OLD TRADITIONS, NEW NARRATIVES: SOUTH ASIAN MINIATURES

When 8 Sep 2020 - 10 Apr 2021
Where SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE
1925 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

Traditional South Asian miniature painting was all but lost in the 19th century, due to a lack of imperial patronage precipitated by the intrusion of the British Colonialism.  Reintroduced and transformed initially at the National College of Art in Lahore, Pakistan, and later in India, the UK and the USA, the style has evolved from the strict traditional format to an unconstrained representation of contemporary themes.

Artists who have trained in the traditional techniques have reclaimed the art in unique and personal ways.

This exhibition features works by the significant artists who comprise an international movement of contemporary miniature painting.

Read more about Neo-miniaturists from the exhibition in our #SAIatHome series:

Join us directly from your home for a partial virtual tour of South Asia Institute’s current exhibition Old Traditions, New Narratives: South Asian Miniatures. Then come see us in person to view the entirety of the exhibition. This tour was led by South Asia Institute’s Co-Founders, Shireen & Afzal Ahmad and Executive Director, Asad Ali Jafri.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.