Museum exhibitions | Bringing back the focus to simplicity: The National Gallery of Modern Art & Gujarat Vidyapith (Ahmedabad) – Gujarat

“A tribal museum where the collection of the various artifacts provides a vivid visual picture of the different facts of tribal life, culture and art” Learn more >>

By Reema Moudgil, The New Indian Express 17th January 2015 | To read the full article, click here >>

PALACE ROAD: The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), housed in the stately Manikyavelu Mansion on Palace Road, distills the restful stillness of another time when an unstructured life was not a luxury.

To every visitor who walks in, the NGMA offers a communion with old trees, a reflection in the mirror pool, and sunshine dappled silence, and it is appropriate that such a venue is hosting veteran artist Haku Shah’s show, Nitya Gandhi: Living Reliving Gandhi. The show has been put together by NGMA in collaboration with Gallery Time & Space.

The artist who is in his mid-80s is ailing and in Ahmedabad, but his works radiate his lifelong commitment to Gandhian ideals. […]

Padma Shri winner Shah has also worked as a cultural anthropologist and written on folk and tribal art and culture to bring focus back to simplicity.

Parthiv says, “He has also taught at a Gandhian Ashram in south Gujarat for several years and established a tribal museum at Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad. He has always lived a self-contained life. To him why we are here is a more relevant question than what to buy next.”

The real dilemma today is how to reconcile what Gandhi stood for to a post industrial India. […]

Source: Gandhi Comes Alive in Paintings – The New Indian Express
Date Visited: Thu Sep 08 2016 17:43:06 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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