“While it was a matter of pride and satisfaction to be lending significant works from India, Poddar felt the need of museums within the country. And this planted the seed for establishing MAP. The collection is wide ranged and not limited to fine art alone. The holdings have been categorised into six key areas, namely, Modern & Contemporary, Photography, Folk & Tribal, Popular Culture, Textiles, Craft & and Design and Pre-Modern Art. “The idea for our curatorial strategies is centred on interconnected and interdisciplinary narratives, focusing on non-dominant voices. Re-drawing the map, so to speak,” says Poddar when asked how all this fits together.”
Read the full interview by STIR World here.