Shilpa Gupta, Untitled 2004-5, interactive video production and sound projector and computer, photo: courtesy the artist

Staking out the globe: Indian art now

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Chaitanya Sambrani is an art historian and curator with special interest in modernist and contemporary Asian art. He is Senior Lecturer in Art Theory at the Australian National University, Canberra.

The title of this essay makes reference to Geeta Kapur’s ‘A Stake in Modernity: Brief History of Contemporary Indian Art’ in Caroline Turner, (ed.), Tradition and Change: Contemporary Art of Asia and the Pacific, Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1993.