The Complicit Observer

Ranjit Hoskotes The Complicit Observer provides an art-historical account of Sudhir Patwardhans career which spans over three decades and ranges across painting drawing sculpture and composite works This book situates Patwardhans art in its cultural and political contexts inviting the reader into the artists distinctive universe his robust yet subtly stylised images of truckers and labourers scenes from working-class neighbourhoods and panoramas of the shifting margin between the metropolis and the satellite township About The Author Ranjit Hoskote born 1969 is a poet cultural theorist and curator He is the author of 19 books He has curated 20 exhibitions of Indian and International art including a mild-career survey of Atul Dodiya and retrospective of Jehangir Sabavala National Gallery of Moder Art New Delhi and Mumbai 2005-2006 He co-curated the Trans-Asian collaborative project Under Construction Japan Foundation 2000-2002 Hoskote and Hyunjin Kim co-curated with Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor the 7th Gwangju Biennale Korea 2008 He has been writer-in-residence at the International Writing Program University of Iowa 1995 Villa Waldberta and The Promised City project Berlin 2010 Hoskote is curatorial director foundation b g Mumbai


350 pages

3.49 pounds

7.87 x 5.51 x 1.57 inches

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