Modus Operandi: Group Show
This July, Chemould Prescott Road presents Modus Operandi, a show that has been devised by Shireen Gandhy and the Chemould team, bringing together a large number of Chemould artists and showcasing their modes, methods and processes of art making. Borrowed from Latin, modus meaning “manner, method” and operandī meaning “of working”; form the crux of this show. With a comprehensive showcase of over 25 artists and their unique artistic language in dialogue with each other through digital prints, pigment paint based studies, photographs, videos, watercolor, textile, scrolls, ink and much more, this show bears an instructive introduction into contemporary art as it exists in India today.
With a robust history of nurturing artists since 1963, Chemould has played a crucial role in the narrative of contemporary art in India. As Chemould embraces its 55th year, it has reflected on the most important stakeholders in its journey; it’s family of collectors, critics, writers, curators.
This show is an ode to build and nurture the next generation of collectors and art enthusiasts to venture further into art, with Chemould as their guiding partner. To maintain the ethos of approachable and accessible collecting habits in the younger generation, each art work in the show has a budgeted price point targeted at the the younger buyer, the second or third generation of collector's kin and the young salaried professional. Interspersed with artist studio visits, collector mentoring, and curated walks, Modus Operandi is an invitation for the younger audiences to take their first steps towards a lifelong relationship with Indian contemporary art.