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Exhibition: Painting Freedom: Indian modernism and its rebels

Location

Brunei Gallery, SOAS,

Thornhaugh Street, London,
WC1H 0XG

Dates

This exhibition runs from Thu, 11th Apr 2024 to Sat, 22nd Jun 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Thu,
30th May 2024  
(10:30am - 8pm)
Fri,
31st May 2024  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Sat,
1st Jun 2024  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Tue,
4th Jun 2024  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Wed,
5th Jun 2024  
(10:30am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

This exhibition presents the emergence of Indian modern art as a quest for cultural independence, exploring this through the work of the artists Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore and Hemen Mazumdar, as well as a number of their contemporaries.

The emergence of Indian modern art as a quest for cultural independence. Yet, the three most successful of the artists of that time (Hemen Mazumdar, Jamini Roy, and Rabindranath Tagore), and whose appeal endures even today, each rejected in his own way an explicit call to rediscover the Indian art of centuries, and instead fashioned their own path that chose a universal language of art, borrowing from western academic art, Indian folk traditions, and the then contemporary expressionism.

The exhibition hopes to demonstrate the observation of Howard Hodgkin: “There is a special relationship between the identities of ‘modern’ and ‘Indian’ which is uniquely tied to the historical moment.”


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Thu, 11th Apr 2024 to Sat, 22nd Jun 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

Location

Brunei Gallery, SOAS,

Thornhaugh Street, London,
WC1H 0XG

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