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Carte Blanche à Manish Pushkale

To Whom the Bird Should Speak?
Claire Bettinelli is in-charge of exhibition production and the contemporary collections at the National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet. She curates the Carte blanche exhibitions and a number of modern and contemporary projects and contributes to publications on these subjects.
Claire Bettinelli, Yannick Lintz, Ganesh Devy and Devika Singh, and a poem by Ashok Vajpeyi.

Manish Pushkale, born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, is an autodidact who honed his artistic style and sensibility at Bharat Bhavan’s fertile and creativity-filled ambience of the time.

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Manish Pushkale, born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, is an autodidact who honed his artistic style and sensibility at Bharat Bhavan’s fertile and creativity-filled ambience of the time.
Manish Pushkale, born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, is an autodidact who honed his artistic style and sensibility at Bharat Bhavan’s fertile and creativity-filled ambience of the time. His engagement at the art centre cemented Pushkale’s deep engagement with indigenous folk and tribal traditions. The installation To Whom the Bird Should Speak? is a visual enquiry into the significance of language as a medium of communication. Pushkale’s artistic research into indigenous cultures was inspired by the story of the Aka-Bo tribe in the Andaman Islands and their oral tradition of communicating with birds that was lost to the world after the death of its last speaker, Boa Sr.

As a contemporary artist and an abstract painter, Pushkale works at the intersection of linguistics and archaeology in an immersive 125 square metres of hand-painted installation, as he imagines a visual ‘script’ of a lost history that we would like to recover, or should it be allowed to fade inexorably into oblivion?

Dr Yannick Lintz is President of the French National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet. Prior to this, she had been the Director of the Islamic Arts Department at the Louvre since 2013.
Ganesh N. Devy is a literary critic, thinker, cultural activist, and institution-builder, best known as the founder of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India and the Adivasi Academy. Devy is the recipient of several awards, including the Padma Shri.
Devika Singh is a Senior Lecturer in Curating at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She was previously the Curator of International Art at Tate Modern.
Ashok Vajpeyi is a New Delhi-based Hindi poet-critic who has written poetry and criticism of literature, music and visual arts in many publications.

Foreword

DR YANNICK LINTZ
Preface

CLAIRE BETTINELLI
To whom the bird should speak?

DEVIKA SINGH
Manish Pushkale in conversation with Devika Singh

GANESH N. DEVY
The vanishing languages and an artist’s meditation on the many lives of words

ASHOK VAJPEYI
Pourtant, temps, espace
Yet, space and time

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Manish Pushkale

Contributors’ biographies

Acknowledgements
ISBN 9789394501423
Pages 130
Number of illustrations 81
Size 9 x 11” (229 x 279.5 mm)
Date of Publishing 2023
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin Publishing with Akar Prakar, Kolkata and New Delhi and National Museum of Asian Arts–Guimet, Paris
Rights Available World rights

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