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Anjum Singh's Alien (2018) will be displayed at her upcoming exhibition | courtesy: the Artist and Talwar Gallery, New York & New Delhi
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Anjum Singh’s Alien (2018) will be displayed at her upcoming exhibition | courtesy: the Artist and Talwar Gallery, New York & New Delhi

Kishore Singh
Rarely has an exhibition been as keenly anticipated as Anjum Singh’s forthcoming, and autobiographical I Am Still Here, almost an invocation by the artist whose absence from the current art scene has been the result of a life-threatening cancer with which she has been grappling since 2014. The last few years, as she has undergone chemotherapy in New York, have been long and lonely. The only child of artists Arpita Singh and Paramjit Singh, the family has been suffused with anxiety and pain. Paramjit himself was injured while taking care of his daughter in the city; further chemotherapy looms like

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 9:34 PM IST

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