It is time for the exhibition we have been waiting for. Unpacking the Studio celebrates the Jehangir Sabavala Bequest with a walkthrough of the show at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery.
The exhibition has a unique theme where the curator, Ranjit Hoskote will walk us with a story that journeys the life of Unpacking the Studio.
The exhibition infact captures Sabavala's journey within the evolving history of the studio, the influences on his work, his experiments with art both pre and post colonial and dramatizes the relationship between the studio, the gallery, and the academy in Sabavala's career.
It is perhaps the first of its kind exhibition and is made possible because of the generous contributions from friends and artistes who have opened their hearts and archives and parted with precious paintings, sketchbooks, diaries, drawings.
The memorabilia includes rare pictures lovingly shot by Sabavala’s wife Shirin Sabavala.
A preview for the dear ones may be held closer to the public event which is scheduled for an October release over fragrant tea and conversations.