C K Rajan
Born in Kerala (IN), lives in Hyderabad (IN).
C K Rajan is a member of the Radical Group in the 1980s, a group that takes form at the University of Baroda, from where it fights both the status quo within the Indian art world and the Indian political system.
Rajan is originally trained as a painter. After the group's disintegration in the late 1980s, he devotes himself both to sculptural works, inspired by pop art, and to a comprehensive series of collages. Rajan continues his political concerns in these works, but in a way that smartly manages to circumvent an explicit didactic approach.
Globalisation had a big impact on India and brought political and economic changes. Rajan tries to find visual equivalents for the social unrest that makes itself felt, but is disguised as the creation of a 'new middle class'. He balances between critical and socially engaged assembly and associations with surrealism.
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Kerala Radical Group, C K Rajan, Untitled, 1992-1996. Collage, collage, paper, 25 x (210 x 290 mm).
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SANTHAL FAMILY – Position...
01 February 2008 - 05 May 2008.
This exhibition takes as its starting point [*Santhal Family*](http://ensembles.mhka.be/items/5405) a work made by Indian artist Ramkinkar Ba
EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
Meeting Points 7 – Ten Th...
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival aimed at the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab world, organis
EURASIA − A Landscape of ...
08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.
Alighiero Boetti, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Babi Badalov, Basir Mahmood, C. K. Rajan, Cevdet Erek, Damian Le Bas, Deimantas Narkevičius, Elena Voro
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
M HKA acquired the SANTHAL FAMILY ensemble on the occasion of the exhibition Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture in 2008. W
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public