Around the Table: Conversations about Milestones, Memories, Mappings
Tue Nov 29 2022 at 10:30 am to 06:30 pm
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art | New Delhi, DL
About this Event
Around the Table: Conversations about Milestones, Memories, Mappings, a recollection of times and practices of a generation of artists who shaped the landscape of art in post Independence India. Playing crucial roles as individuals, as collectives and as fellows, they responded and sought remedy to the emerging demands of a young nation. As cities like Bombay and Delhi expanded with the spirit of cosmopolitanism, and places like Baroda turned into testing grounds for art-institutional experiments, the seven citizen-artists–Akbar Padamsee, Krishen Khanna, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Arpita Singh, Jyoti Bhatt, Himmat Shah and Vivan Sundaram—stood out as distinct voices with clear positions, unapologetically honest about their beliefs. For the times to come, they would remain as trailblazers of not just artistic languages but as pedagogues, initiators and interlocutors of modern and contemporary art in India, often blurring the contours of the nation through their commitment to cultural heterogeneity and transnational ideals.
“The present exhibition is approached as a midnight feast where the seven co-travellers have gathered to rest their bundles of images and stories after their long travel. As dawn, slowly bleeds into the fading darkness and wanderers are placed around the tavern’s dinner table, a rich repertoire of ephemera and memories unfold. The many accounts constituted by the detritus of these artistic connections and crossings build up a vision of history and time that I was fortunate to inherit from some of the awardees showcased in the exhibition, who were also my teachers and mentors.” - Roobina Karode, Chief Curator & Director, KNMA
Where is it happening?Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, No. 145, DLF South Court Mall Saket, New Delhi, India
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