Prakash Soni titled “Darshan: Shrinathji”. The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Sanjay Lalbhai on the 23rd of August…

  • 100 Clicks: A Digitized World Photography Exhibition

    Industrial Revolution is one of the important turning point in the course of history. It gave birth to many inventions and technological advancements like combustion engine, large machine powered factories and electrical power generation. And a major invention related to…

  • The coming together of Easel & Chisel

      IIM-A known world over for its excellence in business education has, for past 10 days turned host to a very different kind of an activity, an art event. A workshop of interdisciplinary artists called ‘A dialogue between Easel and…

  • SPD Art Exhibition at Amdavad Ni Gufa

    This is her second art exhibition in Ahmedabad; Sanaz Panahpour Darehshoun is a respected Turkish artist, who travels the globe to spread the joy of aesthetics. Her expressive and appealing way of painting using bold colours has tremendously set a…

  • The Art of Intricacy by Hiralal Patel

    Like a secret inscription written on a treasure chest, the intricacy of Hiralal Patel‘s sketches were extremely beautiful. It truly defined the nomenclature of event, ‘Micro circle art’. To further elaborate and understand the artist’s real mastery we all as…

  • Swaraj of Hindol

    “Memory is the scribe of the soul” Aristotle I heard that quote first time in movie called “The Book Thief”, it struck me. And it struck me real hard. That proves right for the words as well. And when one…

  • Summer Strokes : art exhibition

    India’s country map is a real-time delusion of a continent itself. A mystical vast land that is nourishing diverse beings, who spread inspiration through their creativity and creations since decades. The Summer Strokes Exhibition at Herwitz Art Gallery, Amdavad Ni…

  • Glorious Galore!

    From left : Sanjay Savaliya, Paragji Patel, Rajkumar Sarde, Priya Aghera, Naisargi Dalal A bunch of Rhythmic notes together make a constant melody. And within a melody every note has its own tone, uniqueness and importance, giving a holistic effect…

  • Aesthetics of Romesh Mistry at Amdavad Ni Gufa

    Mother and child, a bond that is completely unadulterated. A relationship, where only love and affection is meant for existence. Where both the beings are same, their souls are same, their feelings for each other are same, but only their…

  • Flowing creativity at Kanoria Centre for Arts

    It sometimes feels like a fairytale, glancing white walls full of design formations, based numerous themes, billions of colours and nymphet sculpturing figures. A situation totally resembling all human feelings and emotions within a single shot. This is what you…

  • Monkeys of the blue god – Amit Ambalal Show

    Happiness is undeniable!! Any viewer in front of Amit Ambalal‘s work responds with a sense of happiness and sheer, sensual pleasure. Maybe it has to do with the wittiness of the characters he chooses to paint. At his recent exhibition…

  • Kishor Parekh’s Bangladesh – A Brutal Birth : a Review

    Some visuals in this story show graphic violence, may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewers discretion advised. Birth is painful! They say, when a mother gives birth to a child she undergoes through a pain equivalent to fracturing 20…

  • Beautiful Expressions

    Shri Tushar Purani, Director (Retd.)  C.N. Vidyavihar Group of Institution inaugurated ‘Expression’ an exhibition of Mona Bhavsar’s work on the 12th of April. The exhibition is being displayed at Amdavad Ni Gufa till the 17th of April and is open…

  • Inside the Road

    ‘Inside the Road’ an exhibition of monotype prints, prints on textiles and acrylic paintings is on show at the Kanoria Centre for Arts till the 14th of February. The exhibition is a show of the works of Meghan Shah an…

  • Conversations with Artists

    Art has myriad meanings and is interpreted in many ways. Thus when artists themselves talk about their art, their inspirations and the thoughts behind it, it becomes much more noteworthy. Kanoria Centre for the Arts and Coffee Mates gave Amdavadis…

  • Scrap Design Innovation – at NID

    Imagine a child loving his wardrobe and always keeping it neat and clean. Not leaving clothes around but keeping them in order. Imagine a vibrant and playful piece of furniture which is also utilitarian. You don’t need to imagine anymore…

  • 60 / 60 by Pablo Bartholomew : A knockout show!

    Institutions of the town have always played a vital role in giving important exhibitions to the city. Undoubtedly NID is one of them. This time it’s Pablo Bartholomew. A world renowned photographer and photojournalist- whose works are being exhibited at…

  • Sensationalism of Bindu

    Syed Haider Raza – Master of Colours needs no introduction in Asian Art Market. Ahmedabad’s Archer Art Gallery and Akar Prakar Gallery from Kolkata have assembled an exhibition of the Maestro at The Gallery, Amdavad ni Gufa. Born in 1922…

  • Gujarat Photo Festival 2016 at Satya Art Gallery

    The Gujarat Photo Festival 2016 is currently going on in different parts of the city. This event has been organised by Navjivan Press. The festival was inaugurated on the 31st of March by Jyoti Bhatt and has many events in…

  • Shri Nathji Pichwai : exhibition review

    An exhibition on Shri Nathji Pichwai is going on at Amdavad ni Gufa. Pichwai is a stunning art form which depicts legends from the life of Lord Krishna. It is a traditional art form of India which depicts scenes from…

  • A Tribute to MF Husain in his centenary year

    Hutheesing Centre of Visual Arts and Archer Art Gallery have associated together to put up an exhibition to tribute M.F. Husain in his centenary year. There could be no better place to pay tribute to Husain than Hutheesing Centre of…

  • Amrut Patel – exhibition of recent paintings

    Amrut Patel needs no introduction in Ahmedabad’s Art Fraternity. Extremely soft brushwork is his hallmark. He is exhibiting at “The Gallery” near Amdavad ni Gufa. There is gentleness about his paintings which is also characteristic of the man. No doubt,…

  • F. N. Souza – works on paper

    “Renaissance painters painted man and women making them look like angels, I paint for angels to show them what men and women really look like.” – Francis Newton Souza What can be more bold start of 2016 for Ahmedabad than an…




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