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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
Dreamscapes: Arpita Singh

Dreamscapes: Arpita Singh

Born in pre-Independent India, in pre-partition West Bengal, Arpita Singh ranks among India’s most prominent contemporary artists. For an artist not given to complex explanations of her own art, Singh’s paintings are quite complex – both in themes and in colour palettes.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
On A Roll!

On A Roll!

Who does not like stories? From the earliest humans drawing mysterious motifs on cave walls to an online video gone viral – we are really just finding ever-innovative ways to create and share stories all the time.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Inside/Outside: Spaces In Art

Inside/Outside: Spaces In Art

Space is one of the seven elements of visual art and is the area in which an artwork is organised. It is the area within a work of art and can also include the area immediately outside and around a work of art. Learn about the portrayal of physical space in art, a consistent subject throughout history.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Worlds Of Wonder: The Art of Waswo X. Waswo

Worlds Of Wonder: The Art of Waswo X. Waswo

“When you first look at my pictures you know what you’re seeing. Then you realise what you first saw is not correct and you’re forced to look at them again, which leaves you with this strange feeling that you’re caught in the middle.” Learn about Waswo X. Waswo’s body of work that infused with layers and layers of meaning.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
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