Gallerie Alternatives has been instrumental in bringing art to the fore in the city of Gurgaon. First of its kind, it was inaugurated on 15th Jan 1999 . The Gallery has exhibited drawings, paintings, sculptures & installations by renowned senior artists along with upcoming young talent from all over India, as well as artists from Denmark, Australia, Germany & Spain. This close interaction with the artists has led to a good selection of works and exhibitions, which have been well received by viewers, critics and the media. The select group of artists include M F Husain, S H Raza, Krishen Khanna, V S Gaitonde, Manu Parekh, Abanindra Nath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Trupti Patel, Rajeev Lochan, Paresh Maity, Sunil Das, A.Ramachandran, Balbir singh Katt, Latika Katt , Mahendra Pandya, P. Khemraj, Prithpal S. Ladi, Shobha Broota, Krishna Murari, Rahul Kumar & many more.
TheFine Art and Theatre workshops are organized by the help of Artists which opened up horizons for children. The children interacted freely with artists. In April 2001 there was the Gallerie Alternatives-British Council and Cambridge University collaboration on the spot painting competition where participation was so high, that the participants had to be divided into three categories.
In Oct 2002 Gallerie Alternatives in collaboration with HSBC Bank had an exhibition of leading artists of India at their premium branch in Gurgaon. The gallery has also organized many exhibitions at India Habitat centre, India Art Fair every year since its inception in 2008, Art & Design show The Oberoi Hotel Delhi & Mumbai, Hotel Le Meridien Delhi, Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, The Fortune select Hotel Gurgaon, The Emporio Mall Vasant Kunj, The Vogue wedding show & The Magnolias Club Gurgaon.
In Jan. 2003 the gallery hosted an Indo-Danish Painters Meet introducing four senior Danish artists – Anne Vilsboell, Else Husted Kjaer, Lone Lindorff and Hellen Lassen curated by Mona Lauridson & Fawad Tamkanat along with four Indian Artists -Fawad Tamkanat , Stanley Suresh, Laxman Aley and Hanumantha Rao . The exhibition was titled CROSSCURRENTS. The curators selected eminent Danish artists along with young and promising Indian artists to blend experience with youth.
The activity starved major satellite town of the capital welcomed Gallerie Alternatives organizing a film & Book Club on its premises which ran for 10 years with the help of Prof. Manmohan Chaudhari , the creator of award winning serial Turning point, the science field atoms and yearly film festival on development, environment and human rights PRAKRRITI.
The gallery moved close by to DT Mega Mall in Dec 2006 during the sealing drive.
An evening with Mannu Dosaj from Gallerie Alternatives was organized in Singapore by Partners in Art to share her knowledge on the contemporary Indian art scene on 10th October 2008. Sotheby’s Institute of Art Singapore brought a field trip of students of Masters in Business of Art to India & Mannu Dosaj was invited to lead this trip to give an overview of art practices in India. She has conducted art tours as an art specialist for groups of important visitors from USA & Europe many times including Prof Mark Nash, Royal College of Art, London.
Gallerie Alternatives attempts to make the fine arts accessible to a wider public as well as connoisseurs, enhancing their appreciation of the arts. Whilst many of the senior artists have exhibited at the gallery, it also attempts to nurture young talent and support experimentation and innovation in the arts.
Mannu has built art collections for many collectors as well as corporate houses & is available for consultations.
102, DT Mega Mall, DLF City, Phase - I, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon - 122002 ( India )