Highlights
  • Hope For Humanity: A Fundraiser Sale
  • Home is a place: The Interiority in Indian Art
  • New Found Lands
  • DAG in the time of COVID-19
Hope For Humanity: A Fundraiser Sale

We are humbled. DAG’s Hope for Humanity Fundraiser Sale raised Rs 1 crore within 36 hours. We take this moment to thank our patrons for their overwhelming support in helping us raise funds for providing urgent humanitarian aid during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. All proceeds from the sale have been equally divided between the Hemkunt FoundationKhalsa Aid India and Sood Charity Foundation. The week-long sale concluded in 36 hours thanks to your generosity and willingness to support the cause, with 46 artworks sold within the first 5 hours.  We hope our Hope for Humanity Fundraiser Sale becomes a beacon to help overcome the worst exigencies of this pandemic by empowering Covid warriors, saving lives and restoring livelihoods with dignity and grace. 

Home is a place: The Interiority in Indian Art

Home is a Place, curated by Kishore Singh, explores the visual world of the home as a physical space having both an exterior and an interior—with all its magic, hope and memories—in villages and towns. The exhibition covers the complexity of lives within the jurisdiction of the home—women at their toilettes, women painted alone gazing out of the window or gossiping in a group; figures working in their library, engaged in household work, or as parents bathing children; a family posing together or feuding over a game of cards, food or egos; and those fighting tyranny or painted as embracing lovers. Featuring a diverse selection of homescapes, still-life compositions, pastoral lives and bourgeoise preoccupations, the exhibition reflects on how artists have represented personal space, and the lives within these homes, much before the lockdown caused us to evaluate the place that became central to life itself. Click here to view the exhibition.

New Found Lands

We might think of landscapes as the most obvious and natural subject for painting. And yet, civilisations have not always produced landscape paintings. As an independent genre, it was championed by the Chinese in the 9th century and only introduced in English painting in the 18th century. Elements of nature have appeared in Indian art since the murals of Ajanta, but in supporting roles, in images that are primarily sacred or courtly. Pure landscape painting in the subcontinent arose only in the 19th century, in response to colonial practice. This exhibition looks at landscape painting in India over a period of 200 years, from 1780 to 1980, marking a journey from the representative towards the abstract. Click here to view the exhibition page.

DAG in the time of COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented humanity with an unprecedented challenge, but one that has been met with both sacrifice and resilience by a multitude of people at the frontlines—doctors, nurses, providers of essential supplies, government officials, the police, and numerous others, often at great peril to themselves. In support of the nation’s warriors, DAG raised Rs 1 crore from the fundraiser sale of 51 artworks from its collection, with the entire proceeds being donated to PM CARES Fund and the Lt Governor/Chief Minister Relief Fund, Delhi. While our galleries and museums remain temporarily closed, we continue to engage with audiences through our digital platforms.  We have taken our exhibitions online and are sharing narratives from our museums to ensure we can create spaces of comfort and reflection through art, as we stay safe and stay at home. Stay up to date with our online activities and follow us on Instagram and Facebook - @dag.world for all activities related to our galleries in New Delhi, Mumbai and New York. @dag.museums for all our museum related news and updates.

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Artist in Focus

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Abanindranath Tagore led a movement to decolonize art, drawing on traditions from Persia to Japan to create a national idiom that was rooted in syncretism.

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Artwork of the Month

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G.R. Santosh
Untitled (Shiva-Shakti Series)
Oil and acrylic on canvas
50.2 x 40.0 in.
G. R. Santosh’s study of Shaivism resulted in a bold language of abstraction inspired by tantra.

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Publication of the Month

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The Art of Bengal traces the evolution of art in the region over three centuries, as the notions of art, culture and the identity of the modern nation state were being redefined.

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