samedi 9 octobre 2021

India’s Art World Has Suffered, and Thrived, in the Pandemic

Source The New York Times by Ginanne Brownell
Amrita Jhaveri gently jokes that she was rescued by a Bollywood star. When the actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, a client of Ms. Jhaveri’s art gallery, approached her in the summer of 2020 to ask if she would like to use Ms. Kapoor Ahuja’s London office as something of an exhibition space, Ms. Jhaveri was intrigued. “She said, ‘I have this space, you can use the walls as you like,’” said Ms. Jhaveri, who is based in London but who, like Ms. Kapoor Ahuja, used to travel back to India frequently (she and her sister own Jhaveri Contemporary, in Mumbai). The three-floor office, recently featured on the cover of Architectural Digest India, is now adorned with the works of artists represented by the gallery, which will have a booth at Frieze London this week and will take part in “Unworlding,” a curated section at the fair.
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