New Traditions

Influences & Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947-2017

MAP is excited to loan artworks to the Jawahar Kala Kendra for its exhibition ‘New Traditions’.

22 June, 2018 - 31 July, 2018
Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

MAP is delighted to have loaned work from its collection to New Traditions: Influences & Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947-2017, commissioned by the the Jawahar Kala Kendra and curated by Mayank Kaul.

The first of its kind, this exhibition looks at the aesthetic evolutions of handmade textiles in Post-Independence India—from the country’s independence in 1947 to the contemporary moment—bringing together more than 70 works conveying almost 7 decades of experiments and developments in Indian handcrafted textiles.

Reflecting the fields of art, design, fashion and craft, it presents paintings on cloth, tapestries, sculpture, carpets and rugs, saris, garments and other forms of creative expression in fabric. Together, they convey the expected and often unusual journeys in materials and techniques which have shaped the explorations of creative makers, master artisans, craftspeople, artists, designers as well as experimental, niche design studios and popular, well known brands.


About ​Jawahar Kala Kendra

Jawahar Kala Kendra (popularly known as JKK), is a non profit arts and culture centre in Jaipur, which endeavours to preserve and promote Indian art and culture at an international level. The centre embodies both the visual and cultural heritage of Jaipur, and was designed in 1991 by renowned Indian architect of international acclaim, Charles Correa. It provides a platform that connects visitors, scholars and art enthusiasts with artists and artisans through a rich programme of exhibitions, music and theatre productions that encompass the culture, history and way of life prevalent in Rajasthan and India.

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