Palekar spoke at the opening of the exhibition "Inside The Empty Box" in memory of the artist Prabhakar Barwe.
Amol Palekar (photo file)
- Palekar spoke at the opening of an art exhibition
- He obviously criticized the decision of the Ministry of Culture
- Curator Jesal Thacker then asked Amol Palekar to talk about the art exhibition
Player Amol Palekar was repeatedly interrupted when he tried to express dissatisfaction with the decision taken by the government body. Palekar spoke at the opening of the exhibition "Inside The Empty Box" in memory of the artist Prabhakar Barwe. The event took place on Friday at the Government National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
"In 2017, we were pleased to hear of a plan to open new NGMA outlets in Kolkata and the north-east. Also, the news of the expansion of this area in Mumbai was desirable." Palekar is heard in the video of the program.
At this point, he was interrupted by the curator Jesal Thacker, who told him to talk about Prabhakar Barwe, as the event was about his works. Palekar then asked her whether she was asking him not to speak.
"What would Barvey do in this atmosphere? I'm sure he would show us hidden visibly through the prominent present. Sorry, Jesal," Palekar said.
The obvious criticism of Palekar was that the Ministry of Culture reportedly abandoned the advisory committees in the centers of the Mumbai Gallery and Bengaluru.
Regarding these reports, Palekar said: "Many of you may not be aware that this retrospective will be the last performance set by the Advisory Board of Local Artists, rather than a bureaucrat or government representative with a moral policy agenda or the spread of certain arts, which is commensurate with ideological inclination
He then visited the memory of a recent incident with author Nayantara Sahgal.
In the second video of the same event, a lady speaker is seen, who criticizes Palekar for his critical remarks.
"…. he has triggered all our worries, but nevertheless we should appreciate that this is the National Gallery of Modern Art, the government gallery, sir," she said.
(With PTI inputs)