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Drawing the time

Subjective or not, youll be hearing a lot about these artists in 2013 and beyond

Kishore Singh  |  New Delhi 

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Drawing the time
Subjective or not, you

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Drawing the time

Subjective or not, youll be hearing a lot about these artists in 2013 and beyond

Asevere churn is happening in the midst of the worst downturn the Indian art community has experienced since the bad times that have eclipsed contemporary art. Some artists, like limpets, have held on, through the promise of longevity and relevance in their work that has survived the continuing downturn, while others have been hurled into a garret-like existence that would have been familiar to their seniors. And yet, that generation has already passed on the baton. Atul Dodiya can no more qualify as an emerging artist, Subodh Gupta now sits on the cusp of seniority, a queue he shares with the likes of Jagannath Panda and Shilpa Gupta. While Sumedh Rajendran, or Thukral & Tagra and their ilk, are no more stakeholders among emerging talents, they have still to occupy the top slot among their peers. Somewhere amidst this, artists such as Chittrovanu Mazumdar and Chintan Upadhyay have disappeared into a maw, their resurgence still awaited. >
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