Two generations after the exultation of Independence and the concurrent horrors of Partition, contemporary Indian photographers reclaim and reappraise the history of colonialism in their country. These artists look closely and critically at historical Indian photography and draw on diverse sources of inspiration. They take matters of history into their own hands, redefining the iconic historical images of India and investigating the complex relationship between traditions of representation and contemporary image-making.
Pioneering video artist Diana Thater will create an installation of new works inspired by the Milky Way. Like the legendary Silicon Valley “garage,” SJMA’s “Beta Space” serves as an experimental laboratory for artists, collaborative ventures, and catalytic ideas.