"Only dead dalits make excellent dalits.
Only dead dalits become excellent sites where revolutionary fantasies blossom!" ~ Anoop Kumar
The context for this article centers around the selective fetishising of Dalit Bahujan whose deaths were 'spectacles' and hence "become excellent sites where revolutionary fantasies blossom". This comes served with obscene explicitism via White Brahmin Savarna networks of imperialist interests and caste solidarities. This commodification takes place, with a confident presupposition, that it will go unquestioned, unexamined and never subjected to any critical inspection, but rather eulogized (even with small internal disagreements), curated and extensively broadcasted.
Art Institutions as Eugenic caste centres
In India, there exists no institution within the Art establishment or even outside it which consecutively questions the routine practice of conquering Dalit Bahujan labor, creativity, history, struggles and epistemology. Evidence is in the absence of any critique.
This is because in India, the establishments of artistic production extending from the material aspects, to theoretical exposition, to validation and social rewards together form a closed system of elite castes' kinship network. The individual artist to art students, artist collectives, research opportunities, distribution system of curators, gallery, museums, system of grants and fellowship, overseas residencies etc cycles as material opportunities within elite castes (links 1-5).