Thursday, 19 February 2009

Past-Present: Craft Communities in Contemporary India


[Kalamkari temple hanging, painted mordant resist dyed cotton, Sri Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh, Mid 20th Century]

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Date: 19 February - 31 May 2009
Venue:
NUS Museum

Curator: Shabbir Hussain Mustafa

Forming an attempt at understanding modern and contemporary craft practices in the major urban centres of India, the exhibition traces continuity in practices, ideas and concerns surrounding the livelihood of craft communities and the larger postcolonial politics of heritage management. Exhibited artifacts are drawn from the NUS Museum's South Asian Collection and a recent study trip undertaken by a group of students from the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore.

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