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India: Public Places, Private Spaces

Ravi Agarwal:<EM> </EM>Kite String Making, Surat, Gujarat,<EM> </EM>1998, color photograph, from the series<EM> Down and Out: Migrant Labor in Gujarat</EM>Courtesy of the artistPhoto courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Ravi Agarwal: Kite String Making, Surat, Gujarat, 1998, color photograph, from the series Down and Out: Migrant Labor in Gujarat
Courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Arts
India: Public Places, Private Spaces
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA  •  Minneapolis Institute of Arts  •  Ongoing
First on view at the Newark Museum in New Jersey, India: Public Places, Private Spaces, features more than one hundred works from twenty-eight artists exploring the lives of India’s people. Among the featured artists are photographers Raghu Rai, the late Raghubir Singh, and emerging talents Tejal Shah and Shilpa Gupta, who has been dubbed “the Damien Hirst of India.”  Other artists include Shahid Datawala, Anita Dube, Gauri Gill, Sunil Gupta, Subodh Gupta, Vijay and Samar Singh Jodha, Ranbir Kaleka, Jitish Kallat, Sonia Khurana, Shantanu Lodh, Anna Palakunnathu Matthew, Pushpamala N., Ram Rahman, Gigi Scaria, Vivan Sundaram, Surekha, Manish Swarup, Vivek Vilasini, and Rajesh Vora. 

The artists investigate identity as a social construct, engage with issues of gender and sexuality, and explore the effects of population migration, among other themes. Bollywood blockbusters, rampant technology, and caste conflict make appearances in the show.

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