Richmond Art Gallery Exhibition, In Transition: New Art from India
April 26 2010 – June 13 2010
Opening reception: May 1st, 1-3pm
In collaboration with the Vancouver Biennale, the Richmond Art Gallery will present In Transition: New Art from India, April 26 to June 13.
India is experiencing a period of remarkable growth and transformation. As it is poised to become one of the largest populations in the world over the next decades its artists (like contemporary artists everywhere) are responding to these changes.
With an eye on its past and a view to the future, these artists are examining the social, political, economic and religious implications of becoming a major world economy.
With a rich and complex history that runs centuries deep, India offers its artists a multifaceted and intriguing source of inspiration as modernization meets tradition, the local encounters the global, and cultural norms converge with external forces.
The exhibition will feature installation-based work by some of India’s most recognized contemporary artists: Shilpa Gupta, Reena Kallat, TV Santhosh, Sudarshan Shetty, Thukral and Tagra, and Hema Upadhyay.
Richmond Open Doors: May 1st and 2nd, 2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Explore Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage diversity during this two day city-wide free celebration.
Doors Open Richmond will offer free access to over 40 including heritage landmarks, modern structures, hidden gems, places of worship, artist’s studios, museums and national historic sites. Many participating partners will organize guided tours, displays and activities to enrich your experience.
Whether you live in Richmond or you’re a welcome visitor, don’t miss this fascinating chance to discover many special parts of Richmond and its rich history. The doors are open for you to see Richmond like you’ve never seen it before.
We will have volunteers at each of our sculpture sin Richmond from 12-4pm on May 1st and 2nd handing out postcards and pins.