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Displaying Time : The Many Temporalities of the Festival of India (Paperback) (Rebecca M. Brown)

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From the fluttering fabric of a tent, to the blurred motion of the potter’s wheel, to the rhythm of a horse puppet’s wooden hooves—these scenes make up a set of mid-1980s art exhibitions as part of the U.S. Festival of India. The festival was conceived at a meeting between Indira Gandhi and Ronald Reagan to strengthen relations between the two countries at a time of late Cold War tensions and global economic change, when America’s image of India was as a place of desperate poverty and spectacular fantasy. Displaying Time unpacks the intimate, small-scale durations of time at work in the gallery from the transformation of clay into ceramic to the one-on-one, personal encounters between museum visitors and artists.

Using extensive archival research and interviews with artists, curators, diplomats, and visitors, Rebecca Brown analyzes a selection of museum shows that were part of the Festival of India to unfurl new exhibitionary modes: the time of transformation, of interruption, of potential and the future, as well as the contemporary and the now.

Number of Pages: 211
Genre: History, Art
Series Title: Global South Asia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: Rebecca M. Brown
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 52499193
UPC: 9780295741987
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-2631
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