Articulating Resistance

Articulating Resistance: Art and Activism explores this space between art and activism without letting the discourse being reduced either to a simple formulation about art in activism or activism in art. The focus, instead, is on interrogating the politics of aesthetics as well as the connections between the visual and other disciplines.
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The disciplinary understandings of contemporary Indian art are being challenged in our time by experiences, narratives, and strategies designated as activism. Deriving its insights from methodological moves made in the fields of art history/criticism, culture studies, and visual culture, the book foregrounds the links between the practice of art and the urgencies of the public world trying to bridge, in the process, the space that reaches across the academy and all that is known as activism in our time. The different sections in the book explore the complex relationship between art-producing practices and frameworks of viewing that seek alignment with the various struggles around caste, community, gender, and sexuality.

Deeptha Achar

Deeptha Achar teaches at the Department of English, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara. Her publications include The Age of Adventure: Childhood, Reading and British Boys Fiction (2010). She has co-edited Towards New Art History: Studies in Indian Art (2003) and Discourse, Democracy and Difference: Perspectives on Community, Politics and Culture (2010). Her areas of research interest include visual culture and childhood studies.

Shivaji K. Panikkar

Shivaji K. Panikkar teaches at the School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi. His publications include Saptamatrka Worship and Sculpture: An Iconological Interpretation of Conflicts and Resolution in the Storied Brahmanical Icons (1997). He has edited Twentieth Century Indian Sculpture: Last Two Decades (2000) and co-edited Towards New Art History: Studies in Indian Art (2003).