'The Khoj Book was born of a desire to mark the first ten years of Khoj International Artists' Association. What began as a celebration impulse has, however, shifted into a consolidated reflection of, and on, contemporary art practice in India during a particularly dynamic period. The book contains interviews of 101 Indian artists who have passed through our doors at Khoj over that decade, while the essays by eminent art critics and thinkers situate and critique Khoj itself within a wider art historical context.
The interview format - now an accepted genre in art history and criticism - was a natural choice for us. A constant struggle at Khoj has been to capture in print the energy of the many dialogues that develop as artists work together. While it is difficult to replicate the intensity of spontaneous exchange over burnt toast and computer crashes, we hope that the interviews of artists by artists will not only contribute to contemporary discourse and learning but will inspire conversations between peers to continue.
A unique compendium, The Khoj Book, we anticipate will provide the reader and researcher with material 'in the artist's own words' and a context from which to draw their own conclusions.' (Preface)

With artists' biographies and glossary of Indian words.
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Onsite

artist

Ayisha ABRAHAM

Manas ACHARYA

Ravi AGARWAL

Ajay Desai

Navjot ALTAF

Shaina ANAND

Karl ANTAO

H.G. ARUNKUMAR

Vijay BAGODI

Alwar BALASUBRAMANIAM

Sarnath BANERJEE

Atul BHALLA

Smitha CARIAPPA

Jayashree CHAKRAVARTY

Zuleikha CHAUDHARI

Aastha CHAUHAN

Sheba CHHACHHI

Nikhil CHOPRA

Soumyabrata CHOUDHURY

Walter D. SOUZA

Himanshu DESAI

Desire Machine Collective

Rohini DEVASHER

Anita DUBE

Adip DUTTA

H.K. DWARKANATH

Sunil GAWDE

Sanchayan GHOSH

Gauri GILL

Sheela GOWDA

Shilpa GUPTA

Subodh GUPTA

Archana HANDE

Abhishek HAZRA

Masood HUSSEIN

Jehangir JANI

Suresh JAYARAM

Biju JOZE

Masta JUSTY

JYOTEE

Ranbir KALEKA

Ramesh KALKUR

Jitish KALLAT

Dipyaman KAR

Bharti KHER

Sonia KHURANA

Valsan Koorma KOLLERI

Riyas KOMU

Bose KRISHNAMACHARI

Sovan KUMAR

Sushil KUMAR

Umesh Maddanahalli

Susanta MANDAL

Alex MATHEW

Chittrovanu MAZUMDAR

Prabhavathi MEPPAYIL

Kristine MICHAEL

Prasanta MUKHERJEE

Kausik MUKHOPADHYAY

Surendran NAIR

C.R. NANAIAH

Shamala NANDESH

Jagannath PANDA

Manisha PAREKH

Baiju PARTHAN

Jasmeen PATHEJA

Prajakta POTNIS

Babu Eshwar PRASAD

Prithpal Singh S. Ladi

Ashim PURKAYASTHA

Pushpamala N.

Gargi RAINA

C.K. RAJAN

Sumedh RAJENDRAN

Rajkumar

Raghavendra RAO

REGHUNADHAN K

N.N. RIMZON

Indrapramit ROY

Reena SAINI KALLAT

Inder SALIM

Gigi SCARIA

Mithu SEN

Paula SENGUPTA

Tejal SHAH

Nataraj SHARMA

Ranjani SHETTAR

Sudarshan SHETTY

K.T. SHIVAPRASAD

R.V. SINDHU

Anjum SINGH

Shambhavi SINGH

Kiran SUBBAIAH

Surekha

B.V. SURESH

Suresh Kumar Reddy

L.N. TALLUR

Anup Mathew THOMAS

Vasudha THOZHUR

Hema UPADHYAY

Radhika VAIDYANATHAN

editor

Pooja SOOD

Location code REFL.SOP2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

Edition

1

No of pages

672

ISBN / ISSN

9788172236878

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Mapping Khoj: Idea | Place | Network

- Pooja SOOD

A Phenomenology of Encounters at Khoj

- Geeta KAPUR

Coming to Terms with Restlessness: An Essay Offered in Friendship to Khoj

- Shuddhabrata SENGUPTA

Probing the Khojness of Khoj

- Nancy ADAJANIA

The Unbearable Confusion Around the Idea of Institutions

- Rahul SRIVASTAVA

The Khoj Book 1997-2007: Contemporary Art Practice in India
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