After London, an exhibition of works by contemporary Indian artists has begun its further journey with first stop at Norway.
In collaboration with London’s Serpentine Gallery, where it was first hosted, the exhibition “Indian Highway” which began on April 2 at Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, will continue there till August, before travelling for four years, and culminate in New Delhi in 2012.
“The idea is to look at new themes and new art markets like India. About 40 artists from India are included in Oslo,” Hanne Beate Ueland of the Astrup Fearnley Musueum told PTI over phone.
What began as a core of 18 artists including leading names like M F Hussain, Jitish Kallat, Subodh Gupta, Riyas Komu, Bharti Kher and others, the “Indian Highway” would keep accumulating more artists as it travels through Europe.
Jitish Kallat whose 2007 work, a 20-part work called Cenotaph (A deed of transfer) that comprises 3D photographs of Mumbai slums, is part of the exhibition says that Indian art is finally picking up museum interest abroad.
“Indian art that has been growing in a rather dramatic fashion over the past four to five years and now steadied. Almost every major museum across the world is planning to showcase works from the country,” says Kallat.