Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution at British Museum, London

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A woman visiting two Nath yoginis (detail; c. 1750), Mughal, North India. Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum
LONDON--This display of more than 100 works argues that the ancient philosophy of tantra – which originated in India in the sixth century – has been a force for political and sexual transgression. Depictions of goddesses defying gender norms sit alongside material revealing tantra’s impact on counterculture. Find out more from the British Museum’s website. British Museum, London 24 SEP 2020 - 24 JAN 2021 [More]
Housewives with Steak-knives (1984–85), Sutapa Biswas. © Sutapa Biswas; all rights reserved, DACS 2019