The ninth edition of India Art Fair is to be held from 2nd to 5th Feb at the NSIC Exhibition Complex in New Delhi. Bringing the artists, speakers, movie screenings and art spaces from across the region and filled in with some exciting new programs highlighting the diversity of arts in India and South Asia, India Art Fair is one of the major annual events in Delhi, that attracts art connoisseurs from across the country. It is South Asia’s leading modern and contemporary art fair.
Previously known as Indian Art Summit, India Art Fair has always been an “Arty” delight. Founded in 2008, the fair is the pioneer of the booming cultural community in South Asia. Started with the objective to focus on education and rising awareness about art, the fair, over the years has ensured that the contemporary art scene in India, in the sub-continent, and the South Asian region gains visibility. It offers an insight into the richness and diversity of art markets to the visitors from across continents. It has also simultaneously allowed collectors & exhibitors from the region to access global art in their home turf.
Like previous editions, the fair offers a lot for art lovers to cherish this year also. However, two interesting events to watch out for this year are the speakers’ forum and the film program. The speakers’ forum will see artists, curators, patrons and professionals in the field of visual arts from various regions of South Asia to explore themes on cultural integration through arts. For the Art Film freaks, there’s something for you this year which you would definitely not want to miss out on. The film program which will explore the intersection and relationship between filmmaking and visuals arts in India from time immemorial to the present. Then you will also find art booths and galleries from many prominent artists of the region.
This year, a new event is added to the fair, namely, the VIP programme. This programme will give guests an access to special events, private visits to museums, institutions, artist studios and private collections. India Art Fair has collaborated with museums, foundations and patrons across the country to co-host its VIP guests, emphasizing India’s traditions of hospitality and welcome.