The Abroms Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is pleased to invite you to the opening reception for 3 exciting exhibitions we have opening next week!
"After “Sōsaku Hanga": Creativity and Modernity in Japanese Prints of the 1960s and 1970s" is a companion exhibition to the Birmingham Museum of Art’s “Shin Hanga: Japanese Prints from the 1920s and 1930s” exhibition. Curated by UAB Assistant Professor Cathleen Cummings, this exhibition explores the works of Sosaku Hanga printmakers of post-war Japan. These works explore the growing influence of the West on traditional Japanese print aesthetics.
"Objects of Authority: Embroideries and Other Contemporary Arts from Western India", curated by Cathleen Cummings, UAB Assistant Professor of Art History, and Cynthia Ryan, UAB Associate Professor of English, will feature approximately forty works of art produced in rural contexts in India over the last four to five decades. Older, heirloom embroideries from Gujarat will be juxtaposed with those produced in the last two to three years under the aegis of Indian NGOs to highlight the effects of commodification on artistic production, and the aesthetic results. The exhibition will also feature paintings and textiles from Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, where similar aesthetic modifications have occurred as those in Gujarat, to draw attention to the intersections of market needs and artistic invention that have resulted in new aesthetic traditions cropping up across these regions.
These exhibitions are opening alongside "MIND THE GAP", an exhibition by New York artist Leslie Wayne.
There will be a free opening reception June 6, at 5-7:30pm and both shows will run until July 17.
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