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Where Three Dreams Cross: 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh at The Whitechapel Art Gallery

From:     art reviews
Category: Art
Date:     21 January 2010
Time:     08:48 AM


Ho hum, another show about a country... Saatchi has the empire strikes back next week... the titles really 
aren't working....There are some nice photos in this show, Indian because they show Indian people. But 
is there a thesis. It's nice having an Indian show in whitechapel too, that's good. Otherwise can't see a 
clear thesis or a unique selling point. 

Here's the press release:
"The exhibition is arranged over five themes with works selected from the last 150 years. The Portrait 
shows the evolution of self-representation; The Family explores close bonds and relationships through 
early hand-painted and contemporary portraits; The Body Politic charts political moments, movements 
and campaigns; The Performance focuses on the golden age of Bollywood, circus performers and 
artistic practices that engage with masquerade; while The Street looks at the built environment, social 
documentary and street photography."

yeh bollocks.

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