“reflections on how the oral tradition of Indian classical music has come to be experienced and represented.”
This publication was produced to coincide with the exhibition ‘Everything we do is music’ at Drawing Room, curated by Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator, South Asia, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Everything we do is music explores Indian classical music as a source of inspiration for a diverse group of modern and contemporary artists. This catalogue reflects upon the ways in which something as distinct as Indian classical music is connected with the visual arts. It brings together a host of approaches, from the figurative and graphic to the abstract and performative.
Drawing and the act of mark making emerges as a guiding principle within the diverse artistic approaches prompting reflections on how the oral tradition of Indian classical music has come to be experienced and represented.
Edited by Shanay Jhaveri and Kate Macfarlane. Essays by Saira Ansari, an independent researcher and writer living in Dubai, UAE, Shanay Jhaveri and Alexander Keefe, a writer living in Los Angeles, California.