Piramal Museum of Art announces their September events in tandem with their ongoing exhibition, S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains

Piramal Museum of Art announces their September events in tandem with their ongoing exhibition, S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains

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Exhibition dates: 24 June to 16 December 2018

S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains opened at the Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai, on 24 June 2018 and will be on view till 16 December 2018. The exhibition is accompanied by a diverse programme of events including talks, film screenings, workshops and walkthroughs designed to increase the accessibility of Raza’s work for a wide range of audiences. 


Designed as an engaging and immersive exhibition, S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains presents the story of Raza’s life from the early 1940s to the late 1990s through his paintings accompanied by rare archival photographs, diary extracts, and written correspondence between the artist and his contemporaries. The exhibition is curated by Vaishnavi Ramanathan, curator and art historian, Piramal Museum of Art, and Ashvin E. Rajagopalan, Director, Piramal Museum of Art, with exhibition design by Gallagher & Associates​.

In keeping with the Piramal Museum of Art’s mission to make the exhibition accessible and engaging, an extensive outreach programme has been put together that draws upon key themes in Raza’s work and the narrative focus of the exhibition. After the success of the July and August events, the museum has announced an exciting series of events for September which include walkthroughs, studio visits and art workshops

Exhibition Programme Highlights 

September 2: Open Studio | Piramal Art Residency, ​Cycle 16: ​Re-Imagining Mumbai Venue: Piramal Art Residency, Balkum Road, Dhokali, Thane | Time: 4 - 7 pm Registration: Free Piramal Art Residency presents cycle 16 of its artist residency programme with an Open Studio that will allow visitors to engage with the artists in residence and engage with their on-going projects. 

September 15​: Children’s Workshop: ​Raza’s Bindu Venue: Piramal Museum of Art, Lower Parel | Time: 10 am - 12 noon Age group: 8 to 13 | Registration fee: INR 1000 Presented in collaboration with Art1st Publishing, this workshop is based on the book of the same name. The workshop endeavours to introduce children to the world of art through one of the most recognizable symbols in S.H. Raza’s artworks, the Bindu. The workshop will start with a reading session of the book followed by an interactive workshop led by the facilitator. Each participant will receive a copy of the book. 

September 21: Art Night Friday: Mumbai Midtown Arts Collective Venue: Piramal Museum of Art, Lower Parel | Time: 6 pm onward Registration: Free As a part of the newly established Mumbai Midtown Arts Collective, Piramal Museum of Art will participate in the second edition of Art Night Friday. The museum will remain open till 10pm, with special guided tours in English and Marathi. 

September 29: ​Connect the Dots 2: In Raza’s Footsteps Venue: Starting at Jehangir Art Gallery | Time: 9am onward Capacity: 25 participants | Registration fee: 650 INR This special guided walk conducted by Alisha Sadikot of Art Walks Mumbai will visit the places that Raza frequented during his early years in Mumbai. 

Vaishnavi Ramanathan is a curator and art historian. She has curated several shows on contemporary Indian artists and has written for important art magazines. She is also a guest lecturer at the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai.

Ashvin E Rajagopalan is an art historian and Director of Piramal Art Foundation. For the past 10 years he has been curating the Piramal Art Collection which includes seminal works of Modern & Contemporary Indian Art. In 2015, Ashvin set up the Piramal Museum of Art at Lower Parel, Mumbai that focuses on collaborative exhibitions between institutions and collections and has a very inclusive vision for its audiences. 

Piramal Museum of Art is a state-of-the-art museum with its primary space in Lower Parel, Peninsula Corporate Park, and two galleries in Byculla and Kurla, along with Piramal Art Residency at Piramal Vaikunth in Thane. The 7000 sq. ft. space is a disabled-friendly, public access Museum, pioneering a dynamic exhibitions programme that activates its rare collection of Indian contemporary and modern art.

To date, Piramal Museum of Art has presented curated exhibitions featuring the art works of masters such as Abanindranath Tagore, Gaitonde, K.Ramanujam, K.G. Subramanyan and Raja Ravi Varma, amongst others, critically acclaimed for their research, and their intensive yet lucid approach to exhibition making and design. The Museum incorporates specially tailored education and community programmes that offer audiences insights and information into the curatorial perspectives with the goal of providing an inclusive and engaging environment to foster arts appreciation in the public. 

Keep up to date with Piramal Museum of Art’s programming at ​Piramalmuseum.com

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