Art Indus, set up in 1997 at the elite Santushti Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, was the result of extraordinary passion and insight into the field of art, stemming from a deep understanding of Indian culture and an artistic legacy that spanned generations.
Art Indus has established itself as a gallery for contemporary Indian art in keeping with the quintessence of its eponym ‘Indus’. Over the years, it has come to be recognized for its distinct curatorial oeuvre consistently seeking art that evinces the timeless in the present.
Forbearing of edicts deeply ingrained in India’s mythical culture and philosophical tradition that bolster an Indianness greatly inclusive and appreciative of concomitant threads of locations, times and sensibilities, Art Indus has ardently stood by the culturally progressive milieu that as Indians and Asians we ascribe to as ancient and as much to being of the future and present, what one inherits as the admixture of our unique spiritual fabric. Something that is an artist’s own spiritual medium in any given time, place or discipline, reinstating art’s primacy as a Philosophia Perennis; of something known and inherited and cultivated from generations before us. A perspective that is neither narrative bound nor too contextual being much rather art’s indelible expanse beyond the artist’s own lifetime. An attribute that may truly transcend time and space, as fringes of the universal weakening into particular!
Masters-Inaugural show - Inaugurated by Dr Karan Singh the show was populated by proprietor Vijay Lakshmi's personal collection, showcasing works by F.N.Souza, M.F.Husain, Manjit Bawa, Anjolie Ela Menon, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Jogen Chowdhury, K.G.Subramanian, G.R.Santosh, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, A.Ramachandran, Sunil Das, Paritosh Sen, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh.
Tribute to Mother Teresa - A group exhibition showcasing works by Manjit Bawa, M.F.Husain, Paritosh Sen, Akhilesh, Shyamal Datta Ray, Jeram Patel, A Ramachandran, Haku Shah, Latika Katt, Nagji Patel, Robin Mondal, Shuvaprasanna, Shipra Bhattacharya
The Probing Eye - A Singular exhibition of photographs by eminent artists - Krishen Khanna, Rameshwar Broota, Anjolie Ela Menon, Jatin Das, Haku Shah,.
Invisible Order - Art Indus Publication - A coffee table book on artist Haku Shah, edited by Dr Eberhard Fischer, the then director and curator of Indian art at the Rietberg museum, Zurich.
Vision: Reality & Beyond - ArtIndus Publication – A coffee table book on artist
Shuvaprasanna authored by Chitrotpala Mukherjee.
Amrit Sagar - A group exhibition of eminent water colorists like Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Ganesh haloi, curated by Ratnottama Sengupta, eminent columnist for the Times Of India.
Icon 2000 - A solo exhibition by Shuvaprasanna in collaboration with IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts), inaugurated by the then German Ambassador to India.
Third anniversary Exhibition - A group show by Adimoolam, Arpana kaur, Bhupen Khakhar, DLN Reddy, Ganesh Haloi, Jyoti Bhatt, KS Kulkarni, KS Radhakrishnan, Laxma Gaud, Manu Parekh, Madhvi Parekh, Paramjit Singh, Rameshwar Broota, Satish Gujral, SG Vasudev, Shamshad Husain, Sunil Das, Shuvaprasanna, Shipra Bhattacharya, Sanjay Bhattacharya, T Vaikuntham, Samir Mondal, Yusuf Arakkal, Vasundhara Tewari Broota, Vinod Sharma, Vijender Sharma, in collaboration with Bazee.com inaugurated by Dr Karan Singh.
Eighteen artists in Bangkok - An interactive art camp. Participating artists were Jayshree Chakarborty, Jitish Kallat, Bhupen Khakhar, Rameshwar Broota, Prabhakar Kolte, Rini Dhumal, Suhas Roy, Veer Munshi, Yusuf Arakkal, Vinod Sharma, KS Radha Krishnan.
Haman Hai Ishq - An exhibition of works by Haku Shah on Kabir and a music recital by Shubha Mudgal, sponsored by The Ford Foundation, Holdeen India Programme, and The India Habitat Center.
A solo exhibition of paintings by the late K.S.Kulkarni.
Art from the Land of Heart - A group exhibition of abstract art from the Bharat Bhavan school, Bhopal, featuring artists like Manish Pushkale and Akhilesh.
Illusion Disillusion - A solo exhibition by Vijender Sharma.
Art Of Picture - An exhibition of photography by the late Raja Lala Deen Dayal featuring unique works showcasing India's historical legacy by the Nizam's court photographer, inaugurated by Renuka Chowdhury, MP.
Journeys across foreign lands - A solo exhibition by Jatin Das on his travels across the world.
Arts In Art - A group exhibition, paying tribute to the late Bismillah Khan Sahib, curated by eminent art critic Vinod Bharadwaj, showcasing works by masters and avant-garde artists like Subodh Gupta, Arpita Singh, Ambadas, Krishen Khanna, Manish Pushkale, G.R.Iranna, A Ramachandran, Pratul Dash, B.M.Kamath, Shamshad Husain, Binoy Varghese.
Vision Beyond - An Exhibition of Nine Photographers - the late Naresh Singh, Dinesh Khanna, Malkiat Singh, Nakshatar Lathar, Parthiv Shah, Pradeep Das Gupta, Shalini Saran, Saadiya Kochar and Sandeep Biswas.
Manush - An exhibition of paintings, collages and mixed media works by Haku Shah. This was a collaborative effort by CMAC, Art Indus, Aakriti and Tao.
Whispered Legacy - A Publication accompanied by a retrospective exhibition of Late Abani Sen, edited and curated by eminent art critic Ina Puri.
Black Brown & The Blue - A coffee table publication accompanied with a retrospective exhibition of Shuvaprasanna, edited by eminent art historian Sushma Bahl, text by Seema Bawa, Ina Puri, B N Goswami, Ralf Oestreich, Manasij Majumdar & Sushma Bahl. Exhibition inaugurated by Smt. Gursharan Kaur.The book was released by Kumari Selja, then Minister for culture, at the National Gallery Of Modern Art.
Interpreter Of Dreams - A solo exhibition of recent works by Lalu Prasad Shaw
Personal Icons - A group exhibition of personal icons by Arun Kumar HG, Ganesh Gohain, Karl Antao, Pooja Iranna, Pratul Dash, Prithpal Ladi, Puneet Kaushik, Reghunandhan K, Santana Gohain.