PORTRAYING THE PANDEMIC FOR POSTERITY IN INDIA – TAASA Review March 2021
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This article was originally found in the March 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 1, Page 18).
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Minhazz Majumdar T he COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has adversely affected artists from folk and tribal art traditions in India, as well as causing great suffering and hardship to much of its population.
Many have not been able to sell their art since no tourists can visit their villages and towns and neither can they come to the cities to participate in art exhibitions.
For artists in remote locations and in different linguistic contexts, access to technology and sometimes lack of technological skills also imposed hurdles to sell work online. Stay Home, 2020, Apindra Swain, paint on paper...