SARNATH BANERJEE’S THE POONA CIRCLE HONES IN ON A CONTENTIOUS ASPECT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION: TEXTBOOKS – Rosalyn DMello

22 January, 2017 – FirstPost

"The Poona Circle", Sarnath Banerjee

“The Poona Circle”, Sarnath Banerjee

 

“For The Poona Circle, Banerjee adopted the Standard VIII history textbook dedicated to the Modern History of India and decided to interfere with the certainty of the narrative it ventured to create about the sequence of historical events. Like a classic backbencher who spends classroom hours doodling away, Banerjee draws upon the text, sometimes using eraser ink to create a backdrop, and often enough imagining different histories. Each of the pages thus re-written upon have been installed in the center of the desk with a Plexiglas covering to protect it, while also endowing it with a fake sense of museum-vitrine-like authenticity. Viewers are meant to move from bench to bench in order to read through or experience the full extent of Banerjee’s interventions…”

 

 

SARNATH BANERJEE’S THE POONA CIRCLE HONES IN ON A CONTENTIOUS ASPECT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION: TEXTBOOKS – Rosalyn DMello

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