The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today

The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today
Library Shelf Location 15.INHO
Publication Date 2009

Indian art has gone through a boom period in parallel with the extraordinary economic rise of the subcontinent from an agrarian state to a high tech axis of the new global economy. With new money came a new gallery system. With bigger spaces came bigger art and the sheer scale of ambition led to a break into the international market, which is always keen to find a new spectacular presence in the art world. The new art has also been created against a background of communal tension and violence. The exploration of identity, a common enterprise for artists internationally, is all the more challenging in the context of India under transformation. Above all Indian artists are faced with the legacy of their history and the ghosts of the Raj.


ISBN 9780224089494
Quantity 1
Pages 186 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Editor Mark Holborn
Author Zehra Jumabhoy
Format Hardback
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Category Art from a specific country
Related Country/Global Region India
Language English

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