Speakers at IAD 2018
New Delhi, India
Artist & Curator – Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Anita Dube is an art historian and critic turned artist. She works with a conceptual language that valorizes the sculptural fragment as a bearer of personal and social memory, history, mythology, and phenomenological experience. Employing a variety of material drawn from the realms of the industrial (foam, plastic, wire), craft (thread, beads, velvet), the body (dentures, bone), and the readymade (ceramic eyes); Dube investigates a very human concern with both personal and societal loss and regeneration. Marked by her early engagement with the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association, a self-styled political grouping of artists in the late 80’s; she has since attempted to work both with an ‘erotics’ and a ‘politics that investigates the resistance of individuals and women, against the overarching idea of ‘power’.