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NGMA committees were not dissolved, clarifies director after Palekar's allegation

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Two days after Palekar had allegedly criticised the for scrapping the local artists' advisory committees at the gallery's centres in and (NGMA) Director General, Gadanayak clarified that the committees have not been dissolved but their terms have ended recently.

Speaking to ANI, Gadanayak said, "The Advisory Committees of Mumbai, and have not been dissolved. Their terms have ended recently. The committees are in the process of being reconstituted. The recommendations of previous Advisory Committees (which are upto December 2019 for NGMA, Mumbai) will be honoured and exhibitions of artists will happen as proposed. The new advisory committee will take a decision relating to future exhibitions."

Palekar had on Friday attended 'Inside the Empty Box', an exhibition held in honour of renowned While addressing the gathering, he had allegedly criticised the for scrapping the local artists' advisory committees at the gallery's centres in and

This was interrupted by members present at the event, including and former in Mumbai, Suhas Bahulkar and show Jesal Thacker, who asked him to keep his discussion limited to the and the exhibition. This, Palekar said, was a form of censorship.

A video of the incident has also surfaced on

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 04:23 IST
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