INDIAN ART MEETS GLOBAL ART
By displaying the various and dynamic works of artists from all over India, Matters of Art is committed to bridging the gap between the Indian art scene and the international art community. We are dedicated to contributing to the realisation that art has the capacity to transcend boundaries and unite people.
Our vision is to make art accessible and approachable for enthusiasts by providing an in-depth coverage of the Indian art scene which is inclusive of details that transpire behind-the-scenes during the creative processes of some of the most exciting artists.
Our team of experts, including curators, gallerists, art critics and collectors, are passionate about Indian art and dedicated to curating high-quality content that educates and inspires readers.
MOA is a quarterly publication that covers events, interviews, and reviews that make an impact on the Indian art scene. It is a network that connects artists with galleries, collectors, connoisseurs, and curators, and it collaborates with important Asian biennales, festivals, and art fairs to highlight artists.
Anoop Kamath - Editor in Chief
Anoop Kamath is visual artist and editorial designer. With over 30 years of experience in media, which includes Business World, Business Standard, Outlook magazine, The Hindustan Times and Financial Express, he has designed over 90 magazines and six newspapers. He started India’s first ezine of contemporary art – Matters of Art – in 2006. Currently, he keeps himself busy writing about art, curating exhibitions and exploring new destinations. His secret passion – food!
Giridhar Khasnis is a senior art writer, photographer, and curator of several exhibitions. He was on the jury of the Toto-Tasveer Awards for Photography (2013 and 2014), and was invited to the International Curators’ Residency in South Korea in 2017. Currently, he is working on a photo-art book (English) and a collection of prose poems (in Kannada).
Satarupa Bhattacharya received her PhD in 2014 from English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has had extensive experiences in the field of journalism, advertisement, event management, and teaching. Currently, she is devoted to the arts and culture sphere. She is part of several editorials in academic journals around the world. Her areas of interest range from art history, visual culture, popular culture, violence studies, literature, performance studies to all things postcolonial and media oriented.
Sarmistha Maiti is an independent filmmaker-writer and art critic. She is the recipient of the 61st National Film Award 2013 in Film Direction from the honourable President of India. She is the alumnus of the prestigious Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute and Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her debut feature film ‘Kalkokkho’ (House of Time) premiered in the 26th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea. She has made several contributions as art journalist/critic in different art magazines and e-zines published in India that range from Art & Deal, Art India, Contemporary India Art Journal, Matters of Art to name a few. She has written extensively for many independent artists, curated shows of art galleries.
Georgina Maddox is an independent critic-curator with 20-years-experience in the field of Indian art and culture. She blurs the lines of documentation, theory and praxis by operating as a critic/curator. She was a fulltime journalist working with Indian Express, Times of India and India Today.
Subsequently she has engaged in the act of curating, collaborating and writing about art practices that examine and speak about issues of gender/sexuality/marginalization and the juxtaposition of social hierarchy with acts of agency and defiance, over the years.
She has critical essays in books like, Articulating Resistance: Art and Activism; edited by Deeptha Achar and Shivaji K. Panikkar and The Phobic and Erotic edited by Brinda Bose and Subhabrata Bhattacharyya.
Currently she writes for various publications, like The Hindu, MASH Magazine, Studio International, STIR World, Take on Art and Art Amour. She has contributed to Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle Magazine, Open Magazine and India Today.
Sudhakaran P is a journalist and translator with over 25 years of experience. He has a few books to his credit, which covers topics like art criticism and translations. He writes in English and Malayalam.
Neha Kirpal is a freelance writer based in New Delhi. She writes primarily on art, culture, books, travel, music and films. All her published work can be accessed here: www.nehakirpal.wordpress.com
Divya Trivedi is an independent writer based in New Delhi. She has traveled extensively and reported for The Hindu Group of publications including Business Line, Frontline and Sportstar for over 15 years. She uses her training in sociology and film making to make sense of the varied experiences on the field with a quest to unearth new ways of seeing. Currently she is preoccupied with all things art and culture.