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Jhaveri Contemporary's new Colaba residence is Mumbai's hottest art hub

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Ever since it opened in 2010, Jhaveri Contemporary has been one of Mumbai’s most important art hubs, steadfastly championing art from South Asia by showing works from the likes of Rana Begum, Raghubir Singh and Anish Kapoor (whose first-ever public exhibition in the country was produced by Jhaveri Contemporary for Lisson Gallery at the Mehboob Film Studios).

Now, to celebrate its Colaba space, which gallerist and co-owner Priya Jhaveri calls “the perfect spot, blessed with natural light, high ceilings and lovely proportions”, the opening show, What’s Essential (on until September 29), sees multiple big names (including Begum and Singh) on display under one roof. “It includes works by 21 artists from the gallery’s programme; they explore its history and investigate the site of its new location,” she says. Don’t miss rare works by Mrinalini Mukherjee, Anwar Jalal Shemza, and a surprise “gift” to the gallery by artist Nalini Malani.

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Photographs: Randhir Singh (Jhaveri Contemporary), Heath Cooper (Amrita Jhaveri), Mark Prime (Priya Jhaveri)