Genesis Art Gallery
Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata, was established in 1985 and has grown to become one of the most recognized and reliable art galleries over a period of more than two decades. In all these years it has showcased a varied collection of contemporary Indian art, ranging from solo shows of major artists such as Ram Kinker Baij, Manik Lal Bandopadhyaya, Suruchi Chand, Robin Mandal, Isha Mohammed, Rameshwar Broota, Suhas Roy, Gosto Kumar, Thomas Easley, and others, to a number of group shows representing talented artists such as Shuvaprasanna, A. Ramachandran, Satish Gujral, Wasim Kapoor, Thota Vaikuntham, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Jogen Chowdhury, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das, to name a few.
Genesis continues with its tradition of discovering new artistic talents, promoting emerging artists and exhibiting works of established artists. For us, there can be many ways of looking at art, both as Art for Art's sake and art as a social statement or Art that takes a stand in the interest of humanity.
The Gallery has always worked to overcome the parochial approaches that had earlier been hampering the evolution of the Indian Art Scene and hopes to build the awareness needed for a non-sporadic and democratic representation of contemporary Indian Art on the International Art-stage.
Through its camps and group shows, the gallery has invited important artists from other centers of Indian and South Asian Art to Kolkata like Navjot, Vasundhra Tiwari, Jatin Das, Jagdish Chander, Suresh Choudhary, Laxma Goud, to name a few. The connectivity to major art centers such as Bharat Bhavan, Shanti Niketan, and Chola Mandalam has been pivotal to the success of Genesis and its sister concern Habiart, in the capital city of New Delhi. HUDCO has sponsored two major art camps with the gallery.
Amongst famous luminaries and eminent citizens who have visited and associated with the gallery are His Excellency, Viren J. Shah (former Governor of the Indian State of West Bengal), Lady Ranu Mukherjee, Her Excellency Selja Kumari (Minister of Culture, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation), Beth Payne (U.S. Consul General In Kolkata), Russian Consul General, Rakhi Sarkar, Amla Shankar, Sarla Birla to name a few.
The Gallery has not limited itself to the confined spaces of its four walls. It has taken part in the India Art Summit, New Delhi as well as held an art auction along with its sister Foundation in aid of Charity for Help Age India. Genesis has held various Art Fair India events held in New Delhi attended by His Excellency Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia (Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and Honorable Dr. Karan Singh, ICCR. On an international platform, Genesis has held exhibitions along with Habiart Foundation at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, Art Camps at Los Angeles to name a few.
Genesis Art Gallery is now reinventing itself under the guidance of its Curator Isha Mody Patodia. As the Curator, Miss Mody brings to Genesis a fresh and youthful look at the way business is done in today's multinational interactive scenario.