Contemporary Stories: Re-visiting South Asian Narratives


As part of its focus this fall on the art of South Asia, the Princeton University Art Museum presents the work of five renowned contemporary artists - Chitra Ganesh, Nalini Malani, Nilima Sheikh, Gulammohammed Sheikh, and Shahzia Sikander - whose work draws on and reinterprets the storytelling, techniques and styles of earlier artistic traditions. Featuring printmaking, painting and video art, Contemporary Stories suggests the varied ways in which contemporary practitioners, based both in post-partition India and Pakistan and abroad, draw on the past while grounding their work in the realities of the 21st century.

Contemporary Stories will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from October 22, 2016 through January 22, 2017. The works included are drawn from the Princeton University Art Museum collections as well as lent from private collectors, the artists and their galleries.