Tagore ‘inspired 1922 German Bauhaus display in Calcutta’


EXHIBITION WAS FIRST MAJOR TRANSCULTURAL EVENT IN MODERNISM, SAYS ART HISTORIAN by AMIT ROY Sundaram Tagore, one of the most important Indian gallery owners in the world, is to make a film about an exhibition held by artists from Germany’s Bauhaus movement in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1922. This might at first seem a little esoteric except that the Bauhaus, which is celebrating its centenary this year, represented the most avant-garde group of artists of their time. According to the noted art historian Prof Partha Mitter, whom Sundaram wants to interview for his story, “Bauhaus was arguably the most important…

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