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Situating Raghu Rai in A Thousand Lives

A review of the master lensman's latest retrospective at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, which focuses on his photojournalistic frames and images of important personalities, captured between 1965 and 2005

25 Mar 2024

A Centenary Tribute to K.G. Subramanyan
by Vasudha Chatterjee
Remembering one of 20th-century India's most prolific and prominent modernists, who was a renowned artist, writer, teacher and institution builder.

25 Mar 2024

Ameen Sayani (1932-2024): The South Asian Radio Star
by Vebhuti Duggal
The essay looks back at Ameen Sayani's stardom in light of his passing, and about the legacies of his flagship programme, Binaca Geetmala.

25 Mar 2024

Review of Common Ground: Where Our Truths Meet
by Namrata Ghosh
The second edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale brings together artists from 12 countries that engage with landscape, identity, history and culture.

25 Mar 2024

Conversations with Three Contemporary South Asian Women Artists
by Namrata Ghosh and Radhika Sharma
Anoli Perera (from Sri Lanka), Bushra Waqas Khan (from Pakistan), and Pooja Duwal (from Nepal) reflect on their practice.

25 Mar 2024


ART, MEDIA AND LAW

Art in the Indian Constitution
by Umara Zainab
The illustrations in the Indian Constitution must be recovered and contextualized within the guiding principles that went into the nationalist ethos and history-writing in the 1950s.

26 Feb 2024

The Sounds of Radio in India
by Vebhuti Duggal
This article looks at how radio policies affected the creation of sound standards on All India Radio and produced and maintained a citizen-listener over the decades.

23 Jan 2024

Soap Advertising: Decently Negotiating Law, Identity and Nation
by Sreyashi Mukherjee
On the navigation of notions of decency and obscenity through female-centred soap commercials from the 1980s and 1990s.

22 Dec 2023

Queer and Here: Sexuality in Hindi Cinema
by Madhavi Menon
A look at how we understand queerness in India, and Hindi films which do or do not count as “queer-friendly”.

27 Nov 2023

The Many Memories of Bahadur Shah Zafar and Hindustan
by Umara Zainab
The subcontinent’s last Mughal emperor holds a mirror to older pasts of a syncretic 'Hindustan' that were later usurped by a more tightly controlled narrative of 'British India'.

26 Oct 2023

On Birsa Munda: In Conversation with Rahul Ranjan
by Vasudha Chatterjee
On the commemoration of adivasi leader Birsa Munda, the politics of memory, and subaltern resistance through the act of making statues, samadhis and memorial sites.

25 Sep 2023

Interview with Ishan Tankha
by Critical Collective
Ishan Tankha addresses questions on the aesthetics of photojournalism, the challenges thrown up by social media circulation, and photography's current stakes in claims of truth.

20 Jul 2023

Review: How Secular is Art?
by Malvika Maheshwari
The author writes on the relationship between devotion, secularism, art and politics, as explored in a new book edited by Tapati Guha-Thakurta and Vazira Zamindar.

20 Jul 2023


ART AND DESIGN

Domestic Architecture and Mercantile Identity in Colonial Chettiyar Country
by Meena Azhagappan
On the architecture of the grand residences built by the Nattukottai Chettiyars in the 19th and 20th centuries.

25 Mar 2024

More than Meets the Eye: Reading Between the Threads
by Damini Kulkarni
Currently on display at Mumbai’s National Gallery of Modern Art, Sutr Santati demonstrates how threads of gentle subversion can be teased into and out of the fabric of dominant narratives.

23 Jan 2024

Changing Images of an Ideal World in Adarsh Balak
by Rajni Chandiwal
This essay traces the journey of the Adarsh Balak image and the interpretation and relevance it acquired in different eras of pre- and post-independent India.

22 Dec 2023

Interview with Vikram Goyal
by Critical Collective
Known for his creative engagement with material, the designer talks about the inspiration behind his designs, which often transition from being furniture to becoming unique sculptural pieces.

22 Dec 2023

Finding Durga in the Home and the World: Puja Special Anandamelas
by Amreeta Das
This essay looks at the changing depictions of the goddess and her festivities in the covers and contents of a popular Bengali children’s magazine.

26 Oct 2023

Reflecting on Chinese Reverse Glass Paintings in India
by Zoya Kathawala
A study of the reverse glass paintings made by Chinese artists for export to the Indian and British markets.

25 Sep 2023

Craft Traditions in Flux: Bengal’s Partition and Beyond
by Archi Banerjee
The article describes the impact of the 1947 Partition of Bengal on the traditions of clay and shola crafts, while reflecting on the long term changes in their making and design.

25 Sep 2023

The Gaiety Theatre, Shimla
by Shailaja Khanna
Mapping the significance of the Gaiety Theatre, its trajectory from colonial times to present day and the efforts to restore its historical materiality.

22 Aug 2023


art history


CINEMA/OTT

Diljit Dosanjh: The Urban Pendu in a Global Village
by Ramna Walia
Diljit Dosanjh’s ascent to stardom as an urban-turbaned star transcends the village-metropolis dyad.

Remembering Arundhati Devi on Her Birth Centenary
by Mrinalini Vasudevan
Revisiting the life and career of the well-known early Bengali film actress.

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”: Rhea Kapoor’s Messy, Unapologetic Heroines
by Sreya Mitra
On women-centric Bollywood films that foreground the agency of flawed but powerful non-conformist female characters.

The Middle Cinema of Sai Paranjype
by Aditya Mani Jha
The pioneering female director’s feature films, shorts and documentaries reveal social insights through gentle humour, and a fluid mix of forms, genres and techniques.

Extract from the forthcoming Cinema aur Sansar: Kumar Shahani se Udayan Vajpeyi ka Samvaad
by Vedant Srinivas (translator)
The late director Kumar Shahani speaks with the author Udayan Vajpeyi.

The Cinema of Whispers
by Darshana Sreedhar Mini
The recent works of Don Palathara, Fazil Razak and Prasanth Vijay exemplify Malayalam cinema’s tryst with muted realism and violence within the home.

(Un)concealing the Comedy: The Cinematic Aesthetics of Veiling in Laapataa Ladies
by B. Geetha
The review looks at the veil as an aesthetic object that harbours the paradoxical impulses of (un)concealment in the diegesis.

An Intuitive Cinéaste: Konkana Sen Sharma’s Steadfast Reign as Actor-Filmmaker
by Sarah Niazi
A profile of Sen Sharma’s career in film performance and direction.


Lens Based Practices

Ram Rahman: Shifting Perspectives
by Saraswathy K. Bhattathiri
A study of photographer, curator and activist Ram Rahman's large body of work.

Conversation with Divya Cowasji
by Gayatri Sinha
Photographer and documentary filmmaker Divya Cowasji opens up about her Parsi antecedents and the subjects that inspire her.

Heritage Urbanity: A Region and Its Identity
by Akash Bharadwaj
On how the creation of a new identity for Bihar is rooted in the assimilation of its cultural heritage and plans for urban development.

The Evening Redness in the East
by Adreeta Chakraborty
A close study of Arko Datto’s The Shunya Raja Monographies, which captures the slow, ongoing climate devastation in the Sundarbans.

Review: Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, 2023
by Virginia Whiles
This year’s festival focuses on themes of loss, exile and conflict within families to create experimental works of political relevance.

Interview with Vishal Kumaraswamy
by Critical Collective
Focused on subaltern experiences and identity, the artist speaks about the use of experimental technology in the making of his art. (2023)

A Crisis in the Sundarbans: An Interview with Arko Datto
by Namrata Ghosh
Arko Datto speaks on his photographic practice whilst documenting, over several years, the harsh realities of the climate crisis in the Sundarbans.

Memory and the Archive in Photography: Soumya Sankar Bose and Riti Sengupta
by Critical Collective
The two artists talk about their respective practices, which delve into questions of identity, history and loss, and use the medium as an alternative archive of memory.


CC ARCHIVES

In Remembrance: Kavita Singh (1964-2023)
by Saloni Mathur, Jyotindra Jain, Parul Dave Mukherji and Deepti Mulgand
Colleagues, collaborators and students remember Kavita Singh's vitality and intellectual engagement iin India’s cultural sphere.

Theatre Mementos: Reading Bengali Theatre Playbills from the 1940s
by Amreeta Das
These playbills provided insights on the socio-political world of the times and the lives of lesser-known stage practitioners. (2023)

Tracing Ravishankar Raval’s Art Pedagogy in the Gujarati Periodical Kumar
by Vasvi Oza
Ravishankar Raval advocated for new approaches to art education in colonial India through the magazine, Kumar. (2023)

The Santiniketan School of Art
by Benode Behari Mukherjee
The article traces the significance of the Kala Bhavan in the evolution of modern art in Bengal while exploring the impact of Abanindranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose. (1935)

Past and Future Lives of an Institution:The Hindu/Presidency College Archive
by Sandipan Mitra
On the processes of maintaining, curating and preserving institutional histories. (2023)

Indian Art and Ideology
by Asit Kumar Haldar
The article explores the close relationship between the study of Indian philosophy, the use of symbolism and the development of Indian art. (1951)

A Great Friend of India: Robert Skelton (1929-2022)
by Gulammohammed Sheikh
From their first meeting at the V&A in the 1960s, Gulam Sheikh reminisces about the legendary museum curator and scholar of Indian art, with whom he shared a six-decade-long friendship.

Correspondence between Gulammohammed Sheikh and Robert Skelton (1966-1994)

In the rich exchange of letters between Sheikh and Skelton, we are given insights into Skelton’s travels and research in Indian painting.

MUSEUMS

Interrogating India’s First Museum Biennale at the Bihar Museum
by Namrata Ghosh
The article raises important questions about the use of the word ‘biennale’ while examining the impressive museum the event is located in.

Representing a History of Violence: The Partition Museum in Delhi
by Umara Zainab
The recently inaugurated museum highlights Delhi’s experience of violence and displacement in the wake of the 1947 Partition.

Praying at the Museum: The Ancestral Home of Swami Vivekananda
by Namrata Ghosh
On the eve of Swami Vivekanand’s death anniversary, the author visits his house-museum, which also serves as a place for worship.

The South Asia Gallery at the Manchester Museum
by Virginia Whiles
This gallery becomes the first permanent space in the UK to celebrate subcontinental art history and the culture of the South Asian diaspora.

The Alipore Museum: Caught in a Grey Zone
by Mrinalini Vasudevan and Namrata Ghosh
The conversion of Kolkata's Alipore Jail into a museum raises important questions about the repurposing of heritage sites in public spaces.

'Renovations' at Jallianwala Bagh

Gurmeet Rai speaks to Gayatri Sinha about the changing attitude to monuments and memorials, Jallianwala Bagh and issues facing the revamping of Sabarmati ashram.

Objects and Their Journeys: In Pursuit of the Provenance of Things
by Jyotindra Jain
The author explores the rising debate around the restitution of cultural heritage, the ethics behind collecting practices in museums and the evolving definition of “provenance” in this context. (2021)

Interview with the curatorial team of the SCO Virtual Exhibition in National Museum, Delhi
by Critical Collective
On the pioneering virtual exhibition showcasing the shared Buddhist heritage of the SCO countries. (2021)


Curators and Exhibitions

Artists and the Weather Station
by Namrata Ghosh and Radhika Sharma
28° North and Parallel Weathers brings together art, science and digital intervention in tracking weather changes in regions along latitude 28° North.

In Search of New Horizons: Muhanned Cader's Island in the Sky
by Mrinalini Vasudevan
The landscapes captured in the Sri Lankan artist's first solo exhibition in India become metaphors for themes of home, belonging, exile and multicultural identities.

Revisiting Another Master: Ram Singh Urveti
by Umara Zainab
The myths and legends of the Gond community have found new life in the painterly canvas of Urveti over the last three decades.

When Artists Reimagined ‘The Waste Land’
by Radhika Sharma
Art Heritage’s exhibition revisits T. S. Eliot’s classic, Reimagining The Waste Land, through the works of five contemporary Indian artists.

Crisis in the Critical Zone
by Namrata Ghosh
This travelling exhibition seeks to draw attention to the ever-growing challenge of climate change by focusing on the fragile environment of the critical zone that sustains all life on Earth.

Form and Ritual: Arti Kadam’s Sculptural Exploration of Everyday Grace
by Deeksha Nath
The artist’s inaugural solo exhibition, House of Objects, reveals her ability to transformutilitarian objects and tasks into meditative, ritualistic tools and practices.

Review of Someone is getting rich
by Virginia Whiles
The works of 16 contemporary artists on display at Wereldmuseum Amsterdam reveal how the afterlife of the colonial project remains silently embedded in the financial sector today.

Invisible Threads
by Nadia Nooreyezdan
Mycelial Legacies brings together works by 30 women alumna of the Baroda School, allowing us to trace their impact and make connections that might otherwise have remained hidden.


artists

Dilip Chobisa: Visual Illusion, Visual Allusion: Private Dairy, Public Participation
by Deeksha Nath
On Dilip Chobisa's imaginative experiments with the notions of space and architecture.

A. Ramachandran (1935-2024): The End of an Era
by Gayatri Sinha and Umara Zainab
A look back at the evolution of the modernist artist’s career, and the legacy of his drawings, paintings and sculptures, widely appreciated for their explorations of Indian mythology and nature.

An Elegy to the Universal Soldier in T.V. Santhosh’s History Lab
by Mrinalini Vasudevan
Santhosh’s latest exhibition engages with the history and evolution of war and violence, and the passive ways in which we have come to consume both in an increasingly mediatized world.

Nandalal Bose at Akar Prakar
by Gayatri Sinha
An ongoing exhibition presents Bose’s postcards and paintings, which reveal his aesthetic approach to landscape, alongside some of his seminal illustrations for the Indian Constitution.

Displacement
by Birgid Uccia
Through the exhibition Displacement, Karmakar revisits and further interrogates questions of identity, memory and belonging, first explored through the series, Home .

Endnote
by Mortimer Chatterjee
The catalogue essay closely examines the art of Aditya Pande which encourages viewers to consider the processes involved in its creation.

Tributes to Gieve Patel (1940-2023)
by Nilima Sheikh, Sudhir Patwardhan, Anju Dodiya and Aditi Singh
Nilima Sheikh, Sudhir Patwardhan, Anju Dodiya and Aditi Singh share memories of their friendship with the well-known Bombay poet-painter, and throw light on the rich legacy he leaves behind.

Gauri Gill: A Profile
by Critical Collective
Prix Pictet’s 2023 awardee Gauri Gill’s work in village communities in Rajasthan and Maharashtra shines through with a rich, nuanced humanism, or what she speaks of as “active listening.”


Artists Groups and Collectives

Drifting Threads: Cholamandal Artists’ Village over fifty years
by Ashrafi S Bhagat
Ashrafi Bhagat traces the past, present and future of the Cholamandal Artists' Village in Chennai.

How to Feel a Leak?
by CAMP
CAMP elaborates on their work, THE RADIA TAP(E)S as part of The Ungovernables, New Museum, New York Triennial (2012).

CONA: Points of Reflection
by Hemali Bhuta
Hemali Bhuta on the founding of CONA as a pedagogical structure for artists.

New Group: In conversation with Amitava Das and Mona Rai at New Delhi, April 23, 2014

Amitava Das and Mona talk about the formation of the New Group in 1974.

The Calcutta Group - Its Aims and Achievements
by Prodosh Das Gupta
Prodosh Das Gupta highlights the premise of founding the Calcutta Group in 1940.

Indian Society of Oriental Art
by James H. Cousins


Artists Conversations

Architectures of Momentum: In Conversation with Rameshwar Broota
by Critical Collective
The artist’s oeuvre has been a long-standing testament to how he addresses the passage of time in defined forms and abstractions.

On 1Shanthiroad: In Conversation with Suresh Jayaram
by Mallika Visvanathan
As 1Shanthiroad Studio and Gallery completes 20 years, Suresh Jayaram speaks about the nature of the space and its future in a post-pandemic world.

Conversation with Gigi Scaria
by Sohorpem Kazingmei
The artist highlights the centrality of city landscapes in his work, while speaking of his experiments with printmaking as part of his artistic process.

On Nature and Abstraction: An Interview with Ganesh Haloi
by Namrata Ghosh
The artist talks about how his early life and experiences greatly influenced his practice.

how many songs from a single note?
by Shaunak Mahbubani
Shaunak Mahbubani interviews artist, Rah Naqvi about her recently closed exhibition, how many songs from a single note?

Today is Better than Yesterday: In Conversation with Surekha
by Mallika Visvanathan
Surekha speaks about her recent works displayed at 1Shanthiroad, Bengaluru, made in response to the feelings of stagnation and loss which characterized the first waves of Covid-19.

Pieces of Home: In conversation with Tanmoy Samanta

The artist discusses his latest series of works created in the midst of the pandemic, which reconsider the ideas of home and earthly existence, using pigment, rice paper and shape-shifting collages.

Walking with the Waves
by Gayatri Sinha
Atul Dodiya speaks to Gayatri Sinha about his watercolours on display at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, which reveal his responses to the pandemic and his views on asceticism, nature and art history.


ON GENDER

Minto and the Begums of Oudh
by Shilendra K. Singh
On the role of Bahu Begum, the widow of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, and Bhabi Begum, the widow of Nawab Wazir Asaf-ud-Daula, in the Anglo-Oudh political relationship of the 19th century.

Reading Silenced Identities Through Visual Archives: Indian Travelling Ayahs in Service of the British Empire
by Arunima Datta
On the ayahs (Indian maidservants) employed by elite Indian and European families.

The House as Stage: Keyabat Meye and the Lives of Bengali Women
by Namrata Ghosh
The queer-feminist collective, Samuho explores the changing position of Bengali women in 19th-century society.

Women’s Voices in Shah Abdul Latif’s Risalo
by Lara Scaiola
Sindhi and Punjabi folktales with beguiling heroines are transformed into spiritual allegories in the medieval Sufi poetry of Shah Latif.

The Cult of the Old Lady
by Nanimadhab Chaudhuri
The archival essay examines worship of an imageless tribal deity of eastern India and the response of tribal religions to the increasing pressures from Hinduism.

Foregrounding Women's Realities in Documentary Cinema: A Conversation with Uma Chakravarti
by Umara Zainab
Uma Chakaravarti unpacks her own journey as a feminist filmmaker.

Reclaiming the Aging Female Star: Zeenat Aman and Rekha
by Mrinalini Vasudevan
Two recent Vogue cover stories provide fertile ground for revisiting the actresses' lives and careers, while championing the female gaze and voice.


AESTHETICS THEORY

Anandavardhana's Treatment of Aprastutaprasamsa
by P. K. Narayana Pillai
The essay discusses the degree of novelty in Anandavardhana’s theory of dhvani, and the rhetorician’s opinions regarding the contributions of his successors towards the theorization of dhvani. (1957)

A Critical Survey of the Ancient Indian Theatre Accordance with the Bharata Natyasastha and its Commentators
by Subba Rao
Construction of ancient Indian theatre, as propounded in Bharata's Natyashastra is interpreted in an objective manner by comparing the theoretical with the practical aspects. (1953)

An Outline of Indian Aesthetics
by Nagendra
On the various speculations pertaining to the nature of Beauty in the Indian context and the contribution of Indian poetics and philosophy in its formulation. (1934)

The Dynamism of the Indian Concept of Rasa
by K S Ramaswamy Shastri
On the concept and origin of Rasa in Indian aesthetics and the development of its elements. (1935)

Some Modern Critics and Ancient Texts on the Aesthetic Value of Hindu Images
by N.V. Mallavya
On the aesthetic and iconographical aspects of ancient Indian sculpture as outlined in the Agamas and Shastras. (1942)

Anandavardhana’s Treatment of Pratibha in Relation to Dhvani
by K. Krishnamoorthy
On the concept of Pratibha or creative imagination brought about by the agency of Dhvani. (1950)

Peculiarities in the Alamkara-Section of the Agni-Purana
by Suresh Mohan Bhattacharya
On the unique modes of treatment accorded to Alamkara and its constituent elements in the Agni Purana. (1960)

Studies in Dhvanyaloka, the Adivakya in Dhvanyaloka
by V.A. Ramaswami Sastri
On the importance of dhvani in communicating the essence of emotion inherent in poetry and drama. (1955)


CURATING SOUTH ASIA

Memory Fields in the Art of the Global South: A Review
by Gayatri Sinha
Andreas Huyssen's deeply perceptive reading of key artists creates a transnational view of the recollection of trauma and its invocation in contemporary art.

Parvez's performative gestures:The subversion of the capitalist art economy
by Deeksha Nath
The author writes on performance and lens based artist Parvez’s seven month long project in Switzerland questioning the presumptions around audience interaction and the sites of art presentation.

Restless Creations: Adeela Suleman's Art for Social Change
by Virginia Whiles
Virginia Whiles speaks with sculptor Adeela Suleman on her use of found objects and dark humour in her work, as a way of exploring social and ecological violence, tragedy and censorship in Pakistan. (2021)

Positionings
by Salima Hashmi
With Bani Abidi's nomination for the Böttcherstraße prize, Salima Hashmi writes on a generation of Pakistani women artists' work "as a site for mutinous content and personal empowerment.” (2020)

TANTRA: Enlightenment to Revolution
by Virginia Whiles
The author reviews the ongoing exhibition at the British Museum through a ‘socially distanced’ critique, following online talks and exchanges with colleagues. (2020)

Contesting and coalescing voices from Dhaka Art Summit
by Mustafa Zaman
In its 5th edition, DAS invited the voices of different communities, giving them a chance to articulate in their own terms, the legacies of colonial/postcolonial modernity. (2020)

Lahore Biennale: ‘between the sun and the moon’
by Virginia Whiles
The second Lahore Biennale stages a polyphony of artistic voices weighing in on the shared cultural and political history of South Asia and the Middle East. (2020)

Bani Abidi: Funland

Curators Hoor Al Qasimi and Natasha Ginwala on a major survery of Bani Abidi's works exhibited at Sharjah Art Foundation. (2019)


CC Books

Book Review: Photo-Attractions
by Malavika Karlekar
Ajay J. Sinha’s latest book unearths the performance-based collaboration between Indian dancer Ram Gopal and American photographer, Carl Van Vechten.

Book Review: History of Urban Form of India
by Sandhya Bordewekar
Pratyush Shankar's book looks at indigenous models of urban planning that emerged in response to local geographic, historical and socio-economic orientations.

Doing History at a Slant: Remembering the Kasauli Art Centre
by Arushi Vats
A review of Belinder Dhanoa’s Kasauli Art Centre (1976-1991)

Book Review: Postnational Perceptions in Contemporary Art Practice
by Kamayani Sharma
Bindu Bhadana examines the art of Chitra Ganesh, Tejal Shah and Nikhil Chopra.

Review of The Planetary King: Humayun Padshah
by Umara Zainab
Ebba Koch's new work provides a holistic picture of the oft-maligned Mughal emperor, Humayun, through a study of his interest, beliefs, ideology and cultural contributions.

Pushpamala N. and "the Artistic Ways of Viewing the Sacred"
by Annapurna Garimella
The book is a collection of articles reflecting on Pushpamala N.’s reimagination of popular images within the framework of nationalism and motherhood.

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum: A Palimpsest of the Past and Present
by Amrita Gupta Singh
Mumbai: A City Through Objects - 101 Stories from the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum allows for an exploration of the city of Bombay/Mumbai through the lives of several objects in the musuem.

Golconda-Hyderabad : Imaging History
by Gayatri Sinha
In a project spread over several years, Dr Hans Winterberg and Thomas Luttge document the decaying historical monuments of Hyderabad.


CC REFERENCE

CC Shorts: Reviews from Delhi
by Umara Zainab and Vasudha Chatterjee
Reviews of the exhibitions William Hodges & the Prospect of India and Flowers of Fire along a review of the 89th session of the Art Matters series, organized by the Raza Foundation.

India’s First Art, Architecture and Design Biennale
by Radhika Sharma and Umara Zainab
The inaugural edition of this event, organized by the Ministry of Culture, had seven themed exhibitionswhich attempted to bring together various stakeholders in India’s creative economy.

Interrogating New Trends in Mainstream Stand-Up Comedy in India
by Rujuta Date
Placing stand-up comedy within a longer history of public humour and entertainment in India, this piece looks at the potential and various challenges that currently mark this genre of performance.

CC Shorts: Reviews
by Shankar Tripathi, Radhika Sharma and Namrata Ghosh
Reviews of Arushi Vats's Bare Act, Delhi Art Week and Kolkata Queer Arts Month

Sharjah Revisited: The Soft State amidst the Hard Edges of the Middle East
by Gayatri Sinha
The second edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial is remarkable for its reuse of built space to address some of the urgent questions that beset the Global South.

In Conversation with Sheikha Hoor
by Gayatri Sinha
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, patron of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, speaks about the shifting priorities in the UAE’s contemporary art sphere.

Brunei Gallery and Mosaic Rooms Exhibition Reviews from London
by Virginia Whiles
Two ongoing exhibitions -- one on the collections of the Royal Asiatic Society, and another on emerging art from Palestine -- provoke serious reflection on older and newer forms of colonization.

The Many Faces of Rocketganj
by Vasudha Chatterjee
A review of Prateek Arora’s first solo exhibition, Rocketganj, that contextualize the fraught relationship between technological advancement and economic disparity in India.