Considering Collage

24 Apr – 24 May 2013

Most historical narratives of Indian modern art have focused on painting; few, if any at all, consider collage. Could it be suggested that the idea of collage, and the formal principles associated with it as a technique, are relevant when mapping the contours of Indian modern art from the post-Independence period?  How did experiments with collage on the subcontinent break from ‘inherited’ traditions (realism, naturalism, and other dominant codes of visual representation) to create a language – figurative, abstract or a combination of both – that was significant?

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