MedMeme, LLC Sponsoring Fine Arts Photography Show in India of New York-based Photographer Pratima Naithani

New Delhi and Mumbai, India (PRWEB) March 5, 2006

New York City-based fine arts photographer Pratima Naithani is making the transition from west to east with the opening of her first solo shows in two of Indias largest and most respected galleries. Beginning in March 2006 at the Visual Arts Gallery at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi and quickly making its way to the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai in April, Naithanis show will display two back-to-back series revolving around her love and fascination for Indian film and art history. This will be one of the few solo exhibitions of an international artist to show in India and is being welcome with great praise from the Indian press. Once its run in India is over, Naithanis show will continue on in Europe, touring cities such as Paris and London.

Rarely does an international photographer make such a seamless crossover into the Indian art world at such a young age. Naithani, who is of Indian and El Salvadorian descent, graduated from New Yorks prestigious School of Visual Arts in 2003 and her work since can be seen in Visionaire World 41 annual collectors book and seven group shows in New York, including this past winters Fatal Love presentation from the Asia Society.

About the galleries

Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi

(March 8th March 12th, 2006 )

The Indian Habitat Centre in New Dehli has become the center of contemporary cultural events. Its Visual Arts Gallery catapulted India into the midst of Euro-American art expositions and has been distinguished by path breaking, seminal and prestigious events that have proven successful. The contemporary and traditional exist side-by-side and proves that modern India is truly multi-layered and multicultural.

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

(April 6th 12th, 2006)

The Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai, located in the compound of the Prince of Wales Museum, is one of the most sought-after venues for artists to showcase their work. A mammoth institution in itself, its history is directly linked with the renaissance of Indian art. The gallery displays both past and contemporary art and promotes the national movement of contemporary visual arts.

About the curator:

Vikas Harish is a Charles Wallace, INLAKS and a French Government Fellowship scholar. Having finished an MA Museology at the National Museum Institute, New Delhi, he pursued courses in Material Culture Interpretation and Communication at the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and conducted research in potential of museums to promote material culture awareness at premier museums in India and in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. He returned to design and commence the museology course at the Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute in Pune. Following this he practised museum education in England, and created Nature Interpretation Centres, Heritage Museums in India apart from curating art and heritage exhibitions, including ‘The Bronze Treasures of the National Museum’. He has worked with various NGOs for their non formal education and communication projects, eminently as the consultant for planning for environment education project of the WWF-India and India Canada Environment Facility.

He was the Museologist and Co-ordinator for the Picasso: M


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