Crown Jewels

Britisch-Indische und Britisch-Pakistanische Kunst aus London

Year: 2000 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 8.00 € Format: 18 x 20 cm, softcover, adhesive binding Scope: 40 p., numerous images, color and b/w ISBN: 3-933374-62-6 Cooperation: Dölling und Galitz

(Crown Jewels. British-Indian and British-Pakistani Art from London)

This small book edited by Iris Mahnke and Angelika Osterwalder and published by Dölling und Galitz Verlag is a joint production by the nGbK and Kampnagel, Hamburg. In the 1980s and ‘90s, British artists undeniably played an important role in the international art world—one need only think of the Young British Artists, of figures like Antony Gormley, Julian Opie, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, or Damien Hirst. This publication focusses exclusively on upcoming British artists whose families originate from the former colony of India, the country known as “the jewel in the crown” of the erstwhile empire. Eight of them—Sutapa Biswas, Chila Kumari Burman, Mohini Chandra, Sunil Gupta, Addela Khan, Shaheen Merali, Samena Rana, and shez 360—are presented with portraits, biographical outlines, a short text, and color plates. They all use reprographic technologies such as laser copying, video, or manually or digitally altered photography. Their works address the themes of identity, memory, commercialization, and advertising.

Ed.: Iris Mahnke und Angelika Osterwalder, Osterwalder’s Art Office

Work group: Rainer Hörmann, Henriette Kolb, Christine Kriegerowski, Andrea Lange, Bernhard Veitenheimer, Gabriele Werner unter Beteiligung von Iris Mahnke, Angelika Osterwalder

With contributions by: Iris Mahnke