Speech Acts (Hardcover)

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Art critic and curator Geeta Kapur's oeuvre engages with modernity, emphasizing alongside the need to identify and polemicize the contradictions that undergird it. She traverses a situated discourse across categories such as the Third World, the postcolonial and the global South. Speech Acts contains select interviews that annotate Kapur's contributions to modern Indian art criticism and trace her interrogations of the contemporary through various historical conjunctures. It also includes texts by her that enrich as well as complicate the relationship between art, subjectivity and the historical context. These writings and exchanges range from manifesto-like to the contemplative, offering an overview of a critic's praxis through art-thinking.
Geeta Kapur is a critic and curator. Her essays are widely anthologized; her books include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978), When Was Modernism (2000) and Critic's Compass: Navigating Practice (forthcoming 2023), besides Speech Acts (2023). She was a founder-editor of Journal of Arts and Ideas, and advisory board member of Third Text and Marg. Curatorial projects include: 'Dispossession', Johannesburg Biennale (1995); 'Bombay/Mumbai', Century City, Tate Modern (co-curation, 2001); 'subTerrain', House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003); 'Aesthetic Bind', Chemould, Mumbai (five exhibitions, 2013-14).
Product Details ISBN: 9788195639274
ISBN-10: 8195639275
Publisher: Tulika Books
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 152
Language: English