It’s my position to relate to issues of politics that are outside of my personal experience.Vivan Sundaram
Indian contemporary artist Vivan Sundaram has died at age 79 following complications of a hemorrhagic stroke that occurred earlier this month. Sundaram, who created work for nearly six decades, is best remembered for his multidisciplinary studio practice steeped in activism and political consciousness. Reports indicate that the artist had been ailing for the past few months leading up to his passing. The news of his death was confirmed by Gallery Chemould in Mumbai.
“To say Vivan took risks is an understatement,” Gallery Chermould’s creative director Shireen Gandhy told Hyperallergic. “If you look at his practice, there is a huge allegiance to art history, but at the same time feels unburdened where he addresses his issues with acute directness.” Continue