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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

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

Caste & Culture

MAP launches its theme of Inclusion & Diversity with a conversation between vocalist, writer and activist T M Krishna and leading scholar and author Suraj Yengde. ⁠

The session explores the patterns of privilege and exclusion that shape access to cultural art forms and pursuits, raising questions of the ethical and representational issues implicit in art that reflects a hierarchical society. ⁠

MAP Correspondent

Museums and the Arts

Museums have played a significant role in preserving, promoting and displaying the arts, but they also have a very important role in supporting the arts and artists especially within their local environment.⁠

This panel discussion explores how museums, especially in India, can work closely with the art community including the performing arts. How can museums assist in cultural rejuvenation, become hubs of creativity and use their collections to rejuvenate arts that are disappearing? And finally what should be the role of museums in preserving and supporting collections outside their spaces.⁠

MAP Correspondent