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"India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France" at DAG Gallery

From November 14, 2018 until March 1, 2019, DAG Gallery presents India’s French Connection: Indian Artists in France, an exhibition that explores the influence of French artistic movements on modern Indian artists. The exhibit was first showcased in New Delhi in February 2018.

Featuring significant Indian modernists who studied or resided in Paris, the exhibition examines their individual and collective journeys and maps the significance of the city to them, the artists they met there, the experimentation in their studios and the lessons learned. Bringing together an exciting range of styles and artistic explorations from a diverse group of over twenty Indian modernists, the exhibition showcases the breadth of their wide-ranging lived experiences and influences, from cubism, to impressionism and Indian memory.

Among the artists exhibited are S. H. Raza, Zarina Hashmi, Laxman Pai, Kanwal Krishna, Nirode Mazumdar, Nalini Malani, Arun Bose, Ram Kumar, Krishna Reddy, Prodosh Das Gupta, and Rajendra Dhawan.

For the exhibition design, DAG has collaborated with French architect and scenographer Adrien Gardère, a specialist in museography and scenography. Gardère is also associated with museum and design displays around the world, notably the Louvre-Lens in France.

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