THROUGH OTHER EYES
Contemporary art from South Asia
Friday 23 January- Sunday 19 April
Curated by Gerard Mermoz during a three month journey which took him from Cochin in India to Lahore in Pakistan via Bangalore, Mumbai, Bhopal, Vadodara, Delhi, Kolkata and Santiniketan, this exhibition presents a selection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and films from emerging artists from India and Pakistan.
The selected pieces show artists redefining their place in the world at a crucial stage in the cultural life of India and Pakistan, with each artist negotiating the legacy of their respective regional cultural traditions and the rising pressure to embrace globalisation as an emblem of progress, modernity and a better future.
It also includes works by contemporary folk and tribal artists to challenge the assumptions on which we decide what qualifies as 'contemporary art'. None of the work has been shown outside India or Pakistan before.
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum