Washington, March 7:
India’s Delhi Art Gallery will host a “India Modern: Narratives from 20th century Indian Art” exhibition in its first international venture in New York from March 18 to June 6.
The exhibition at the new 7,000 square feet gallery in the historic Fuller Building on New York’s Madison Avenue, includes rare early works by some of the 42 artists on view.
These include close to a 100 pieces by India’s most prominent modernists such as F.N. Souza, M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, Manjit Bawa, S.K. Bakre, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, Avinash Chandra, G.R. Santosh and many others.
“Indian art has had very little space in America,” Delhi Art Gallery’s India-based managing director, Ashish Anand, said.
“We hope to significantly increase its presence and look forward to sharing Indian modern art with the rest of the world, particularly, New York city.
Established in 1993, Delhi Art Gallery is India’s largest repository of modern masters representing the gamut of art practice in the twentieth century, according to a media release.
It has established its presence by building what is arguably the largest collection of Indian modern and contemporary art of museum-quality.
These parallel or closely follow contemporary movements in the West, placing them in the same context as Pablo Picasso, Matisse, the German Expressionists, the Paris or New York School.
With galleries in New Delhi and Mumbai, and now one in New York, besides annual participation in a number of leading national and international art fairs, Delhi Art Gallery continues to expand the reach of Indian modern art to newer locations and art audience. IANS