A New Broom: sweeping changes to folk art in Asia


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Kevin Murray is a writer and curator who facilitates the Sangam Project: Australia India Design Platform. He examines recent exhibitions in India in which what might be called folk art or craft are given attention and prominence through rethinking their purposes and provenances. Designers have returned home to India to work with traditional craftspeople whose work is being re-viewed as a form of creative expression with its own political interests.