"Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art" Exhibition
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“Chalo” is Hindi for "Let's go." With the words "Chalo! India" (Let's go! India), we invite you to discover an explosion of creativity and vitality in Indian contemporary art. "Chalo! India" will take you on a journey through more than 100 works by 27 artists and artist groups from all over India. Encompassing a broad range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography and installation, this exhibition examines the latest movements in Indian contemporary art.
Following independence from Britain in 1947, Indian artists began exploring new forms of artistic expressions—drawing inspiration and ideas from Western modernism, and India's own distinctive culture. Over the next 60 years, new types of work that powerfully embodied political and social critiques emerged. More recently, Indian artists have been making works that respond to urbanization and changing contemporary lifestyles—art that reflects the rapid economic development, and globalization that has taken hold since the 1990s. Today the lively Indian art scene is spreading its wings both at home and abroad, and has been attracting a great deal of international attention.
"Chalo! India" is a significant survey of new Indian art, including a sociological research project involving architects and intellectuals, and state of the art interactive media work—as befits an IT giant such as India. Most people see India in terms of its rich and influential history, its Gods and devotion, Bollywood movies, or its awakening as an economic giant. However, there is so much more to the complex and dynamic India of today. “Chalo! India” explores and celebrates the depth of this country; the contradictions of its society, the dreams and hopes of its people, and its energy and passion toward the future.
Talks and lectures also scheduled. See website for details.
From 2008-11-22 To 2009-03-15
*December 23rd (Tue) & December 30th (Tue) open until 22:00. Admission until 30 minutes before closing time. Open everyday.
A. Balasubramaniam, N. S. Harsha, Sarnath Banerjee, Pushpamala N., Krishnaraj Chonat, Jagannath Panda, Nikhil Chopra, Justin Ponmany, Atul Dodiya, Ashim Purkayastha, Shilpa Gupta, Raqs Media Collective, Subodh Gupta, Gigi Scaria, Tushar Joag, Nataraj Sharma, Anant Joshi, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Ranbir Kaleka, Kiran Subbaiah, Jitish Kallat, Vivan Sundaram, Reena Saini Kallat, Thukral & Tagra, Bharti Kher, Hema Upadhyay, Prabhavathi Meppayil
The new mammoth Mori Art Museum exhibition takes visitors on a dizzy tour of India and its dynamic contemporary art.
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