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Sarnath Banerjee, Censorship (detail), 2009, silk screen on paper, twenty-four segments, each 8 x 8".

Sarnath Banerjee

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

Sarnath Banerjee, Censorship (detail), 2009, silk screen on paper, twenty-four segments, each 8 x 8".

Best known for his graphic novels Corridor (2004), The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers (2007), and The Harappa Files (2011), Berlin-based Indian artist Sarnath Banerjee expanded the presentation of his cultural and historical research with “History is Written by Garment Exporters,” a collection of artworks consisting of drawings, prints, films, collages, sketchbooks, and appropriated items such as books and sneakers. Influenced by the oral cultures of third-world cities, imbued with a deep sense of the local, and interweaving the imaginary and the real, Banerjee holds a magnifying glass up to the teeming life of the streets, revealing the seemingly bizarre details that constitute what he terms the “inner workings” or “stuffing” of chaotic urban existence.

The Story of Gama, 2011, consists of three vitrines filled with artifacts—books, notes, photographs, sketchbooks—belonging

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