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These “hand-raised” pigeons are confined to India’s National Academy of Fine Art gallery, perching on the copper “branches” of a sculpture rigged with radio transistors. As they hop, scamper and shit about, they tweak the white noise filling the room. Animal rights groups aren’t happy with the arrangement. […]

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Prune Nourry — the artist behind NYC’s eugenics-awareness public installation SpermBar and the prenatal buffet — has completed the next series of her ongoing Holy Daughters project. Addressing Asia’s trend of aborting pregnancies after the fetus is diagnosed with the female gender (apparently, a malady in some parts of the world), Nourry continues to remix […]

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Another troupe of river-traversing artists is headed to India with The Swimming Cities in April as The Ocean of Blood. Five steel and plywood boats, specially-constructed in NYC to maneuver the Ganges River from Farrukhabad to Varanasi, will stop along the way to collaborate with local craftsmen and deck out the vessels, Indian style. […]

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An area of India mostly populated by Christians won’t participate in the census and says the country’s Unique ID card is the mark of the ‘Beast’ described in the Book of Revelations. […]

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A New York-based artist Pratima Naithani has tricked out a short bus as an India-centric “multi-media, mobile art installation” The Sweet Shop, doubling as a free shuttle between SCOPE and neighboring fairs in March. The bus is “festooned with striking symbols” like a clip-art Taj Mahal and etch-o-sketchy Ghandi. […]

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Tape-laying street artist Aakash Nihalani has been doing some traveling, sticking up his geometric designs in Vienna, for the BLK RIVER Festival, and now India. Highlighting how essential documentation is for many modern street artists, Nihalani posts proof of his cubic work before it was quickly peeled off some stone structure in New Delhi. Photos […]

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After floating down Hudson River and across the Adriatic Sea, the Swimming Cities collective is planning a boating expedition on India’s Ganges River. Coinciding with the mass Hindu pilgrimage of Kumbh Mela, the crew is hoping to “construct a large fleet of small sculptural rafts and travel from the Himalayan foothills city of Haridwar to […]

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Bottled at the source, the source being the site of the worst industrial accident in history: the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India (Dow owns UC). To mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster, the Bhopal Medical Appeal and professional Dow harassers The Yes Men—with design help from London’s Kennedy Monk—created this new brand of […]

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It’s been over 61 years since a guy named Mohandas Gandhi paraded around India preaching non-violent civil disobedience. Well apparently he’s been long forgotten and nowadays when the Indian citizenry get pissed—at say a railway company for reducing service—they have an all new protest method: they burn that shit down train and all. |Reuters| […]

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While most politicians campaign against graffiti, others embrace graffiti for their campaigns—well in India at least. The Election Commission in Calcutta is trying to stop political graffiti by buffing the walls and billing the politicians. One election officer claimed, “We had earlier taken the softer approach of serving showcause notices on the guilty parties and […]

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