- DAG at Masterpiece London 2018 London | Jun 28 – Jul 4, 2018
- Photographic Exhibition at Nehru Memorial Museum New Delhi | May 15 – Jun 10, 2018
- Gallery Collection on display New Delhi & Mumbai | Apr 1 – Jul 1, 2018
- Chittaprosad retrospective in New York New York | Mar 16 – Jun 15, 2018
- Celebrating 25 years of Art Our New Identity
For the third year running, DAG will be participating at Masterpiece London 2018, the UK’s leading cross collecting fair for art, design and collectibles. For this year’s edition, DAG’s focus is sharper, and creates a narrative for Indian modern art that addresses a sophisticated, discerning audience.
20th century Indian art has a rich and varied diversity, but the carefully curated selection at Masterpiece has been chosen to reflect its ability to be part of an international dialogue. Consisting of eleven hand-picked works, the paintings straddle the period from the 1940s to the 1980s, with most being concentrated mid-century, at a time when Indian modern art was coming into its own. Its confident stance was the result of artistic experimentation to arrive at a technique and a context that was distinctive and set each artist apart from his peers. Between them, they represent different regional geographies, and have been part of extensive documentation and critical writing around their styles and subjects.
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Photographer Nemai Ghosh has been the quintessential Satyajit Ray biographer through his decades-long close association with the master filmmaker. Over a lifetime of work, he has built up a vast and valuable photographic archive, now housed at DAG.
This iconic exhibition in association with The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library - not only pays tribute to Satyajit Ray but also to the power of the photograph to witness, record and tell stories. The exhibition presents several iconic and many never-before-seen images of actors, scenes, sets and locations during the filming of Satyajit Ray’s films as well as the filmmaker at work, taken over a twenty-five year period, as well as an array of images of regional films and actors. Exhibition dates: 15-10 June, 2018 - Teen Murti Road, Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi.
Our latest exhibition, on show from April 2018 until July 2018 in our New Delhi and Mumbai Galleries respectively - highlights major works from our collection, with a display of artworks by over 80 leading Indian modernists. The exhibition will include paintings, etchings, lithographs and serigraphs.
The exhibition includes artworks by Amrita Sher-Gil, Krishen Khanna, Prabhakar Barwe, J.P. Gangooly, M.F. Husain, Gulaam Rasool Santosh, Rabindranath Tagore, F.N. Souza, Krishna Reddy, J Sultan Ali and many more.
Artist Chittaprosad’s retrospective will travel out of the country for the first time to DAG’s gallery in New York, coinciding with Asia Art Week in March 2018. Chittaprosad (1915-78) is best known for documenting the horrific genocide in 1943-44 caused by a man made famine in Bengal when grains from India were feed the allied army stationed there. Asked by the Communist Party of India to travel in the famine-affected areas and document its outcome, Chittaprosad’s book, Hungry Bengal, on the subject, was seized and burnt. It is with this current exhibition that a facsimile edition of the original has been published for the first time since. The retrospective also looks at Chittaprosad’s political art as well as his printmaking. Opens March 16 for general viewings; followed by a conference on political art on March 17.
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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