The pandemic has brought gloom not just for artists worldwide but also for connoisseurs and collectors of art. As gallery exhibitions start their post-Covid stint on a slow and unsteady note, TAP (The Art Platform) India has roped in 14 renowned galleries in the country to put up online exhibitions on their website. The initiative is aimed at people wishing to add to their collections, invest in their very first piece of art, or simply walk through an exhibition again – albeit from the comfort and safety of their homes.
The collaborating galleries will curate works, which will be showcased as virtual exhibitions on their website. Besides new exhibitions every few weeks,there will be online events and guest talks with industry insiders sharing tips for both experienced buyers and budding collectors. Says Tunty Chauhan, Director of Gallery Threshold, “The platform is a huge step forward in making the primary market more transparent and helping buyers make informed choices. People buy art for different reasons, and with so many galleries on board, they will have easier access to so much art. Yet, follow-ups can be on a personal level, as they always are.”
Among the participating galleries are some of the most well-known names in the contemporary art circuit. Delhibased Gallery Art Heritage is exhibiting works ranging from watercolour paintings by the famed KG Subramanyan to photographs by the emerging Cop Shiva. Gallery Director Amal Allana says, “Our gallery known to take risks. We seek to cultivate and support new work that is not only aesthetically superior but whose content engages with our times.” Meanwhile, Tribal Art Forms, a collaboration between Exhibit 320 and Blueprint12, is showcasing Sanjay Manubhai Chitara’s intricate “Mata ni Pachedi” paintings and a collection of fine bronze Bhuta masks from southern Karnataka. “We are very excited to collaborate with TAP India to showcase Indian folk and tribal art on a parallel platform with Indian contemporary art. Our vision is to enable folk and indigenous art forms to travel from its origins in traditional spiritual and religious expressions into the mainstream art world, to a global audience,” stated gallerists Mandira Lamb, Ridhi Bhalla and Rasika Kajaria.
The platform will also let collectors access artwork from India and the world over. For instance, Wonderwall, which is dedicated to fine art photography, will be showcasing works by Paul Brouns, Prarthana Modi, Waleed Zafar and Amber Hammad. Founder Ajay Rajgarhia says, “With the pandemic traditional methods of doing business have to be re-evaluated. The future is the online and contactless sale.The coming together of India’s premier galleries under one platform will help us tap into the synergies and joint promotion of the endeavour will produce better results than individual efforts.”
The Daily Guardian is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@thedailyguardian) and stay updated with the latest headlines.
For the latest news Download The Daily Guardian App.
TOM HOLLAND TO PLAY FRED ASTAIRE IN UPCOMING BIOPIC
WASHINGTON: Actor Tom Holland has recently confirmed that he will portray the role of late legendary Hollywood icon Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic by Sony Pictures. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the 25-year-old confirmed the news while promoting ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ at a London event. “The script came in a week ago. I haven’t read it yet; they haven’t given it to me,” he told the media. Further details like who is the writer of the project are not disclosed yet. Another Astaire project also is in the works of Amazon Studios and Automatik, with Bell starring as the legend and Margaret Qualley playing Ginger Rogers. Academy Honorary Award winner Fred Astaire was a dancer, singer, choreographer, and television presenter. He is widely considered the greatest dancer in film history. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years.
HEMSWORTH SHARES FOOTAGE FROM ‘EXTRACTION 2’ PRAGUE SETS
WASHINGTON: Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has teased his return as mercenary Tyler Rake in the upcoming installment of ‘Extraction’.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Hemsworth shared a short video via the Russo Brothers Instagram account, with a caption declaring that the action sequel is “coming in hot…or actually, freezing cold.” In a snowy location, Hemsworth appeared, slightly bloodied, on a train with stuntman-turned-director Sam Hargrave, who helmed the 2020 hit. “First day shooting on Extraction 2,” Hemsworth said in the video, adding that they are in Prague. “Two things are different from the last film. One: very very cold. Two: I’m alive. How? You’ll have to find out. Watch the movie. Stay tuned,” he added. ‘Extraction’ told the story of Rake, an Australian black market mercenary who is enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord. Upon its release, the film was viewed on Netflix by an estimated 90 million households. The upcoming sequel has been penned by ‘Avengers: Endgame’ filmmaker Joe Russo.
SAMANTHA PRABHU’S NEW FILM ‘YASHODA’ BEGINS SHOOTING
MUMBAI: Samantha’s new movie has been titled ‘Yashoda.’ The shooting of the project commenced on Monday with a puja ceremony. Sivalenka Krishna Prasad, who has produced films such as Aditya 369 and Sammohanam, is making ‘Yashoda’ under his Sridevi Movies banner.
Touted to be a new-age thriller, the film will be directed by director duo Hari and Harish. Samantha plays an author-backed role in ‘Yashoda.’ The film will release in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.
Speaking at the shoot commencement event, Sivalenka Krishna Prasad said, “We all know that Samantha attained pan-India attention with ‘The Family Man 2.’ In accordance with her current image, we have conceived a thriller that caters to a wide section of the audience.”
The filming of ‘Yashoda’ is expected to be completed by March 2022. Still, more details about the cast, crew and the film’s release date will be announced soon by the makers. On the work front, Samantha has ‘Shaakuntalam’ and ‘Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal’ in her kitty.
WHAT’S A.R. RAHMAN’S ADVICE FOR HIS DAUGHTERS?
NEW DELHI: There is no better feeling for parents to see their children growing up and working hard for their dreams. Music maestro A.R. Rahman could easily relate to this as his daughters Raheema Rahman and Khatija Rahman are proudly following his legacy.
Both Raheema and Khatija are musicians. They have even performed along with their father. Speaking about his talented daughters, A.R. Rahman told ANI, “They have the toughest mindsets. Anything they do, they feel like they have to be good enough…all these things come to their mind. So I keep telling them not to be worried about anything, just do it, just do the stuff and then you will have your own personality…God will bless you and nobody is going to compare them.”
PADMINI’S RECREATION OF ‘YEH GALIYAN YEH CHAUBARA’ OUT NOW
MUMBAI: Priyaank Sharma the brainchild of Dhamaka Records has released Padmini Kolhapure’s iconic song from Prem Rog, ‘Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara’. The song is sung by the actress herself in her soulful voice and melodious tune.
Earlier, Dhamaka Records had topped all the music charts and made headlines for their stellar song, Hum Hindustani, featuring 15 legendary artists including, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Shraddha Kapoor, etc. Now Priyaank Sharma’s label has released the biggest heartwarming wedding anthem and it is sure they will yet again top all the music charts.
Talking about the song Padmini Kolhapure says, ‘While working on this song, it took me back to the memories of shooting the song back in the day. It makes me so happy to feel that zest again and I’m elated to be able to recreate the iconic song once again!’ Priyaank Sharma on launch of the song said, “I wanted to recreate this song even before we started the label. This has been my mothers most special song for me and to get a chance to recreate it and release it on our label is more than special! A big big thank you to Saregama, we hope everyone gives as much love to it as they gave the original.”
SAIF BEGINS SHOOTING FOR 2ND SCHEDULE OF ‘VIKRAM VEDHA’
NEW DELHI: After wrapping their first shoot schedule spanning 27 days in Abu Dhabi with Hrithik Roshan, the makers of ‘Vikram Vedha’ have begun the production of the film’s second shoot schedule with actor Saif Ali Khan in Lucknow. The news was confirmed by Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh on his Instagram handle. “’VIKRAM VEDHA’: HRITHIK COMPLETES ABU DHABI SHOOT, SAIF BEGINS IN LUCKNOW… #VikramVedha concluded its first schedule spanning 27 days in #AbuDhabi with #HrithikRoshan… Second schedule has begun with #SaifAliKhan in #Lucknow… 30 Sept 2022 release.” The upcoming project is the Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil film ‘Vikram Vedha’. The movie is being directed by the makers of the original film, Pushkar-Gayathri, and produced by Neeraj Pandey under his company Friday Filmworks in association with Reliance Entertainment and Y Not Studios.
Radhika Apte will also play a pivotal role in the movie slated to hit the screens on 30 September 2022.
Opinion1 year ago
South Block’s mistakes will now be corrected by Army
Sports1 year ago
When a bodybuilder breaks Shoaib’s record
News2 years ago
PM Modi must take governance back from babus
Spiritually Speaking1 year ago
Spiritual beings having a human experience
News1 year ago
Chinese general ordered attack on Indian troops: US intel report
Legally Speaking2 years ago
Law relating to grant, rejection and cancellation of bail
Sports1 year ago
West Indies avoid follow-on, England increase lead to 219
Royally Speaking1 year ago
The young royal dedicated to the heritage of Jaipur