You might not be able to attend exhibitions easily at the moment and so today I present for you to enjoy the virtual edition of the latest exhibition being held at the Monash Gallery of Art.
Visions of India: from the colonial to the contemporary is the first major survey of Indian photography in Australia.
Showcasing over 170 photographs from the collection of Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru, one of the most celebrated photographic collections in India, this exhibition is a rare and unique opportunity to delve into the history of photography in India.1
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. 1
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.1
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.1
For a further description of the exhibition through the media release please click here.
To enjoy the virtual tour please follow this link to Visions of India Virtual Exhibition.
The exhibition is on until 20 March 2022.
The Monash Gallery of Art is my local gallery and I am so very proud of the international standard of the exhibitions.
It is a wonderful gallery to visit physically or virtually. If photography interests you please follow this link to The Monash Gallery: The Home of Australian Photography.
1. Monash Gallery of Art: The Australian Home of Photography - mga.org.au