APT8: Kalam Patua’s contemporary storytelling

Kalam Patua is a contemporary exponent of Kalighat painting. He was born into the Patua community of scroll painters and storytellers and subsequently taught himself the Kalighat style, which draws on conventions from West Bengal scrolls and Indian miniature painting. Kalighat painting developed in the vicinity of the Kali temple in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in…

APT8 | Kalpa Vriksha

This focus project within The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) exhibition investigates how ancient techniques and subjects are still being used, and how they’ve evolved and become instrumental in the expression of contemporary concerns. The artists featured in the APT8 project Kalpa Vriksha: Contemporary Indigenous and Vernacular Art of India come from small…