As part of the Focus Festival Mumbai, Art Musings has collaborated with Tasveer to present 37 Indian Still Lifes. 37 of the leading photographers working in India today investigate the subject of still life, and to see how this subject can be explored in a specifically Indian context. Whilst one of the central genres in the history of art, this has been an all but neglected field of enquiry in contemporary photography in India – overshadowed primarily by the social documentary of Indian photographers and the increasingly conceptualized gaze of foreign reportage in India. As such, the cultures, events and landscape of India are often documented, but the presentation of physical objects, and the narratives therein remain largely uninvestigated.
14.03.2013 – 13.04.2013