Nahargarh Fort to soon turn into an art gallery

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace in Nahargarh Fort is all set to turn into an art gallery where contemporary along with traditional sculptures will be installed both indoors and outdoors.

The art exhibition, which will be launched on December 10, has been curated by Peter Nagy and will showcase artworks by 14 Indian artists like Huma Bhaba’s ‘God of Some Things’ a bronze statue, Jitish Kallat’s ‘Annexation’, ‘Vertical Chronicle of a Turbulent Equilibrium’, Bharti Kher’s ‘Impossible Triangle’.

The other Indian artists whose collection will be highlighted are Subodh Gupta, Arman, Astha Butail, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Bharti Kher, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Gyan Panchal, Prashant Pandey, Thukral and Tagra, Ravinder Reddy, Asim Waqif, Benitha Perciyal and others.

This exhibition also brings in works of six international artists like Evan Holloway whose work ‘Untitled’ will be put up along with the artworks of artists Arlene Shechet, James Brown, LN Tallur and others.

This exhibition is also first of its kind where the Rajasthan government has collaborated with Saath Saath Arts to bring a contemporary edge to India’s heritage properties, with a purpose of boosting national and international cultural tourism and visitors to the site.

“I believe art in its many forms embraces and connects people from across continents and am therefore delighted that the Sculpture Park at the Nahargarh Fort will be the first permanent International Art Space in Rajasthan,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in a statement.

“With this project, I am able to indulge my passion for art, architecture and décor into a marvellous synthesis of the past and the present. This exhibition is an attempt to bring a sense of life back to the palace. It is also wonderful to see that the government of Rajasthan extending their support for art,” said Nagy.

“Our initiative aims to promote India’s growing interest in contemporary art and culture whilst also embracing its important heritage. The exhibition is a true amalgamation of the best of India’s past and present,” Aparajita Jain, Founder and Director, Saath Saath Arts mentioned.

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