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Exhibition at Clark House Initiative, Bombay | 'Visual Evidence'

Exhibition at Clark House Initiative, Bombay | 'Visual Evidence' | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"The exhibition from the Clark House curatorial archive gives credence to a trajectory of art historical scholarship, from Partha Mitter to Jyotindra Jain and Tapati Guha-Thakurta, who subtly interpreted the collapse of visual iconographies of nationalism, fundamentalism, and religious pantheons. The exhibition plays with the chronologies of mediums gaining popularity in India, as put forward by writers like Girish Shahane, from the hand-painted photograph to paintings inspired by photo-journalism, and anachronistically, later by the European Renaissance. The exhibition is also a careful look at a mixture of styles within works: where hunted deer, or fighter planes stylistically differ from the pastoral landscapes that surround them. Toying with calibrations of what has been previously debated, the exhibition adds new iconographies into the fray, from lesser known contemporaries of the better known studios."

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‘Desires Wrought upon the Surface of an Image’: Photography as an Art in India | An Article by Rahaab Allana

‘Desires Wrought upon the Surface of an Image’: Photography as an Art in India  | An Article by Rahaab Allana | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Photographers as ‘Artists’ appeared at a distinct moment in the history of photography in India; these ‘artist-photographers’ based their work on the aesthetics of exchange between tradition, fine art and even performance. This allows for a more complex and unrestrained view of the discipline, one in which the camera develops close links with painting and printmaking. Furthermore, these photographers sought to publicize their spaces as art ateliers, equipped with statues, furniture and painted backdrops, further emphasized by the versos of card-mounted photographs..."

 

Photograph : C.A Dannenberg
HH Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Bharatpur,
(Handnote on back) "Rajah of Bhurtpore,
photographed & painted by JCA Dannenberg 1863,
Sent to the Viceroy from the Rajah",
hand painted-albumen print,
dated 1863, 144 x 110 mm.
Courtesy The Alkazi Collection of Photography

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