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Exhibition Review

INDIA

The Moderns

The National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai

Ranjit Hoskote

F.N. SOUZA, Death of the Pope, 1962, oil on canvas, 50 x 68.5 cm, private collection.


It was entirely appropriate that the new National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, housed in the historic Cowasji Jehangir Hall, should have opened with 'The Moderns', an exhibition devoted to the Progressive Artists Group and their associates. Conceived by the curator and critic Yashodhara Dalmia, the exhibition (December 1996 to February 1997) brought together the works of such seminal figures in theā€¦

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