The rapid development in India during recent years is among the defining events of the new century, and a situation constantly compared to China’s own emergence. Yet knowledge of India and its vibrant creative scene has been slow to take root in China. Indian Highway brings together the work of over thirty artists spanning a wide range of media and subject matter. Much of the work explores social and political issues key to the Indian situation, including environmentalism, religious sectarianism, gender, sexuality, and class.
The culmination of extensive research across India by curators Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Directors, Serpentine Gallery, and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Director, Astrup Fearnley Museet, the exhibition features artists who have already made an impact on the international art world alongside newer practitioners, including Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Tejal Shah, Sudarshan Shetty, Amar Kanwar, Jitish Kallat, Nikhil Chopra, and Dayanita Singh.
The arrival of this international touring exhibition in Beijing will mark the most comprehensive presentation of contemporary art from India ever seen in China.