The Crowd and Its Avatars: Sculptures by K. S. Radhakrishnan

Curated by R. Siva Kumar

Page: 210

Dimension:12 X 8.5 in.

Hard Bound

Publisher: Emami Art

ISBN: 978-819629700-8


This elegant exhibition book was created to accompany The Crowd and its Avatars, the exhibition of sculptures by KS Radhakrishnan at Emami Art, Kolkata. Born in Kerala in 1956 and trained in sculpture at Santiniketan, Radhakrishnan belongs to a small group of notable sculptors of his generation who have collectively brought about a far-reaching resurgence in Modern Indian sculpture. This book features pictures of his array of bronze figures, composed of Musui and Maya, the permanent residents of the artist’s oeuvre, and a rich curatorial essay by R Siva Kumar.   


As curator Siva Kumar writes in this catalogue: ‘Radhakrishnan engages with this conundrum of our existence through explorations of unitariness and collectiveness using the human figure… He offers these sculptural meditations not as ponderous statements but as subtle experiences that we, as viewers, have to flesh out with our eyes, mind and imagination.’


‘The Emami Art gallery has exhibited about 75 of his artworks, including many never-before-seen ones. It is after 15 years that the celebrated sculptor returns to the city of joy with his most recent works.’

-  Homegrown (Vaaswat Sarkar, 20 Jan 2023)

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