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Interview with Anwita Sarin

entertainment Updated: Sep 14, 2011 00:50 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times

Anwita Sarin 38Artist/ Textile DesignerNoida


College: Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.

Number of Facebook friends: 132.

Best website:

Favourite book John Baldessari: Pure Beauty. You can never have too many books

Favourite quote: “In Heaven, all the interesting people are missing”. Friedrich Nietzsche

Favourite dish: Chicken Steak in Mushroom pepper sauce

Sexual preference: Men

Long hair or short hair: Long Hair

Beer or wine: Wine

Sandals or sneakers: Sneakers.

Frequency of sex: In this world 4.45 children are born every second, need I say more

Janpath or Sarojini Nagar: Janpath

Korean cuisine or Konkan cuisine: Korean Cuisine.

Who does your hair: my friend Shalini for free.

Who inspires you: Annette Messager , Ed Ruscha.

Your last regret: Purchase Nokia C7, 10k.

Best thing you’ve ever bought: My earrings

Favourite photographer: Gerhard Richter.

Delhi summer or Delhi winte: Winter.

Money in your wallet (at the moment):heaps of plastic money.

Would love to have dinner with:Andy Warhol.

Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Bungee jumping in Nepal.

The one thing you can’t live without: My Rotring Pens.

Pet on the bed or off the bed: On the bed.

What do you prefer to have for breakfast: Eggs and bacon muffin with cream cheese.

Favourite Indian Outfit:Antique Saris.

Hill station or sea beach:Sea Beach

Favourite Perfume:None.

Best thing about living in Delhi : The unique markets.

What would you want to change about Delhiites: Their rudeness.

Favourite Delhi slang and its meaning: None.

Favourite artist:Cildo Meireles.

Pet Causes: Save Elephant, People for Animals

Pet Peeve: None

Boxer or Briefs: Boxers

As told to Aakriti Sawhney.

Know her better

An artist by profession, Sarin’s work is an investigation into how old objects can perpetuate memories. She writes biographies by imprinting memories in the form of photographs, letters and writings onto personalised objects of use. These objects then become part of her art installations.

In 2009, she participate in a reminiscence group organised by Dulwich Old Age Helpline, London. The old photos and artifacts shown there, inspired her work ‘Looking In Your Wardrobe’ that is exhibited in her current show.

Catch her here

What: Infinite
Perspectives: The first CAMERAunLIMITED photo art show
When: September 23 - October 9
Where: Creativity Art Gallery, 29 Hauz Khas Village
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas on the Yellow Line

First Published: Sep 13, 2011 17:45 IST