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Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Artby Gunther Oberhollenzer
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This catalogue for an exhibition of new Indian art highlights the country's freshest and most intriguing painting, sculpture, photography and multimedia installations, which often explore themes of identity, spirituality and urbanization.
Chalo means Let's go in Hindi and the enthusiasm of that
expression is evident throughout the pages of this catalogue
for an exhibition at the Essl Museum in Austria. Encompassing
a broad range of media, including painting, sculpture,
photography, and installation, the book features more than
one hundred works by artists and collectives from all over
India. Themes of identity, urbanization, spirituality, and politics
reflect the country's recent transformation into a global power.
Accompanying the reproductions are essays that explore the
impact of the economic and cultural revolution on India and
focus on the modern art of specific geographic regions
throughout the country. Looking beyond the popular
Bollywood-influenced images of twenty-first-century India,
this important volume reveals the complex artistic practices
taking place throughout the country.
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