Private Mythology:
Contemporary Art from India

Exhibition

Poster of Private Mythology exhibition

Held in 1998, this exhibition showcased the latest trends in Indian contemporary art through the display of 32 paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, and other works by eight artists. Following independence, Indian modern art developed under the influence of both India’s native traditions and Western modernism. While keeping mindful of their ethnic and religious traditions, the artists in this exhibition sought out their own identities and attempted to tell their individual stories through their own idioms.

Data
Dates & Venue
(Tokyo)
October 17–November 29, 1998
The Japan Foundation Forum
Curators Tatehata Akira (Professor, Tama Art University)
Artists Ayisha Abraham, Sheela Gowda, Bhupen Khakhar, Nalini Malani, Ravinder G. Reddy, N. N. Rimzon, Sudarshan Shetty, Vivan Sundaram
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Related Programs Symposium “Indian Contemporary Art and Its Cultural Background” October 17, 1998 / The Japan Foundation Conference Hall / Panelists: Geeta Kapur, Nalini Malani, Ravinder G. Reddy, Okazaki Kenjiro, Kuroda Raiji / Moderator: Tatehata Akira
Links The Japan Foundation Website

Catalogue

Private Mythology: Contemporary Art from India
Edited by Furuichi Yasuko

  • Publisher:
    Tokyo: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
  • Year:
    1998
  • Total Number of Pages:
    116
  • Size:
    31 cm
  • Language:
    Japanese (jpn); English (eng)
  • NCID:
    BA39115966

[Contents]

p. 4 Foreword
The Japan Foundation Asia Center
p. 11 神話と救済
建畠晢
p. 17 私的神話/一般的関心
ギーダ・カプール
p. 25 現代インド美術の概観
ランジット・ホースコテー
p. 33 Plates
p. 69 作家解説
p. 83 Finding Salvation in Mythology
Tatehata Akira
p. 87 Private Mythologies / Public Concerns
Geeta Kapur (Independent Art Critic; Author)
p. 92 Contemporary Indian Art: A Brief Survey
Ranjit Hoskote (Assistant Editor and Principal Art Critic for Times of India)
p. 98 Artists
Text by Janaki Nair, Victoria Lynn, Kamala Kapoor, Geeta Kapur, Ranjit Hoskote
p. 104 Artists' Biographies
p. 110 List of Works
p. 112 執筆者
p. 113 Notes on Contributors

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