Founded in New York's East Village in 1982 and closed in 1988, Peter Nagy revived Nature Morte in New Delhi in 1997 as an itinerant gallery and a curatorial experiment. Since then, Nature Morte has become synonymous in India with challenging and experimental forms of art; championing conceptual, photographic, and installation genres within a commercial market that remains fixated on painting. Concentrating primarily on the works of Indian artists, Nature Morte has also organized projects and exhibitions with international artists coming to India and combining their works with those of Indian artists to foster cross-cultural communications. In addition to its own programming, Nature Morte has collaborated with institutions in India such as the British Council, the Alliance Francais, the Sanskriti Foundation, the India International Centre, the India Habitat Centre and the National Gallery of Modern Art. In December 2003 Nature Morte opened a large new permanent space in central South Delhi. In 2007 and in collaboration with the Bose Pacia Gallery of New York, Nature Morte opened a gallery space in central Calcutta, christened Bose Pacia Kolkata. In addition, Nature Morte has been the first gallery from India to be included in the most important international art fairs, namely Art Basel (since 2006), Art Basel Miami Beach (since 2007), The Armory Show in New York (since 2005) and FIAC in Paris (since 2006). In November 2008 Nature Morte Berlin will open to exhibit both Indian and international contemporary art.