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A new art space in central Delhi

IANS  New Delhi, November 26, 2013
First Published: 19:21 IST(26/11/2013) | Last Updated: 19:24 IST(26/11/2013)

A new art space opened Monday in a 1940s building in Delhi's Connaught Place, featuring works of 13 artists, including Bharti Kher, Abhishek Hazar and Sudarshan Shetty.

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The gallery of Bangalore-based Galleryske will also showcase works of artists like Krishnaraj Chonat, Sheela Gowda, Sakshi Gupta, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Srinivasa Prasad, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Mariam Suhail, Anup Mathew Thomas, Navin Thomas and Avinash Veeraraghavan.

While south Delhi is considered an art hub, with majority of private art galleries situated in this area, mostly in Lado Sarai, the founder of the gallery chose Connaught Place for its avant garde feel.

"I have always loved Connaught Place, and the energy surrounding it. While there are areas that feel derelict, the buildings in contrast are very avant garde," gallery founder Sunitha Kumar Emmart told IANS.

"Our new gallery space is shockingly in tune for the time. The building was originally built at some point in the 1940s, and it was the facade that most caught my attention.

"When I first went inside with my architect, Annalisa Bellettati, and discovered this phenomenal raw but contemporary space, I knew we had found the ideal location," she added.

Works of all 13 artists will be displayed till Jan 4.


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