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Western Artists and India

Western Artists and India

Creative Inspirations in Art and Design

By (author) Shanay Jhaveri

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  • An introduction to India's relationship with the West that focuses on the American and European artists inspired by their visits to independent India
  • Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 works of art and many hitherto unpublished photographs from personal archives
  • A unique compilation of material on a much-neglected aspect of Indian art history
  • Authoritative essays by noted critics and art historians with four fascinating interviews with the artists Howard Hodgkin, Lynda Benglis, Luigi Ontani and Wolfgang Laib
  • Includes a specially commissioned contribution by artist Matti Braun and representative portfolios of 33 artists - such as Alexander Calder, Francesco Clemente, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Keith Sonnier and Roy Lichtenstein
Full Description
Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and Design is the quintessential introduction to India and its relationship with the West, seen through the prism of design and the visual arts. It looks at cross-cultural exchanges between India and the West after decolonization, with its primary focus on important American and European artists and designers who drew inspiration from their visits to independent India. This account of their journeys is the conduit to an examination of the growth of Indian modernism and rare moments of local patronage. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 works of art and many hitherto unpublished photographs from personal archives, Western Artists and India is a unique compilation of seven authoritative essays by noted critics and art historians; four fascinating interviews with the artists Howard Hodgkin, Lynda Benglis, Luigi Ontani and Wolfgang Laib; a specially commissioned contribution by artist Matti Braun; and representative portfolios of 33 artists as well as a publisher. Contributors include: Devika Singh, Saloni Mathur, Benjamin Thelonious Fels, Farhan Sirajul Karim, Matti Braun, Nancy Adajania, Pradeep Dalal, Grant Watson.
·An introduction to India's relationship with the West that focuses on the American and European artists inspired by their visits to independent India ·Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 works of art and many hitherto unpublished photographs from personal archives ·A unique compilation of material on a much-neglected aspect of Indian art history ·Authoritative essays by noted critics and art historians with four fascinating interviews with the artists Howard Hodgkin, Lynda Benglis, Luigi Ontani and Wolfgang Laib ·Includes a specially commissioned contribution by artist Matti Braun and representative portfolios of 33 artists - such as Alexander Calder, Francesco Clemente, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Keith Sonnier and Roy Lichtenstein Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and Design is the quintessential introduction to India and its relationship with the West, seen through the prism of design and the visual arts. It looks at cross-cultural exchanges between India and the West after decolonization, with its primary focus on important American and European artists and designers who drew inspiration from their visits to independent India. This account of their journeys is the conduit to an examination of the growth of Indian modernism and rare moments of local patronage. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 works of art and many hitherto unpublished photographs from personal archives, Western Artists and India is a unique compilation of seven authoritative essays by noted critics and art historians; four fascinating interviews with the artists Howard Hodgkin, Lynda Benglis, Luigi Ontani and Wolfgang Laib; a specially commissioned contribution by artist Matti Braun; and representative portfolios of 33 artists as well as a publisher. Contributors include: Devika Singh, Saloni Mathur, Benjamin Thelonious Fels, Farhan Sirajul Karim, Matti Braun, Nancy Adajania, Pradeep Dalal, Grant Watson.
About the Author
Shanay Jhaveri is the editor of Outsider Films on India: 1950 1990 and has contributed essays to journals such as theGuggenheim Magazine, ArtAsiaPacific, ART India and Bidoun as well as to monographs on The Otolith Group, Shilpa Gupta and Nikhil Chopra. Jhaveri has also curated film programs for the Tate Modern, Frieze and Iniva. Devika Singh is a critic and art historian based in Cambridge, UK, and Paris, France. Saloni Mathur is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Benjamin Thelonious Fels lives in London and trades equity derivatives. He worked for several years with Mimmo Jodice and curated an American retrospective of his work. Farhan Sirajul Karim is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, University of Kansas, USA. Matti Braun was born in Berlin. He has exhibited widely in Europe, with solo projects at Arnolfini, Bristol (2012), Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2008), Galleria SALES, Rome (2007), The Showroom, London (2003) and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2002). He currently lives and works in Cologne. Nancy Adajania is an independent curator and cultural theorist based in Mumbai. Pradeep Dalal is an artist and writer. His reviews and interviews have been published in several publications. Grant Watson is Senior Curator and Research Associate at Iniva London.
Specifications
Publisher
ACC Art Books
ISBN
9788190472043
Published
24th May 2013
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
8.81 in x 11.69 in
Pages
272 Pages
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