This historic exhibition based on the association twenty-seven Indian artists had with art institutions, museums and art movements in Paris throws light on France as a cradle of modernism and what Indian artists gained from this relationship.
The exhibition, based on extensive research by DAG and texts written by Dr. Devika Singh (Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge) and Kishore Singh (DAG, Head – Exhibitions & Publications) is designed by scenographer Adrien Gadére, and explores the influence of French artistic movements on Indian artists from the 1920s onwards. Featuring significant Indian modernists such as Amrita Sher-Gil, S.H. Raza, Jehangir Sabavala and Ram Kumar, who studied in Paris or made it their home, the exhibition will look at their individual and collective journeys. This explores the mapping of the significance of the city to them, the artists they met there, and the French influence on their artistic repertoires.