- DAG at Art Shanghai 2018 Shanghai | Nov 9 – Nov 11, 2018
- French Connection: Indian Artists in France New York | Nov 14 – Mar 8, 2019
- The Printed Picture Chandigarh | Sep 18 – Oct 16, 2018
- DAG booth at Masterpiece London 2018 Virtual Tour
- Celebrating 25 years of Art Our New Identity
DAG will be exhibiting works by colour-field abstractionist, Natvar Bhavsar, for the first time at China’s leading international art fair, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, in November. Bhavsar has been exploring the sensual, emotional and intellectual resonance of colour since the early 1960s, successfully marrying the vivid colourful influences from his childhood in India and adulthood in the art-cultural capital of New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Influenced by the abstract expressionists and colour-field artists in 1960s New York, he has been able to develop a distinctive form of abstraction that instinctively turns to his own native Gujarat for reference. He sifts powdered pigments onto the canvas, allowing air currents and his own breath and body movements to determine where that fall, creating smoky, layered compositions. Curated by DAG’s Head of Exhibitions & Publications, Kishore Singh, and designed by French architect and scenographer, Adrien Gardère, Natvar Bhavsar: India’s Colour Abstractionist will be on view in booth no. E-19 at ART021 from November 9-11, 2018.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following exhibitions in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Baroda and Jaipur, DAG’s most extensively travelled exhibition, The Printed Picture, Four Centuries of Printmaking, is scheduled to open next at Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi in Chandigarh from mid-September for a period of one month. Curated by Dr. Paula Sengupta, the exhibition explores the history and development of Indian printmaking with rare and exceptional works on view. Dates for public viewing and workshops will be announced shortly.
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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