The Nomads Tent will be hosting independent publisher Tara Books for its Edinburgh book launch of Between Memory and Museum, a pioneering dialogue with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists from across India.
Exploring the idea of a museum - particularly for communities historically regarded as anthropological subjects - through the artists’ visual responses, the book reflects on the museum as an institution, and the way it preserves, creates and disseminates knowledge.
The event opens with a 20 minute film screening by editor and filmmaker Arun Wolf, followed by an illustrated book presentation and talk.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Nomads Tent.
Owner Andrew Haughton said: “We are thrilled to be hosting such a unique launch of this incredible book. Tara Books’ ethos of promoting independent and indigenous artisans from around the globe ties in closely with our own here at the Nomads Tent.”
The event will be held on Monday April 18th at the Nomads Tent.
Tara Books is an independent publisher of picture books for adults and children based in Chennai, South India. Founded in 1994, they remain a collective of dedicated writers, designers and artists who strive for a union of fine form with rich content.
Tara Books continue to work with a growing tribe of adventurous people from around the world. Fiercely independent, they publish a select list that straddles diverse genres, offering their readers unusual and rare voices in art and literature.