Zeenat Nagree

Soghra Khurasani

Tarq

May 2014

The key strategy in Soghra Khurasani’s solo debut is repetition. Each of her woodcuts and etchings features blood cells, either soaked in red or leached of color. Hundreds of these ring-shaped motifs populate Khurasani’s compositions—at… READ ON

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Meera Devidayal

Chemould Prescott Road

May 2014

“A Terrible Beauty,” Meera Devidayal’s first solo exhibition in five years, addresses the afterlives of Mumbai’s defunct textile mills. Though Devidayal relies on the aesthetic and nostalgic allure of ruins in her documentary photographs… READ ON

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Sudarshan Shetty

May 2014

Without providing an explicit cause, Sudarshan Shetty created a dramatic landscape of mourning in his exhibition “every broken moment, piece by piece.” Objects such as a container full of smashed teacups, an urn dangling off a barren … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]

Atul Dodiya

March 2014

Atul Dodiya’s “Experiments with Truth” was the first survey show of a living Indian artist at the National Gallery. Curated by Ranjit Hoskote, the exhibition looked back on three decades of Dodiya’s practice and showcased more than … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Summit of All Things

The 2nd Dhaka Art Summit

February 2014 DHAKA, BANGLADESH

I HEARD about the general strike minutes before boarding my flight to Dhaka. Three Indian businessmen at the Delhi airport were discussing the flaws in a batch of T-shirts they’d commissioned to manufacture in Bangladesh and deliberating … READ ON

DIARY

Seher Shah

Jhaveri Contemporary

January 2014

Over the past eight years, the Pakistani-born, New York-based artist Seher Shah has taken inspiration from her training in architecture, combining real and imagined buildings with autobiographically resonant motifs in her large, Escheresque… READ ON

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Zeenat Nagree

December 2013

WITH EACH PASSING YEAR, the calendar of the Indian art world has increasingly arranged itself around the New Delhi–based India Art Fair. This year, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art’s outstanding retrospective of the abstractionist Nasreen … READ ON

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Amol Patil

Clark House Initiative

November 2013

The story of Amol Patil’s family, which inspired his impressive debut solo exhibition, “Social Theatre”, is not entirely unusual. The artist’s deceased father, Kisan Patil, a rural migrant who found employment as a clerk with the … READ ON

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Neha Choksi

Project 88

October 2013

Neha Choksi’s solo exhibition “Iceboat and Sky Fold” comprises two different works that are united by their exploration of transience. The first, a video based on a 2012 performance, takes viewers to a lake where a white-robed, … READ ON

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Sahej Rahal

Chatterjee & Lal

August 2013

The nearly twelve-minute video FORERUNNER (all works cited, 2013), the centerpiece of Sahej Rahal’s solo debut exhibition in India, features a blend of history, myth, and fiction. Viewers encounter a fourteenth-century observatory and … READ ON

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