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Art expo under way at NGMA

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Artworks in the possession of Bangaloreans can be curated and displayed at exhibitions at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Sudhakar Rao, chief secretary, has said.

He was speaking after inaugurating an exhibition, ‘India and art during Independence, creation of a national identity’, here on Monday. Instead of depending on funds to organise exhibitions, two curators worked to present the exhibition from the collection available with the NGMA.

He said, “This is done entirely in-house, and it is a new idea.”

Harsha, one of the two curators, said the NGMA had a large collection of paintings that belonged to the period between 1887 and 1947. While the paintings at the exhibition would not typically be that of marches or processions for Independence, they were drawn from the collections of artists who came from an ideological background that was anti-British.

The medium the paintings were done on was also different as they used tempera on paper.

NGMA also screened 20 films on the same theme. It will also organise “family walks” with a guided tour of the gallery for families.

The paintings by Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Amrita Sher-Gil and Jamini Roy will be on display till September 19.

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