• The Poet Curator Remembering the 'Lone Wolf' Artist

      John Xaviers reexamines the curatorial premise of the exhibition on Jeram Patel at KNMA.

      24 Oct 2016

    • The Artful Life of R. Vijay

      Shreya Chaudhuri tracks Annapurna Garimella in her reading of the artistic collaboration of Waswo. X Waswo and R. Vijay, and the expansion of the contemporary miniature.

      24 Oct 2016

    • Allured

      Shuddhabrata Sengupta's expansive open letter to an early boyhood influence, the digital artist, Ashok Ahuja. At Gallery Espace, October 8, 2016

      24 Oct 2016

    • Interview

      Against the global backdrop of migration, Leonhard Emmerling and Kanika Kuthiala, curators of the exhibition "getting across", discuss the making of a transnational view on borders.

      19 Oct 2016

    • Making a Case for Wonder

      Rohini Devasher lights up the Bhau Daji Lad Museum with "Speculations from the Field". A review of the exhibition by Shaleen Wadhwana.

      17 Oct 2016

    • Rethinking the Museum

      The CSMVS in Mumbai confirms its engagement with a new kind of museological show with the present exhibition Conserving the Collection: The Caring Path for 5000 Years of our Art. A review by Gayatri Sinha

      22 Sep 2016

    • Propositioning the World: Raqs Media Collective and the Shanghai Biennale

      Maya Kovskaya in conversation with Raqs Media Collective on curating the 2016 Shanghai Biennale and how it fits into their curatorial practice.

      19 Sep 2016

    • Interview

      With the upcoming show of Praneet Soi in Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, Charu Maithani discusses the inspiration, experiences and processes behind his works.

      19 Sep 2016





    • Part nine - 2000 onwards

      With the shift towards the DSLR camera from the SLR film camera, the ability of the photograph to digitally reproduce itself assumes a new dimension. Photography becomes a continuum in the practice of performance and video art and covers a range of subjects that include gender and ecology.

    • Part eight - 1980 to 2000

      During these decades photography actively intersects with the domains of art. The photograph also becomes a medium to disseminate mass culture through advertising and entertainment. At the same time a generation of reputed photojournalists emerge, who document events in India’s volatile space.

    • Part seven - 1960 to 1980

      During the 1960's photographers in India were confronted with unexpected changes. The more settled aspects of nation-building – large dams and state run factories, and the Green Revolution, were offset by wars, the ravages of food shortages, and the nation's effort to lift itself out of poverty.

    • Part six - 1940 to 1960

      The 1940's mark India's tumultuous crossover from colonial rule to Independence. Images were commissioned to document the nation's leaders, the newly formed industries, public works projects and cultural activities. Cinema photography in the hands of specialist studios brought in the era of romance.

    • Part five - 1920 to 1940

      1920 onwards photography in India acquired a catalytic role of representing and disseminating images of the nationalistic struggle. Newspapers like Young India, Navjivan, the Bombay Chronicle and the Hindustan Times were disseminators of the photographic image.

    • Part four - 1900 to 1920

      These two decades saw the rise of amateur and self-taught photographers. Women were seen in the forefront of this development. The beginning of the twentieth century marked the nascent phase of photojournalism in India; professional photographers were commissioned to cover all major events.

    • Part three - 1880 to 1900

      Photography of archaeological sites, topography and commercial views, reportage and documentary photography, portraiture and ethnology were expanding the use of the medium. Photography studios acquired a variety of props, furniture and backdrops to provide social context to the sitter.

    • Part two - 1860 to 1880

      The introduction of formal education in photography encouraged amateur enthusiasts to shape their talent professionally. The Archaeological Survey of India adopted photography to achieve accuracy in the documentation process. The trend of appointing court photographers grew among the royal families.


    • Tracking
      by Rasna Bhushan
      Rasna Bhushan's (1991) review of Vivan Sundaram's work with used engine oil, the first major installation by an Indian artist on the cascade of violence in the Middle East.

    • When Flesh Creeps, the Mind Boggles
      by Peter Nagy
      Peter Nagy on the 'glitz and the sleaze' that drive Jitish Kallat's representation of large scale urban economies.

    • Gaganendranath Tagore’s New Indian Art
      by Abany. C Banerjee
      Abany. C Banerjee explores the influence of Western art on Gaganendranath Tagore's practice.

    • When Soak Becomes Spill
      by Bharti Kher
      On Subodh Gupta's landmark use of the body, cow dung, and issues of identity. Bharti Kher's piece from the seminal catalogue, The Way Home (1999)

    • Jaya Ganguly her images and metaphors
      by Sovon Som
      Sovon Som interprets the powerful symbolism of Jaya Ganguly's work.

    • Life of Form in Art
      by Santo Datta
      Santo Datta explores K S Kulkarni's quest for the human form in his works of art.

    • A Dimly Lit Horizon
      by Ushiroshoji Masahiro
      Leading curator and thinker Ushiroshoji Masahiro on the work of Dhruva Mistry.

    • Making Art Amidst the Death of an Immortal River
      by Adrian Muoio
      Adrian Muoio reviews Vibha Galhotra's exhibition, Absur-City-Pity-Dity at Jackman Shainman Gallery, New York, 2015.