- India’s Rockefeller Artists Mumbai | Nov 29 – Feb 16, 2019
- French Connection: Indian Artists in France New York | Nov 14 – Mar 8, 2019
- DAG booth at Masterpiece London 2018 Virtual Tour
- Celebrating 25 years of Art Our New Identity
When Porter McCray of the John D Rockefeller III Fund reached out to Krishen Khanna to avail of a grant that would enable him to travel to New York and absorb the art scene in America, he set off a movement that resulted, in the 1960s and ’70s, of a number of well-known artists who followed in his wake. They included V S Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Ram Kumar, K G Subramanyan, Natvar Bhavsar, Avinash Chandra, Jyoti Bhatt, Bhupen Khakhar, among others. Following Rockefeller’s death, the programme changed to the Asian Cultural Council, but the relationship became fraught with US-India political considerations.
This seminal exhibition opens for general viewing at DAG Mumbai Nov 29 onwards - reports on the high points of this relationship and the impact the American tryst had on Indian artists and their work. The freedom to explore and understand the dynamic art scenario was empowering. It touched their lives and, in several cases, their practice, giving rise to an exciting but previously unexplored facet in the subcontinent’s art history.
DAG is pleased to announce that the exhibition titled: India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France, an exhibition that explores the influence of French artistic movements on modern Indian artists will be on display at DAG New York from 14, November 2018 – until 08, March 2019. France, and particularly Paris, was the epicentre of artistic modernism of the 20th century and saw artists breaking away from traditional academic convention. This revolution had created an egalitarian art practice that had moved away from state patronage – including the Church – to private hand. This democratisation, along with the earliest tools of the mechanical age, saw a process of integration within the mainstream that was undiminished. Paris had become not only the heart for important artists from around the world, but a cultural capital where all manner of creative arts was on an upswing, tearing away from the past to question values and rewriting traditions. For further information in regard to The French connection on display at DAG New York please reach out to: email@example.com
The DAG booth at Masterpiece London got a lot of attention and was rated in the top 7 must see booths by Artnet. We are happy to provide you an experiential journey of the booth via a virtual tour at the click of a button: Virtual Tour
Established in 1993, in what was New Delhi’s hip and happening cultural urban ‘village’, and christened DAG - who would have thought that simple desire to promote art in the capital would go on to become a powerhouse for Indian modern art? Ashish Anand’s keen sense led him to a primary study of what was a laggard art scene with no acknowledgement of the masters who had gone into decline. As befitting that responsibility, and its expansion with galleries in Mumbai and New York, a decision was taken in December 2017 to rename the establishment DAG, a mantle that extended to encompass a diverse range of programming options that have included research, archiving, publications, education, and the loan of works for important international exhibitions and biennales. Our participation in international art fairs and production of historic exhibitions have transcended geographical locations to create conversations around modern art from the region, thus stepping up our presence in curatorial practices in museums and in cultural and art discourses. DAG’s new branding commemorates its 25 years with a range of programmes spread through the year. Watch this space for details.
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