News of artist Hema Upadhyay’s death in Mumbai over the weekend has stunned the international art community.
Anuradha Vikram is a critic, curator, and educator who has curated exhibitions for the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, and de Young Museum Artist Studio in San Francisco. Her writing has appeared in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Leonardo, SF Camerawork Journal, Afterimage, and Open Space, the blog of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is the author of Decolonizing Culture published by Art Practical and Sming Sming Books.
Art with a Dose of Imperialism: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA
LOS ANGELES — Art world elitism permeates Pierre Huyghe’s retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Memories of China: Yang Fudong’s Nostalgic Disillusionment
BERKELEY, Calif. — Yang Fudong is known to chronicle contemporary China’s affluent and disaffected urban youth in atmospheric works that evoke Shanghai cinema of the 1930s golden age.
The Real Reason(s) Indians Are Obsessed with Switzerland
BERKELEY, Calif. — Alicia Eler’s recent Hyperallergic post “Searching for the Switzerland of India” raises a host of issues regarding the colonial legacies at play in modern India without dissecting any of them.