Indian art and culture is the latest fascination for the global art and design community.
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 2/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Hollywood is looking more like Bollywood. And filmmakers aren’t the only ones fascinated with the Indian subcontinent—the global art and design communities can’t get enough either. Sculptor Anish Kapoor is readying his first permanent New York public work, a reflective stainless-steel sculpture chosen as the cornerstone of a Herzog & de Meuron apartment tower. In Tokyo, “Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art” is up through March 15 at the Mori Art Museum. And appearing on coffee tables everywhere is photographer Amit Pasricha’s The Monumental India Book, published by Constable & Robinson. If you need further evidence of India’s allure, ask Gensler. The firm’s Studio I, a joint venture with Singapore-based Space Matrix, opened last fall in Bangalore.
To see more images of India’s hottest art and design projects, click the link above for a slideshow.