Triangulating Dialogues: Sudaram Tagore Gallery
Jul 09, 2022 | Melissa Peh
Amidst the prevailing narrative in New York at the time – that Western men were making the most collectible art – Sundaram Tagore rose to counter this limiting perspective when he first opened the gallery in 2000 in New York City. The Calcutta-born Oxford-educated art historian, gallerist, and an award-winning filmmaker wanted to demonstrate that some of the best and most meaningful art were those created by artists deeply engaged in cross-cultural explorations. With this mission in mind, Sundaram Tagore assembled a global roster of artists who crossed cultural and national boundaries, synthesizing Western visual language with forms, techniques, and philosophies from Asia, the Subcontinent, and the Middle East. He then showed these works alongside important work by overlooked women artists from the New York School who came of age in the 1950s.