Western Artists and India - with Shanay Jhaveri

10 Oct 2013

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Rivington Place

London, United Kingdom


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  • Old Street
  • Liverpool Street

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Writer and curator Shanay Jhaveri explores India's relationship with the West, focusing on artists inspired by their visits to India


Shanay Jhaveri is the author of recently published book, Western Artists and India. The book identifies the cross-cultural exchanges that took place between India and the West after decolonisation, with its primary focus on important American and European artists and designers who travelled to India post independence and created works inspired by their visits. Their journeys serve as the conduit to an examination of the growth of Indian Modernism and rare moments of local patronage. He is also the editor of Outsider Films on India: 1950 - 1990, an exploration of ten European films and documentaries on India spanning 40 years from the country's independence. Shanay Jhaveri graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a degree in Art-Semiotics and the History of Art and Architecture. He is currently a research fellow at the Royal College of Art, London. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Anna Boghiguian and Goshka Macuga respond to the legacy of poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore. Boghiguian exhibits new work including drawings, paintings and embroidered fabrics, while Macuga reworks When was Modernism?, her 2008 installation evoking Tagore's art college, Kala Bhavana. Together they suggest how Tagore's work and ideas still resonate for artists today.

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