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This exhibition offers a decade-long perspective on contemporary visual practices in India, presenting works dating from 1993 to present that speak in a rich array of materials and idioms. The exhibition includes 80 works by more than 30 artists—representing three generations—working across sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video and interactive media. Works of internationally recognized contemporary artists are shown alongside those of India’s most innovative younger artists. All participating artists are from India and they live and work there. The exhibition provides unique opportunities to explore cross-cultural influences in the works of these artists. Drawing upon artworks from major public and private collections, Edge of Desire features illuminating juxtapositions of urban fine art with adivasi art and ephemeral Bollywood and popular culture imagery. The exhibition also includes several collaborative and site-specific works that address contemporary political, social, and environmental realities in India today.

The exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Western Austrarla and Asia Society, New York.

Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India is co-presented at the Asia Society located at 725 Park Avenue, New York


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Edge of Desire
Recent Art in India
Organisation: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Asia Society and Museum, New York

mit Ganga Devi Bhatt, Swarna Chitrakar, Atul Dodiya, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, Archana Hande, N.S. Harsha, Rummana Hussain, Tushar Joag, Ranbir Kaleka, Ravi Kashi, Mallikarjun Katakol, Sonia Khurana, Raj Kumar Koram, Nalini Malani, Umesh Maddannahalli, Kausik Mukhopadhyay, Pushpamala N.  (with Clare Arni), Surendran Nair, Open Circle, Cyrus Oshidar/MTV India, Sudir Patwardhan, Raqs Media Collective, N.N. Rimzon, Sharmila Samant, GM Sheikh, Nilima Sheikh, Nataraj Sharma, Dayanita Singh, Subhash Singh, KG Subramanyan, Vivan Sundaram, L.N. Tallur, Vasudha Thozur, Sonadhar Vishwakarma

27.02.05 - 05.06.05 Queens Museum of Art, Queens
01.03.05 - 05.06.05 Asia Society and Museum, New York
25.09-04 - 16.01.05 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
18.08.05 - 20.11.05 Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Nov. 05 - Jan. 06 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey / Mexiko
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