The Sculpture park in Madhavendra Palace at Nahargarh Fort, which is a popular destination in Jaipur, is soon to turn into an art gallery that will be showcasing a plethora of contemporary sculptures and artworks designed by Indian and international artists. The exhibition, which is curated by Director of Nature Morte Art Peter Nagy, is likely to be an annual fixture and is in collaboration with the Rajasthan government.
For this year’s exhibition, artworks of 14 Indian and six international artists have been shortlisted including Arman, Huma Bhabha, Aastha Butail, Vibha Galhotra, Reena Kallat, Bharti Kher, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Manish Nai, Gyan Panchal, Prashant Pandey, Thukral and Tagra, Ravinder Reddy, Asim Waqif, Benitha Perciyal and more. There could be changes in the list as the artist list is still in formation.
“I believe art in its many forms, embraces and connects people from across continents and am therefore delighted that the Sculpture park at Nahargarh fort, that stands above the city of Jaipur looking out and beyond, will be the first permanent international art space in Rajasthan drawing people from far flung parts of our State and the Indian sub-continent as well as from across the world, bringing them together to share and celebrate diverse international creative expressions,” said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in a statement.
Nagy, chief curator and exhibition designer for the gallery, ran Gallery Nature Morte in New York’s East village from 1982-88. He shifted to New Delhi in 1992 and established Nature Morte here in 1997.