The she-ghouls have made bracelets from intestines and red lotus ornaments of women’s hands; have woven necklaces of human hearts and rouged themselves with blood in place of saffron. – Bhavabhuti Mithu Sen’s gallery show, Half Full: Part II, reads like a dance of the half dead, a cremation ground lyric, a glasshouse of […]
ALEXANDER KEEFE is a critic and writer. He has written for Artforum.com, Tank Magazine, Marg, Mint, ART India, Camerawork Delhi, and many others. He blogs at jugaadoo.blogspot.com, and has curated shows of contemporary Indian art in Shanghai, New York, and New Delhi. He did graduate work in Sanskrit and Persian at Harvard University, worked in the Indian Art department at the Sackler Gallery there, carried out research in India as a Fulbright fellow, taught courses in critical theory and Asian religions at The Ohio University, and has divided his time between the United States and India since 1995.
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]