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  • Arpita Singh, Munna Apa’s Garden, 1989, oil on canvas, 62 1⁄4 × 68 1⁄4".

    Arpita Singh, Munna Apa’s Garden, 1989, oil on canvas, 62 1⁄4 × 68 1⁄4".

    Arpita Singh

    Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

    ARPITA SINGH has a flower fetish. Blossoms creep up the legs of a nude female in Security Check, 2003; inscribe patterns on the household furnishings in The Lily Pond Carpet, 1994; and adorn the margins of A Man with a Telephone, 1992. They spring forth from vines or bundle into bouquets that enshrine her characters, creating intricate backdrops for the mise-en-scènes collected in “Submergence: In the midst of here and there.” Curated by Roobina Karode, the octogenarian’s first retrospective comprises more than 160 works drawn from six decades of artistic production. One of India’s foremost

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