Palekar hits out at NGMA

Millennium Post - - Mp Entertainment -

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.

Amol said that he was re­peat­edly in­ter­rupted dur­ing his speech by some NGMA mem­bers

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