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  Size:   210 x 250 mm
8.25 x 9.75 in
 
  Pages:   232  
  Color:   177  
  Binding:   Hardcover  
  Published:   December 2015  
  ISBN:   978-1932476-77-4  
 
 

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THE ARTFUL LIFE OF R. VIJAY
Annapurna Garimella
with a preface by Kavita Singh

The Artful Life of R. Vijay explores the unique collaboration between an American photographer and an Indian artist with an approach that is unique in itself. Though the American, Waswo X. Waswo, is the conceptualizer of this captivating series, it is the miniaturist, R. Vijay, from whose perspective this book is written. Art historian Annapurna Garimella brings her passion for vernacular Indian art to scrutinize and unfold the complex terrain a traditional Indian painter has needed to navigate while entering a foreign and contemporary mindset. The worlds of R. Vijay and Waswo meet in this volume, as they do in the miniatures themselves, with a mixture of harmony and incongruity. As the esteemed art historian Kavita Singh writes in her preface:

β€œIt is a collaboration that bends genres and plays ironically, intelligently, with history and contemporaneity, identity and masquerade, bravado and confession. It is fitting that this collaboration should be the subject of such a thoughtful and erudite book, written by the brilliant art historian and curator Annapurna Garimella.”

Dr. Annapurna Garimella is a Delhi-based art historian and designer. Her research focuses on the history and practices of vernacular art forms in India after Independence, and late medieval Indic architecture. Her most recent curatorial projects include Vernacular, in the Contemporary (Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi); Faith: Manu Parekh in Benaras 1980–2012 (Art Alive, New Delhi) and Drawing 2014 (Gallery Espace, New Delhi). She heads Jackfruit, an organisation with a specialised portfolio of design, research and curatorial projects for artists, museums, government and private institutions as well as non-profits, and is the Founding and Managing Trustee of Art, Resources and Teaching Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that runs a public art library, conducts independent research projects and does teaching and advisement for college and university students and the general public. Dr. Garimella has been Research Editor, Marg Foundation; Getty Distinguished Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and Lecturer, American Institute of Archaeology Travel Program, South Asia. She is on the board of Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, and a trustee for Green the Blue Trust, Vadodara, and Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore.

Kavita Singh is Professor of Art History at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she teaches courses on the history of Indian painting and the history and politics of museums. Recent publications include Museums, Heritage, Culture: Into the Conflict Zone (University of Amsterdam, 2015), and the co-edited volume No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: Museums in South Asia (Routledge, 2014) and Nauras: The Many Arts of the Deccan (National Museum, 2014). She has received grants and fellowships from the Getty Foundation, the Clark Art Institute, the Max Planck Institute, the Asia Society and the Victoria and Albert Museum.