ABOUT US

Art Musings is one of the earliest galleries to have been established in South Mumbai’s vibrant and culturally rich Colaba area. Founded in 1999, Art Musings has been a trailblazer both in terms of the artists it represents and the exhibitions it has organised – both in its own space and at major venues in Mumbai including important city institutions like the NGMA, and the CSMVS museum. Over the years, Art Musings has nurtured a spectrum of artistic practices, working across generations and choices of medium and vocabulary. It has presented the work of legendary Indian modernists SH Raza, MF Husain, FN Souza, KG Subramanyan, Ram Kumar and Satish Gujral, all members of the first generation of post-colonial Indian artists. The gallery has also enjoyed a long-term relationship of collegiality with stellar practitioners of distinctive approaches such as Anjolie Ela Menon, Sakti Burman, Baiju Parthan, Paresh Maity, Jayasri Burman and Nalini Malani. Other artists that the gallery works with are Nilofer Suleman, Shilo Shiv Suleman, Smriti Dixit, Gopikrishna, Maya Burman and Sheetal Mallar, their trajectories encompassing many diverse directions on the compass of contemporary art.

Landmark exhibitions of Art Musings include; ‘Zamin’, 2022, to celebrate the centenary year of Indian master SH Raza in association with the CSMVS, the Raza Foundation and the JNAF; in 2017 a retrospective of Sakti Burman at the esteemed National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, ‘In the Presence of Another Sky’ featuring over 300 works from the artist’s illustrious career; and in 2019 Art Musings celebrated their 20th anniversary in February with a year- long exhibition featuring works of an inter-generational ensemble of 20 artists who have enjoyed a continuing association with the gallery.

Art Musings has emphasized its commitment to sustaining the knowledge infrastructure of the Indian art scene with its publishing initiative, Afterimage, which has published a series of high-quality art-historical monographs that are extensively researched, elegantly written and beautifully produced. These include Sakti Burman: In the Presence of another Sky; Maïté Delteil: As the Seasons turn and return, the Sky; SH Raza: Nirantar; SH Raza: Vistaar; Baiju Parthan: A User’s Manual, and Baiju Parthan: Re-set. It is the endeavour of the gallery to take the works of the artists it represents to a global viewership and a collector base.