Mumbai’s Jhaveri Contemporary Moves To New Space
By Dennis Mao
Jhaveri Contemporary has announced that it is moving to a new location in Mumbai’s historic neighborhood of Colaba this September, after spending eight years in Malabar Hill. The new space, which is on the third floor of a 19th-century mansion, is a third larger than Jhaveri’s original home.
The new gallery will be split into two exhibition spaces, with 13-feet-high ceilings and large windows for plenty of natural light. To celebrate its relocation, Jhaveri Contemporary will inaugurate the space on September 1 with a group exhibition that reflects on the gallery’s history.
Established in 2010 by sisters Amrita and Priya Jhaveri, the gallery has been an important platform for South Asian artists, showcasing artists from the region and its diaspora, including New Delhi-based multimedia artist Asim Waqif, British-Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum, and British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor. Jhaveri Contemporary was awarded a Frieze Stand Prize in May 2018 for its solo presentation of Indian modernist Mohan Samant in the Spotlight section.
Amrita and Priya Jhaveri remarked on their new Colaba gallery in a press release: “We cannot wait to share the new space with the city we love and would like to thank all the Jhaveri Contemporary artists, our colleagues, collaborators and collectors for their support over the past eight years. We hope the new gallery will inspire artists and curators to present exciting exhibitions that engage and enlighten by turn.”
Dennis Mao is an editorial intern of ArtAsiaPacific.
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