Between Memory and Museum

Arun Wolf, Gita Wolf, Various Artists

This pioneering dialogue with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from across India focusses on the idea of a museum — particularly for communities historically regarded as anthropological subjects. In their visual responses, artists reflect on the museum as an institution, and the way it preserves, creates and disseminates knowledge. Do these representations communicate a lived life? What are the artists’ own ways of remembering and passing on tradition? And finally: who has the power to put whom in a museum? Artists featured in this book include several award-winners of extraordinary talent, including Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai, Jagdish Chitara and Bhaddu Hamir. Each of these artists has exhibited in India and elsewhere, being featured in exhibitions of outsider and folk art from India.

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Weight 900.0 g
Dimensions 240 x 270 mm
ISBN

978-93-83145-29-4

Pages

152

Printing

Offset-printed

Binding

Hardcover

Arun Wolf

Arun Wolf

Editor of this book, Arun Wolf is a young filmmaker from Chennai, India, and has been associated with Tara for several years. He assists with visual documentation, and is involved in producing book-related shorts and themed documentaries for Tara Books.

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf started Tara Books as an independent publishing house based in India. An original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults. Several have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

Various Artists

Various Artists

Artists featured in this book include several award-winners of extraordinary talent, including Bhajju Shyam, Ramsingh Urveti , Durga Bai, Bhuri Bai, Gangu Bai and Jagdish Chitara. Many of these artists have exhibited in India and abroad, being featured in exhibitions of indigenous and folk art from India.

Catriona Maciver

Catriona Maciver

Catriona Maciver is a multidisciplinary designer from Scotland. After graduating in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martin’s College in London, she travelled to India to explore traditional artisanal craft and culture. It was this interest that led her to work for Tara Books in 2013. Catriona continues to work on book projects with Tara, while also running her own studio in South India. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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