Noticeboard

CC Noticeboard is a dynamic space dedicated to exploring the latest trends in contemporary art, including reviews of major exhibitions in India and abroad, interviews with leading curators, artists and collectives, and topical book reviews. The segment acts as a monthly bulletin, providing a comprehensive overview of presentations of South Asian art in India and major world cities. Subscribe to access our monthly bulletins.

Art History Project

This richly illustrated section comprises critical writing on art, architectural and religious traditions of the subcontinent. Drawn from the archive are essays by prominent historians and critics including Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, O. C. Gangoly, V. S. Agrawala, Moti Chandra, Karl Khandalavala, C. Sivaramamurti, Radhakumud Mookerji, and many others. Subscribe to access this extensive resource.

Museums

Initiated in 2019, this section is a unique attempt towards building a critical framework on museology in the subcontinent, with a special focus on generating new scholarship on museums of the 21st century. It aims to map smaller museums across India that offer opportunities to break away from the mainstream museum framework, focusing on thematic issues such as trauma, regional interests or local cultural heritage. The section includes interviews, reviews, and archival material that can be accessed by subscription.

Cinema

A collection of original essays on the medium and the industry of cinema in India, archival writing on Bombay and regional cinema, and interviews with leading directors, writers, actors and other cinema professionals. Introduced in 2017 as a special project, cinema now has a dedicated section, including a special feature on ‘Women in Cinema’, a series of essays and interviews related to women practitioners in Indian cinema. Subscribe to access the extensive resource.

CC Special Projects

On Gender

Essays on sexuality, censorship, feminist and queer bodies in art. Subscribe to read more.

Aesthetic Theory

Writing on critical philosophical debates in the evolution of Indian art and art history. Subscribe to read more.

Curating South Asia

A compilation of essays on South Asian curatorial initiatives across the world. Subscribe to read more.

Timeline Landmarks in Indian Photography: This section has come out of dedicated research conducted over a period of more than two years. The material and insights have been compiled into a unique scrolling document with extensive illustrations, recounting the cultural history of photography in the subcontinent. It includes information regarding early practitioners and societies as well as the gradual expansion of photography as both an aesthetic and political medium. It also tracks the intersection of photography, cinema, and Indian painting. Presented in ten separate sections, the timeline extends across 150 years of photography in India. Available through institutional subscription or to individual users through a special subscription .

Open-Access Segments

CC Archives

A repository of writing reflecting the discourse on Indian art from 1900 to the present. This includes prominent examples of art criticism in essays by John Berger, K. B. Goel, Herman Goetz, E. B. Havell, Sister Nivedita, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Mulk Raj Anand, Nihar Ranjan Ray, Octavio Paz, Nissim Ezekiel, Geeta Kapur, and more. CC Archives also includes artists' perspectives in essays by Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, M. F. Husain, F. N. Souza, K. G. Subramanyam, Satyajit Ray, Akbar Padamsee, Bhupen Khakhar, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Sudhir Patwardhan, Nalini Malani, among others.

Artists

This section is intended to act as a database of artists that have shaped the field of modern and contemporary Indian art. It includes biographies, artworks, and essays on the practice of over 150 artists.

Artist Conversations

Interviews with artists exploring their practice in depth.

Curators and Exhibitions

This section profiles leading curators and brings together reports and essays from major art events including the Kochi Biennale, the India Art Fair, the Venice Biennale, Documenta, Manifesta, and many more.

Lens Based Practices

A resource of writing on photography and video art.

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