The Way Things Go: Theorizations and Resistances

A headline in an archived edition of The Art Newspaper caught my attention – ‘2,000 works by Hélio Oiticica destroyed in fire.’ Below the opening statement is an image of the artist lying on the floor of his studio in Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by his artworks. This particular image-text combination got me thinking about … Continue reading

F.N. Souza: Remembrane of Things to Come

Curated Walk at VOLTE-FACE: Souza’s Iconoclastic Vision 9th – 18th April 2010 at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. The exhibition has been curated by Yashodhara Dalmia, there will be 200 paintings and drawings from the Dhoomimal Gallery Personal Collection on view. Concept Note: Francis Newton Souza’s art-works present themselves as visual documents that probe the … Continue reading

Resemble Reassemble: A revolutionary dispositif

Maryam / Amber Hammad / 2006 / Digital Print / Courtesy: Devi Art Foundation ‘Resemble Reassemble,’ a landmark group show at Devi Art Foundation presents the works of 45 contemporary artists from Pakistan. Art writer Natasha Ginwala analyses how Rana examines the ‘notional entity’ called ‘Contemporary Pakistani Art’ through this show. The recent exhibition ‘Resemble … Continue reading