Transforming Vision: 21st century art from the Pizzuti Collection
Transforming Visions includes some of the most prominent Indian artists working today. The forty works in the exhibition share deep roots in a sense of place paired with an engaged and active interest in our global world with themes including religion, the environment, colonialism, and technology. Artists include A. Balasubramaniam, Rina Banerjee, Astha Butail, Krishnaraj Chonat, Anju Dodiya, Vibha Galhotra, Subodh Gupta, Sashki Gupta, Anant Joshi, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Anish Kapoor, Bharti Kher, Bari Kumar, Sheila Makhijani, Jagannath Panda, Pors & Rao, Chinmoy Pramanick, Kanishka Raja, KP Reji, Mithu Sen, Ranjani Shettar, Sudarshan Shetty, Navin Thomas, and Avinash Veeraraghavan.
The Progressive Master: Francis Newton Souza from the Rajadhyaksha Collection
The Progressive Master is an important survey of the work of Francis Newton Souza (1924 – 2002). Souza was born in the Portuguese colony of Goa and rose to prominence after Indian Independence as the founder of the Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947, which sought to bring Indian art into modernity by confronting and engaging with the rapidly changing world. Souza’s vigorous and passionate paintings and drawings take as their subjects the female nude, landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and Catholic and Hindu iconography. Drawn entirely from the Columbus-based Rajadhyaksha Collection, the thirty paintings and drawings in the exhibition make clear Souza’s remarkable talent, inner turmoil, and thoughtful engagement with international artists.