Thomas Erben at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai (Works)
Thomas Erben at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai Press Release
Thomas Erben Gallery is excited to announce a group show of gallery artists held at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai. This exhibition establishes many firsts; not only is this the first presence, albeit temporarily, of a foreign gallery in India but, for the first time, diasporic artists such Chitra Ganesh and Yamini Nayar are seen in Mumbai. Also on view are works by American compatriots Dona Nelson and Krishna Reddy, Korean painter Haeri Yoo, German film artist Matthias Müller, Lahore based Mahbub Shah, the rarely exhibited Indian artist Kiran Subbaiah and, in his local gallery debut, Ashok Sukumaran.
From its very inauguration in 1996, Thomas Erben Gallery’s program has been multidisciplinary and internationally oriented, showcasing emerging as well as established artists. Conceptually minded, the gallery strives to either expose or rediscover work that contributes to contemporary discourse and extends the possibilities of artistic media. Contemporary Art From India, a 2004 group show which included work by Anita Dube, Bharti Kher, Sheela Gowda, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Gautam Bhatia ad Sonia Khurana – publicly marked the gallery’s strong involvement with South Asian art and its diaspora within an international gallery context. It was a natural decision to now physically place this extended programming within the context of one of its strong sources of enrichment.