BETWEEN THE LINES: Identity, Place and Power



Selections from the Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking
Lina Vincent Sunish


The Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking represents over seventy-nine Indian artists from diverse geographical regions. Consisting of woodcuts, etchings, lithographs and screenprints, the works in the collection span a time from 1916 to the present. Unlike many surveys of contemporary printmaking, Between the Lines approaches its subject matter with an emphasis on imagery and meaning rather than technique. It stands as a completely fresh approach to a much neglected subject.

Art Historian and Curator Lina Vincent Sunish makes a unique analysis of the sociological and historical context that has moulded the growth of Indian art. Arguing that images often straddle the lines of arbitrary categories, she approaches The Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking as a particular pathway through a complex aesthetic and historical geography. With keen insight she elaborates on how the concepts of Identity, Place and Power have shaped artistic creation, while at the same time encouraging us to think between these categorical parameters.

The Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian printmaking will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India, in late 2012.

With a Brief Introduction by Jyoti Bhatt and an Afterward by Waswo X. Waswo


 Product Dimensions: 8 x 10.5 inches

206 x 266 mm

 Pages: 152
 Color: Fully illustrated in color
 Published: July 2012
 ISBN-13: 978-193247664-4