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Invisible Webs An Art Historical Inquiry into the Life and Death of Jangarh singh Shyam

By: Amit Dutta

Price: $53.00

Publisher: New Delhi, The Secretary Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla/D.K. Printworld:

Seller ID: 1202501

ISBN: 9789382396505

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Jangarh Singh Shyam has found in Amit Dutta an ideal chronicler of the tortuous path the tragic Gond artist's brief life took. Dutta locates Jangarh's particular predicament within the wider historiographic framework, the uneven relationship between centre and periphery, between the West and the Rest, and between the elite and the underprivileged within global modernism — the concept of the periphery is not one of geography but of exclusion and inclusion. In the global arena, all Indian and other non-western artists suffer from a 'time lag', because their work is set against the `originary' ... View more info

Invisible Webs

By: Amit Dutta

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New Delhi, IIAS/D.K. Printeworld: 2018

Seller ID: 1202610

ISBN: 9789382936505

Condition: New


In July 2001, Jangarh Singh Shyam, the 39-year-old Pardhan-Gond artist from Patangarh village in Madhya Pradesh, took his own life inside a museum in Japan. This incident, far from being isolated, is in fact resonant of a whole century of art historical experiences of the Indian nation. This book explores the phenomenon of Jangarh and his art through a multi-sided art-historical investigation questioning the whole premise of art practice in India through the last two centuries and the making of its modern identity. As was said of Van Gogh by Antoine Artaud: 'an artist suicided by society,' the... View more info