Exhibition 1 : ‘Private Collections Public Museum’.

‘Private Collections Public Museum’.

May 3rd to May 5th

Venkatappa Art Gallery

 Alaka Rau, Anjana Chetty, Avinash Veera Raghavan , Ayisha Abraham, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Detritus Emeritus, Dimple shah, Gurudas Shenoy, HA Anil Kumar , Lalitha shankar, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Prakash A M, Pushpamala N, Raghu Wodeyar, Shamsunder S , Sheela Gowda , Smitha Cariappa , Surekha , Suresh Jayaram, Umesh Maddanahalli


The idea is to bring into the public what we as artists collect.
We have artworks of other artists that we value because they have been with us- bought, gifted, exchanged, found etc. In addition we artists pick up things – from the street, from nature – things that have significance for us as artists- as form, as cultural remnants, as ideas. They may be junk for others but to us they have value.
In a way it is an attempt to subvert the idea of a private collection where art works get value through other criteria. Here objects get a status through the artists gaze. A status that is precarious and doubtful even.



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