Synopses & Reviews
The book presents a decade-long perspective on contemporary visual practices in India, with stunning visuals and insightful essays by leading intellectuals in the field. Engaging with a diversity of art practices and creative conditions, the publication (and exhibition) questions cultural structures that segregate visual practices, making a case for a polycentric aesthetic. In this argument for an inclusive and non-hierarchical consideration of visual culture, Edge of Desire
presents a new contribution from the sub-continent to the debate on the nature and purpose of art practices and art histories. At the same time, it offers a visually exciting and intellectually stimulating array of new art from India generated through an intermingling of influences and traditions.
About the Author
is Lecturer, Art Theory Workshop, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra.
Kajri Jain is Post Doctoral Fellow, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
Ashish Rajadhyaksha is Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore, India.