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Art and visual experience


Geeta Kapur’s book on me
KG Subramanyan Artist
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Is it too difficult to talk about, say, Geeta Kapur’s book about you?

Really speaking, when Geeta wrote that she asked me whether I want to go through the text. I said I don’t. If you are writing a book on me, you have the freedom to say whatever you want. She had made some kind of a statement which I do not dispute. In fact, I like to think that 10 different people will think 10 different ways about my work, and probably all that will have something to contribute to my own thinking. But I certainly think that I am happy that she wrote a thing on me rather than somebody else. I mean who would not - in fact, there are so many people writing, Ella Datta or somebody writes on me, which doesn’t have any reference to me. Geeta is a little more sensitive and she has known me better sort of a thing, and she has known the scene better. So to that extent I am very happy with her, and then whenever I talk with her during the casual encounters I have, I still find her very likeable.

KG Subramanyan (1924-2016) was an Indian artist. A graduate of the renowned art college of Kala Bhavana in Santiniketan, Subramanyan was both a theoretician and an art historian whose writings formed the basis for the study of contemporary Indian art. His own work, which broke down the barrier between artist and artisan, was executed in a wide range of media and drew upon myth and tradition for its inspiration.

Listeners: Timothy Hyman

Timothy Hyman is a graduate of Slade School of Fine Art, London, in which he has also taught. In 1980 and 1982, he was Visiting Professor in Baroda, India. Timothy Hyman has curated many significant art exhibitions and has published articles and monographs on both European and Indian artists.

Duration: 1 minute, 20 seconds

Date story recorded: 2008

Date story went live: 10 September 2010