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Intersections: A. Balasubramaniam



Included in museum admission; free for members.

A. Balasubramaniam, Sk(in), 2011

A. Balasubramaniam was born in Tamil Nadu, India, and now lives and works in Bangalore. He received a BFA from the Government College of Arts, Chennai, India, in 1995, then continued his studies mostly in printmaking, but also in painting and sculpture, first in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and later in Vienna, Austria. Balasubramaniam’s works have been on view in several exhibitions at institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); Mori Art Museum, Japan (2008); Essl Museum, Austria (2009); Singapore Biennale (2006); and École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (2005). Most recently, his work was featured in the group exhibition On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum’s galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.