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Wrapped Up In India

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Wrapped Up In India

This is the very first appearance on a public platform of Saloni Doshi’s diverse collection, amassing to an enchanting grouping that excites the soul. This largely includes contemporary Indian art in the form of painting, photography, sculpture and etchings, as well as furniture and special home accessories. Saloni has also extensively collected traditional Indian art forms like Gond, Khalighat and Tanjore. Saloni is very active, thoroughly traveling the international art world, to train her eye and fulfil her knowledge and curiosity for beyond her base, returning home to support young artists and production, where art patronage and collecting is certainly not common-place.

In 2009 in the industrial heart of Bombay, Saloni founded Space118, as an independent initiative to provide emerging artists from India and all over the world with studios and a residency program, amounting now to over 350 artists. Space118 operates with four key values- experimentation, openness, experience and collaboration- where in South-Asian countries, there is no council funding and no government funding for residences at all. The simple fact is, without private patrons in India like Saloni, not much is going to happen.

Not missing the chance to somehow mimic her international explorations by actively engaging in online viewing rooms (and loving it), Saloni communicated her insights to us, surrounding the outcome of the Covid-crisis:

“As a collector, globally, during periods of great uncertainty, many people cut discretionary spending to save funds in case of emergency—and that means money for art purchases are among the first to dry up. But for those who are able, continuing to collect presents multiple potential upsides. The first and foremost is that buying art supports the art world. Whether it’s primary sales (which in part go directly to artists) or secondary market purchases, it’s a very real way of ensuring that the people and businesses who make up the art industry are able to survive.

With social distancing becoming our new normal, the art trade will be fully online for the foreseeable future. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing: digital platforms like Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram have come a long way since 2008, offering greater accessibility and transparency to collectors than ever before.

As an art patron and founder of Space118, when COVID-19 ends, arts residencies will play a critical role in the re-emergence of national and international exchange. In this moment of pause, there is no better time to connect with your peers, be part of a network, and continue capacity building through digital learning.”

Saloni Doshi

Following next in this Online Exhibition, we present selected artworks from Saloni Doshi’s private collection, offering a visual interplay with our current time.

VIVEK VILASANI, Before One Shore And   Several Others (After Michaelagelo's (Creation Of Adam), 2009
VIVEK VILASANI, Before One Shore And Several Others (After Michaelagelo's (Creation Of Adam), 2009
TEJAL SHAH, Southern Siren - Hijra Fantasy, 2006
TEJAL SHAH, Southern Siren - Hijra Fantasy, 2006
KALAM PATUA, Romance At The Qutub, 2003
KALAM PATUA, Romance At The Qutub, 2003
KALAM PATUA, Massage, 2011
KALAM PATUA, Massage, 2011
RANJITH RAMAN, Reminiscene Of A Celestial Affair, 2007
RANJITH RAMAN, Reminiscene Of A Celestial Affair, 2007
KALAM PATUA, In The Mirror, 2003
KALAM PATUA, In The Mirror, 2003
KALAM PATUA, Ladies Power, 2012
KALAM PATUA, Ladies Power, 2012
UMRAO SINGH, Amrita With Models For Young Girls, 1932
UMRAO SINGH, Amrita With Models For Young Girls, 1932
KALAM PATUA, My Beloved, 2007
KALAM PATUA, My Beloved, 2007
KALAM PATUA, Dowry, 2007
KALAM PATUA, Dowry, 2007
P.S JALAJA, Untitled, 2010
P.S JALAJA, Untitled, 2010
GIGI SCARIA, In Conversation, 2010
GIGI SCARIA, In Conversation, 2010
VIDHA SAUMYA, The Flowers From Her Hair Kept Falling Till They Could Fall No More. So, They Decided To Walk, 2011
VIDHA SAUMYA, The Flowers From Her Hair Kept Falling Till They Could Fall No More. So, They Decided To Walk, 2011
T. VENKANNA, Death Of Venus, 2011
T. VENKANNA, Death Of Venus, 2011
PUSHPAMALA N, The Arrival Of Vasco Da Gama (After An 1989 Painting By Jose Veloso Salgado, 2014
PUSHPAMALA N, The Arrival Of Vasco Da Gama (After An 1989 Painting By Jose Veloso Salgado, 2014
MADIHA AIJAZ, Moharram, 2012
MADIHA AIJAZ, Moharram, 2012
MADIHA AIJAZ, Circus, 2015
MADIHA AIJAZ, Circus, 2015
MAX PINCKERS & QUINTEN DE BRUYN, Jin With Her Future Husband, 2013
MAX PINCKERS & QUINTEN DE BRUYN, Jin With Her Future Husband, 2013
MAX PINCKERS & QUINTEN DE BRUYN, Lulu's Temple, 2013
MAX PINCKERS & QUINTEN DE BRUYN, Lulu's Temple, 2013
SARNATH BANERJEE, The Accent Of Avinash Deshpande, 2011
SARNATH BANERJEE, The Accent Of Avinash Deshpande, 2011
THUKRAL AND TAGRA, Untitled
THUKRAL AND TAGRA, Untitled
MUSTAFA KHANBHAI, Via Reduction  2, 2015
MUSTAFA KHANBHAI, Via Reduction 2, 2015
MUSTAFA KHANBHAI, Lethe 2, 2015
MUSTAFA KHANBHAI, Lethe 2, 2015
SEHER SHAH, Unit Object, 2013
SEHER SHAH, Unit Object, 2013
PARUL GUPTA, Black Drawing # 44, 2013
PARUL GUPTA, Black Drawing # 44, 2013
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
ATUL DODIYA, The National Center Gangtok, 2014
ATUL DODIYA, The National Center Gangtok, 2014
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
NIKHIL CHOPRA, Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing II, 2008
SHREYAS KARLE, Ajooba Series, 2010
SHREYAS KARLE, Ajooba Series, 2010
MADHU DAS, Landscape Of Confronted Abstraction, 2013
MADHU DAS, Landscape Of Confronted Abstraction, 2013
MADHU DAS, Gifts Of Earth, 2013
MADHU DAS, Gifts Of Earth, 2013
MADHU DAS, Untitled, 2015
MADHU DAS, Untitled, 2015
MADHU DAS, Untitled, 2015
MADHU DAS, Untitled, 2015
NEHA CHOKSI, Lone Orange, 2008
NEHA CHOKSI, Lone Orange, 2008
AMAR KANWAR, King Of The Night: Waman Dada Kardak, 2010
AMAR KANWAR, King Of The Night: Waman Dada Kardak, 2010
SHUMON AHMED, Manzil, 2017
SHUMON AHMED, Manzil, 2017
RAYMONDE APRIL, Painting, 2013
RAYMONDE APRIL, Painting, 2013