Curated Events


TAKE on Writing Series: Art Writers’ Award, 2018-2019

When: 9 October 2018 - 15 April 2019
Where: Villa Straeuli, Winterthur, Switzerland

This endeavour was conceptualised to initiate continuing dialogue among contemporary art writers and critics by connecting peers who could potentially exchange ideas, and offer each other critique and feedback. In continuation of TAKE’s commitment to art writing, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s sustained efforts in promoting critical discourse, the first Art Writers’ Award (AWA) was announced in early 2018.

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The Making of TAKE Fashion, Issue 23-24

When: 18-27 August 2018
Where: Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi

TAKE on Art Magazine in collaboration with Bikaner House presented an interactive project. During this week, the team of the magazine along with the guest editor of TAKE Fashion, Mayank Mansingh Kaul invited conversations with visitors on their associations-reflections on Indian fashion.

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Launch: TAKE Architecture, Issue 22

When: 7 February 2018
Where: The Kila Terrace, Mehrauli, New Delhi

TAKE on Art magazine launched its 22nd issue, TAKE Architecture on 7 February 2019 at The Kila Terrace, Mehrauli, New Delhi hosted by Bhavna Kakar and Sanjeev Batra. The magazine was launched as part of the India Art Fair 2019 pre-inaugural party that attracts the dignitaries of the art world from India and abroad.

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Crafting Narratives: A Children’s Workshop

When: 2 September 2017
Where: Saffronart, Claridges Hotel

‘Crafting Narratives: A Children’s Workshop’, walkthrough and a workshop inspired with art and storytelling was organized for 10-14 year old as part of the Delhi Contemporary Art Weekend. The workshop was conducted by Bhavna Kakar and Rachita Gupta in collaboration with team FICA and TAKE on Art magazine.

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Launch: TAKE Fiction, Issue 21

When: 7 – 9 September, 2017
Where: Piramal Art Foundation, Mumbai

To mark the launch of TAKE Fiction, in collaboration with Piramal Museum of Art, TAKE on Art hosted the panel discussion ‘Fiction as Criticality’ on 9 September 2017. The panel includes Girish Shahane, V Sanjay Kumar and Rustom Bharucha. Bharti Lalwani was the discussant, and the session was moderated by Anushka Rajendran.

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Colour Your World: Workshops for Children and Adults

When: 4–5 February 2017
Where: India Art Fair, NSIC Grounds, New Delhi

During the 2017 edition of the India Art Fair, TAKE on Art was offered a Special Projects Booth (unlike a regular Media Partners Booth), conducting several interactive process art workshops for children and adults with artists Gaurvi Sharma and Kavita Singh Kale.

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TAKE on Writing Series: ‘The Book Ensemble’

When: 17 –19 December 2016
Where: Sanskriti Kendra, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, New Delhi

TAKE on Art is excited to bring together an international community of artists, writers and curators under its TAKE on Writing series for ‘The Book – Ensemble’. Curated by TAKE editor and publisher Bhavna Kakar and curator and assistant editor for TAKE, Anushka Rajendran, the ensemble will, over the course of 3 days, exchange ideas and discuss the endurance and material legacy of ‘The Book’, including the ways in which it continues to influence contemporary processes of knowledge, community and history.

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TAKE on Writing Series: ‘THE BOOK – The New Writing Group’

When: 16 -17 December 2016
Where: 1A, Qutab Minar, Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

Curator, art historian, and writer Chus Martinez and novelist, writer, and artist Ingo Niermann will lead a two day workshop, ‘The Book - The New Writing Group’ from 16 to 17 December. The workshop explored new ways of writing ‘around’ art and issues around ‘the book’ to see if there is a potential to engage language differently to ultimately develop and write a ‘book’ together.

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Launch: TAKE Writing, Issue 19

When: 7-12 October 2016
Where: Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University

To mark the launch of TAKE Writing, in collaboration with the Kochi Muziris Students’ Biennale 2016, TAKE on Art organized a six-day performance art workshop, ‘re-enactment as a mode of ‘reading’.

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