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.

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.UNK.INH
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

216

ISBN / ISSN

9783865605740

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Guide to Contemporary India
Tracking

- Geeta KAPUR

Signposting the Indian Highway

- Ranjit HOSKOTE

Indian Highway: Contextualising the Contemporary

- Savita APTE

Contemporary Pakistan: Investigating Tradition, Interrogating the Popular

- Iftikhar DADI

Contemporary Sri Lanka: Conflicts of Interest

- Sharmini PEREIRA

Contemporary Bangladesh: Ad Man Blues Become Artist Liberation

- Naeem MOHAIEMEN

Indian Highway
Share
Citation
Rights statement

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Indian Highway

Relevant content

mappingthefield_list
Mapping the Field of Indian Art Criticism: Post-independence
Resources

Mapping the Field of Indian Art Criticism: Post-independence

Vidya Shivadas | AAA Research Grant