Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
New York

Rubin Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Modernist Art from India - Radical Terrain
Curated by: Beth Citron
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011


November 9th, 2012 - April 29th, 2013
Opening: 
November 9th, 2012 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Untitled, S.H. RazaS.H. Raza, Untitled,
1956, Oil and mixed media on canvas
© Courtesy of the artist & Rubin Museum of Art
> ARTISTS
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.rmanyc.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
info@rmanyc.org
PHONE:  
212-620-5000
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon 11-5, Tue closed, Wed 11-7, Thu 11-5, Fri 11-10, Sat/Sun 11-6
TAGS:  
landscape
> DESCRIPTION

Radical Terrain, the third exhibition in the series Modernist Art from India, highlights the exploration of landscape in Indian art for the generation after independence. The exhibition will also feature new work by international contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds currently working in and identifying with landscape. This is both a response to the modernist paintings on view and to work towards a nuanced conceptual understanding of what "landscape" in art is.

The modernist paintings in the exhibition suggests that landscape became a recognizable form of expression in this period as a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness and diversity of India as a newly sovereign nation.   Explorations of landscape – especially rural landscapes-- by painters inadvertently paralleled official initiatives of government organizations like the Films Division of India, which commissioned many films of rural and distant regions like Orissa and Himachal Pradesh for a primary audience of citizens in urban centers. These activities reflect a country creating a new identity. Radical Terrain shows the great variety of landscapes created by artists in India after independence from British rule – including figural and abstract landscapes, specific sites and conceptual landscapes painted in a wide range of styles and from many social, political, and formal perspectives.

The contemporary interventions in the exhibition will be in various modes and media, reflecting the diversity of what landscape means to contemporary artists of various backgrounds. The artists include Lisi Raskin, Marc Handelman, Seher Shah, Janaina Tschäpe, and others.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.