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

Understanding Adavisi Artists in the Contemporary Context

Giving viewers a sense of the context in which Bhuri Bai’s career has taken shape, this essay discusses how the art market and cultural institutions have historically engaged with indigenous art in India and the rest of the world.

Mustafa Khanbai

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

Our stories will be told

Our Stories Will Be Told

How does one tell the story of a nation? How many are there? Where does one find them? From the multitudes to the magnificent and monumental, from the tiniest of lanes to the widest of the oceans, from a home-cooked meal passed down generations to films and music that brings us together -India is a land of stories, ancient and contemporary, mundane and divine, everyday and extraordinary.

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