New Superblue

Discovered in a Lab, a New Superblue Has Been Unleashed Upon the World as a Crayola Crayon The stunning pigment is set to become part of your child's next box set. For details: https://news.artnet.com/art-world

Working Progress – A Portrait of the Auroville Village Action Group

The NGO Auroville Village Action Group, or AVAG in short, was founded in 1983 and focuses on four major areas of rural development in the Auroville bioregion: capacity building, psychosocial services (fighting and curing alcoholism, for instance), economic development and community development. What makes the organisation unique is that it…

The Cross-fertilization between The West and India

What is so interesting about this painting and what does it tell us about India? This painting gives a fascinating insight into the effect of the cross-fertilisation between the Indian and the western cultures. That exchange, which is an early example of globalization, shows the Indian genius for absorbing, for…

APRIL BEGINS WHAT DECEMBER PROMISES

APRIL BEGINS WHAT DECEMBER PROMISES Everything starts with a dream and what’s going on in the art and culture scene in Auroville is the perfect example of this spirit: art for beauty, art for creating, art for sharing and art for joy. TRASHION SHOW It is easy to be sceptical…

UNITY IN THE CLOSE EMBRACE

If you ever listened to tango music, you probably noticed its multiple layers, its dramatic aspectthat might be coming from the emotion in the voice, the sudden change of dynamics or the staccatos, for example. Just like the music, with 2 to 3 group classes per day, 2 practice times,…

PLAYROOM 2 Ceramics from Auroville by SARASWATI (Renata Sereda)

PLAYROOM 2 Ceramics from Auroville by SARASWATI (Renata Sereda) 10 – 30 March 2017 Gallery Gitanjali, Goa Magic in her eyes and magic in her work, Sarawasti (named after the Indian goddess for creativity, perfection and knowledge in charge of the art of sciences) truly wears her name well. This…

MAgzAV Issue No 10

MAgzAV Issue No 10 Have you seen the latest MAgzAV? Issue #10? It addresses the ‘Elephant in the Room’ (an idiomatic expression that applies to an obvious problem or risk that no one wants to discuss or a condition of groupthink that no one wants to challenge) through articles and…

Radhika on Potter’s Market

Auroville International Potters’ Market January 26 – 28, 2017 Visitors Centre, Auroville Pots and pottery are an integral element of Indian life and domestic culture. Yet ‘art’ pottery– stoneware and studio pottery – has only been here for less than 50 years. On the 26th of January, the third Auroville…

Corinne on Paintings by Louis – The Red Door

The Red Door Paintings by Louis Pitanga, 10 - 24 December ’The Red Door' This title might arouse your curiosity , but it gets even more intriguing as you will dive deeper into the meaning of it…..suddenly everything will make sense, the painter, his paintings, Auroville, the red and the…

Corrine on ” The joy of life”

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso If I had to sum up the new Art exhibit “The joy of life” by Helgart Zurmuehi opening up in le Centre d’Art, Citadine, this Saturday November 19th  this is the sentence I would choose. If an alien…

Chana Corinne Devor on Mothers and Other Souvenirs

MOTHERS AND OTHER SOUVENIRS Paintings by Marco Feira 5-24 November 2016 Kala Kendra Is the mother the holiest thing alive? This is one of the explorations that Marco Feira shares with us in his exhibition in Kala Kendra, Auroville, a place where the word and subject of the mother goes…

On Seeds, God and D. Saravana – by Chana Corinne Devor

A wonderful exhibition is about to end in Kala Kendra, Auroville, and with it, the non-less wonderful and touching work of D. Saravana from Pondicherry. I have never been too keen on metal art, somehow like in Chinese medicine, metal represents grief, limits and boundaries, and this is often what…

Taking the vision of Veenapani ahead

from The Hindu: Adishakti looks to redefine itself in a ‘new avatar’ while drawing strength from her philosophy. If there was one thing the late acclaimed theatre personality Veenapani Chawla was clear about, it was that the institution that she had set up must not collapse for want of a…

City of Dawn to descend on Chennai

from The Hindu, Feb 15, 2015 Auroville Festival set to unravel its idea of sustainable existence Art and the universal township of Auroville have a link that go beyond its conducive, green and multicultural environment. Sri Aurobindo, whose teachings resonate in the intrinsic fabric of this ‘City of Dawn,’ had…