• Editor’s Note: Bhavna Kakar

    Bhavna Kakar

    Addressing the sacred, has probably been the most challenging task TAKE has been faced within the last five years of its trajectory. And this issue appropriately marks that anniversary for us, indicating an editorial turn to increase our stakes, upping the ante when it comes to unraveling the complex, and often even contradicting circuits of the art world. A word that is so personal and universal at the same time, the conflicted readings of ‘sacred’ that the political context of our times has thrown at us made it all the more pressing to grapple with its connotations and all the more easy to have shied away from it. ......

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  • REVIEW: Nirantar - A Solo Show of Paintings by SH Raza at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

    Emma Sumner

    Nirantar: A Solo Show of Paintings by SH Raza at Vadehra Art Gallery Review by Emma Sumner As an artist whose work has formed a powerful and provocative part of international art history over many decades, SH Raza’s practice continues to both delight and challenge his audience ... ......

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  • Understanding Space and Realising Self

    Samit Das

    by Samit Das For any creative person, the idea of space, in the guise of a studio is something deeply personal, imaginative and innovative. To approach the essence of this term, we could see the concept of physical artistic space starting out with cave paintings ... ......

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  • 108 Rising Feminist Sculptures: The studio and social practice of artist Jaishri Abichandani

    Bharti Lalwani

    by Bharti Lalwani As a critic writing predominantly about art from Southeast Asia over the last five years, I have focused on artists who have been an intellectual force, countering social apathy through powerful artworks that operate as critiques of marginalisation and power abuse .........

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  • PHOTO ESSAY: Fly On The Wall #16

    Manisha Gera Baswani

    Photo Essay by Manisha Gera Baswani The Sanctum The familiar studio smell. Turpentine, wood, linseed oil and cakes of colours, collectively, sing a culinary melody in the theatre - the artists’ studio ... ......

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V Sanjay Kumar

V Sanjay Kumar was born in 1960 in Tamil Nadu. His schooling...
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Philippe Calia

Philippe Calia is an artist-photographer from Paris. Aesthet...
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Gopal Mirchandani

Gopal Mirchandani is based in Mumbai and writes on modern an...
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Guest Editor’s Note by Nancy Adajania

Nancy Adajania

To my mother’s horror, I stopped wearing my sacred thread when I reached high school. I was termed an atheist; only, at that time, I did not kn...

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Zones of Risk

by Hammad Nasar (‘Jerry Fernandez 7:45pm, 21st August, 2008, Ramadan, Karachi’). Jerry Fernandez, as identified in the title of one of Ban...

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Collecting Art and Patronage in Indonesia

by Alia Swastika The art world in Indonesia is a unique social space because it indicates the existence of intense power struggles between sta...

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