The Delhi exhibition opens at Art Heritage on October 17th, 6 pm. The exhibition charts the aesthetics and circulation of postcards from the 1890s to 1947, spread over major metropolitan cities across the subcontinent foregrounding the associated themes of urbanism, popular culture, industrialisation, tourism and conflict, concluding with samples from the freedom movement. It includes a number of images not see in the earlier Mumbai Paper Jewels exhibition.
Sep 24, 2018
Frank Roche's podcast Postcardist recently interviewed Omar Khan for its Sept. 17, 1994 episode.
Sep 8, 2018
The Paper Jewels Exhibition opened at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in Mumbai on August 19th, 2018 and will run until October 1st. (It opens at Delhi's Art Heritage Gallery October 18th, and then goes to the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa in December.) A 22 Slide tour shows all four rooms of the exhibition layout and presentation within the museum and describes the focus and themes of each.
Aug 27, 2018
The Paper Jewels Exhibition Preview and book launch was held at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in Mumbai on August 18th, 2018. The opening evening included a presentation of the first book to Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC. This was followed by an illustrated talk on early postcards of Bombay by author Omar Khan, and a discussion of the Paper Jewels exhibition with Museum Director Tasneem Mehta and Rahaab Allana, Co-Curator from the Alkazi Collection of Photography, as well as a number of questions from the audience.