$66,000 for a Pair of Scissors (That Don’t Work)?

Just last week, the Art Basil Miami was held showcasing works of top artists from all over the world. Among all the works, a few definitely stood out. One such work was “Running Scissors” by Sigmar Polke. On closer inspection, it becomes clear that the blades of the scissor resemble a women’s legs wearing fishnet…

A homage to African Art

Just two days ago, the Museum of Black Civilization (MCN) was opened in the capital city of Dakar in Senegal. This $30 million dollar Chinese funded project, marks a significant new start that aims to understand and appreciate Africa’s rich past. However, the problem lies in the fact that almost 90% of African art is…

Mashion

  Just a couple of weeks ago, famous Pakistani actress Mahira Khan launched her own online portal called Mashion. This is a curated space on which the best of fashion, travel & food is available. However, what makes it truly unique is that its targeted towards the average south-asian woman. Its an integration of styles…

5,000 years of history: Available online

I just recently read an article about how the MET is engaging in a program to make 406,000 digital Images available to the public. With the help of Google, it is using an API (application program interface) to upload all these images on its website. This initiative is part of a larger effort to make…

“The Fearless Girl”

Since 2017, the statue of the “Fearless girl” by Kristen Visbal has been standing strong in the heart of Walls Street in New York City. Since being built, it has sparked conversation about the necessity of gender diversity in the workplace and has been the starting point for a much larger movement towards equality. While…

Damien Hirst “Focusing on his art”

Just recently, artist Damien Hirst has decided to lay off over 50 people from his work force, most of whom helped him with the business side of his work. This move is signalling a deeper desire to move away from the commercialisation of art and instead focus on the actual creation of it. Like him,…

Something Navy

10-20 years ago it would be crazy to think that you could create a career by posting your life on social media platforms like Instagram. But, today many bloggers have made this a reality. One of my favourite bloggers, Arielle Charnas, known by the name “Something Navy” went from being a normal girl interested in…

Dressing “Global”

The way we dress says a lot about who we our as people. Being of Indian origin, as long as I can remember people have worn Indian clothes (such as saris & lehengas) in a strictly Indian context. These clothes conveyed a sense of traditionalism, connection to ones roots and family and Indian values. However,…

ARTECHOUSE

I was in DC for the weekend, and went for an incredible show called ‘ARTECHOUSE’. The exhibition created a unique space using a creative intermix of technology & art. The objective, was to spark an interest in the ways of the future such as effective urban design, technological innovations and virtual reality among many others….

The Last Supper

Being in Milan last semester, one of the things I was most excited about was seeing ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo Da Vinci in the Santa Maria Della Grazie church. Like most people I  was intrigued by the painting and had read all that there was to read including the conspiracy theories that surrounded this 15th…