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Knotted Roots: Group Show

November 24-December 31, 2022

Chatterjee & Lal, Floor 1, Kamal Mansion, 01/18, Arthur Bunder Rd, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Chatterjee & Lal presents Knotted Roots, an extraordinary showcase of works from Shanti Dave, Akkitham Narayanan, Nareen Nath, Laxman Pai, Sohan Qadri, P. C. Sagara and Nelly Sethna.

The exhibition comprises art objects dating from the 1950s until the 1990s, by artists whose mode of expression was primarily abstraction and who were often influenced and informed by the concepts, colours and forms associated with India’s rich artistic heritage. This group of works also represent a particular kind of systematic collecting prevalent in India’s larger cities up until the mid-1990s (a moment which saw the onset of the contemporary art scene as it is now understood). The exhibits in ‘Knotted Roots’ tease out the concerns of artists and collectors at a critical time of transition in India’s art history, and signpost many preoccupations of artists working today.