Saturday, November 6
10:00 a.m.–noon PT
Speaker: Betty Seid, independent curator, writer, and lecturer
Join the South Asian Arts Council for a four-part series on Modern & Contemporary Art from India. The fourth and final lecture in the series focuses on New Narratives for the New Millennium: Contemporary Art from India.
New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India (2007) was the first exhibition in the United State to include works made by Indian artists in the twenty-first century. As curator for the exhibition, I chose the title “New Narratives” to demonstrate how narration continued to be a connective thread that binds contemporary artists to the rich Indian tradition of storytelling. At the same time, my curatorial priority was to present artmaking in India today and to affirm India’s rising presence in the global art world.
We will look at the paintings, installations and video works by the 21 artists in the exhibition.
Betty Seid is an independent curator, writer, and lecturer. She was previously Research Associate and Exhibition Coordinator for South Asian Art in the Department of Asian Art of The Art Institute of Chicago. Her exhibition (and catalog) New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India was the first to show 21st-century Indian art in the United States.
Please reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
Free for active South Asian Arts Council (renewed for 2021-2022) and SDMA members | $5 for all others
Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council.
Featured: Ranbir Kaleka, Crossings (detail), 2005.