KS Radhakrishnan: Mapping With Figures

01 January 2016
IMAGES COURTESY NGMA, BENGALURU

21 NOVEMBER TO 27 DECEMBER

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART

The National Gallery of Modern Art in Bengaluru collaborated with the Akar Prakar gallery in Kolkata to host a solo exhibition of the work of KS Radhakrishnan, a renowned contemporary Indian sculptor. The curator, R Siva Kumar, chose to foreground the evolution of the artist’s style, instead of presenting a more standard tribute or retrospective. However, the exhibition still paid fitting respect to Radhakrishnan, who many see as the sculptor who rediscovered the human body for modern Indian art. Among other works in the gallery, one could see the famous Maiya and Musui, two bronze figures of Woman and Man that are often understood to represent Radhakrishnan’s alter-egos.

IMAGES COURTESY NGMA, BENGALURU
IMAGES COURTESY NGMA, BENGALURU
IMAGES COURTESY NGMA, BENGALURU

- Nandini Verma

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