MAP is excited to loan artworks to the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art for its exhibition ‘Hangar for the Passerby’.
19 April, 2017 - 28 February, 2018
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art,
MAP is delighted to loan artworks to the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art for its exhibition Hangar for the Passerby, curated by Akansha Rastogi, whose main protagonist is the transient figure of the Passerby.
The exhibition is an assemblage of collectivities, collectives, collaborative practices, and moments of transference across generations and groups of artists practicing in India. It highlights contexts, emotional investments, challenges and the schema of artistic collaborations and sociality, through a juxtaposition of different models, and attempts of coming together as proposed by different artists.
At the heart of the exhibition is the souvenir shop that makes the museum a meeting ground, and the intersecting institutional histories of Bharat Bhavan, Kala Bhavan, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, Kala Bhavan and Fine Arts Faculty of Vadodara. Hangar for the Passerby proposes re-visitations of certain historical moments, speculating and re-enacting the spatial dynamics of collectivity. Some of the groups, collectives and contexts that will be brought into discussion are Cholamandala Artists’ village, Weavers’ Service Centre, Baroda Art Fair, Astitva Collective, Sahmat, Open Circle, CAMP, Sarai Reader 09 etc. Within this meshwork, the exhibition also presents instances of formal and informal pedagogical exercises, workshops and participatory acts facilitated by many artists in institutional spaces.
About the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
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 subcontinent. Located in the heart of New Delhi, India’s capital city, KNMA intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its exhibitions, publications, educational, and public programs. The core collection of the museum highlights a generation of 20th century Indian painters from the post-Independent decades and the art practices of younger contemporaries.