Updated June 9th, 2024 at 07:27 IST

Want To Explore The Art Scene In India In June? Hotspots You Must Visit

From Mumbai to Kolkata and New Delhi, these art galleries are showcasing diversified set of exhibitions that promise to enthrall and inspire.

Must-experience art shows in India this June | Image:experimenter.in
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Art enthusiasts, mark your calendars for a captivating journey through India's engrossing artistic methods of expressions this June. From Mumbai to Kolkata and New Delhi, galleries are showcasing diversified set of exhibitions that promise to enthrall and inspire.

A Forest in the City

In Mumbai, the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation presents "A Forest in the City," a culmination of a three-year research project focusing on the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Aarey Colony. The forest in the city is a space that is constantly being reconfigured by practices. It is ‘made’ by different and often competing regimes of representation. These take the form of objects that range from maps, policy documents, cultural objects, and more. Hosted in collaboration with esteemed institutions like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, this exhibit is a must-see at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation until July 17th.

Image credit: jnaf.org

Weather Report

Meanwhile, at Experimenter in Kolkata, Tenzing Dakpa's solo show, "Weather Report," confronts pressing issues of global warming and ecological disruption. Through a series of photographic works and installations, Dakpa sheds light on the profound impact of human actions on the environment. Witness the urgency of this message until July 27th.

Image credit: DAG

Madras Modern: Regionalism and Identity

In New Delhi's Delhi Art Gallery (DAG) presents "Madras Modern: Regionalism and Identity," shining a spotlight on the often overlooked Madras Art Movement. This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of South India, particularly the Cholamandal Artists’ Village, a pioneering hub for modern art. Featuring works by renowned artists such as D. P. Roy Chowdhury and J. Sultan Ali, "Madras Modern" offers a compelling narrative of South India's cultural heritage. Don't miss this insightful exploration running from June 2nd to July 6th.

Historically, the Madras Art Movement that emerged in the early 1960s was a late phenomenon of modernity in south India within the national context. It developed as a regional phenomenon that began to take shape from the mid-1950s onwards as a search for authenticity in modernism derived largely from the region’s cultural heritage, according to DAG. 

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As June unfolds, art enthusiasts and travelers alike should embrace the opportunity to immerse themselves in these compelling representations of the state of our world and India as seen through varying lenses. Whether it's contemplating the intersection of culture and environment in Mumbai, confronting environmental challenges in Kolkata, or celebrating South India's artistic legacy in New Delhi, these exhibitions offer something for every lover of artistic forms of expressions.

 

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Published June 9th, 2024 at 07:27 IST