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Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists

Gayatri Sinha (Editor)

This volume signals an intertextual reading of the fourth generation of Indian artists since Independence. Working in the glare of international circuits and curatorial attention, this generation sets into motion leading issues in Indian art today.  Widely seen in international biennales and galleries, their work is collated here for the first time in a book with a critical reading.

An investigation into popular politics and mythology, conflicts around urbanism and a revisitation of Indian art history and popular culture are leading concerns.  Several artists of this generation stand out for their ability to engage with a spectrum of media, moving easily from video and performance to painting and sculptural installation.  Their positions in an increasingly globalised world reflect the India of the last two decades, as well as the leading issues of class and migration, and volatility within South and West Asia.  This seminal volume brings together leading scholars and critics from the fields of anthropology, museology and art criticism in a bid to historicize and locate such practices.  Each essay is accompanied by the artist’s own appraisal of her/his work, thus locating the artist’s presence within the emerging history of Indian art.

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About the author

Gayatri Sinha

Gayatri Sinha (born 1957) is a student of English Literature, Calcutta University, with post-graduate studies in social Communications Media, Bombay. She has written extensively on the arts and is currently art critic with The Hindu, New Delhi. She has edited the volume, Expressions and Evocations - Contemporary Indian Women Artists published by Mart, 1997. On a Ford Foundation grant she curated the exhibition Woman / Goddess that traveled in India and abroad, 1999-2001. In 2001, she wrote monographs on the drawings of Satish Gujral and the art of Gulammohammed Sheikh. Her monograph on Krishen Khanna, supported by a senior fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India, was published by Vadehra Art Gallery in 2002.

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Bibliographic information

Title Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists
Author Gayatri Sinha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 03.11.2010
Edition Ist ed.
Publisher Marg Publications
Language: English
isbn 9380581068, 9789380581064
length 308p., Plates; 31cm.