INTERNATIONAL – TAASA Review December 2015
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The Fabric of India Victoria and Albert Museum, London 3 October 2015 -Â 10 January 2016 The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, The Fabric of India explores the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India, spanning from the 3rd century to the present day.
Showcasing the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners and leading designers, the exhibition will feature over 200 objects, many on display for the first time. For more information go to: www.vam.ac.uk/page/v/v-and-a-india-festival Encountering Vishnu – The Lion Avatar in Indian Temple Drama 19 December 2015 – 5 June 2016 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This exhibition highlights five rare wooden sculptural masks that represent a largely unrecorded category of late medieval Indian devotional art.
The masks depict the protagonists in a deadly battle between Vishnu in his man-lion avatar, Narasimha, and an evil king whose destruction was essential for the restoration of order in the universe. For further information go to: www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/ listings/2015/encountering-vishnu Drawn from Courtly India: The Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art December 6, 2015 – March 27, 2016 Featuring masterful drawings from the royal courts of northern India, the Conley Harris and Howard Truelove Collection, the exhibition includes practice sketches, preparatory drawings, subtly modeled scenes, and lightly colored compositions created between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries...