Zainul Abedin by Abul Hasnat

Pioneering artist Zainul Abedin began the Institute of Art in Dhaka with just two small rooms, eighteen students, and a Herculean effort. Immediately after the Partition of 1947, the newly-formed Pakistan was openly sceptical towards modern art in a tradition-based society. Despite religious and cultural pressures, political and environmental turmoil, this revolutionary initiative eventually evolved […]

Shuvaprasanna: A Multifaceted Artist

Sushma Bahl The Artist & the City of Joy Born in the tumultuous year of 1947, in a culturally alive and politically volatile Calcutta, Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya, had to struggle hard, like most of his contemporaries, to forge ahead. After completing his art education, he learnt Intaglio and lithography in Germany and New Mexico and as […]

Roots of origins

Kenneth Frampton It is a redeeming characteristics of our pluralistic age that despite the mediatic triumph of one superficially spectacular star architect after another, a subtly differentiated culture of building still prevails. So despite the globalised character of our digital age, a topo-graphically grounded architecture of quality may be found virtually everywhere. What is simultaneously […]