Nandini Thilak

  • Himmat Shah, Hammer on the Square, 2007–2008, bronze, 13 x 18 x 9".
    picks May 17, 2016

    Himmat Shah

    Comprising about three hundred works, “Hammer on the Square” is an exhaustive retrospective chronicling the career of Indian artist Himmat Shah. Curated by Roobina Karode, the exhibition charts Shah’s progression from his early work with paper and sculptural silver paintings done in plaster of paris, enamel, and silver foil to the terra-cotta and bronze sculptures that he is best known for.

    The bronze sculpture Hammer on the Square, 2007–2008, opens the show in the first gallery, wherein Karode sets clusters of works in different media and from different periods in dialogue, revealing a kinship

  • Rummana Hussain, Earth Picture, 1993, ink on cut acrylic, terra-cotta, earth pigment and iron nails on board, 48 1/2 x 36 1/2".
    picks November 03, 2015

    Rummana Hussain

    One of India’s pioneering performance artists and conceptualists, Rummana Hussain is known for her bold explorations of female subjectivity trapped in discourses of family, religion, nationalism, and welfare.

    An artist provoked into activism by the 1992 demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya at the hands of fundamentalist Hindus and the ensuing riots across India, Hussain (whose life was brutally cut short by cancer in 1999) is noted for her seemingly sharp departure from her figural, painterly works of the 1980s to her abstract, highly sensuous installations and performances of the ’90s, for