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The "wonder" of the indigenous state

Discovering the painted world that Bhuri Bai secretly created and then shared with the world.

Georgina Maddox
Tallur For MAP

In Conversation with Tallur L.N.

In an exclusive interview with MAP, the award-winning artist Tallur L.N. discusses his video work Interference, as well as the influences, interests and references that inform his practice more broadly.

Namrata Arjun

The Business of Dreams: Photographs from the Studio of Suresh Punjabi

Learn more about Suresh Punjabi –– his upbringing, influences and the portraits he produced at Suhag Studio in Nagda, Madhya Pradesh, in the 1970s and 80s.

Varun Nayar

Traditions and Transitions The Kalamkari Through Time

Traditions & Transitions: The Kalamkari Through Time

MAP launches its theme of Creative Connections, with textile artist Renuka Reddy in conversation with researcher, curator and collector Peter Lee. The duo explore the material histories of kalamkari in the subcontinent, through select works from the MAP Collection, providing insights into techniques, motifs and markets that shaped the evolution of this textile art across different cultures.

MAP Correspondent

Art & Empowerment⁠

V R Ferose and Vicky Roy in conversation⁠

How can art help empower marginalised individuals and communities? What role can it play in awareness and exposure? What are the economic advantages it can offer? ⁠

MAP Correspondent

Art & Queer Identities

In continuation of its #InclusionAndDiversity theme, MAP presents a conversation between transgender rights activist, artist and entrepreneur, Kalki Subramaniam and Parmesh Shahani, author of "Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in the Indian Workplace". ⁠

MAP Correspondent