The games we played as children and the games we play as adults can hold a world of difference in their meanings – games can be tricky as they belong to both the young and the old, and within this divided belonging, we situate our next issue.
This issue on ‘Games’ we primarily look at what happens to an exchange of dialogue when a sense of play enters the picture, and what happens when that sense of play disappears, and more importantly, what happens in the moments in between these transitions. We also try to unravel the rapidly changing socio-political dynamics of the world around us through art that is not afraid of the floodlights or the booing-cheering crowds, and enters the arena to not win or lose, but simply to feel the rush of the wind, the rush of freedom, the rush of a good game.
Arts Illustrated is a pan-India magazine dedicated to the different facets of contemporary art. The magazine, out once every two months, is published by LA 5 Global Publications and is distributed in 12 key cities in India.