This is the manuscript of a catalogue essay by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Geeta Kapur, co-curators of the exhibition 'Bombay/Mumbai 1992-2001'. Published in Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, edited by Iwona Blazwick, Tate Publishing, London, 2001.

Regarding the exhibition, the curators write:
'Bombay/Mumbai 1992-2001 presents the embattled visual culture of India’s leading metropolis. Committed to the cultural dynamic of secularism, we have positioned artworks, photography, video, film and architecture as signs in the city's persistent desire to transform.'

Century City explored the relationship between the metropolis and the creation of art. It focused on the various twentieth-century art centres in the world, such as Paris, New York, Vienna, Moscow and London,Bombay/Mumbai, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Curators included Okwui Enwezor, Olu Obuibe, Emma Dexter, Lutz Becker, Geeta Kapur, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Donna De Salvo, Serge Fauchereau, Paulo Venancio Filho, Reiko Tomii, Richard Calvocoressi and Keith Hartley.

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