Thursday Lates: South Asian Modernists 1953-63
7 December, 6pm. Free. Please book
Join us for a colourful evening exploring the work of artists who feature in the exhibition South Asian Modernists 1953-63. An informal panel discussion will delve into the characters and creative atmosphere that made up the experimental space Gallery One.
The panel discussion will include:
Nada Raza — Research Curator, Tate
Amrita Jhaveri — Curator, dealer and collector of South Asian art and co-founder of Jhaveri Contemporary
Tasveer Shemza – daughter of artist Anwar Jalal Shemza
Francesca Souza – daughter of artist Francis Newton Souza
Clare Freestone – Associate Curator Photographs, National Portrait Gallery
South Asian Modernists 1953-63 explores the works of Pakistani and Indian artist who worked with Victor Musgrave between 1953-63. Musgrave ran the experimental Gallery One space where South Asia’s most eminent modernist artists were exhibited. Amongst the most important exhibitions held was Seven Indian Painters in Europe (1958), which received critical acclaim and introduced Indian artists to the British market. Drawing on works from the 1953-63 period, these modernist paintings are shown alongside photographs by the renowned photographer Ida Kar, capturing the creative atmosphere of the age.
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