Global Modern

This project extends earlier engagements with the modern, modernity, and modernism in India, exploring whether and how the frame of the global might enable certain avenues of inquiry. It overlaps significantly with my teaching practice, where the geographic and the location of the artist, object, viewer are continually in flux, whether one is examining a biennial exhibition that brings together a wide range of works and people, or an educational institution grounded in a local or regional landscape but shaping and engaging with many other places and individuals around the world. How might the “global modern” assist us in rethinking canonical narratives of modern art, whether centered in the cities of the northern Atlantic or elsewhere?

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