Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WOMEN ARTISTS OF INDIA: “Tiger by the Tail”

Brandeis University, Boston will be holding an exhibition, “Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture” from October 2-December 14, 2007. The work of seventeen contemporary Indian women artists workingin a variety of media will be on display. There is a 125-page catalog to the exhibition, a two-day international symposium, opening and closing receptions, and a number of other events. The Opening Reception begins at 5:30 on October 2nd; the symposium takes place October 2nd from 9 am-3 pm and October 3rd from 8 am-4 pm.

“India has emerged as a vital and formidable global presence. With this comes the meteoric rise of the country’s vanguard art practice and urban visual culture,” said Dr. Elinor Gadon, a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, co-curator of the exhibition and recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art. “One of the most significant developments over the last 30 years has been the emerging prominence of self-conscious female artists willing to challenge social norms.” (read more in WCA Fall Newsletter)

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