High 'five' for Indian art
Riddhi Doshi / DNA
Friday, April 23, 2010 10:59 IST
Mumbai: It'S celebration time for Indian art. At this year's Art Basel fair in Switzer
from June 16-20, five art galleries of the country — Chemould Prescott, Chatterjee &
and Sakshi from Mumbai, Nature Morte from Delhi and Gallery SKE from Bangalor
will show some of their best works.
Shireen Gandhy from Chemould Prescott says, "Art Basel has recognised the presen
India in a big way. I am showing the borrowed works of the late artist Bhupen
Khakharand works of Atul Dodiya."
Nature Morte from Delhi will show works by Atul Dodiya, Thukral & Tagra, Gauri G
TV Santhosh, Suhasini Kejriwal, Schandra Singh and Aditya Pande. An excited Pete
Nagy of Nature Morte says, "We will get to meet many important collectors, curator
critics and gallerists from all over the world (during the event)."
Sunitha Kumar from Gallery SKE says, "We are in a section called 'Art Statement'
which displays a solo project of a young artist who hasn't had a solo show at any big
museum. It's a big deal for us to be a part of Art Basel. Over 40,000 people look at the
works each year."
Geeta Mehra from Sakshi ends saying, "It is nice to see that they (Art Basel) can't
disregard what is happening in Indian art. So it would be great to be there."