This month at The Met Breuer, Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs opens—accompanied by tours, dinners hosted by MetLiveArts, and other events—Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, 1950–1980 continues its run, and Flora Bar is open for private events.
Raghubir Singh (1942–99) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked and published prolifically from the late 1960s until his death in 1999 at age 56. Born into an aristocratic family in Rajasthan, he lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York—but his eye was perpetually drawn back to his native India.
Opening October 11, this retrospective exhibition will situate Singh's photographic work at the intersection of Western modernism and traditional South Asian modes of picturing the world. It will feature 85 photographs by Singh in counterpoint with works by his contemporaries—friends, collaborators, fellow travelers—as well as examples of the Indian court painting styles that inspired him.
Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs will be accompanied by a number of events.
Following the delicious success of his 2016 Feast of Jerusalem, the lionized chef, restaurateur, author, and now New York Times food writer Yotam Ottolenghi returns with another lavish banquet inspired by the vibrant and evocative colors of India, with the legendary Madhur Jaffrey, the global authority on Indian cuisine, and a menu curated by celebrated chef Floyd Cardoz (Tabla, Paowalla).
Photographer and screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala (The Namesake, Mississippi Masala) and photographer Ketaki Sheth share their experiences of working with Raghubir Singh in a free lecture, Reflections on Raghubir Singh.
Friday, October 27, 6:30–7:30 pm
The Met Fifth Avenue - Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
Free with Museum admission
Delirious continues at The Met Breuer this month. Divided into four sections—Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted—this exhibition showcases roughly 100 works of art by 62 artists to ask if it is possible to understand a good deal of postwar art, even seemingly rational art, as an exercise in calculated lunacy. Exhibition tours are offered every Friday.
Stop in to Flora Bar this month for a full dinner, a small bite, or a drink at the long bar.
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