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Palekar interrupted at NGMA event as he protests culture

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Palekar was repeatedly interrupted during his speech by some members of the (NGMA) here Friday evening.

Palekar was speaking at the opening of an exhibition "Inside The Empty Box" in the memory of Prabhakar Barwe.

A video available on showed Palekar criticising the for reportedly scrapping the advisory committees at the gallery's and centres.

Referring to these reports, Palekar said, "Many of you may not know that this retrospective will be the last show decided by the advisory committee of local artists and not by some bureaucrat or an agent of the government with an agenda of either moral policing or proliferation of certain art commensurate with an ideological incline.

"As of November 13, 2018, the artistes' advisory committees at both regional centres and -- have been abolished, is what I have learnt," he said.

He added that he was "in the process of verifying the hearsay".

At this point, an member on the stage interrupted, saying that Palekar should talk about the event.

To which, Palekar responded, "I am going to talk about the same. Are you you applying censorship to that?"

He then said that as per his information, after the abolition of local artists' committee, decisions as to whose work should be exhibited would be taken from by the

He was again interrupted by a woman, who said, "This is not needed at the moment, sorry....The function is about Prabhakar Barwe, please stick to that."


However, Palekar refused to stop, and went on to mention that was invited to speak at the Marathi literary convention recently but at the last minute the invitation was withdrawn because what she was going to say "was slightly critical of the situation around us."

"Are we creating the same situation here?" he asked.

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

First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 00:10 IST
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