Indian art

Booksreview

A new way of understanding India’s Modern and contemporary art laid out in new book

An idiosyncratic Desert Island Discs of works, selected by 54 contributors, considers the role of “memory sites” in making sense of Indian output since 1900

'A logistical nightmare': how deteriorating India-Pakistan relations affect the South Asian art trade

From smuggled paintings to cancelled visas, the heads of the subcontinent's fairs, biennials and galleries weigh in on the ramifications of the contested border

India and Pakistan turn 75: exhibitions on independence and partition to see around the world

From Kolkata to Chicago, here are 11 shows that deal with the many histories of nationhood and freedom in the subcontinent

The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires rejected Howard Hodgkin collection of Indian art

The late British artist envisioned that his collection would be acquired by the Ashmolean Museum, which rejected the offer due to provenance concerns

Booksreview

At long last, Indian art from the long 20th century gets the forensic treatment in gargantuan publication

Over more than 700 pages, and with a polyphony of contributors, this book charts more than 100 years of subcontinental art, from the 19th century to the present day

Four Indian galleries take over Sadie Coles for London Gallery Weekend

The gallerist's Mayfair space will host a group of dealers from South Asia, who have staged a show likened to a "mini biennial"

Putting 'trust' back into the art market: South Asian group show inaugurates unusual Mayfair gallery

Exhibition Hawala is the first show at Paradise Row Projects, a one-year, not-for-profit commercial space in London

Sutapa Biswas: 'Our reckoning with empire has certainly begun, but we've only scratched the surface'

Ahead of two major UK shows, the British Indian artist discusses her new work and her role in the Black British Arts movement

Indian museum brings artist M F Husain back from the dead using AI

Visitors to the Museum of Art and Photography in Bangalore can pose questions to a "digital twin" of the late Bombay Progressive Group painter

India Art Fair appoints Jaya Asokan as new director

She will take over from Jagdip Jagpal who led the Delhi fair for three years

Rediscovered portrait by India's most famous female painter Amrita Sher-Gil expected to sell for $2.8m

1932 painting of artist's close friend has been out of the public eye for over 90 years but now comes up for auction at Christie's in New York

Johnny Eskenazi: from wannabe theatre director to leading Eastern art dealer who rescued stolen Afghan ivories

Top Indian sculpture dealer warns against a too rigid interpretation of the 1970 Unesco Convention

Artist discovers looted statue in Canadian museum and returns it to India

The 18th-century work was stolen by the museum's namesake from an active temple over 100 years ago

Art marketanalysis

V.S. Gaitonde's £3.4m record-breaking painting leads strong South Asian sales season

Glut of collections have come to auction this month, with strong results for lesser-known Indian Modernists broadening a narrow market

'She transcends genres and brings together beauty, text and form': tributes to Zarina Hashmi who has died, aged 83

The Indian artist was known for her innovations in printmaking and her reflections on the 1947 Partition

Delhi police shut down protest-inspired work at India Art Fair

The work, which was painted live at the event, featured Urdu calligraphy and images of women in hijabs

Largest collection of contemporary Indian art heads to Moscow

Several Indian private museums are lending works for an exhibition due to open at the State Tretyakov Gallery

Art fairsanalysis

India Art Fair opens with a strong national spirit amid ongoing protests

Director Jagdip Jagpal says the fair is proud to remain regional while dealers double down on "Indian taste"

Three exhibitions to see during Mumbai Gallery Weekend

From how Uber drivers visualise their company’s headquarters to the rediscovery of an Indian Modernist pioneer

Rare outing for East India Company art at London's Wallace Collection

Exhibition curated by the historian William Dalrymple celebrates the artists behind the works of flora, fauna and daily Indian scenes

South Asian group show brings post-partition politics to Cambridge

Exhibition at Kettle’s Yard brings together 11 artists from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to explore issues of borders and migration

Kashmir lockdown traps artists headed for Kochi residency

Two students from the University of Kashmir are unable to leave the state following government imposed restrictions on movement and communication

Stolen artefacts from 'prolific art smuggler' returned to India

Objects are reportedly linked to antiquities dealer Subhash Kapoor who is facing criminal charges in the US

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the poster master Alphonse Mucha to Mrinalini Mukherjee's organic, sexual forms

Sikh Empire collector hopes to open dedicated museum

The London-based collector Davinder Toor holds one of the most significant collections of Sikh works in the US and the UK

India announces Venice Biennale artist line-up for Gandhi themed exhibition

Contemporary re-assessments of the independence leader's legacy are unlikely to be addressed by participating artists

Kabir Jhala. with additional reporting by Anna Brady

Indian galleries raise their game at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Presence of more dealers at the fair signals a comeback in the country’s art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes more mainland galleries

Dealers from across Asia are ramping up their presence, and around half of the projects in the Kabinett sector are by Asian artists

Asia Week auctions reveal breadth of the market

Christie’s and Sotheby’s dominate in terms of value but smaller firms can compete in the field of Asian art, with the internet’s help

Three to see: New York

From a divine Renaissance man to Indian Modernists