Encounters: On Site - Contemporary Art from India

Encounters: On Site - Contemporary Art from India

In 1999, the artist Pushpamala N. curated an exhibition Sthala Puranagalu (Place Legends) of public art and site-specific installation in Bangalore (renamed Bengaluru in 2014), India. Sthala Puranagalu anticipated changes in the art world and Indian cities since the 1990s, notably artistic engagements with the everyday, the environment, and the economy. Using this exhibition as a point of departure, I discuss how contemporary Indian artists have come to site their projects between village and city, forest and factory, studio and street, and dismantle fixed ideas of place such as home, world, region, and nation.

Tickets include a meal inspired by the presentation.

For any dietary restrictions, questions, or assistance with ticket purchases, please contact the Asian Art Council at aac@artic.edu or 312-443-7282.

Image: Dialogue Interactive Artists' Association, Nalpar (water pump site), 2005, Kondagaon District, Chattisgarh, India. Photograph: Sonal Khullar.

Date: April 17
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Nichols Board of Trustees Suite

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