Art lecture at Boğaziçi University

By Cornucopia TR | March 29, 2011

On Thursday 17 March, Professor Partha Mitter will be giving a talk entitled "Global Modernism: Indian Artists and The Avant-Garde (1922-1947)" at Boğaziçi University. Prof. Mitter is a highly-regarded academic and the author of several books dealing with Indian art and European perceptions of it, his most famous work being the now-classic Much Maligned Monsters (above). Based on Prof. Mitter's most recent book, the lecture considers the growth of the Modernist movement in India in the context of the 1922 Bauhaus exhibition held in Calcutta. He argues that indian artists of the period used this style as a weapon against British colonialism, and in this talk he wil consider three key artists whom he holds as examples of this trend. Beyond the obvious appeal to anyone with an interest in modern Indian culture, this lecture will also be informative to anyone wanting to know more about modernism, post-colonial studies and the myriad ways in which cultures intersect. Rectorate Conference Hall, Boğaziçi University, 34342 Bebek, Istanbul. 5pm. Entrance free.

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