The new houses of art
“I think it’s in everybody’s interest to get more viewership and patronage for arts in general, so that art becomes more accessible and even artists want and need that,” says Modi. “The artists also understood our ethos and the fact that this was a unique opportunity to reach out to a new audience in a secure environment. The venues themselves were quite unusual and presented an interesting challenge for the artists involved. Some of the artworks were generously loaned by galleries and they shared our vision, and also felt that today’s viewers could be tomorrow’s buyers.”
However, the concept of public art remains constrained in India and not without incidents of vandalism.
Says Threshold Art Gallery’s Tunty Chauhan, “It has to do with our small-minded nature. We think of our home and not about the street outside...look
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