APT8: The ancient art of Mithila painting and drawing

Pushpa Kumari and Pradyumna Kumar are Mithila artists. Dating from at least the fourteenth century, Mithila painting and drawing is an ancient art form traditionally practised by women in the Mithila region of Bihar in northern India and Nepal. For several centuries it was used to mark rituals and ceremonies, particularly weddings, and created mostly…

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…