16 PRELUDE
18 FAREWELL
19 EDITORIAL
20 CONTENTS

22 CONTRIBUTORS
23 ART AFFAIRS
24 KALEIDOSCOPE

INTERVIEWS

28 Atul Dodiya talks to Abhay Sardesai about the stations, stops and turns in his journey.

33 Actor Soumitra Chatterjee speaks to
Shiladitya Sarkar about the roles he has played and the characters he has inhabited.

38 From Sanskrit aesthetics to Constantin Brancusi, Akbar Padamsee looks back at his life and art with Subuhi jiwani.

43 Charles Correa takes Prasad Shetty on a tour of his new project in Portugal – the majestic Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

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48 Kiran Subbaiah looks back at his treks between art schools and reflects on the politics of Indianness as he speaks to Girish Shahane about using technology and language with care and clarity.

52 Jeram Patel travels into his past with
Sandhya Bordewekar keeping company.

56 From Rothko to Barwe, Mehlli Gobhai talks about his predecessors and contemporaries to Abhijeet Tamhane.

60 Gopika Nath follows Samar Singh Jodha’s arc from fashion photography to social projects.

INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS

84 The earth bears the burden of conflicting histories, find Elena Glasberg and Jasbir Puar as they visit Karthik Pandian’s multi-media installation at the Whitney.

86 America’s dark past is revealed through Fred Wilson’s oeuvre, contends Rattanamol Singh Johal.

REVIEWS

89 Anjum Singh’s art practice changes with the changing city, claims Meera Menezes.

90 L. N. Tallur’s sculptures depict the new gods and goddesses of goods and gifts, observes Meera Menezes.

92 Anirudh Chari marvels at Madhvi Parekh’s contemporary rendition of The Last Supper.

94 Bangladesh’s complex history is explored by Naeem Mohaiemen with artistic and archival strategies that meet with Anirudh Chari’s approval.

96 Has photography found its rightful place under the sun? Rahaab Allana is thrilled to visit V&A’s show of contemporary photography at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

99 Deeksha Nath finds artists chasing Utopia in Gayatri Sinha’s Tolstoy Farm.

100 The TIFR art collection opens a new window to view modern Indian art, says an enthused Amrita Gupta Singh.

103 Uneven representation of India’s moderns mars the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery’s inaugural show, complains Amrita Gupta Singh.

106 Everyday objects mutate through Mariam Suhail’s clever interventions, notes Marta Jakimovicz.






108 Copper spoons and bronze hooks metamorphose into mythical figures in S. Nandagopal’s sculptures. Koeli Mukherjee Ghose is enraptured.

REPORT

109 Displaced livelihoods are at the centre of Khoj Kolkata’s The Boat Project, discovers Oihika Chakrabarti.

SPECIAL REPORTS

110 Art Chennai will re-invigorate the art community down south, points out Ashrafi Bhagat.

113 The Singapore Biennale could benefit from having a strong regional flavour, says Bharti Lalwani as she responds to diverse works in its 2011 edition.

116 LISTINGS