Rekindle. Connect. Synchronise. 

Synthesis is the human ability to make complex meanings out of available facts. And this is why we need to see, read and think specifically about cultural material. Through our curatorial, research and archival projects, we provide opportunities to look closely, read reflectively and think analytically. For us, synthesis involves different ways of seeing time. The past, present and future are equally important; the new mandate of art history is a way to experience the present and anticipate the future through the critical lens of how the past has been analysed and imagined.

Our curatorial projects include collaborative exhibitions across the world. Exhibitions often celebrate the past and the present. But we are not limited by this. We focus on broader, more diverse and deeper ways of seeing.

Our research activities do not only collect information. We also connect the figurative dots to trace webs of meaning. Research should involve investigating a perspective; archives ought protect the ability of the future to make sense of the past. Research processes, if undertaken episodically, may not hold real or deep insights, as an archive of the larger pursuit ought to.

Our archives contain detailed documents that record the creative journeys of artists. The collection may be relatively small in size, but is an important resource for anyone attempting to delve deeper into the creative process of the artists who are a part of our research. It is present in Mumbai and is available to visiting scholars and researchers. The metadata of our collection will soon be available online.