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REVIEWS

NEW DELHI

Devi Art Foundation

Sarai Reader 09

The Exhibition 

AKSHAY RATHORE and FLORA BOILLOT, CHAKRAVYUHA: Proposal for Sarai Reader 09, 2012, 

Architectural drawings. Courtesy Sarai Reader 09. 

The opening of “Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition” had all the expected elements of a contemporary art event—hordes of art-world professionals, introductory speeches by curators, flowing beverages and experimental music—except for one: there were no artworks. Instead, this was an opening “about attitude and moving away from the art object,” as Monica Narula of Raqs Media Collective later told me. Curated by Raqs, “Sarai…

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