Piramal Museum of Art
The Art X Company consults with the Piramal Museum of Art on audience development, outreach and events. Since April 2017, we have been engaged with the Museum on three of its shows and two of its venues:
- Nature To Culture
- S.H. Raza
- Piramal Museum of Art - Lower Parel
- Piramal Museum of Art - Byculla Gallery
S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains - 24.06.18 - 28.10.18
Piramal Museum of Art presents S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains, the first major exhibition of the artist since his death in 2016.
One the most significant artists in Indian Modernism and a founder member of the Bombay Progressives, S.H. Raza’s works are imbued with the Indian visual language of his heritage, celebrating the country’s iconography, nature, philosophy, music and poetry.
Curated by Vaishnavi Ramanathan, Curator & Art Historian, Piramal Museum of Art, and Ashvin E. Rajagopalan, Director, Piramal Museum of Art, the exhibition will showcase five decades of Raza’s work from the early 1940s to the late 1990s.
Mutable: Ceramic and C;lay Art in india since 1947 - 13.10.17 - 15.01.18
Mutable: Ceramics and Clay Art in India since 1947 was an exhibition of Indian ceramics and clay art featuring the works of independent ceramists, traditional potters, contemporary artists working with clay and organisations working with ceramics.
The exhibition analysed post-Independence movements that have contributed to the form, materiality, techniques, design, practices and ideologies philosophies of ceramics and clay art in India. Some of the makers whose works were part of the exhibition include Gurcharan Singh, Devi Prasad, Ray Meeker, Madhvi Subramanian, Kripal Singh Shekhawat, K.G. Subramanyan, NID and Mitticool.
Nature to Culture: Crafts of India - 26.05.17 - 15.09.17
'Nature to Culture: Crafts of India' highlighted the connection between Indian craft forms and the environment from which they emerge.
The exhibition looked at the state of seven crafts from different ecological regions of the country (mountainous / coastal / pastoral/ riverine/ desert) and presented their case of survival, transformation or disappearance through the changes in the ecology. Furthermore, the exhibition highlighted the aspect of economy in Indian craft, evident in the way materials are used (and re-used). The crafts featured in the exhibition were Rogan painting, Cherial scrolls, Coir making, Manjusha, Sitalpati, Ply-Split Braiding and Namda.