The photographs in the exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery create a sub-narrative to New York during its time of crisis, imparting an uncommon joie de vivre in a story that is commonly defined in terms of disintegration and sadness.
Bedatri D. Choudhury
Bedatri studied Literature and Cinema in New Delhi and New York, and loves writing on gender, popular culture, films, and most other things. She lives in New York, where she eats cake, binge watches reruns of old TV shows, and makes notes about strangers she meets on the subway. You can give her a holler on Twitter @Bedatri.
The Artist Who Sketched a Famine in India
Chittaprosad, an artist known for his sketches and prints and who documented a famine in the book Hungry Bengal, began his artistic tenure as an illustrator and sketch artist for the Communist Party of India in the early 1940s.
Andy Goldsworthy’s Ephemeral Art and Laborious Process, in a New Documentary
In the documentary Leaning into the Wind, the celebrated sculptor and environmental artist muses on the impermanence of his art.