Nature Morte / Bose Pacia is pleased to announce our participation in the inaugural year of the VIP (Viewing in Private) Art Fair, January 2011.
Started by artists Peter Nagy and Alan Belcher, Gallery Nature Morte was a fixture in New York's East Village art scene from 1982 to 1988 where it became known for exhibiting works by seminal artists (Vito Acconci, Keith Sonnier, Michelangelo Pistoletto), artists whose works defined the 1980s (Sherrie Levine, Louise Lawler, Ross Bleckner, Allan McCollum) and artists who went on to make important contributions (Robert Gober, Haim Steinbach, Gretchen Bender, Clegg & Guttmann, among many others) to the American and international art scene. In 1992, Peter Nagy moved to India and resurrected Nature Morte in New Delhi in 1997 as an itinerant gallery and a curatorial experiment.
In December of 2003, Nature Morte opened a new 2500-square-foot gallery space in the heart of New Delhi in partnership with Bose Pacia Gallery, which has been exhibiting contemporary South Asian art in New York since 1994. Having received both critical and commercial success, the partnership between Bose Pacia and Nature Morte continues to grow; in 2006 Bose Pacia Kolkata opened its doors and in November 2008 Nature Morte Berlin opened in the Mitte art district, marking the latest collaboration between these two galleries who remain committed to promoting and exhibiting the most current and cutting-edge art works coming out of South Asia today.
Many of the artists represented by Nature Morte / Bose Pacia have exhibited at such prestigious venues as the Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, Vienna Kunsthalle, Bern Kunstmuseum, Museo Reina Sofia, Victoria and Albert Museum, House of World Cultures Berlin, Japan Foundation and Asia Society. Several of these artists have also been included in important survey exhibitions such as the Sydney Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Havana Biennial, the Asia Pacific Triennial, the Venice Biennale and Documenta, and they have received significant critical acclaim in such publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, Art India, Art Review, Frieze, and many others.