On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of ART India magazine, Founder and President Sangita Jindal, current Editor Abhay Sardesai, and past Editors Anupa Mehta and Girish Shahane, will go down memory lane, discuss the arc of the magazine’s growth and explore the new turns it is taking. The panel will be moderated by curator and critic Meera Menezes.
Anupa Mehta is an art consultant and writer. Her eponymous art space in Mumbai has been the venue of several residencies, curatorial projects and exhibitions by emerging artists. She was the founding editor of ART India and the author of India 20, a book of interviews with leading contemporary artists.
Abhay Sardesai has been the Editor of ART India, the premier art magazine of India, since November 2002. Under his editorship, the magazine has developed a Culture Studies-oriented approach and has become more inter-disciplinary in its theme-based explorations. He has taught at the University of Mumbai, SNDT University and TISS, among other institutions. He writes in English and translates from Marathi and Konkani.
Girish Shahane is an independent writer and curator based in Bombay. He was editor and later consulting editor of ART India magazine. He has written columns for Time Out magazine, DNA newspaper, Yahoo India, Scroll.in and Mint Lounge. Shahane was Director of the Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art, Artistic Director of Art Chennai 2014, and Artistic Director of the India Art Fair 2015.
Sangita Jindal is one of India’s leading art patrons and philanthropists. She is the chairperson of the JSW Foundation which drives diverse social development projects, and is the founder president of ART India magazine. She has been an Eisenhower Fellow and sits on the board of several international museums and foundations.
Meera Menezes is an art critic and independent curator. As the Delhi correspondent of ART India and a regular contributor to Artforum she has documented the Indian art scene for over two decades. She is the author of V. S. Gaitonde: Sonata of Solitude. Her most recent curatorial projects include Phantom Limb and Shadow Lines: Experiments with Light, Line and Liminality.