- November 5, 2017 - February 28, 2018
CIIS Main Building
4th Floor Gallery
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free and Open to the Public
About the Exhibit
Line and Posture: The Reinvention of Indian Design in Early Modern Bengal-on view from November 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018 in the 4th floor gallery at CIIS-brings to the foreground the important voice of Jamini Roy in establishing a visual language for mid-20th century Bengali painting and design.
Works by Jamini Roy-with sketches and diary notes written by Frederic Spiegelberg, collector, scholar, and founder of CIIS-are accompanied by works both preceding and inspired by the Calcutta-based artist, who came into prominence in the 1930s. These works include a small selection of Kalighat paintings, as well as Bengal and Odisha rural folk paintings; and a selection of works by the next generation of Bengali artists, including Sudhir Khastagir and his daughter, Shyamali Khastagir, Biswarup Datta, Subrata Bhadra and Anjan Chakraverty, all of whom draw consciously or unconsciously on the design vocabulary of Jamini Roy.
We are grateful to Dr. Madan Mukhopadhyay and Swapan and Mitra Nag for generously lending works from their private collections for this exhibition.