Across 2020, as major art festivals stand cancelled or postponed, most mainstream and leading galleries haven’t hosted a show in weeks, even as artists retreat to their studios to produce more work. Gallery Espace, Gallery 88, Chemould Prescott Road, ICONART Gallery, Hyderabad, Emami Art, Kolkata, Vadehra Contemporary Art Gallery, Mahua, The Art Gallery, Bengaluru, GALLERYSKE, Bengaluru, The Apparao Galleries network and The Kiran Nadar Museum regularly hosts talks, online events and webinars through which you can familiarise yourself with what’s new in the art space and also pick up art history details. … [Read more...] about Buying art for dummies: Why you should buy, what you should buy and how you should build up your art portfolio to offer you both joy and great returns
Fine art of doing nothing
‘Magnitude of substance use in India’, a survey released by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in 2019, states that about 2.8 percent of Indians aged 10–75 years (3.1 crore people) were using cannabis in some form or other, with a “preponderance of men among users” of the drug. … [Read more...] about Rhea Chakraborty arrested for drug abuse: What do India’s laws say about the use of ganja and charas?
“The court held that the punitive damages award of $280 million is constitutionally excessive and directed the trial court to reassess the punitive damages. The court upheld the compensatory damages award of $140 million,” TCS told the Bombay Stock Exchange on August 20 … [Read more...] about Explained | Why does TCS have to pay $140 million to EPIC Systems, what are its options and other questions answered
A personal favorite card features two hats—that of a postal service worker and that of a MAGA supporter. It reads, “More USPS, Less USBS.” Get it? I know, it’s a silly pun. But in the middle of our science-denying, wildfire-strewn pandemic hellscape, I’ll take it. … [Read more...] about Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh survived COVID-19. Now he wants to save the USPS
“It boils down to individuals–for both good and bad [experiences],” Geismar says. He recalls one advocate in particular, Jack Masey, who worked closely with Geismar & Chermayeff on an 1960s exhibition for the United States Information Agency, and then on the visual identity for the American Revolution Bicentennial. He only learned later that Masey had protected them from some of the politics. “We learned later that there were huge issues [about the exhibition] brought up by congressmen asking, ‘Why did you do this?’ or ‘How could you put this in?’ We never heard about it during the process. You need a good insulator, especially in a governmental project when politics start becoming predominant and it starts to be very difficult to make it work.” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design