Art and Wonderment

On 27th August 2022, we collaborated with Art and Wonderment, an arts engagement organisation led by Alisha Sadikot and Nishita Zachariah. We opened out our collection to a group of arts enthusiasts for a session on the diverse art traditions and histories of the Subcontinent, seen through the lens of a curated selection of objects from our collection.

It was an interactive session, covering a wide, diverse range of indigenous and contemporary artists from the collection looking at art traditions like Warli, Gond and Mithila and the contemporary issues they are in dialogue with today. They looked closely at the work of artists like Anju Acharya, Gopa Trivedi, Sumit Chitara, Mayank Shyam and Hima Hariharan. They also had a peek at our special, commissioned project, Issanama. It was a fun afternoon of conversations on the processes of archiving and art management, the blurring of boundaries between indigenous and contemporary art, and the stunning artworks.