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Looking In/Looking Out

Shilpa Gupta Camouflash Series
Monday, September 28, 2015 to Saturday, December 5, 2015

Stephen D. Paine Gallery

Ravi Agarwal
Atul Bhalla
Sheba Chhachhi
Shilpa Gupta
Jitish Kallat
Naveen Kishore
Riyas Komu
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Akbar Padamsee
Pushpamala N.
Ram Rahman
Raghu Rai
Rashid Rana '97
Gigi Scaria
Ketaki Sheth
Dayanita Singh
Raghubir Singh
Vivan Sundaram
Vivek Vilasini

Looking In/Looking Out: Contemporary Indian Photography from the Gaur Collection features 19 celebrated photographers drawn from one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary Indian art in the United States. The artists explore myriad themes, from gender, class, and social issues to globalism, cultural hybridity, and diaspora. Whether navigating personal revelations and pasts, embracing cultural contradictions, or investigating the political complexities of a nation in the midst of rapid change, these artists reflect on life in the subcontinent and offer their unique perspectives through narrative, portrait, performance, and street photography.

Umesh and Sunanda Gaur have been collecting modern and contemporary Indian art for more than two decades. Their diverse collection has been called one of the finest of post-independence Indian art because of its range and depth. Connoisseurs with a broader mission, the Gaurs exhibit their collection publicly in order to share art from their homeland with audiences in the United States and beyond.