Thursday, 10th November: The Art Alive Gallery (New Delhi), in association with Gitika Taraporewala, Managing Partner of Criesse, presented a group exhibition portraying the contemporary Indianart trends. This mega-show was hosted by the gallery in Mumbai, after nearly five years.
The evening witnessed a camaraderie of like-minded guests who appreciate fine art such as Ceat Chairman, Harsh Goenka, Board Member at Ceat, Mahanagar Gas and Navi Mumbai SEZ Vinay Bansal, Tennis ace Leander Paes, actor Shriya Saran, Anusha Bhagat (wife of writer Chetan Bhagat), author Gautam Sachadeva, TV Presenter Neeraj Gaba, Ayub Khan, artists Sakti Burman, Sujata Bajaj, Lalia Lajmi, Nayanaa Kanodia, Art collector Nisha Jamwal, Sushant Divgikar amongst others.
The exhibition, that opens today at the Jehangir Art Gallery, showcases the works of 25 eminent contemporary artists including Sakti Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Thota Vaikuntam, Laxma Goud, Manu Parekh, Anjolie Ela Menon, K. S.Radhakrishnan, Raghu Rai, S.Nandagopal, Senaka Senanayake, Prabhakar Kolte, Arpana Caur, Paresh Maity, V Ramesh, Jagannath Panda, B Manjunath Kamath, Sujata Bajaj, G.R.Iranna, Jayasri Burman, The Singh Twins, Riyas Komu, Nayanaa Kanodia, Chandra Bhattacharjee, S.Harsha Vardhana, Kishore Shinde, Narayan Sinha and Ranjeeta Kant.
Mrs Sunaina Anand, Director of the Art Alive gallery, happily announced the opening of this event, just as the gallery completes 15 years of witnessing and capturing the constantly changing art world. She said, “Contemporary art is reaching out to a larger audience and globally evolving. The artists have been experimenting with newer mediums and are responding to the environment around them. The artworks highlight the signature style of each artist, depicting the current cultural and global influences on Indian art, thus creating a deeper interest in art today.”
Added Gitika Taraporewala, “Art NOW! is about art today. The show portrays the current art practices and how they have evolved over the last few years. The exhibition will showcase the works of some distinguished artists that are the faces of Indian art, along with the works of some bright emerging artists who are evolving their distinctive styles.”
Dates: 10-14 November 2016
Timings: 11 am-7 pm
Venue: Hall 1,2,3, Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai