India’s contemporary art scene has been gaining significant momentum over recent years, and Mumbai is one of the cities found at the heart of the movement. Drawing on the city’s enigmatic mix of chaos and sophistication, Mumbai’s galleries are creating a growing platform for emerging artists, whilst also helping established masters gain international recognition. We’re revisiting Mumbai’s ten best contemporary art galleries.
Cymroza Art Gallery
Opened in 1971, Cymroza Art Gallery has played an important role in introducing numerous talented Indian artists to Mumbai’s art scene. The gallery represents more than one hundred artists working in varied mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, print-making, ceramics, and even weaving. In addition to hosting solo and group exhibitions, the gallery hosts regular lectures and workshops. It aims to make art accessible for connoisseurs and novices alike through educational programming and exhibits of affordable art.
The Guild Art Gallery
Opened in 1997, the Guild works with emerging and mid-career artists, seeking out innovative and cutting-edge projects. The gallery’s focus on critical and rigorous art drives its diverse program of exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, and panels. It represents a diverse group of artists from India and around the world, many of whom have been featured in art magazines, journals and newspapers. The Guild regularly publishes art catalogues and books, in addition to exhibiting work in its gallery space and at art fairs. The gallery has gained an international reputation for nurturing up-and-coming artists, by providing a space where they can take risks with ambitious projects.
Volte is one of the top contemporary gallery’s India, garnering widespread acclaim for pushing the boundaries of Indian art. The gallery represents established South Asian and international artists working in varied mediums from painting and installation, to video and performance. Opened in 2009, owner Tushar Jiwarajka has organized a series of ground-breaking shows in the gallery’s exhibition space, a 3,000 square foot Victorian warehouse. The gallery tends to favour art that is surreal and strange, setting it apart from other contemporary galleries and establishing its unique artistic identity.
Volte, 202,2nd Floor, Sumer Kendra, PB Marg,Worli, Mumbai +91 22 4096 3300
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