In memory of Mehlli

A painstakingly curated retrospective of the transcultural artist Mehlli Gobhai was cut short because of the pandemic
Photos: Noshir Gobhai

Mehlli (Gobhai) was afraid of retrospectives,” said art critic and poet Ranjit Hoskote who along with his wife Nancy Adajania curated a retrospective of the late abstractionist at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) titled, "Don’t Ask Me About Colour.” Such exhibitions should be held "after you’ve gone,” the artist felt, fearing for his mortality. Hoskote was addressing a distinguished gathering of Bombay’s art world, relatives of Gobhai and others at the March 6, 2020 inauguration. The exhibition displayed the artist’s works from 1947 to 2014, including the children’s books he wrote and illustrated, as also his collection of......



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Please have facility to enlarge the text, if required, so that your articles are read and not just browsed!!
- Sunnu Golwalla
- 09-Sep-2020

Please have facility to enlarge the text, if required, so that your articles are read and not just browsed!!
- Sunnu Golwalla
- 09-Sep-2020

 

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