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Contemporary Indian Art at MoCA Shanghai

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© Courtesy of MOCA Shanghai
Contemporary Indian Art at MoCA Shanghai

People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road
200003 Shanghai
CN
July 16th, 2009 - August 31st, 2009

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DESCRIPTION
India Xianzai, a Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai exhibition, is a timely investigation of the growing presence of Indian contemporary art in Asia, and the encounter between what constitutes Indian-ness in the context of contemporary art and today's 'global' community.India is undergoing a phenomenal transformation as the country develops and new cities escalate into modern metropolises. This rapid expansion however, has not hindered the impulse towards international standards, while fostering its own economic and social values.
Featuring a broad range of media from internationally recognized artists, India Xianzai is an examination of various processes, narrative structures and aesthetic strategies that focus on the question of culture as an agency in artistic expression. This exhibition will touch upon the topic of cultural assimilation that concerns not only India, but also many expanding Asian countries. As spectators we are encouraged to examine 'art' as feature or expression of ethnic identity within society, and likewise to question the notion of culture as an identifying force when viewing art.
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