Galleries

Lakeeren Gallery

Committed to exhibiting avant-garde contemporary art practices from India, and its subcontinent. With an emphasis on critical discourse and curating, the gallery is involved in presenting art that is reflective of our zeitgeist.

Lakeeren, one of the first contemporary art galleries to be established in the western suburbs (1995-2003) of Mumbai, India, was conceived with a specific vision. Lakeeren, which in Urdu or Hindi means “lines,” was adopted as a name symbolizing the luminal, threshold or the possibility of crossings that can be traversed through art. Hence, Lakeeren’s very essence translated itself into a specific mission from the very beginning, almost in anticipation of its unique role and vision that ensure it a place in the history of Indian Contemporary art. Consequently, Lakeeren with its innovative concept provided a much-needed impetus for showcasing new, avant-garde contemporary art in India, especially since the mid-1990s posed a difficult moment for Indian contemporary art. It was a period when young and upcoming artists were grappling to establish a unique language that challenged mainstream art practices. This led them to engage with new materials and approaches as way to articulate their resistance.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sun

T: + 91 22 65224179
M: lakeeren@hotmail.com
W: Website

ADDRESS
6/18 Grants Building (Level 2) Arthur Bunder Road Colaba