‘Stretched Terrains’ is a set of seven independent and yet interconnected exhibitions. Imagining the multitude of landforms, their physical features and fundamental natures that may stand as parables for an art scene that is as diverse as the geo-societal features of the country, ‘Stretched Terrains’ desires to rewind, excavate and re-examine a set of enquiries around ‘modernity’ that came up in the past decades.
Date: 03 February – 31 July 2017
Venue: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket,New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Time: 10.30 A.M – 06.30 P.M (closed on Mondays and all public holidays).
‘Stretched Terrains’ , A string of exhibitions
In its entireness ‘Stretched Terrains’ brings out the multiform, tenors and textures of modernism in Indian art through three profound exhibitions of M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza andS.H.Raza, and an exhibition highlighting the works of five architects and seminal architectural buildings in Delhi. On another axis it strings together works of contemporary artists Atul Dodiya, Mithu Sen, Pushpamala N. and Navjot Altaf who critique as well as play with the modernist vocabulary at various junctures. Providing an exciting interstitiality between these two approaches are Parthiv Shah’s photographs of Husain and the films and documents from the Vision Exchange Workshop held in Bombay between 1969-1972.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA)
Established at the initiative of the avid art collector Kiran Nadar, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) opened its doors to the public in January 2010, as the first private museum of art exhibiting Modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent. Located in the heart of New Delhi, India’s capital city, KNMA as a non-commercial, not-for-profit organization intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its exhibitions, publications, educational, and public programs. (www.knma.in)