Tokyo, Mori Art Museum

Chalo! India is a collection of works from 27 artists and groups from the region and is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary Indian art ever held in Japan. With such an ancient artistic tradition principally based on gods and devotion, Indian art has taken new forms since its independence more than 60 years ago. While Western modernism has influenced the country's art scene, it has formed its own voice linked to the process of building a national identity during a period of transition and globalization. The emergence of a younger generation of artists, who are tackling social issues such as sexuality and politics with audacity, make for blossoming artistic expression.

More than 100 predominantly new or recent works are divided into five sections: Prologue Journeys; Creation and Destruction: Urban Landscapes; Reflections: Between Two Extremes; Fertile Chaos; and finally, Epilogue: Individuality and Collectivity / Memory and Future. Chalo means "Let's go" in Hindi yet may also imply movement, fluidity, and transcendence of borders - much like the energy in Indian culture today.

November 22 through March 15, 2009
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi
Tokyo 106-6150 Japan
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