Lookback: Pehchaan

Posted on 19 May 2020 in News, Visual Art


Pehchaan: Art from another India, our summer exhibition in 2016, was a multi-coloured mash-up of stunning artefacts and art from North India, and an eye-popping graphic backdrop from local designer Gabriella Marcella.

Pehchaan (meaning ‘Identity’ in Hindi and Urdu) was a collaborative project which showcased a collection of North Indian art, newly commissioned for Glasgow Museums.

The collection features folk art, textiles and contemporary works alongside material from Glasgow Museums' original collection. 20th century modern art was displayed alongside truck art, ritual and decorative pieces and centuries-old objects including an intricately carved stone architrave (3rd -15th Century AD) which had originated in Uttar Pradesh.

Marcella's specially commissioned graphics gave a vibrant consistency to the eclectic display and ensured that few people could glance into our main gallery space without being irresistibly tempted in to find out more.

Pehchaan: Art From Another India
18 June - 31 July 2016

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Tailgates from truck backs with painted images, 2013
Jarnail Singh (b.1967)
Phot by SNS Photography