Event

Title: Exhibition: "Objects of Authority: Embroideries and Other Contemporary Arts from Western India” (through July 17)
Calendar: College of Arts and Sciences Events
Date: 10:00 am 06.05.2014 - 6:00 pm 07.17.2014
Location: UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South
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What: Exhibition: "Objects of Authority: Embroideries and Other Contemporary Arts from Western India”
When: June 5 - July 17, 2014 (closed Sundays)
Where: UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South
Price: Free
Contact: http://www.uab.edu/cas/aeiva/

AEIVA Public Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Exhibition: UAB presents “Objects of Authority: Embroideries and Other Contemporary Arts from Western India,” in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South.

A reception is planned 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6.

The exhibition, curated by UAB Assistant Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, will feature approximately 40 works of art produced in rural contexts in India over the past 50 years. Older, heirloom embroideries from Gujarat will be juxtaposed with those produced recently under the aegis of Indian NGOs to highlight the effects of commodification on artistic production and the aesthetic results. The exhibition also will feature paintings and textiles from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, where aesthetic modifications similar to those in Gujarat have occurred, to draw attention to the intersections of market needs and artistic invention that have resulted in new aesthetic traditions cropping up across these regions. Admission is free. The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays.

For more information, contact Cummings at cathleen@uab.edu or visit the UAB Department of Art and Art History online or the AEIVA online: http://www.uab.edu/cas/aeiva/
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