>> Monday, June 14, 2010 – suitcases
I have a crush on India.
The signs are all there. The two of us are meant to be.
My step-mom recently enjoyed a whirlwind of a trip to Delhi to visit a spiritual leader who is a good friend of hers. She was invited to give two talks at the mission that her friend runs. Bound for India, her suitcase was full of Canadian gifts. Bound for home, her suitcase was full of gifts for Canadians. Packed amongst jars of honey and cotton pajamas were these two puppets (who happen to perfectly match my curtains). They are just another sign that I have to soon visit this country that I have been crushing on for so long.
I worked for a year at Nature Morte Berlin, a gallery based in New Delhi that primarily exhibits artists based in India. I know that "Indian" art (pinning a national label to describe art is a dangerous trope) may be vogue, but in vogue or not, from India or not, I was introduced to some brilliant artists.
Samaraendra Raj Singh