This 5 Questions interview features Karin Zitzewitz, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Michigan State University. Zitzewitz discusses significant impulses and influences on art production in South Asia, between the artists’ immediate context and practices or discourses of feminism and globalization, which have dominated since the 1980s. Further, she underscores the importance of patronage, an under-analyzed category in discussions of contemporary art.
Film historian and curator Ashish Rajadhyaksha discusses the need for a canon, the year 1971, cracks in the bastion of the nation(al), the belated effects of censorship, and the pluralization of globalities
Art historian and curator Atreyee Gupta discusses the particularity and situatedness of perspectives, and presents the national and the regional as possibly conflicting categories, challenging us to unlearn both Western and Indian art history.
Art historian Emilia Terracciano examines the possibility of developing and de-colonizing narrative tools for the writing of (Indian) art history.