Kiran Nadar Museum of Art launches a new show ‘Crossings’

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.”

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012