Contemporary Art from India
ISBN10: 1890206083 ISBN13: 9781890206086 Contributors: Pijnappel, Johan (Contributor) Publisher: Mapin Published: Nov 15 2007 Pages: 120 Weight: 2.25lbs. Height: 11.50" Width: 9.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Contemporary art in India reflects her world-recognition as a major player in the new millennium. The journey from modern to contemporary art in India continues to be one from indigenous to global - intersecting with international art at increasingly frequent intervals as time progresses. By making "now" the curatorial priority, this book has a perspective that has been missing from most previous books and exhibitions of 20th-century art from India. To celebrate only the "glorious" past would be to miss the point of India's rising global presence, and how far she has come since her mid-century Independence. It is time to celebrate India's artistic independence. Recent works by 24 artists have been selected to represent art-making in India today. This catalog is published in conjunction with an extensive exhibition of paintings, photography, sculptures and installations, along with works in video and new media, that opens at the Chicago Cultural Center on 20th July 2007.