Between Memory and Museum

A Dialogue with Folk and Tribal Artists

01 July 2015

Edited by Gita Wolf and Arun Wolf

Tara Books, 152 pages, Rs. 1,500

This pioneering dialogue with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from across India focusses on the idea of the museum, particularly as seen by communities historically regarded as anthropological subjects. In their visual responses, the artists reflect on the museum as an institution, and on the way it preserves, creates and disseminates knowledge. They ask: who has the power to put whose work in a museum?