Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC) in association with Oxford University Press presents the Book Launch of Amrita Sher-Gil- Art and Life, A Reader, edited by Yashodhara Dalmia. The book will be released by Szilveszter Bus, The Ambassador-Designate of Hungary on 19 November at HICC’s audiotorium.
The programme will ?include an illustrated lecture ‘Amrita Sher-Gil, Paris, and the Bloomsbury Group’ by an art historian, Giles Tillotson and a special screening of the film Amrita Sher-Gil: The Bridge Builder, directed by Ebrahim Alkazi.
Unacknowledged during her life and considered an icon post her death, between these polarities lies the journey and the struggle for expression of one of the most enterprising and innovative artists of our times, Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941).
In this collection, Karl Khandalavala, GHR Tillotson, KG Subramanyan, and N Iqbal Singh, among others, ponder on many aspects of Amrita’s short but impactful life dedicated to art. With Charles Fábri’s fictional account of the travails of a young artist in Lahore in the 1940s carrying an unmistakable resemblance with the influential and avant-garde artist, the volume also includes a piece by Amrita on her evolution as an artist. Accompanied by rare black and white and colour visuals, this book brings together modern and contemporary critiques as well as early writings by past masters.