City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India
Subodh Gupta » Jitish Kallat » Manjunath Kamath » Dhruv Malhotra » Nandini Valli Muthiah » Pushpamala N. » Dayanita Singh » Sooni Taraporevala » Vivek Vilasini »
Exhibition: 30 Aug 2014 – 15 Feb 2015
Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave
WA 98101 Seattle
Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique.
Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance.
Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists.