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    Vadehra Art Gallery

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    Established in New Delhi in 1987, the Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) is an exhibition space that has hosted the works of artists such as MF Husain, Ram Kumar, SH Raza, Atul Dodiya, Bhupen Khakhar, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Shilpa Gupta and Nalini Malani. The gallery was founded by Arun Vadehra with the aim of creating a space that would allow greater accessibility to modern and contemporary Indian art while also serving as a platform to connect artists with a larger audience.

    The gallery has also collaborated with private and state-run exhibition spaces such as the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai, and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, to organise artist retrospectives. It has also hosted shows by international artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Juul Kraijer. Notable exhibitions organised by the gallery include Yugma III (2020), an exhibition of the works of Akbar Padamsee and Raza; The Historian’s Eye, a collection of photographs by William Dalrymple (2019); Ecce Homo by Gigi Scaria (2018); and The Air is a Mill of Hooks (2018), an exhibition of works by Anju Dodiya. Additionally, the gallery has loaned works to support exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Asia Society, New York; Peabody Essex Museum, Boston; and Serpentine Gallery, London.

    Since 1996, the gallery has also published books, exhibition catalogues and an art directory. In 2008, the gallery, in collaboration with the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), opened a bookstore that doubles up as a reading room and houses a large collection of books, journals and catalogues on the arts. Since 2010, the gallery has been collaborating with publishing houses such as Prestel and Penguin Studio to publish artist monographs.


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