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Opening Lines, An Exhibition of Artworks from 1948-1971 by Ebrahim Alkazi

Opening Lines  Exhibition Of Artworks From 19481971 Ebrahim Alkazi Triveni Kala Sangam Mandi House Creative

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Venue : Shridharani Gallery | Art Heritage 1 & 2, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001
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Event Description : Art Heritage Presents Opening Lines, an exhibition of artworks From 1948-1971 by Ebrahim Alkazi

Curated by Ranjit Hoskote

Video Installation Based on Euripides' Medea By Zuleikha Chaudhari

Ebrahim Alkazi is celebrated for his pathbreaking and polymathic achievements as a theatre director, institution-builder, independent curator and a champion of Indian modernism. Few however know that Alkazi was himself a visual artist. This exhibition brings together over 150 remarkable paintings and drawings created by him between the late 1940s and early 1970s. It is amazing to see how when his contemporaries were focused on a certain purity of artistic language, a desire to fit in the larger international scheme of modernism, Alkazi was experimenting intensely with multiple mediums, revealing an ability to move between the so-called high and low mediums. His imagination is richly informed, erudite and one that transcends the barriers between the arts. It is this wealth of intellectual horizons that we are bringing to light after so many decades.
Alkazi was not simply a product of Bombay's cosmopolitanism, rather he represents a certain cosmopolitics'. His is a very deliberate, informed, astute and aware claim to being part of the world, being part of a larger debate that was planetary, but also a claim to being part of a new and emerging India.
Extract from the curatorial essay by Ranjit Hoskote

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Opening Lines, An Exhibition of Artworks from 1948-1971 by Ebrahim Alkazi Opening Lines, An Exhibition of Artworks from 1948-1971 by Ebrahim Alkazi Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Monday, November 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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