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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.
Art enthusiasts will also witness the launch of Cynical Love: Life in the Everyday at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida on January 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Cynical Love: Life in the Everyday would showcase the work of a new generation of 18 artists. In the age of Twitter revolutions and Facebook fame, the exhibition will foreground the intersection between art and technology.
KNMA will also host a symposium on 25th January at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket in New Delhi where eminent artists, museologists and art-experts will be speaking on the theme ‘Collecting Asia: A New Internationalism?’. 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 in demonstrating the dynamic relationship between art and culture through this show.”