From films, interviews to features – join us as we explore the stories behind some of the most exciting artists in South Asia today


Artist Profiles

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Announcing 'The Future is Born of Art' Commission

'The Future is Born of Art' Commission by BMW and India Art Fair will be the first-ever BMW car wrap commission to be awarded to an Indian artist. Meet the four shortlisted artists and learn about their awe-inspiring designs

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Outlining the City: Ayesha Singh

Artist Ayesha Singh shows us Delhi through her eyes, and tells us about her fascination with the city’s multi-layered history

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Phad: Travelling Temples of Rajasthan

Mural-like paintings on cloth that depict folk and religious stories of nomadic communities in Rajasthan, Phad is one of India’s oldest and richest artforms

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What I Did Last Summer: Prabhakar Kamble

The artist, curator and cultural activist known for his politically-engaged performances reminisces on a trip back to his village in Maharashtra over the summer — and time spent reliving his childhood past-times

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10 Textile Artists You Should Know

From pioneering modernists to wildly innovative contemporary artists, we explore 10 essential textile artists who have been weaving wonders in cloth from India and South Asia

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Kantha: Women Stitching Stories in Thread

Kantha is an embroidery and stitching technique from Eastern India that makes use of a simple running stitch to create beautiful and complex textile pieces. Here, we follow Kantha artist Deepa Guha Thakurta, as she explains the extraordinary history of this craft — and the freedom it inspires in its makers to this day

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A Travancore Scandal: Raja Ravi Varma’s Mahaprabha

Raja Ravi Varma’s depictions of women are often dismissed as sentimental or idealised, but his Mahaprabha sits apart from these dainty goddesses. Historian Manu S. Pillai writes about the magisterial woman whose dark, forbidding gaze inspired this little-known painting