4:00 pm–4:40 pm
Curators’ Talk – Pop South Asia: Artistic Explorations in the Popular
The curators will focus on the key themes and works in Pop South Asia: Artistic Explorations in the Popular. Spanning the mid-twentieth century to the present, the exhibition showcases artists addressing complex issues facing the self and society through irony, play and humour.
Speakers: Iftikhar Dadi, artist and John H. Burris Professor at Cornell University; Roobina Karode, Director and Chief Curator of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
4:50 pm–5:50 pm
Politics and Public Space in South Asian Pop Art
Artists from the exhibition explore questions of politics, public space and identity and their relation to the ‘popular’ in South Asian art. These range from projects that question dominant artistic and media representations of gender and power, feminist art interventions on city walls that seek to reclaim public space, and the sensorial evocation of accelerated urban street life. This session seeks to trace significant currents in contemporary visual art practice from the region and addresses critical issues of visibility and inclusion.
Speakers: Abdul Halik Azeez, artist; Ayesha Jatoi, artist; Naiza Khan, artist; Pushpamala N, artist
Moderator: Iftikhar Dadi, exhibition curator, artist and John H. Burris Professor, Cornell University
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This event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is encouraged as places are limited.
COVID-19 safety measures
Please note that, in line with government health and safety guidelines, visitors are required to wear masks during visits to the exhibition spaces and keep a safe distance from others at all times. Audience capacity at the venue will be limited to ensure adherence to social distancing rules, and seating will be arranged accordingly.
Pop South Asia: Artistic Explorations in the Popular is one of the first major exhibitions to provide a substantial survey of modern and contemporary art from South Asia engaging with popular culture. Spanning works from the mid-twentieth century to the present, the exhibition will showcase artists addressing complex issues facing the self and society through irony, play and humour.