September 12 – December 13, 2015
Two generations after the exultation of Independence and the concurrent horrors of Partition, contemporary Indian photographers reclaim and reappraise the history of colonialism in their country. These artists look closely and critically at historical Indian photography and draw on diverse sources of inspiration. They take matters of history into their own hands, redefining the iconic historical images of India and investigating the complex relationship between traditions of representation and contemporary image-making. The exhibition will include works by Raqs Media Collective, Gauri Gill, Nandan Ghiya, Vivan Sundaram, Pushpamala N., and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.
IMAGE: Pushpamala N., The Native Types—Yogini (after a 16th-century Deccani painting), 2001. From the project “Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs,” 2000–2004. Chromogenic print on metallic paper, 22 x 17 1/2 in. Collection of Dipti and Rakesh Mathur. © Pushpamala N., 2001 Courtesy of the artist and Nature Morte, New Delhi.
POSTDATE was organized collaboratively by the San Jose Museum of Art and the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas.
POSTDATE is made possible by the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, Kaushie Adiseshan and Anand Rajaraman, Tad Freese, Yvonne and Mike Nevens, Dipti and Rakesh Mathur, the Asian Cultural Council, and Christie’s.
The Ulrich Museum of Art presentation has been generously supported by Mickey Armstrong, Bill and Donna Ard, Richard D. Smith and Sondra M. Langel, John and Nancy Brammer, Norma Greever, Gyan and Manorama Khicha, Ron and Lee Starkel, and the Ulrich Alliance through A SculpTour Affair gala (Tom and Kyle Futo; Joan Beren; Patrick Habkirk and Dean Bradley; Leilah Farha, Vincent Farha, and Genevieve and Chris Farha; Bill and Mary Lynn Oliver; Ron and Lee Starkel; C.M. Copple Family; Jeff Kennedy and Patti Gorham; Jeff and Janice Van Sickle; and Bob and Liz Workman). Program support provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, the City of Wichita and Wichita State University.
Two Tons Under: Exquisite Corpse
September 17 – October 11, 2015
Two Tons Under; Exquisite Corpse is a steamroller press collaborative art project made possible by Tornado Alley Press—WSU’s Printmakers’ Guild—and the Ulrich. Printmakers from WSU, Kansas State and Emporia State, along with high school students, print large four feet by eight feet wood blocks with the help of a steamroller. The exquisite corpse theme for the event is based on the French Surrealist art activity by which a collection of images is collectively assembled. Each participating artist adds to a composition in sequence, often resulting in startling and unpredictable juxtapositions of subject and style. The results of this regional art making activity will be on view in the Ulrich Underground for all to view and enjoy.