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New Delhi, 23 January, 2012: The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art today announced the commencement of a brand new show‘Crossings’ at Saket in New Delhi. The exhibition showcases numerous masterworks for the first time in India. The title of the exhibition Crossings is inspired from Ranbir Kaleka’s four-screen video projections on four painted canvases, which is being exhibited in India for the first time, symbolically highlighting the transitions from painting to new media and indicating at the simultaneous persistent images.
Through Crossings, KNMA exhibits many artworks for the first time in India such as Ranbir Kaleka’s ‘Crossings’ and Rina Banerjee’s ‘Burnt Fruit’, among others. Akbar Padamsee’s ‘Grey Nude’ will be exhibited for the first time since 1960. The exhibition also showcases Dayanita Singh’s set of 36 photographs ‘File Room’ that was part of Illuminations at the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011.
Speaking at the launch, Kiran Nadar, Chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art said, “KNMA has stepped into its second year and it gives us immense pleasure to launch an innovative show for art lovers. Our new exhibition is all about spreading the magnificence of art by making it more visual and accessible not just to art connoisseurs but also create awareness for visual arts among the common man. I am delighted to see people acknowledging the unconventional idea of modernity in representing history through the depiction of artworks.”
Roobina Karode, Director of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art said, “We are happy to bring the outstanding contribution and unseen work of eminent artists to the Art lovers in India through Crossings. Each and every artwork displayed here is a masterpiece and is unique in its own way. Crossings is a milestone for us and I am glad that we have been successful indemonstrating the dynamic relationship between art and culture through this show.”
About Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, launched in January 2010, is India’s first philanthropic museum to create a site for confluence of art and not just collection. KNMA exhibits a collection of artworks that highlight the visual trajectories of contemporary modern and Indian art. An initiative of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, KNMA aims to instill a deep sense of appreciation for contemporary art by making it accessible to everyone in a world class facility.
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL - a $6.2 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 88,000 employees across 31 countries. The 35-year-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum to a focused range of industry verticals.
The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, meritocracy based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. It is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.
The Shiv Nadar Foundation has set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Building on the experience from successfully running the SSN Institutions, the Foundation has set up the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in) in a 286 acre campus in Greater Noida. In addition the Foundation runs the VidyaGyan schools (www.vidyagyan.in) in Bulandshahr, Sitapur and upcoming school near Varanasi, a radical social experiment in nurturing leadership from amongst highly gifted rural poor children in Uttar Pradesh. The Foundation is also setting up Shiv Nadar Schools (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in) across India, a K12 initiative aiming to provide education that creates lifelong learners.