Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Gallery Artist Sunil Gupta article on

Indian Summer at Centre Pompidou

By Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

"The big takeaway from "Paris-Delhi-Bombay," an exhibition of work by some 50 French and Indian artists running until Sept. 19 at Paris' Centre Pompidou, is that Indian (and Indian-inspired) art doesn't fit into neat categories. That hasn't deterred the curators from the audacious ambitions of explicating contemporary India through art and seeking correspondences between the visual languages of France and India. But instead the converse happens, and the show accentuates differences rather than similarities. While French artists enter the ring with an established aesthetic, the Indians arrive with a view to rewriting rules and challenging clich├ęs, coming as they do from a country in the throes of social and economic transformation...." -Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

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