In a rare showing, Delhi gets a glimpse of indigenous art from National Gallery of Australia

New Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art is currently showing masterpieces from Australia’s indigenous artists – a rare, large-scale project that is not only a precursor to the upcoming Australia-India Fest, but also part of India’s long-standing initiative of cementing ties with other nations through the realm of art and culture. In the recent past, … Continue reading In a rare showing, Delhi gets a glimpse of indigenous art from National Gallery of Australia

A video tour of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art’s personal collection

Founded eight years ago, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) has acquired the reputation of being the first private museum of art exhibiting modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent. It’s core collection is made up of a generation of 20th century Indian artists from the post-Independence period, while engaging art practices of younger … Continue reading A video tour of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art’s personal collection

Fan-ning art: A look at Indian artist Jatin Das’ vast collection of ‘Pankhas’

For an urban audience addicted to instant air cooling, a trans-national collection of hand-made fans might be of little interest, until you visit an exhibition showcasing artefacts belonging to a rare and dying tradition. The exhibition has been curated by Indian visual artist Jatin Das, a well-known researcher and archivist of the craft of hand-made … Continue reading Fan-ning art: A look at Indian artist Jatin Das’ vast collection of ‘Pankhas’

Glimpses of Slovenian contemporary art in New Delhi

A new exhibition at New Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art not only opens up an opportunity for showcasing Slovenian contemporary art to Indians, it is also a reflection of the artistic ambitions of a relatively new republic. Mounted inside the sprawling colonial-era building of New Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is a … Continue reading Glimpses of Slovenian contemporary art in New Delhi

Dipping into monochromatic memories with Indian modern artist Krishen Khanna

Review of a new permanent gallery inaugurated by Indian art auction house Saffronart in New Delhi Home to some of India’s best-known art galleries and museums, New Delhi witnessed the inauguration of a new permanent gallery in the centre of the city last week. The gallery opened at The Claridges hotel on Thursday, and is … Continue reading Dipping into monochromatic memories with Indian modern artist Krishen Khanna

In search of India’s indigenous modernist art through ‘Group 1890’

A review of the latest exhibition at DAG Modern, New Delhi - ‘Group 1890: India’s Indigenous Modernism’ Introduction The genesis of the 20th century India modern art, as with others form of modern art in West a century earlier, lay in challenging the existing order of artistic expression. In India, then, local artists were beginning to … Continue reading In search of India’s indigenous modernist art through ‘Group 1890’

Art review: ‘Alice from Switzerland’, National Museum, Delhi

She came to India in the 1930s, made it her second home through much of her life, and left a legacy that globalised the country’s ancient and modern art forms such as dance, music, and architecture. And yet, questions still remain whether she has got her due more than thirty years after her death. Switzerland’s Alice … Continue reading Art review: ‘Alice from Switzerland’, National Museum, Delhi