Vrishchik (Year 2, No. 10-11)

Year 2, Issue No. 10-11 of Vrishchik Magazine, published in August/September 1971.

This issue featured the first installment of a series of articles by Geeta Kapur titled 'In Quest of Identity: Art & Indigenism in Post-colonial Culture with Special Reference to Contemporary Indian Painting'. These articles were later published in a book form as a Vrishchik publication when the series concluded in 1973.

'How I Hum the Song of Bhagwad' by F.N. Souza
'Introduction - National Consciousness and Indigenism' by Geeta Kapur
'The Man and the Pedestal' by Prabhakar Barwe

Featured Artworks:
Drawing (on cover) by Nagji Patel
Linocut by Bhupen Khakhar


This edition of Vrishchik is available via Issuu http://issuu.com/asiaartarchivehk/docs/gms_vrishchik1971_yr2.10-11/1.
, which means scorpion, was a monthly magazine founded by Gulammohammed Sheikh in 1969. Published from Baroda, the magazine was edited by artists Gulammohammed Sheikh and Bhupen Khakhar until its last issue in 1973. Vrishchik became an active forum for contemporary artistic and literary expressions, and also a catalyst for artists' views on the art field, art institutions, and social concerns. The magazine featured an array of content that included poems, stories, critical essays, and folios of printed artworks.

More details about Vrishchik can be found on Gulammohammed Sheikh's interview 'Vrishchick and Lalit Kala' on the website 'Web of Stories', Geeta Kapur's article 'Signatures of Dissent' on Art India Magazine (Vol 6, Issue 2, Quarter 2, 2001, Mumbai) and Piyush Thakkar's article 'Gulammohammed Sheikh and Many Literatures' on Guide Art Journal (Issue 1, Guide Art Gallery).

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