RECENTLY CONF: Showing-Telling-Seeing: Exhibiting South Asia in Britain 1900-Now, June 30-Jul 1, London

CONF: Showing-Telling-Seeing: Exhibiting South Asia in Britain 1900-Now

Organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Asia Art Archive, in collaboration with Tate Modern.

This symposium proposes that exhibitions provide challenging and provocative sites through which to think about artistic exchanges and the two-way traffic between Britain and South Asia. It interrogates the lenses through which artistic production in South Asia have been framed in Britain, and argues that these frames have often been fashioned in colonial times, but continue to shape the reception of the art of South Asia in the contemporary moment. We seek to explore the legacies of such framings, but also take the exhibition to be a site of transaction and transformation, and potentially disturbance and challenge, to the colonialist narrative of and for the art of South Asia. Continue reading “RECENTLY CONF: Showing-Telling-Seeing: Exhibiting South Asia in Britain 1900-Now, June 30-Jul 1, London”