Jaipur, October 2017: The Government of Rajasthan in collaboration with Saat Saath Arts is pleased to announce the launch of The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur on December 10, 2017. The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, aims to turn the palace into an art gallery with sculptures by top Indian and international artists displayed both in and outdoors. The exhibition is curated by Peter Nagy, Director of Nature Morte Art Ltd., and is planned to be an annual fixture. For 2017, artworks by 17 Indian and 8 international artists have currently been selected to be exhibited at the Palace.
All artworks for the exhibitions will be sensitively installed to ensure no damage or markings to any surface of the Palace. This partnership is a first of its kind where the Government has collaborated with a range of corporate sponsors and private individuals to bring a contemporary edge to India’s heritage properties, with the purpose of boosting national and international cultural tourism and visitors to the site.
“Our initiative aims to promote India's growing interest in contemporary art and culture whilst also embracing its important heritage. The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace is a true amalgamation of the best of India's past and present, made possible through a unique collaboration between the public and private sector. Saat Saath's endeavour has always been to showcase India's prowess in contemporary art, and to that end we are thrilled to be able to bring this initiative to the public.” - Aparajita Jain, Founder & Director, Saat Saath Arts