Following the remarkable and rapid economic, social and cultural developments in India in recent years, 'Indian Highway' is a timely presentation of the pioneering work being made in the country today. The culmination of extensive research across India, this group exhibition is a snapshot of a vibrant generation of artists working across a range of media.
'Indian Highway' features artists who have already made an impact on the international art world alongside less well-established practitioners. Some of the artworks in the exhibition have been selected for their connection to the theme of 'Indian Highway', reflecting the importance of the road in migration and movement and as the link between rural and urban communities. Other works make reference to technology and the ‘information superhighway’, which has been central to India's economic boom. A common thread throughout is the way in which these artists demonstrate an active political and social engagement, examining complex issues in contemporary India that include environmentalism, religious sectarianism, globalisation, gender, sexuality and class.
Artist biographies are provided in the present catalogue.