About the author
Shanay Jhaveri is Associate Curator, International Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jhaveri is a graduate from Brown University and holds a Phd from the Royal College of Art, London. At the Met Jhaveri has curated the 2018 Roof Commission Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace, Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee (2019), the 2021 Facade Commission Carol Bove: The seances aren't helping and the 2021 Roof Commission Alex Da Corte: As Long As the Sun Lasts. He has organized film programmes at the Tate Modern, Dhaka Art Summit, Light Industry and Film at Lincoln Center. He has published widely in various art journals and his publications include Outsider Films on India:1950-1990 (2009), Western Artists and India: Creative Inspirations in Art and Design (2013), Chandigarh is in India (2016) and America: Films from Elsewhere (2019).
The first-ever compilation of works of art on Chandigarh, presenting a unique perspective on the city Lavishly illustrated with over 250 works by Indian and Western artists, including many hitherto unpublished photographs from films on Chandigarh Includes specially commissioned contribution by artists Yamini Nayar, Pradeep Dalal, Thukral & Tagra, and Shezad Dawood Three authoritative essays by a noted curator, academic and art historian - Shanay Jhaveri, Erika Balsom and Devika Singh Accompanying exhibitions include: 18 April 2016: lecture on the book at Brandeis University - part of their annual Richard Saivetz '69 Architectural lectures; 3 May 2016: book signing and conversation with artist Shezad Dawood at Jane Lombard Gallery, 518 West 19th Street, New York Chandigarh is in India tells the stories of the city of Chandigarh through the works of Indian and Western artists. The Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier's weathered buildings have long circulated as the dominant image of Chandigarh. However, there is much else that is of importance behind and alongside his buildings. Seeking to present differing articulations by artists about Chandigarh, the book consciously makes room for all the freely associative, fantastical and complex responses that make this city so beguiling. It explores how the architecture and the city itself have been used, adopted and adapted in the creative process. Featured artists include Cyprien Gaillard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Gavin Hipkins, Madan Mahatta, Manuel Bougot, Pradeep Dalal, Seher Shah, Shezad Dawood, Thukral and Tagra, and Yamini Nayar. The book's design plays with notions of interruption and discontinuity, creating a fluid sense of motion within a rigid structure. Its two primary elements - the essays and the artists' sections - are woven together, creating a tensile tapestry that moves the reader out of the text into a wider set of references and then back again, reimagining how we could think about Chandigarh.
- Unlimited digital print
- 288 pages, 11.7 x 9.2 x 0.98 in
- 250 color Illustrations