Without vaginas, menstrual blood and pubic hair

Let’s start with ‘Another New Beginning’ by Pooja Iranna at Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, where her solo show, ‘In the Waves and Underneath’, opened yesterday night (9th September 2010). ‘Another New Beginning’ is a seven minutes long video; the first video ever by our beloved artist, Pooja Iranna. It opens with a vertical architectural image [...] Read more


Pooja Iranna: Swas Uma Nair 10 October 2010 At ARTCELEBRATES2010,(Lalit Kala Akademi) the video that stands out for its iconic intensity is Pooja Iranna’s ‘Swas’. Pooja is a part of the Art Alive presentation.This video is a single channel video, 3.45 min long and Pooja says she entitled it ‘Swas’ because she wants to draw attention to the thought [...] Read more

Of Human Endeavor

Of Human Endeavor: The Super Exposed City and the New Possibilities of Space An essay on the corporeal experience of the contemporary metropolis in Pooja Iranna’s art Like Pooja Iranna, I belong to the city of New Delhi, a city that has transformed so rapidly in the last few years that we the residents are left bemused at its expanding scale and [...] Read more

The landscapes of where

Curatorial Essay Nancy Adajania The tradition of the landscape, whether in the visual or the literary arts, has always articulated the desire to recover or reclaim the natural at the very moment when it is threatened with annihilation by the forces of economic change, architecture and technology. The Greek bucolic poets wrote even as the Hellenic [...] Read more

Recent works

Pooja Iranna’s recent works recast the invisible forces of nature with complex enigmatic meanings. Her interest still remains in the consequent exploration of resilience and resolve while confronting the drab and decadent in human experience. One can vividly recall the engaging contradictions she has presented before. For instance, the intricate [...] Read more

Metaphorical Mathematics

Architectural forms and the spaces they create can be the greatest expressions of human thought and emotion. As the architect Balakrishna Doshi has said, architecture is the creation of “the stage set for the theatre of living” and it is here where our dramas and passions, tragedies and comedies are enacted. Much of the architecture we live in, [...] Read more