NGMA Director General Adwaita Gadanayak’s interview after Amol Palekar controversy

From Indian Express: Question: Wasn’t the disruption of actor and filmmaker Amol Palekar’s speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai, where he criticised the Ministry of Culture over ‘disbanding of advisory committees’ at the gallery’s centres in Mumbai and Bengaluru, censorship? Had you been there, would you have handled it differently? Adwaita…

Watch: Amol Palekar’s speech at NGMA and director Anita Rupavataram’s rebuttal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd_x_txVq9Y Amol Palekar said at an exhibition of renowned artist Prabhakar Barwe: “Many of you may not know that this retrospective (the exhibition) will be the last show that is decided by the advisory committee of local artists and not by some bureaucrat or an agent of the government with an agenda of either moral…

Photo Essay – Changing forms of Indian sculpture

'Roopantar', an art exhibition of nearly 100 sculptures, has been curated out of the National Gallery of Modern Art's permanent collection. Experimenting with different materials such as wood, fibreglass, stone, bronze, the exhibits demonstrate a multitude of thematic explorations, from exploring the human, animals forms to delineating abstract/spiritual representations.  The NGMA exhibition, curated in-house by…

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,…

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…