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Magazine Launch | Indian Ceramics: History and Practice

Magazine Launch | Indian Ceramics: History and Practice

Date: January 5, 2018, 6 pm

Venue: Jindal Mansion, 5A, Dr G. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road, Mumbai

An oft-neglected medium, ceramics has suddenly become the new buzzword in the world of high art. Auction houses, galleries, triennales are all competing to showcase and market it. Difficult though the journey of its acceptance has been, the importance of ceramics is that it opens up a unique history of modernism: one that is connected to the world as much as it is rooted in India.
To unravel this story, join us for a discussion with Naman Ahuja, Kristine Michael, Pooja Sood and Amal Allana at the launch of Marg’s latest magazine.


Upcoming Magazine - December 2017

Ceramics in India

Edited by Kristine Michael

The issue discusses artistic modernism in contemporary ceramic art in India in response to the growing interest and global recognition of non-Western modern art. Indian ceramic art remains largely unexplored and marginalized as a significant art practice, and this we hope to partially remedy with the publication of this special edition.


Upcoming Book - December 2017

Sri Lankan Art: New Narratives

Edited by Sujatha Arundathi Meegama

This anthology of essays, devoted to Sri Lanka’s art histories, showcases current research into the island’s diverse artistic traditions. Ranging from the ancient city of Anuradapura to the contemporary art scene, this volume highlights the connected art histories between local, regional and global art worlds.


Upcoming Magazine - September 2017

The French Connection

Edited by Dr Devika Singh

This issue focuses on artistic exchanges between India and France in the fields of painting, fashion, photography, film and architecture, before and after Indian independence. It seeks to map some of the wider exchanges that took place between Indian and French artists and bring together for the first time some of the most innovative and significant artworks made by Indian and French modern and contemporary artists, many of which remain little known to a broad audience.


Upcoming Book - September 2017

Delhi’s Qutb Complex, the Minaret, Mosque and Mehrauli

By Catherine Asher

The Qutb complex is one of Delhi’s major tourist attractions and the Qutb Minar is often used as an iconic emblem representing the city. Yet aside from scholarly essays and largely descriptive books on the site, there has been little attempt to write an accessible analysis of the site’s monuments, patrons, inscriptions and history. This book will examine not only the site as it was developed in the early Sultanate period, but also probe its life prior to the establishment of Muslim rule in the late 12th century and then again after the period of Sultanate patronage of the site up to the present. This study will show that over time the complex remained considerably more significant in meaning than is generally believed. The surrounding urban area including dargahs, temples, mosques, tombs and water sources will be studied as well especially in terms of their relation to the core mosque and minaret.