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Akar Prakar

Akar Prakar

Akar Prakar

Akar Prakar

Belonging to a family of collectors spanning three generations, Akar Prakar was founded in 2004 by Reena and Abhijit Lath. As a leading Indian gallery Akar Prakar is committed to showcasing among the most coveted modern and contemporary Indian art at reputed museums and other public spaces across the world. Operating between its two dedicated venues, Akar Prakar Kolkata and Akar Prakar Contemporary, New Delhi, the gallery represents the finest practitioners and examples of Indian modern and contemporary art with an eye on the South East Asian context and its discourse. Engaging in transcultural histories through various collaborations with museums and curatorial advisors, Akar Prakar has created a space for indigenous representations besides running an active programme of exhibitions, curated walks and seminars in both these venues. Akar Prakar is committed to responsible articulations of Indian art history and has undertaken seminal publications on a number of artists, namely, SH Raza, Gopal Ghose, Ramkinkar Baij, Prodosh Dasgupta, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury to name a few in collaboration with Lalit Kala Akademi, Ministry of Culture and various other private organisations which are distributed internationally by Mapin Publishing. Two recent publications include “Meera Mukherjee: Purity of Vision” and “Ganesh Pyne: A Painter of Eloquent Silence”.


The gallery also maintains a large archive which buttresses its collection. Akar Prakar organises in-house residency programmes for artists each year who are selected by a jury comprising museum directors and a high profile advisory board. Under the banner of its bi-annual magazine, Art Varta, two annual grants have been instituted to recognise young and diverse talent in contemporary research and art practices within the country.


Akar Prakar
P 238 HINDUSTAN PARK
Kolkata 700029
India

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