The Americans is a series of photographs of the Indian community in North America that Gauri Gill began in 2000 and completed in 2007, five years after her graduate years at Stanford University. The work that began as a portrait of her family in 1993-94 later grew into an investigation into a community that was seldom represented in the museums and galleries of the continent.Read More
BlackMarch 2010 Issue 1
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. With its inherent values, it allows the speaker or writer the possibility to comment on a specific context and usually provides access to a substantial amount of prejudice and non-ethical perspectives. Unlike any other word in any language, no other word can cause so much harm or uncertainty to an individual or a group. It thus merits visual comprehension from artists and art commentators’ observations as to how this one term can echo societies’ recurring images.
In celebration of this term, this concept and this enigmatic signifier, TAKE is proud to have worked with contemporary artists and writers to evaluate its place in their thinking and making for the inaugural issue.View Index Buy Now