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TAKE Quarantine: Editor’s Note

Wherever you are, the first few months of 2021 has seen a continuation of the widespread devastation marked in 2020 by the global escalation of COVID-19 and the subsequent shift of international discourse, geopolitics, and the liveability index. This issue, Quarantine, responds to our new-found conditions and outlines a multiplicity of viewpoints on the topic highlighting the inherent tension, anxiety, and withdrawal marked by this period.

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TAKE Bengal: Editor’s Note

This issue of TAKE on Art tries to re-explore the history and the contemporary situations in Bengal in order to regenerate an alternate form of history-writing. Situating the narrative within the framework of a number of iconic images that define art in Bengal, spanning across different historical periods, the idea is to delineate a history in parts to create a whole through a visual narrative.

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TAKE Modern: Editor’s Note

The quotient of ‘modern’ in Indian art has woven itself around some very potent and receptive expositions. Tracing a transverse path through the delicate transition from the Pre to Post-Independence periods, TAKE on art focuses on the period of 1950-60s.

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TAKE Fashion: Editor’s Note

With the latest edition of TAKE on Art, we stepped into hitherto unchartered territory bringing a completely fresh perspective of looking at fashion. Breaking away from the traditional essay format, we explored the Indian fashion landscape spanning a century, from the 1920s to contemporary times.

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TAKE Fashion: Guest Editor’s Note

Between 2011-12, Take on art and I had the chance to collaborate on a special issue on Indian Design. Raising the question of what design means in the context of the country, this attempted to provide a broad set of references and insights from the late 19th Century to the early 2010s, hoping to start a conversation on the need for reflective writing on a subject, trajectories of which have been particularly distinct in the Indian subcontinent.

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TAKE Black: Editor’s Note

In a time when magic realism retains neither its magic nor certainly it’s magical realism, a new magazine opens it’s doors wide open, in a neighbourhood familiar on the map of the art district, this too at a crucial period of global financial downslide, when recession has forced many in the art community to run scared.

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Simply Black

Black must be one of the most loaded words in the English language, as indeed it is in many other languages; the problem of having so many meanings as points of association makes this very simple word common in its usage yet with an intriguing ability to variation.

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