Delhi Art Gallery Wine & Cheese Event

Special & Social Events Committee

Indian Abstracts: An Absence of Form is a seminal exhibition that charts the development of abstraction in Indian art from the early 1950s onwards. Featuring more than 80 works by over 60 significant practitioners of Indian abstraction, the exhibition explores the eventful and unique journey of abstraction in modern Indian art. Indian abstract artists drew on a range of influences in their work – Western abstract art, in particular the works of artists such as Klee, Rothko, Pollock or Calder, East-Asian influences, and significantly, a range of traditional, tribal, folk and tantric art – for their techniques, themes and approaches.

Biren De, Untitled,
Oil on canvas, 1970

F.N. Souza, Untitled,
Acrylic and marker on magazine paper, 1964
The event will feature a talk and tour of the exhibition by a specialist on Indian art who will also discuss market trends for modern art, as well as a fascinating presentation by a second speaker about leading modern and contemporary Indian artists.
  • Alexandra Bregman is a writer and a specialist in Indian contemporary art. Following experiences at Christie's and Gagosian Gallery, she moved to New Delhi to work with painter Jatin Das, returning to New York to work at Sundaram Tagore Gallery. She currently writes for The Asian Art Newspaper (London) and has also published in Asian Art News (Hong Kong) and Art Observed (New York) among other blogs and magazines. In September 2015, Bregman will pursue a M.A. in Business and Economics Writing at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated from Smith College in 2010.
  • Manisha Gera Baswani is a painter, photographer and writer who lives and works in New Delhi. She will present Artist Through the Lens, a photography project she has worked on for over a decade that captures images of artists in their studio and exhibition spaces. This project has also covered most of those who have crossed paths with the contemporary Indian art scene including gallerists, curators and collectors. This rather exhaustive ongoing archive of Indian contemporary art has been shown at many important venues and art platforms in India, including the Devi Foundation, Art Chennai, India Art fair and the Kochi Biennale and it has been widely covered in the media.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Delhi Art Gallery
The Fuller Building
41 East 57 Street, Suite 708
New York, NY 10022

WCNY Supporting Members - $10.00 (WCNY supporting membership costs $95/yr at Join/Renew Membership)
Gold & Benefactor Members - $0
Other Wharton Alumni/Guests - $20.00

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All guests must pre-register for this event.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted.
Registration will close on Wednesday, June 17 at 4:00 PM - No Exceptions!