Seeking a Poetry of the Real: The Political Works of K. G. Subramanyan

Art Heritage in collaboration with the Seagull Foundation for the Arts brings to Delhi audiences a powerful show that pays tribute to one of modern India’s great artists: Seeking a Poetry of the Real: The Political Works of K. G. Subramanyan is dedicated to the memory of an artist and pedagogue who passed away last year.

Seeking a Poetry of the Real focuses primarily on Subramanyan’s work from the late 1970’s onwards, when the artist’s response to political upheavals that began to rock the nation became evident. The exhibition collates seminal works that encapsulate the artist’s deep and abiding concern with the cracks and fissures that have unfortunately developed due to the political misrepresentation of a great, tolerant culture and civilization such as India’s. Works on display include The Bangladesh Terracottas (1971/1976), This City is not for Burning (1993), The Tale of the Talking Face (1989), Anatomy Lesson (2008), and The War of the Relics (2012) among others. Prof. R. Siva Kumar, Geeta Kapur, Roobina Karode, Gayatri Sinha and Jyoti Bhatt have contributed to the catalog for the exhibition.

In addition to the Seeking a Poetry of the Real exhibit, for art lovers interested in collecting K.G. Subramanyan’s works, a wide selection is available for sale during the show.


11 Nov - 30 Dec 2017


KG Subramanyan