Palekar hits out at NGMA
Mumbai: Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar, who was last week interrupted during his speech by some members of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here, on February 10 said he was only trying to seek reasons behind the cancellation of retrospectives of two senior artists. Retrospective is an exhibition or compilation showing the development of an artist's work over a period of time.
At the opening of an exhibition in the memory of artist Prabhakar Barwe on Friday evening, Palekar was repeatedly interrupted during his speech by some NGMA members. A video available on social media showed Palekar criticising the Ministry of Culture for reportedly scrapping the advisory committees at the gallery's Mumbai and Bengaluru centres.
The actor-filmmaker who was at the event told the reporters in Pune on Sunday that the artistes' advisory committee at NGMA had approved holding of retrospectives of three artists, of whom Prabhakar Barwe's work was inaugurated.