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Manav Gupta at his musing bestBLOUIN ARTINFO| One of India’s most erudite and versatile contemporary artistsTimes of India | Iconic. – Uma Nair, Art Critic | Brilliant. Moving. – B. N. Goswamy, Art Critic |”An amazing perspective of the Ganga river with clay lamps, cups and chilams” – BBC.CO.UK| In its entirety it can fill the Tate Turbine Hall. – The Pioneer. | A solo biennale. – Millennium Post | Manav Gupta has stunned the art world with his latest installation – Outlook | Maverick Genius, Ambassador of India’s soft power, Manav Gupta has showcased Indian pottery in his avant garde installations across the world” – Indian Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affairs. | No other artist uses clay and pottery in public art like Manav Gupta. His works on nature and climate change are extensive, in harmony with themes and sites he chooses, and soul stirring. In the back drop of the recent Kerala floods, his series, ‘Arth’ (meaning), stands as the most gentle and revolutionary expression of art exposed to rain, trees and sunlight. Depletion of natural resources, recreating and sustaining, are at the core of the series. global in language and Indian in soul.  – Swarajya | A first of its kind initiative by one of India’s top ten eminent contemporary artists. – Indian Panorama, NEW YORK | the artist makes the river an idiom – and takes it across the Nile or the Mississippi or the Thames as ‘water’ that relates to the commonality of environmental issues the world over. – PUBLIC ART REVIEW, USA | Breath taking. Contemporary in its very making. Aruna Bhowmik, Art Critic, The Statesman |  A work of power and imagination. Manasij Mazumdar, veteran art critic | That the artist is able to create a visual image of a river, miles away from its shore, without any use of water speaks volumes about his talent.” Matters of Art |True originality of thought and treatment. – Times of India | This latest  installation reflects the brilliant conceptualisation of the artist in his inverting the everyday humble utilitarian earthen lamp to encrypt it into the river of clay resulting in many considering it to be of calibre enough to juxtapose it with Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain. What’s On, Johannesburg, South Africa. | Enjoyed the very serenity of the installation. Very well thought out and crafted. – Kiran Nadar, Chairman, Kiran Nadar Museum of Modern Art. | Wonderful Exhibition. Extremely creative! – Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Ayog. Manav ji’s Vision and Passion is beyond imagination. – Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

News | Reviews | What they Say

  2018

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  1. https://swarajyamag.com/culture/down-to-arth-how-manav-gupta-uses-meaningful-artwork-in-terracotta-to-bring-clay-back-to-nature
  2. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/lifestyle/arth-art-for-earth-by-manav-gupta/videoshow/65933649.cms
  3. https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/diwali-diwali-2018-deepawali-festival-of-lights-diyas-rangolis-colours-lights-indian-express-news-5436452/ 6th Nov.
  4. https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/what-s-hot/story/ignca-achhe-din-aye-hain-1384451-2018-11-08 8th Nov.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFgcQ62NIs Punjab Kesari
  6. http://epaper.thestatesman.com/1740963/SECTION-2/18-07-2018#dual/2/2
  7. http://www.theluxurychronicle.com/manav-guptas-global-art-project-rain
  8. http://www.millenniumpost.in/features/re-defining-the-meaning-of-art-with-arth-307911
  9. https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/from-sand-to-dust-5282108/
  10. https://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/dust-to-dustand-all-shapes-in-between.html
  11. https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/spectrum/arts/clayscapes/628280.html
  12. https://indiaculture.nic.in/eventapp/event_detail/4788
  13. https://www.thequint.com/hotwire-text/art-exhibition-opens-at-ignca-in-delhi
  14. https://twitter.com/igncakd/status/1023889619182530560
  15. https://twitter.com/igncakd/status/1003930489281900544
  16. https://twitter.com/igncakd/status/1014475836257255426?lang=en
  17. https://hi-in.facebook.com/pg/IGNCA/posts/
  18. http://newsz.in/posts/ignca-opens-up-its-art-exhibition-
  19. https://www.news18.com/news/india/climatechangeart-part-ii-delhi-based-artist-manav-gupta-weaves-poetry-with-art-on-environment-1758761.html
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mfxrCjDKL0
  21. http://www.theluxurychronicle.com/manav-guptas-global-art-project-rain
  22. http://news.indianservers.com/apj-abdul-kalam-life-history-and-achievements/
  23. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=180436   
  24. http://ignca.gov.in/events/arth-art-for-earth/   
  25. https://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/2018-07-05-225176.html
  26. https://www.prokerala.com/news/photos/art-exhibition-opens-at-ignca-in-delhi-357758.html    
  27. http://ignca.gov.in/invitations/05072018_Art_of_earth_Invite.pdf
  28. http://ignca.gov.in/events/
  29. https://allevents.in/new%20delhi/arth-art-for-earth-the-excavated-museum-of-clay/20001856560431   
  30. https://www.fresherslive.com/current-affairs/articles/union-minister-mahesh-sharma-inaugurated-exhibition-titled-arth-at-ignca-new-delhi-14114
  31. https://indiaculture.nic.in/sites/default/files/events/ProgrammeSchedule%20uly2018IGNCA_03.07.2018.pdf  
  32. https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/art-exhibition-opens-at-ignca-in-delhi-118070501399_1.html    
  33. https://www.sawdust.online/news/art-for-earth-exhibition-at-ignca-delhi/
  34. https://m.timesofindia.com/videos/lifestyle/arth-art-for-earth-by-manav-gupta/videoshow/65933649.cms  
  35. https://opinionexpress.in/manav-gupta-giving-a-new-meaning-to-pottery/    
  36. https://www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/spectrum/arts/clayscapes/628280.html  
  37. https://youtu.be/5mfxrCjDKL0
  38. https://www.amarujala.com/topic/manav-gupta  
  39. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arth-art-for-earth-by-manav-gupta-tickets-49570779536?aff=ebdssbeac   
  40. http://www.indiaheritagedesk.com/event/exhibition-arth-by-manav-gupta/   
  41. https://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/art-exhibition-opens-at-ignca-in-delhi-118070501399_1.html   
  42. https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/images/india-in-picture-july4-2018  
  43. https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/swarajyamag.com/amp/story/culture%252Fdown-to-arth-how-manav-gupta-uses-meaningful-artwork-in-terracotta-to-bring-clay-back-to-nature?source=images   
  44. https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/millennium+post-epaper-millpost/re+defining+the+meaning+of+art+with+arth+-newsid-91650847?listname=topicsList&index=0&topicIndex=0&mode=pwa  
  45. https://deskgram.net/explore/tags/TravellingMuseum  
  46. https://www.imgrum.pw/tag/saveganga

2017

  1. https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/plumage/the-excavated-museum-manav-gupta/
  2. http://www.millenniumpost.in/features/news-181301
  3. https://www.amarujala.com/video/india-news/pottery-art-presentation-by-manav-gupta-catches-eyeballs-in-noida-dlf-mall
  4. https://www.amarujala.com/photo-gallery/education/success-stories/manav-gupta-excavated-museum-at-dlf-mall-noida
  5. https://www.cityairnews.com/content/art-curator-seema-subbanna-hosted-group-art-show-titled-many-folds
  6. http://www.wef.org.in/manav-gupta/
  7. https://www.cityspidey.com/news/2523/are-you-aware-of-this-noida-based-artist-if-you-arent-its-time-you-were!/
  8. https://m.timesofindia.com/city/noida/clay-installation-at-noida-mall-gets-an-extended-display/articleshow/57427594.cms
  9. https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/events/noida/clay-lamps-and-kulhads-turn-noida-mall-into-an-art-museum/articleshow/56762561.cms
  10. https://photogallery.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/events/delhi/art-inspired-by-nirbhaya/articleshow/20243838.cms
  11. https://cityairnews.com/content/art-curator-seema-subbanna-hosted-group-art-show-titled-many-folds
  12. https://twitter.com/amitabhk87/status/938067411042951168?s=19
  13. http://lifeandmore.in/people/excavation
  14. https://www.dailypioneer.com/2017/vivacity/the-little-clay-pot.html   

2013-2016

  1. https://www.theindianpanorama.news/potpourri/views-reviews/ganga-to-mississippi-eminent-artist-manav-guptas-art-project-connects-usa-with-india-56786/
  2. https://cfileonline.org/art-manav-gupta-excavations-in-hymns-of-clay-recalls-environmental-consciousness/
  3. https://issuu.com/indiandiplomacy/docs/india_perspectives_may-june_2016
  4. http://www.thetimes24.com/ambassador-of-indias-soft-powermanav-gupta-has-showcased-indian-pottery-in-his/
  5. https://twitter.com/IndianDiplomacy/status/750677428612268032/photo/1
  6. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/Breaking-the-mould/article14410179.ece
  7. https://forecastpublicart.org/ritual-river/  

The Indian PanoramaFrom Ganga to Mississippi , January, 2016
Minneapolis College of Art and DesignPresident’s Lecture Series : Manav Gupta 
, November 12, 2015
BLOUIN ARTINFOManav Gupta at his musing best , April 14, 2015
Hindustan Times, Eco-friendly: Art goes from earth to earth, April 10, 2015
Matters of Art, Exploring the Holy Ganges in Clay, March 15, 2015
The Pioneer, Message in Clay, December 23rd, 2015
BBC, Ganga using Diyas and Chillams, December 15, 2014

Exotica, Manav Gupta’s unsung hymns of clay August 2013
Architecture+Design Magazine, Art feature, June 2013
Essay by Pavan K. Varma, Manav Gupta’s “unsung hymns of clay”, April 13, 2013
Mail Today, Gupta’s Green Trilogy, Friday April 26, 2013
The Pioneer, All for Earth, April 15, 2013
Sunday Times, Gupta’s “rainforest art” a Hit, February 24, 2013
Tonight Art, Kaleidoscope of Creativity, February 28, 2013
Artslink, Rainforests and the Circle of Life, March 15, 2013
Biz community.com, Rainforests and the Circle of Life exhibition in Pretoria, February 28, 2013

Public Art Review, Manav Gupta repurposes local pottery, Issue 53 : Leading the Way | Fall/Winter, 2015
Forecast Public Art, Weaving spirituality and environmentalism in public art, November 11th, 2015
Outlook, Excavations in hymns of clay, June 1st, 2015
Millennium Post, Exquisitely etched in clay, April 21st, 2015
The Statesman, River of Clay, April 2, 2015
Deccan Herald, Magnificent Public Art Installation, April 2015
Times of India, Exploring Identities in Clay, November 29, 2014

Classic Feel, Quest for life, August 2013
Whats on!, Leading international environmental artist, speaks out. July 2013
Classic feel, Environmental Art – Unsung Hymns of clay  June 20, 2013
SABC News, Feature on Brics : Manav Gupta’s Clay River. (FEATURED YOUTUBE VIDEO)
Expresso, Renowned artist Manav Gupta’s acclaimed exhibition
Get it Pretoria, Art focuses on Nature, March 14, 2013
Media Update, Rainforests and the circle of life exhibition extended to the end of March, March 15, 2013
Record, Spectacular India Culture hits the stage, 8 March, 2013
The Times, Small wonders, February 22, 2013
Curtain Call, Rainforests and the Circle of Life, February 19, 2013