28.The fourth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit addresses migration and dispossession as defining contemporary experiences. Kurchi Dasgupta predicts that it will place Bangladesh as a key player on the map of the global art world.
35.The Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa offers a fine mix of installations, performances and curated experiences. Samira Sheth hops between venues.
38.Architects, urbanists, designers and artists react to Charles Correa in Jaipur and respond to the question, When is Space? Mila Samdub tells us how.
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45.A creative investigation of Partition traumas, psychoanalytic thought, feminist consciousness and lens-based art forms is part of Nalini Malani’s multi-aspected oeuvre, finds Rhana Devenport at her retrospective at the Pompidou.
COGITATION60.The labouring worker and other victims of history are at the centre of his loaded painterly universe. Roshan Shahani re-introduces Altaf Mohamedi.
64. Discarded material turns decorative in Piraji Sagara’s mixed media works. Have a re-look, urges Katherine Anne Harper.
66. Insitutions and symbols are addressed and re-dressed by Riyas Komu, finds Mila Samdub.
75. Sakti Burman’s part-autobiographical and part-allegorical paintings draw Lajja Shah into their universe.
80. Anju Dodiya’s theatre of crisis haunts Ella Datta.
83. Mithu Sen’s ‘museum’ uncovers the complex links between art and life as well as art and the market, observes Gita Chadha.
86. Rajendar Tiku explores the idea of Kashmir and the sorry state of the craftsperson in today’s world in his new sculptures, reveals Shruthi Issac.
90. Words anchor, words repair and words battle trauma in South African artist Sue Williamson’s photographs and videos, informs Meera Menezes.
94. At the intersection of photography and sculpture, artworks speak to ideas of ephemerality, abandonment and degradation. Daisy Bopanna visits a joint show by Asim Waqif and Yamini Nayar.
96. The music composer Anoushka Shankar as a demure Vasantasena and the actress Aditi Rao Hydari as A Mysore Lady Near the Well – Rohit Chawla’s photographs recreate iconic paintings, reveals Joy Sen.
98. Rithika Merchant responds to the refugee crisis and Youdhisthir Maharjan investigates the afterlife of words. Azra Bhagat offers a view from the gallery.
99. Artists grapple with the Partition and its overwhelming presence in our lives in Part Narratives, observes Juhi Rituparna.
100. A sliced walnut trunk with a mask, a boiler suit hanging over sanded buckets and resin-pressed men’s vests push the boundaries of sculpture as practice, avers Anuj Daga at Gyan Panchal’s show.
102. The family, the superhero, ritual and romance: Hetain Patel’s videos explore these formations with verve, observes Anuj Daga.
103. Priya Maholay-Jaradi’s books on art cultures in Baroda carry forward the inquiry initiated by Gulammohammed Sheikh more than twenty years back, claims Sandhya Bordewekar.
106. Beauty as an object, a path, a moment and an experience. In conversation with creative people from various fields, Shakti Maira’s The Promise of Beauty & Why it Matters finds that it is a claim and a responsibility, says Gautam Bhatia.