Fifty-seven images from the Manuscriptistan Project left Madison on a semi-truck last week for New York to be hung in the exhibit, “The Archive as Art,” at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. After a pandemic lull in gallery shows, it is wonderful to exhibit this work again!
And in print again…
Publications from the Manuscriptistan Project continue in 2023 with two images appearing in an exciting volume edited by Sonal Khullar that’s forthcoming with the University of Washington Press, called Old Stacks, New Leaves: The Art of the Book in South Asia (April 2023). I saw a pre-print of the book at the Annual Conference on South Asia last fall in Madison, and was happy to see that “Manuscriptistan 18” is being used for the book’s promotional flier. Can’t wait to get a copy of Old Stacks!
Publications from Manuscriptistan were abundant in 2022 thanks to Nicolas Filicic and Camille Pech de Laclause at the fantastic Parisian press, Les Belles Lettres, which published 17 images (plus a postscript by me) in Manuel du Prince Indien: L’Arthaśāstra. Introduction et extraits par Marinette Dambuyant et photographies et postface par Anthony Cerulli and 6 images (plus a short essay by me) in Le Bulletin des Belles Lettres 2022, nº3, “Science si humaine.”