KNMA’s new building by Sir David Adjaye, unveiled at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
Designed by renowned Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye in collaboration with S. Ghosh & Associates, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) has unveiled an architectural model of its new building during the preview of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia this week. It is set to be India’s largest cultural centre when it opens in Delhi in 2026.
An installation showcasing the model will be presented as part of the Curator’s Special Projects at La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Lesley Lokko, to coincide with the breaking ground of the new museum in New Delhi. Responding to the theme of Mnemonic, the presentation includes works from the museum’s collection by major Indian artists Tyeb Mehta (1925-2009), Zarina (1937-2020) and Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990). This is accompanied by Touch AIR (2023), a film by contemporary filmmaker Amit Dutta. KNMA was established in 2010 by one of India’s most well-known art collectors, Kiran Nadar, as a pioneering private museum exhibiting over 10,000 modern and contemporary works from India and the subcontinent. The new KNMA will host changing exhibitions, permanent displays, and performances as an international cultural destination for visual arts, music, dance, and theatre and enable far more of the collection to be seen at any one time.
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