Abhijeet Tamhane received a degree in Journalism and Communication from the University of Pune (1992) and a Master’s in Arts in Politics. (Mumbai, 1988) He began writing his weekly review essays on Art in 1998 as a journalist at Maharashra Times, Prahaar and Loksatta. Apart from these essays, he has written very comprehensively on new trends in art. He has been one of the few critics to witness transformations in Indian art and its reception in the last 12 years. He has interviewed renowned artists such as Sudhir Patwardhan, Atul Dodiya, Bose Krishnamachari, Jatin Das, Jitish Kallat, Laxman Shreshtha, Prabhakar Kolte amongst others and written several exhibition catalogues. A bilingual writer, he has written for magazines like Art India, Art & Deal and Art Journal. His lectures include ‘New Trends in Art’ for the Professors of State-aided art-colleges in Maharashtra, ‘Woman’s representation in Art: past, present, and future’ : SNDT college, Mumbai; ‘Reading through shapes: Art and the possible life and death of Hemant Thackeray’, for the JJ School of Arts Hostelliers. He has also was a speaker in many seminars such as ‘Picasso’ at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai. At present, Tamhane edits the Edit and Op-ed pages with Loksatta, a leading Marathi Daily News Paper in Mumbai where he lives.
In this session conducted in Marathi, the participants reflected on the emergence of a specifically abstraction-oriented artistic practice in the Mumbai context, associated chiefly with the artist and educator Shankar Palshiker, and its prominence from the 1960s through the 1990s.The…MORE DETAILS