The most gruesome images of COVID-19’s wrath in the Western press have originated from the formerly colonized nation and stand in contrast with an imageless COVID-19 crisis in the United States.
Scholars and artists including Anish Kapoor and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak are calling for an “immediate halt” of the $2 billion project as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across India.
“What happened is unfortunate, but it’s highlighted how important these works are to people from all walks of life,” said Hanif Kureshi, co-founder of St+art India.
An anonymous complaint brought Delhi police to the India Art Fair, where an installation featuring slogans of resistance, Muslim hijabi women, and an Urdu protest song were deemed “inflammatory.”
NEW DELHI — Hybrid creatures in legends and myths speak to our collective imagination as a tool to perceive that which cannot be perceived or understood.
Indian artist Navin Thomas recently recieved a bunch of press for winning the SKODA prize for Indian contemporary art. Unfortunately his latest sound installation at Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi is garnering attention for an entirely different reason.