Thinking Tantra presented a speculative history of Tantric drawings dating from the second half of the nineteenth century through to the present day. For my work as a curator, the exhibition has become part of an investigation into the power of abstract art and the importance of non-Eurocentric histories.
I worked very closely on the project with gallerist Amrita Jhaveri, Co-Director of the Drawing Room Kate Macfarlane, and Indian and South Asian art expert Joost Van Den Bergh. The exhibition travelled from Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, to The Drawing Room, London, and Peninsula Arts, Plymouth.
Artists: Prabhakar Barwe, Tom Chamberlain, Shezad Dawood, Nicola Durvasula, Goutam Ghosh, Alexander Gorlizki, Prafulla Mohanti, Jean-Luc Moulène, Badrinath Pandit, Anthony Pearson, Sohan Qadri, Prem Sahib, G.R. Santosh, Richard Tuttle, Acharya Vyakul and Claudia Wieser.