IFA@Kochi: Collecting the Artist - an exhibition at the Kerala Museum | August 05, 2017

India Foundation for the Arts
in collaboration with
Kerala Museum
Collecting the Artist
(An exhibition of works from the Madhavan Nayar Foundation Collection)

curated by Supriya Menon
Preview: Saturday, August 05, 2017 | 04:00 PM | Kerala Museum
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Shri Satyapal, Chairman, Kerala Lalitkala Academy.
Artist Murali Cheeroth will lead a performative walk "Memoir (Revisit)" through the exhibition.

On view from: August 06, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM 

Kerala Museum, Pathadipalam, Edappally, Kochi - 682 024
Contact: 0484 2541 768 / +91 81290 51880

Join us on Saturday, August 05, 2017 at the opening of the exhibition Collecting the Artist (An Exhibition of Works from the Madhavan Nayar Foundation Collection) curated by Supriya Menon.

Collecting the Artist is an exhibition that traces the untold story of the Madhavan Nayar collection and pays tribute to his vision. In 1991, entrepreneur Madhavan Nayar (1914 - 1994) embarked upon an extraordinary project: to gift an art gallery to the city of Kochi. Over three years he acquired nearly 230 works by some of the leading artists of the century. Nayar's Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art opened to the public in 1993. Through a display of major works from this collection, the exhibition Collecting the Artist highlights the story of the art movements that inspired their creators.

The Kerala Museum was established in Kochi by businessman and philanthropist Madhavan Nayar in 1987. Managed by the Madhavan Nayar Foundation, it includes the Museum of Kerala History, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and a Dolls Museum.

Supriya Menon is a Mumbai based curator and researcher. She has worked on a range of cultural projects in India since 2014, including the Bihar Museum, the Dharavi Biennale and Medicine Corner- a British arts project exploring medicine and healing in India. She has previously worked in public engagement and research roles at various museums in England, including the Wellcome Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Supriya Menon received a fellowship from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Archival and Museum Fellowship initiative, with support from Tata Trusts.