The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (NGMA), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is pleased to present the sculpture exhibition Roopantar, showcasing rarely seen treasures from the NGMA’s reserve collection. The exhibition has been carefully curated with sculptures that have been in the reserve collection for a long time. Made from diverse mediums and materials – ranging from stone and clay to metal and wood – these treasures have been uniquely displayed in the expansive Exhibition Hall.
The exhibition showcases works of art by Ram Kinkar Baij, Balbir Singh Katt, Dhanraj Bhagat, Nagji Patel, C. Dakshinamoorthy, Rajat Kumar Ghose, Shashi Arora, S.M Shahid Jawed, Panwar Goverdhan Singh, S.G Vidyashanker Satpaty, Shyamlal, S.M.S Jawed, Premalya Singh, Bharat Bhushan, Biman Das, Uttam Pacharne, Ramesh Bishit, Swaroopini Roy Shanti, M.S Rawat, Prithpal Singh Ladi, Mohoni Trikha, Tarak Garai, Krishna Shresta, M. J Emas, and more. Highlights include Dadi Ma ki Kahani by Tutu Patanaik; Dal Badal, a satirical wood sculpture by G. S Pawar; and Calling for Help by Uttam Pachare, among others.
Despite the varied range of legendary sculptors working in different decades and centuries, Roopantar is not chronological. It takes special pride in showcasing these works in an interactive manner, celebrating the individualistic style of each artist.