Metamorphosis - Change and Continuity In Indian Contemporary Art

Metamorphosis - Change and Continuity In Indian Contemporary Art Catalog

Art Exhibit Curated by Radha and Meena Vari at several galleries in Cincinnati OH, USA. Metamorphosis – Change and Continuity brings together established and upcoming artists from different parts of India who have an experimental spirit and freshness of vision. The exhibition reflects the impact of change in the cultural landscape, due to the rapidly changing social, economical and technological scenarios. It highlights the relationships between form and time, fusion and unraveling, and the constant negotiations across a broad range of cultures and time spans. On the one hand, they are the representations of the local, trans-local, cultural, and historical, on the other they release it from the local by connecting it to universal cultural practices, while remaining rooted.

The works are concerns and reflections of long-term continuities and discontinuities in the social structures, transformed urban landscapes, personal histories, and cultural traditions at the same time competing with forces of war, globalization and changing human values and practices. Tendencies like migration and urbanization have a significant impact on all aspects of society, like social structure, environment, institutions and culture. The conception and execution of the works is an account of universalism and cultural hybridization. It sites the tensions that exist between change and continuity with regard to the legacy of the modern movement, to the ideas of Zeitgeist - its ideas and its practices, and progress through technology and other means.

Metamorphosis - Change and Continuity In Indian Contemporary Art

 

 

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