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Conference Report


Fifty years of Indian art

TYEB MEHTA, Kali, 1987, oil on canvas, 152.5 x 122 cm, private collection.

The conference, 'Fifty Years of Indian Art', took place at the Mohile Parikh Center for the Visual Arts in Mumbai, India, from 14 - 17 January 1997. 'Fifty years' refers to the period since independence, and the question hanging in the air at the conference was essentially: How has Indian art situated itself, after fifty years in which to do so, in relation both to Indian Tradition (which includes Hindu, Moghul, British, and other

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