'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.
Access level

Onsite

artist

Aastha CHAUHAN

Abhishek HAZRA

Adip DUTTA

Ajay Desai

Alex MATHEW

Alwar BALASUBRAMANIAM

Anita DUBE

Anjum SINGH

Anup Mathew THOMAS

Archana HANDE

Ashim PURKAYASTHA

Atul BHALLA

Ayisha ABRAHAM

B.V. SURESH

Babu Eshwar PRASAD

Baiju PARTHAN

Bharti KHER

Biju JOZE

Bose KRISHNAMACHARI

C.K. RAJAN

C.R. NANAIAH

Chittrovanu MAZUMDAR

Desire Machine Collective

Dipyaman KAR

Gargi RAINA

Gauri GILL

Gigi SCARIA

H.G. ARUNKUMAR

H.K. DWARKANATH

Hema UPADHYAY

Himanshu DESAI

Inder SALIM

Indrapramit ROY

Jagannath PANDA

Jasmeen PATHEJA

Jayashree CHAKRAVARTY

Jehangir JANI

Jitish KALLAT

JYOTEE

K.T. SHIVAPRASAD

Karl ANTAO

Kausik MUKHOPADHYAY

Kiran SUBBAIAH

Kristine MICHAEL

L.N. TALLUR

Manas ACHARYA

Manisha PAREKH

Masood HUSSEIN

Masta JUSTY

Mithu SEN

N.N. RIMZON

Nataraj SHARMA

Navjot ALTAF

Nikhil CHOPRA

Paula SENGUPTA

Prabhavathi MEPPAYIL

Prajakta POTNIS

Prasanta MUKHERJEE

Prithpal Singh S. Ladi

Pushpamala N.

R.V. SINDHU

Radhika VAIDYANATHAN

Raghavendra RAO

Rajkumar

Ramesh KALKUR

Ranbir KALEKA

Ranjani SHETTAR

Ravi AGARWAL

Reena SAINI KALLAT

REGHUNADHAN K

Riyas KOMU

Rohini DEVASHER

Sanchayan GHOSH

Sarnath BANERJEE

Shaina ANAND

Shamala NANDESH

Shambhavi SINGH

Sheba CHHACHHI

Sheela GOWDA

Shilpa GUPTA

Smitha CARIAPPA

Sonia KHURANA

Soumyabrata CHOUDHURY

Sovan KUMAR

Subodh GUPTA

Sudarshan SHETTY

Sumedh RAJENDRAN

Sunil GAWDE

Surekha

Surendran NAIR

Suresh JAYARAM

Suresh Kumar Reddy

Susanta MANDAL

Sushil KUMAR

Tejal SHAH

Umesh Maddanahalli

Valsan Koorma KOLLERI

Vasudha THOZHUR

Vijay BAGODI

Walter D. SOUZA

Zuleikha CHAUDHARI

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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