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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. Recent works by 24 artists have been selected to represent art-making in India today. 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.
About the Author
Betty Seid is an independent curator and writer living in Chicago. Until recently, she was Research Associate and Exhibition Coordinator for South Asian Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, where she curated and oversaw the installation of several important South Asian exhibitions. She has traveled extensively in India and has lectured and participated in symposia on Indian art in the United States and India. Johan Pijnappel is a Dutch art historian/curator living in India. Since co-curating the World Wide Video Festival in Amsterdam in the 1990s, he has focused his expertise on Asia, particularly India. He has curated international exhibitions that have been presented in Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Beijing and Brisbane.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gregory G. Knight
Introduction by Betty Seid
New Narratives by Betty Seid
Indian Video Art and the New Narrative Matrix by Johan Pijnappel
Narratives of the SelfGulammohammed Sheikh
Hema Hirani Upadhyay
Contemporary ObservationsReena Saini Kallat
N. S. Harsha
Single-channel Video Art
Interpreting TextsReena Saini Kallat
Nalini Malani (entry by Betty Seid)