India Art Fair review:
The Indian Art lovers had their share of delight this February. The India Art Fair recently concluded at NSIC ground, Okhla, New Delhi. It boasted of an artistic blend of paintings, photography, digital media prints, drawings and sculptures. History: The India Art Fair (earlier: Indian Art Summit) is a blend of modern and contemporary Art pieces. Neha Kirpal is the founder Director of India Art Fair. She has an exceptional flair of recognizing talent. The international art scene attracted large talent and similar opportunity was lacking in India.
India responded to the demand of art lovers and launched the first run in 2008. The earlier three exhibitions of the Fair were held at Pragati Maidan but was later shifted to NSIC, Okhla. It also has art Education system whereby students participate in helping understanding the art. Indian Art Fair has been associated with top Indian artists like Anish Kapoor, Keshav Malik, A.E. Menon, etc.
Art Fair brings fanfare:
The India Art Fair stole numerous hearts with a display of the noted painter: Pablo Picasso’s artwork. Lisson Gallery bought sculptures of Anish Kapoor to raise the statue of art delight in the country. Soon the Art exhibit got attention from South Asia Art scene. In 2015, the Fair had 91 exhibits.
Significance of the Fair: The annual cultural extravaganza is fast becoming the pulse of modern India. It offers curated insight into the artistic talent hidden in the nation. The neighborhood states and Tier III cities are looking forward to the art sale. This also enables the international patrons to find innovation and entry into the cultural development of the nation. The exhibit encourages the audience to curate regional and social aspects.
The fair has been instrumental in gaining weight of international attention. India Art Fair 2018: The Fair had promised new ideas and avenues. An art installation on the sponsor BMW car (Jeff Koons) got Significance. The recent management rejiggle has made Jagdip Jagpal as new director. Seventy eight art galleries formed the major attraction with a focus on boosting the engagement.
These include: Jhaveri Contemporary, Chatterjee and Lal, The Guild, Kalakriti Art Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. Other Institutions included: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Floodlight Foundation, Gujral Foundation, KHOJ and BM Anand Foundation.
Attraction: The South Asia region’s best female talent has been the source of immense attention for the Fair. Artists like Mithu Sen have regaled attention with their boldness and sensual touch. Tanya Goel delights with her play and depiction of abstract art. Ms. Lipi uses multiple skills to touch the burning topics of feminist talent and transgender bylaws. Another artistic installation of nudes with life sized females by G. Reddy in primary colors. It displays what a modern woman stands for and who celebrates her sexuality rather than being demure.
Also presented are the photograph of Amrita Sher-gil personifies a lady beyond her times and uses gelatin silver with selenium toning. This dates back to the 1930’s. The appeal of the Swiss style art appeal of the exhibition brings to India the best of talent. With buyers thronging this four day festival, surely India is connected to the roots. With 58 exhibitors from the nation and 20 from abroad, the art scene is surely on fire.