Hong Kong 2019
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Galleries | 2.1 | S8

Chemould Prescott Road
Gallery Chemould was founded in Bombay in 1963 by Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy as one of India’s oldest commercial art spaces, and it has nurtured and represented many of the country’s leading artists since then. During its 46-year tenure on the first floor of Bombay’s Jehangir Art Gallery, Gallery Chemould held historic, first solo exhibitions of several generations of India’s most prominent artists, including Tyeb Mehta, Bhupen Khakhar, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, and Jitish Kallat, Mithu Sen, LN Tallur and several others. In 2007, (rechristened) Chemould Prescott Road, moved into a large loft-like space remaining in the centre of the city and continues to be central to the art world. Under the directorship of Shireen Gandhy since 1988, Chemould Prescott Road has expanded its roster of artists to represent those working in experimental work, and its exhibition program spans younger, mid-career, and senior artists. In 2013, Chemould Prescott Road celebrated its 50th year, for which Geeta Kapur curated a series of 5 simultaneous exhibitions under the over-arching title: Aesthetic Bind. The 5 exhibitions attempted to look at the gallery's role as a space that creates conversations through prevalent contemporary practices in contemporary Indian art. In its 56th year and counting, the gallery remains to be relevant with a robust contemporary programme - and a roster of artists, who’s works are in the forefront of both, the national and international art scene.


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