THROUGH OTHER EYES: Contemporary art from South Asia

Event details

When
23rd January - 19th April 2009
Address
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Coventry
Website

About the event

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.

Attendee Information

SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
FREE

Exhibitor information

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP