From Writing to Seeing and Back
A walkthrough of MAP’s latest exhibition on the art and writings of K.G. Subramanyan, in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in India (AAAI).
MAP’s latest exhibition, Bahurupee in a Panorama, builds on works in the collection along with documentation from K.G. Subramanyan’s digitised personal archive at Asia Art Archive in India (AAAI). With K.G. Subramanyan’s writings as a starting point and guiding matrix, this exhibition forms poetic frameworks around his tools: intuition, curiosity and material knowledge.
Join the exhibition’s curators, Vaishnavi Kambadur and Arshad Hakim from MAP and Samira Bose from AAAI, as they walk us through the online exhibition and the artist’s artworks, ideas and writings.
Arshad HakimProgrammes Coordinator, MAP Bengaluru
Arshad Hakim is an artist and a filmmaker. He works with the essay form; forms of narrative that are first-person based, fragmentary and non-linear; and makes video/film essays and drawings derived from philosophy, film, theology, music and poetry. He was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Lebanon, and is currently a Programmes Coordinator at the Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru.
Samira BoseProgrammes Coordinator, Asia Art Archive
Samira Bose is a curator and writer based in New Delhi. She is Programmes Coordinator at Asia Art Archive in India, where, together with colleagues, she activates AAA’s archival collections through discursive programmes, workshops and exhibitions. She is currently interested in infrastructures of libraries and archives in the region, and speculative and artistic methodologies of engaging with/in them.
Vaishnavi KambadurAssistant Curator, MAP Bengaluru
Vaishnavi Kambadur is an assistant curator at the Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru. Her research investigates the practice of making cloth and addresses its challenges in the context of labour, culture and fashion theory. She has over 8 years of experience from working with research archives, retail web stores, garment factories to designing textiles. Her most recent virtual exhibition on hair practices in India was published in VMIS (Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds).
Previously, Kambadur held internships at Christie’s and Textile Arts Center, New York, and assisted in teaching courses like history of fashion and fashioning micro-utopias. She holds a MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design, New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Knitwear Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.