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Ganesh Haloi: A Rhythm Surfaces in the Mind

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Item Code: HAG998
Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Author: Natasha Ginwala and Jesal Thacker
Language: English
Edition: 2022
ISBN: 9789385360855
Pages: 256 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Other Details 11.00 X 10.00 inch
Weight 1.78 kg
Book Description
About The Book

Ganesh Haloi, born in Jamalpur, Mymensingh (now in Bangladesh), moved to Calcutta after the Partition in 1950. Witness to India's resilient culture, its freedom and struggle for its secular modernism, Haloi is among the artists of the generation who have played a significant role in the shaping of Indian modern art.

Ganesh Haloi has cultivated a singular vocabulary of abstraction and landscape. This painterly world is textured with knowledge references that the artist is attuned to over decades-from realms as diverse as archaeology, ancient architecture, art history, sacred philosophy and poetry. His works are exercises in bringing life to the genre of landscape painting through the assembly of disparate symbolic forms. Throughout Haloi's oeuvre, as in his thinking, there is never a separation between the nature within and the nature without.

With extensive essays by eminent art critics and interspersed with previously unpublished illustrated folios and sketches of work from throughout his life, this monograph documents Haloi's earth-toned abstract vocabulary that has drawn over time on a vast breadth of iconography, ideas, and movements. In his paintings, Haloi is an itinerant traveller and so is the viewer-within strangely unbound time, one takes passage across the vastness of landscape, a floating geometry, the seduction of lines.

About the Author

Natasha Ginwala, Associate Curator-at-Large at Gropius Bau, is a curator, researcher and writer based in Colombo and Berlin.

Jesal Thacker is an independent curator and the founder-director of Bodhana Arts and Research Foundation.

Iftikhar Dadi is John H. Burris Professor and Chair of the Department of History of Art at Cornell University.

Adam Szymczyk, presently Curator-at-Large at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, is a curator and author based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Lawrence Rinder is a curator and Director Emeritus of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Soumik Nandy Majumdar is presently a faculty member of the Department of History of Art at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan.

Roobina Karode has been the Director and Chief Curator at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi since it opened in 2010.

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