Flexing Muscles
by Ravikumar Kashi

Flexing Muscles brings together an essay in Kannada and English, reflecting on Ravikumar Kashi’s observations on the medium, format, and content of political flex banners in the city of Bangalore, India. Illustrated with photographs collected by the artist over the last decade, the essay locates in these banners a portrait of the changing city – one increasingly attuned to aggression and vulnerability.

Ravikumar Kashi is an artist who works across painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. At the core of his practice is an interest in exploring the mechanics of meaning making. Kashi completed his B.F.A. from College of Fine Arts, Bangalore; his M.F.A. from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda; and also holds an M.A. in English from Mysore University. In addition to his practice, he teaches, lectures, and writes on visual culture. His book in Kannada titled Kannele (Akshara Prakashana, 2012) has previously received the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award.


Publisher: Reliable Copy (Bangalore, India)
Editors: Nihaal Faizal and Sarasija Subramanian
Year: 2019
Pages: 152 p.
Dimensions: 21 x 15.5 cm.
Cover: Paperback
Binding: Sewn Bound
Edition Size: 1000