Zeenat Nagree

Golden Gates

The 4th EXPO Chicago

September 2015 CHICAGO

“IT SMELLS like the late ’80s!” dealer Christopher D’Amelio beamed last weekend. Two days ahead of the opening of EXPO Chicago, he was experiencing a delightful déjà vu. We were at the home of collectors Marilyn and Larry Fields, … READ ON


Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

National Museum of Mexican Art

September 2015

Rodrigo Lara Zendejas’s modest solo show, “Deportable Aliens,” mourning the forced removal of people of Mexican descent from the US in the aftermath of the Great Depression, shouldn’t be taken only as a history lesson. The artist’s… READ ON


V.S. Gaitonde

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

February 2015

There’s mystery surrounding the output of V.S. Gaitonde, perhaps because—up until this succinct exhibition—he has received no comprehensive survey. While not quite a full fledged account, “V.S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting… READ ON


Soghra Khurasani


May 2014

The key strategy in Soghra Khurasani’s solo debut is repetition. Each of her woodcuts and etchings features blood cells, either soaked in red or leached of color. Hundreds of these ring-shaped motifs populate Khurasani’s compositions—at… READ ON


Meera Devidayal

Chemould Prescott Road

May 2014

“A Terrible Beauty,” Meera Devidayal’s first solo exhibition in five years, addresses the afterlives of Mumbai’s defunct textile mills. Though Devidayal relies on the aesthetic and nostalgic allure of ruins in her documentary photographs… READ ON


Sudarshan Shetty

May 2014

Without providing an explicit cause, Sudarshan Shetty created a dramatic landscape of mourning in his exhibition “every broken moment, piece by piece.” Objects such as a container full of smashed teacups, an urn dangling off a barren … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2014 [TOC]

Atul Dodiya

March 2014

Atul Dodiya’s “Experiments with Truth” was the first survey show of a living Indian artist at the National Gallery. Curated by Ranjit Hoskote, the exhibition looked back on three decades of Dodiya’s practice and showcased more than … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2014 [TOC]

Summit of All Things

The 2nd Dhaka Art Summit


I HEARD about the general strike minutes before boarding my flight to Dhaka. Three Indian businessmen at the Delhi airport were discussing the flaws in a batch of T-shirts they’d commissioned to manufacture in Bangladesh and deliberating … READ ON


Seher Shah

Jhaveri Contemporary

January 2014

Over the past eight years, the Pakistani-born, New York-based artist Seher Shah has taken inspiration from her training in architecture, combining real and imagined buildings with autobiographically resonant motifs in her large, Escheresque… READ ON


Zeenat Nagree

December 2013

WITH EACH PASSING YEAR, the calendar of the Indian art world has increasingly arranged itself around the New Delhi–based India Art Fair. This year, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art’s outstanding retrospective of the abstractionist Nasreen … READ ON