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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
12 JUN 2019 4:43PM by PIB Delhi
Culture Minister, Shri Prahalad Singh Patel, to inaugurate the exhibition-‘Astitva: The Essence of Prabhakar Barwe’, tomorrow in New Delhi

Shri Prahalad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/c) of Culture & Tourism, Government of India will inaugurate the exhibition titled "Astitva: The Essence of Prabhakar Barwe”, at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, tomorrow, 13th of June 2019.

‘Astitva : The essence of Prabhakar Barwe’, is the first of its kind to be held in New Delhi that will present his artistic oeuvre in four distinct phases. The artworks are chronologically orchestrated in each space, each representing a peculiar phase of Barwe's practice. Beginning with Roop Tantra, one encounters Barwe's early works from Sir J.J. School of Art and their transition into Tantric formations. Accompanied with designs made by the artist during his years at the Weavers Service Centre and a few textile works will be displayed, depicting Barwe's engrossment and turn from design into Tantra, and ultimately into his own Swatantra, reflected through his work Ethereal Transitions. Works beginning from 1958 until 1977 form a part of this space.

Exhibition will be open for public until Sunday 28th July, 2019; Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm; Mondays Closed.