DAG presents A Place in The Sun: Women Artists from 20th Century India, an exhibition exploring the remarkable contribution of women artists in the context of Indian modernism.
The exhibition surveys the artistic journeys of the trailblazing women artists from India working at a time when women were discouraged from pursuing art and uncovers the wide breadth of their interests including abstract painting, sculpture and printmaking. Curated by Kishore Singh, Senior VP-Exhibitions and Publications, DAG, the show coincides with the Women History Month and covers the span of the twentieth century – from India’s first art school-trained woman artist, Ambika Dhurandhar through later women artists until the end of the twentieth century. As some sought to explicitly highlight feminist concerns in their work, others responded to folk, abstract, tantra or other aspects of art making. The curation includes Devyani Krishna, Zarina Hashmi, and features 10 artists including Madhvi Parekh, Shobha Broota, Anupam Sud, Gogi Saroj Pal, Latika Katt, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Navjot and Rekha Rodwittiya.
Find out more on the DAG website.