Questions and Dialogue

by  Anita Dube

25 - 29th March, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery

Artists: Jyothi Basu, Anita Dube, T. K. Hareendran, C. Pradeep, C.K. Rajan, M. Madhusudhan, Alex Mathew, Pushkin E.H., K.P. Krishnakumar, K. Reghunandhan, K.R. Karunakaran, Anoop B., D. Alexander, K. Prabhakaran

A dialectical situation arises

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A show of closed gestures

by  Anita Dube

Was it really asking for the impossible to expect a visible alteration of an outmoded method of ‘seeing’ and functioning from NGMA and especially the curator, asks Anita Dube in Delhi.

It came up in a long conversation with Pranab Ranjan Ray and Anando Das Gupta, from me, and I am glad

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Painter of myths with high surface gloss

by  Anita Dube

That Ravi Varma’s vision of Hindu-India as an ‘ideal’ is now being pushed towards a hardened fascist vision is obvious. It does not make him a fascist artist. Yet his lineage, from Phalke to B R Chopra, culminated in the Rath Yatra and the razing of the Babri Masjid, writes Anita Dube


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Midnight Dreams: The tragedy of a Lone Revolutionary

by  Anita Dube

“As soon as I desire I am asking to be considered I am not merely here and now, sealed into thingness. I am for somewhere else and for something else. I demand that notice be taken of my negating activity in so far as I peruse something other than life: insofar as I do battle for the creation of a human

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Potent vehicle of shameless love

by  Anita Dube

In a remarkably fresh and complex reading of artist Gogi Saroj Pal’s new work on view recently in the Capital, artist/ writer Anita Dube initiates ‘another method’ in critiquing, what she calls ‘a gesture of affection’, to understand why this artist with a ‘rich sociology’ has chosen to remain a ‘child

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Desire Garden

by  Anita Dube

Desire garden, garden of pain

slowly to open up doors in that long corridor

dark and humid this season

solemn hours

and always with the old loves tender in the heart

the never lost shining silently

homages, many homages

named and unnamed

the whole of the earth is the promised garden


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