Girish Shahane is a Mumbai based art critic and curator. He was editor and later consulting editor of Art India magazine. He is on the faculty of art history courses run by the Bhau Daji Lad Museum and Jnanapravaha. He has been a columnist for Time Out magazine, DNA newspaper and Yahoo India. Exhibitions curated by him include ‘The Presence of the Past ‘ (Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, 1998); ‘Art / Technology’ (Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay, 2000); ‘Home Spun’ (Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, 2011); ‘Bright Noise’ (Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2014), and ‘Midnight’s Grandchildren’ (Studio X, Bombay, 2014).
Shahane was Director of the Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art from 2011 to 2013, and Artistic Director of Art Chennai 2014. He was Artistic Director of the India Art Fair in 2015. He currently writes a weekly column for Scroll.in amongst other publications and websites.
Artist Akbar Padamsee shared his thoughts on art, his philosophy and reminisced over his relationship with his artist friends and contemporaries in conversation with art critic Girish Shahane.MORE DETAILS