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Through other eyes: Contemporary art from South Asia

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Through other eyes: Contemporary art from South Asia

Time: March 4, 2009 at 10am to March 17, 2009 at 5pm
Location: The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Street: Jordan Well
City/Town: Coventry
Website or Map: http://www.theherbert.org
Phone: 024 7683 2386
Event Type: Exhibition
Organized By: The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2010

Event Description

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.

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