The Right to Education

The Right to education (RTE) act, 2009 empowers children belong to the backward section of the economy to free and compulsory education. But lack of infrastructure is failing Indian children’s right to education. India is home to 19% of the world’s children. What this means is that India has the…

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

Talking with theatre director Corinne Jaber

The memory of...! Talking with theatre director Corinne Jaber about her workshop on the Indian Partition Sophie Burke for Auroville Arts Magazine Maybe the attraction foreign cultures exert on Corinne Jaber and her work can be explained by her background: the actress and director is of German-Hungarian-Syrian-Canadian ancestry, thus combining…

Two issues of concern

Dear subscribers to our newsletter,​​​ Two issues of concern: 1) In the Working Committee report we read that the Secretary requests the community to find suitable ways to generate income from the immovable properties created from the GoI grants for the maintenance of the properties. ​ 2)​ In the TDC…

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…

Corinne on MUTHIALPET

MUTHIALPET! A photo exhibition by Lisbeth & Ashwin Pitanga April 15 – April 29 You’ve driven through it hundreds of times, knowing it was there and not there at the same time…… Busy and in a hurry to get to Pondicherry, when did you last stop on the way in…

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…

StartUpcycling

StartUpcycling Marc, Ok and Ribhu Berlin We (Ok, Ribhu and Marc) just came back from freezing Berlin where we participated in the first meeting of a two-year international project on waste called StartUpcycling. It’s a project focused on upcycling - the process of converting waste into something useful and more…

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…

Citizen One – Jesse speaks about a new play

Johnny and Jesse are working on the production of a new play called Citizen One. Set in the imaginary City of Neotopia, the play tells a story of a government frustrated by their city’s lack of growth.  In an attempt to identify the main obstacles to the city’s progress, a…

A fair affair

By Bose Krishnamachari An art fair is usually a commercial exhibition of works of art and has been a crucial part of the art market in Europe since the eighteenth century. Famously, the Paris Salon, which opened to the public in 1737, and the Royal Academy in London, which opened…

Corinne on Litter free Auroville

LITTER FREE AV 2017 March 17 - April 9 Kalakendra, Bharat Nivas Corinne talks with Marc as he prepares for the upcoming Litter Free AV event Thoughts on trash art… Can you really combine art and waste? Isn’t art supposed to be beautiful, something you want to look at, that…

Kaeridwyn Eftelya on My Autopsy

My Autopsy By Kaeridwyn Eftelya Hamish Boyd and Fif Fernandes both agree that this has been a lengthy dissection, however,unlike a real body, this body of work has benefitted from a long fermentation process. The work started out as part of a screenwriting for actors workshop in Vancouver with Jeff…

Corinne on Dominique Darr

AND THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Photographs by Dominique Darr 4th -14th February 2017 Vernissage 4pm, 4 th February Timings: 10am-12pm (including Sundays) and 2.30pm-6pm When she picked the title for her exhibition, photographer Dominique Darr, who passed away last December in Auroville, had in mind a testimony of the beginning of…

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…

Back to Nature

"BACK TO NATURE" (as published in:http://www.artindiamag.com/Volume20-Issue-4/back-to-nature.html) An art residency at Kaladham draws inspiration from spiritual and organic worlds, notes Jaideep Sen. Wheels of Life Nausheen Bari and Marie-Claire Barsotti. Wheels of Life. Mixed media. 2016. After garnering degrees in medicine and advanced engineering, Priya Sundaravalli Sudharsan began working with ceramics…

Radhika on Patterns

PATTERNS Kala Kendra 5 – 27 January Vernissage at 5pm featuring Jazz Combo – Matt, Holger, Sreenath “If you walk through an exhibition of six artists’ work you need to feel that it has been a journey – not that you have been bombarded,” says Amrit Zelnick. Zelnick is curating…

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…

Last Week in AV #37

Last Week in AV #037 a weekly photo journal by Marco Saroldi Now also available as online magazine and in our sidebar. October 24 - 30, 2016