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Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur to get a sculpture gallery

Artworks of 6 international and14 Indian artists have been shortlisted for this year’s exhibition

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February 1, 2018, 12:49 pm

Benches to be set up at a particular place in the fort complex

Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: Madhavendra Palace at Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur will soon house a gallery that will showcase plenty of contemporary sculptures and artworks designed by Indian and international artists.

The exhibition is likely to be an annual fixture in collaboration with the Rajasthan government. It has been curated by Director of Nature Morte Art Peter Nagy. It will also include corporate sponsors and will be launched on December 10.

Artworks of six international and fourteen Indian artists have been shortlisted for this year’s exhibition, including Prashant Pandey, Aastha Butail, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Bharti Kher, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Arman, Gyan Panchal, Huma Bhabha, Thukral and Tagra, Ravinder Reddy, Asim Waqif, Benitha Perciyal and more. The possibility of changes in the artist list cannot be ruled out as the list is still in its formation.

This exhibition is set to add to the attraction of visiting the historical monument. Nahargarh has always been one of the most visited sites in the state and tourists will now get yet another reason to visit it. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje expressed happiness that the Sculpture Park at Nahargarh fort will be the first permanent international art space in Rajasthan drawing people from different walks of life.

Peter Nagy, the chief curator and exhibition designer for this gallery at Nahargarh, ran Gallery Nature Morte in New York’s East Village from 1982-88. Nagy shifted to the national capital New Delhi in 1992 and established Nature Morte here in the year 1997.

First published: October 25, 2017