Visions of India: From the Colonial to the Contemporary
Monash Gallery of Art, Australia
Open Until 20 March 2022
Since its invention in Europe in the 1840s, the genre of photography has played an integral role in the course of Indian art history. Although it is often quoted that India is the most photographed country in the world, the history of its representation is more complicated, and more political than initially meets the eye.
Visions of India: from the colonial to the contemporary is the first major survey of Indian photography in Australia, and all artworks showcased are from the collection of Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, one of the most celebrated collections of photographs relating to India in the world.
Curated by Nathaniel Gaskell, the exhibition begins its journey in 1860, displaying a range of works by pioneering studio photographers, such as Samuel Bourne and Lala Deen Dayal, before continuing right through to the contemporary photographic practices of artists such as Pushpamala N, Karen Knorr and Michael Bühler-Rose.
MGA is the Australian home of photography. We champion Australian photography, and inspire audiences to embrace, explore and value photography. As Australia’s leading public art gallery devoted to the collection and exhibition of photography, we engage local, national and international audiences in arts and cultural experiences.
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