The biennale in Covid times

by  Gayatri Sinha

On the banks of the Vaigai river nearly thirty years ago, the village of Keelazhi was identified as a Sangam-era site that yielded a sophisticated city with the rich possibility of rewriting the historic antecedents of the Tamil people. Saranraj V., who grew up in Madurai and trained as a sculptor,

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Failing to court the court painter

by  Gayatri Sinha

Ravi Varma was a product of his times who gained fame not as an originator of trends but one who quested for a truly authentic subject matter.

By all appearances the Raja Ravi Varma exhibition, an attempt to rehabilitate the court painter has gone completely askew. The exhibition at

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Art Criticism in India : A brief history and critical compulsions

by  Gayatri Sinha

I want to speak briefly about issues of critical writing and criticality in India, my reference points will be to some foundational developments and my own position as a critic-curator. I will also dwell a little more on the recent period.

The Agency of Crisis

The critic in India is heralded

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