Other masters of India
Contemporary creations of the Adivasis
Growing in the fringes of big Hindu communities, the "indigenous" people of India, or the adivasi (« the first and foremost inhabitants" in Sanskrit), are well known for their living traditions. These communities cover the length and breadth of the Indian soil and have an ill-known artistic and cultural heritage that is as fascinating as it varied.
Other Masters of India offers a complete voyage through the country, from South India with its Bhuta wooden sculptures to the mountainous villages of the Nagas on the North-Eastern part of the country, with its architectural elements sculpted from animal heads, cutting across the islands located on the South-Eastern part of India, Nicobar and Andaman, where sculptures in colored wood were produced, Rajasthan and its painted clay panels, and Gujarat which boasts of mural paintings by the Rathava tribe. We can also discover the clay and bamboo sculptures specially executed for the exhibition by the women artists of Chattisgarh.
Last but not least, the monographs of two contemporary artists, Jangarh Singh Shyam and Jivya Soma Mashe, present at the highest echelons of the global art market, make up the last section of the exhibition.
Jyotindra Jain, general curator of the exhibition and Jean-Pierre Mohen, associate curator, have assembled around them historians, anthropologists and art historians, among whom Vikas Harish, scientific counselor of the exhibition.
160 pages in 19 x 9.45 in format
cardboard bound and silkscreen printed cover, cloth back
EAN 978 2 757203385
coedition musée du quai Branly – Somogy éditions d’art
Introduction, Jyotindra Jain
The representation of the « Other », Vikas Harish
Contemporary art and museums in the era of globalization, Hans Belting
From parietal art to mural painting in India, Jean-Pierre Mohen
The Other Masters
- Bhuta, Houses of spirits in wood, Jyotindra Jain
- Sarguja, where the walls tell stories, Jyotindra Jain
- Ayyanar, votive terra cotta figures, Jyotindra Jain
- Molela, « "Village! Village! only 75 Rupees! », Jyotindra Jain
- Rathava, Painted legends, Jyotindra Jain
- Santhal, theatre for life, Jyotindra Jain
- Nicobar, the magical world of healers, Vikas Harish
- Naga, warriors revisited, Vikas Harish
- Waghri, a homage in movement, Vikas Harish
- Kondh and Gond, the forest as an ancestor, Vikas Harish
In-between two worlds: popular artists and Indian tribals, Jyotindra Jain
Cliché and creation: a figure of the sacred in mutation, Vikas Harish
Contemporary tribal painting: new voices, Jyotindra Jain
Jivya Soma Mashe: from the a-temporal to the contemporary, Jyotindra Jain
Jangarh Singh Shyam: the initiator of a tradition, Jyotindra Jain