Mortimer Chatterjee received his Masters in the History of Indian Art and Architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He moved to Mumbai in 2001 while working for British auction house Bowring’s.
In 2003 he and his wife, Tara, began Chatterjee & Lal. Today based in Colaba’s art district of Mumbai, the gallery’s program is focused both on the work of emerging artists and historical material. In the last ten years the gallery has been witness to groundbreaking shows by artists such as Rashid Rana, Nikhil Chopra and Hetain Patel. They have even helped staged retrospectives such as Amrita Sher-Gil and Nasreen Mohamedi. In addition the gallery has been selected to show at major art fairs such as Art Basel and Frieze Art Fair, London.
Mortimer’s recent academic projects have included a co-authored publication on the art collection of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research along with an exhibition of that collection at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. Living in Mumbai, he regularly writes on art for publications such as Domus, Architectural Digest and GQ. He has also been the art consultant for the Taj Group of Hotels for more than 12 years.
In this session, contemporary artists of various aesthetic positions and generations (abstractionists among them) addressed the question of whether abstraction continues to be relevant as an artistic choice and an aesthetic strategy; what place it has in idioms that are…MORE DETAILS