artandfeminism

Indusudha Ghosh : between art and revolution

The 20th century witnessed India rise from a jewel in Britain’s imperial crown to Independence. India’s struggle for freedom is an ongoing endeavour but back in the 20th century, the anti-colonial sentiment was at...
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Remembering Damyanti Chowla : one of the finest modern artists of India

In 2020, we celebrate 100th birth anniversary of Damyanti Chowla - an important artist, who has been largely missing from Indian art-history books. After graduating from Punjab University in 1938, she joined the Lahore...

How Madhvi Parekh’s art inspires us to keep learning

Does education end with school? Or do we stop learning once we graduate? At The Heritage Lab, we aspire to learn (and share what we learn) everyday. So when we came across artist Madhvi...

Rediscovering the art of Atasi Barua

There have been numerous women painters in twentieth century India but unfortunately most of them remain under-represented. Atasi Barua is one such painter who has remained unnoticed since years. One would think that being...

Remembering Sunayani Devi: A forgotten artist from history

When we think of artists from pre-independence India, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore or Nandalal Bose come to mind. However, it wasn't an all-boys club, as these names seem to suggest. Women artists of...

Intimate Portraits of the Kashmir Conflict: As told by Women

What does war look like? When you hear of the Indo-Pak Kashmir conflict, what is the visual image that comes to mind? A quick google-image-search reveals images of soldiers, politicians, protests : but we...

Art+Feminism 2017: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum, 2017

The internet has had a revolutionary impact on how we access and share information. With its arrival, a storehouse of knowledge is ever present at our fingertips. But what happens when this knowledge, which...

Art+Feminism 2017: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Government Museum and Art Gallery

In 2017, the Heritage Lab organised the first ever Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh. Art+Feminism is a global campaign which seeks to improve content on 'women in the arts'...
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