How a childhood passion lost its lustre after academic strictures and a traumatic incident.
Staging the Serpent: Kasba Arghya’s ‘Naag Nagini Katha’
The play, due to be performed again at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata on April 11, celebrates the oral culture of storytelling. It is a rebellion in …
NFTs: Why Digital Art Has Such a Massive Carbon Footprint
NFTs (or non-fungible tokens) don't even exist in the real world, but the market around them has a big effect on the planet.
Chinese Digital Art Mocks Western Criticism of Labour Conditions in Xinjiang
Referring to a one-horned Chinese mythical beast, it shows two figures with white pointed hoods interviewing a scarecrow in a field of cotton and Black slaves.
Why Would Anyone Buy Crypto Art, Spending Millions on What’s Essentially a Link to a JPEG File?
If you look at the reasons people buy art, almost none of them have to do with the physical work.
Illustration | How to Spot an ‘Anti-National’: Eight Symptoms
Check the list to know where you stand.
‘Books We Read, Concerts We Attend’: Comic Strips on Our Caste-Based Privileges
Caste and the networks we form and sustain are inseparable and need to be looked at together.
Why Weren’t There Any Great Women Artists? In Gratitude to Linda Nochlin
Fifty years ago, Linda Nochlin's essay 'Why have there been no great women artists?' was published. It would change how we see art and its institutions, and still reverberates …
Illustrations | A Series on Women’s Health by PARI in Collaboration With Population Foundation of India
In 2020, People’s Archive of Rural India worked in collaboration with Population Foundation of India to publish a series on the issue of women's reproductive and sexual health.