The National Museum presents Sutr Santati Then, Now, Next, a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi that commemorates his 150th birth anniversary. The show is curated by Lavina Badota and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Sutr Santati represents over 100 traditional Indian textiles, along with impressions of the Mahatma on them. Khadi is the primary canvas at Sutr Santati, and the show seeks to use the unifying symbol of the Mahatma to bridge the past and future, the rural and urban, the traditional and modern, and above all, the local and global.
The participating artisans include Waseem, Vijay Guled and Shunya. They are supported several organizations and NGOs, who are as follows: ASHA by Rahul Jain, Aadyam by Manish Saksena, Chanakya School of Craft by Karishma Swali, Good Earth, Vastrakala by Malavika Shivakumar and Jean-Francoise Lesage. Several fashion and textile designers are also participating in Sutr Santati, including Abu Sandeep, Ashdeen, Anjul Bhandari, Ashiesh Shah, Gaurav Gupta, Gaurang Shah, Manish Malhotra, Peter d’Ascoli, Sanjay Garg, Smriti Morarka and Tarun Tahiliani. Additionally, Sutr Santati also includes several textile revivalists and artists. The revivalists are as follows: Asif Sheikh, Charlie Mathleena, Darshan Shah, Jesmina Zeliang, Purvi Patel, Radhika Raje, Swati & Sunaina and Umang Hutheesing among others. The textile artists include Ajay Bhoj, Ashita Singhal, Jignesh Panchal, Lakshmi Madhavn, Pragati Mathur, Pushyamitra Joshi, Sabiha Dohadwala and Sukanya Garg among others.