By Stephanie Kulke
CHICAGO: A major exhibition at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, next year will be the first of its type attempt to bring together modern art from India and other countries like Iran and Turkey seeking to expand the Western perspectives of modern art.
“Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Grey Collection” surveys art from three nations where unique and vibrant forms of modernism sprang forth in the 1960s and ’70s. Challenging histories of artistic modernism that too often begin and end in the West, “Modernisms” explores an under-recognized flowering of innovation and risk-taking in art beyond Europe and North America.
The exhibition will be on view from January 21 to April 5, 2020, at the Block Museum, 40 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.