Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India After Independence
Edited by Susan S. Bean
Essays by Susan S. Bean, Homi K. Bhabha, Rebecca M. Brown, Beth Citron, Ajay Sinha, and Karin Zitzewitz
A revolutionary art movement emerged in India between the declaration of independence at midnight on August 15, 1947, and the economic boom of the 1990s. This abundantly illustrated volume is the first in-depth study of the three generations of artists responsible for critical shifts in the development of India’s modernist art. Their achievements and the country’s unprecedented boom ushered India’s modern and contemporary art into a new era of globalism, a soaring international market, and an explosion in the media and technologies of art. After independence, India’s artists faced a particular challenge: how to express the new nation’s distinctive character while entering a global discourse focused on modernism’s universal premises of experimentation and shared human values. Abundantly illustrated with iconic works of the post-Independence era, Midnight to the Boom tells the story of the exciting developments that occurred in Indian art and culture during this pivotal period in the country’s modern history.
The publication accompanies the exhibition Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Peabody Essex Museum’s Herwitz Collection on view at the Peabody Essex Museum from February 2 through April 21, 2013.
Susan S. Bean is the former Curator of South Asian and Korean Art at the Peabody Essex Museum.
At this time, orders shipped within the United States are shipped using USPS or UPS. Tracking information will be provided via email.
International shipping is offered on case-by-case basis. Please email us at email@example.com to inquire.
For our local customers, we are pleased to offer a curbside pickup option! How it works:
Shop online at shop.pem.org
At checkout, select Curbside Pickup as your shipping method. Place your order.
Once we have prepared your order, you will receive an email that your order is ready for pickup.
Follow the pickup instructions provided in your email. Arrive at our designated curbside pickup location at 3 New Liberty Street and call 978-542-1619
Please Note: Please allow 2-4 days from purchase date for processing. Curbside Pickup is available Thursday through Sunday 11 am–4 pm.
RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY
We are pleased to accept returns within 30 days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in their original condition and packaging.
To begin your return process, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Sale, clearance and personal use items, such as face masks, cannot be returned or exchanged for store credit.