To commemorate its 40th anniversary in 2003, Gallery Chemould held an exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai. It included works by 50 artists from a span of four generations. Rather than simply showing a succession of works that had passed through the gallery, curators Geeta Kapur and Chaitanya Sambrani wanted to explore and even challenge the perceptions of modern Indian art. Therefore, the artists presented were not directly affiliated with the gallery in terms of dealership. According to Kapur and Sambrani—who, like the artists, are also separated by a generation—the exhibition is intended to be an invitation to engage with the multifariousness of modern Indian art. The exhibited works included painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video art.

Participating artists included Tyeb Mehta, S.H. Raza, V.S. Gaitonde, Bhupen Khakhar, Arpita Singh, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Jogen Chowdhury, Gieve Patel, Sudhir Patwardhan, Nasreen Mohamedi, Nilima Sheikh, V. Vishwanadhan, Prabhakar Barwe, Rummana Hussain, Pushpamala N., Navjot Altaf, Atul Dodiya, Anju Dodiya, Mehlli Gobhai, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, N.S. Harsha, Ranbir Kaleka, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Amar Kanwar, Bharti Kher, Sonia Khurana, Riyas Komu, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Shantanu Lodh, Kaushik Mukhopadhyay, Shibu Natesan, Priti Paul, Gargi Raina, N.N. Rimzon, Sharmila Samant, Tushar Joag, T.V. Santosh, Gigi Scaria, Ketaki Sheth, Sudarshan Shetty, Dayanita Singh, Vivan Sundaram, Surekha, L.N. Talllur, Vasudha Thozhur and Hema Upadhyay.

On the eve of the exhibition, The Perfect Frame, a book by Karin Zitzewitz, was released. The book documents Kekoo Gandhy's crossing of generations and his participation in the modern Indian art scene over the past four decades

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