• Lecture “Painting and the Image Condition in Millennial Mumbai"

  • Do, 01.02.2018 ab 16:00 Uhr
  • Asia and Europe in a Global Context
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Lecture “Painting and the Image Condition in Millennial Mumbai" - Asia and Europe in a Global Context - Heidelberg

Lecture “Painting and the Image Condition in Millennial Mumbai"Thursday, February 1, 2018, 04:00 pmVenue: Karl Jaspers Centre | Room 212Organiser: Professorship Global Art HistoryLecture by Prof. Karin Zitzewitz (Alexander-von-Humboldt-Fellow)Abstract:From the mid-1990s onward, an avalanche of new image forms became available in the city of Mumbai, from the proliferation of visually innovative television channels, including MTV and Channel [V], to a quieter new ubiquity of duplication technologies like Xerox and fax, to the windows of personal computing and the hypertext links of the internet. A crucial marker in that process of media shift came in 2000, when the “irrational exuberance” of the dot-com boom landed in Mumbai mere months before its global crash. Instead of ushering in the medium of painting’s demise, as critics often framed it in the moment, these new media shaped painting practice without displacing it in the Indian art scene. The years just after the millennium saw a boom market in painting that engaged with the contemporary image condition, with photorealistic renderings of mediatic images becoming particularly desirable. This paper tracks the eruption of multiple technologies of image-making and -circulation as they entered into the artistic practices of painters and made possible a new internet-facilitated market for art.About Karin Zitzewitz:Karin Zitzewitz is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Michigan State University. She was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers and is spending the academic year 2017/2018 at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies. Zitzewitz is a specialist in the modern and contemporary art of India and Pakistan. More information: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/newsevents/events/event-view/cal/event/view-list%7Cpageid-2289/txcalphpicalendar/2018/02/01/lecturebykarinzitzewitzalexandervonhumboldtfellow.htmlTitle picture: © Jitish Kallat, When So Many Spectacles Happen I See-Saw, 1996, oil and mixed media on canvas