Delhi is all set to welcome India’s largest art festival, India art fair starting from today. India art fair is one of the most comprehensible Platforms to explore art and artists. It occurs once in an year in the capital city. It has been noted as one of the important art festivals of South Asia. Is a good opportunity for International audience to identify the development and history of the region .It is a platform which can portray the fast growing art scenes of the country and also curated insights of culture of neighbouring countries.
Neha Kirpal is the, Founder and Director of India Art Fair. She was inspired by similar art festivals happening globally and thought about one such in India . This led to the initiation of India Art Summit (IAS), the earlier form of the fair in 2008. Prominent Indian artists like Anjolie Ela Menon, S H Raza, Krishen Khanna and Keshav Malik. Were also part of the initiative .The first three fairs were conducted in Pragati maidan from fourth fair,the venue was shifted to NSlC grounds Okhla.
The fair includes paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media, prints, drawings and video art. There will be several pavilions of exhibits by galleries and solo projects by several artists. It also has an art education series with guided walks conducted by curators and students of art history. Simultaneously, there is a speakers’ forum with panel of Indian and international experts from the art domain to discuss issues pertaining to the art in the region. It focuses on key issues related with the art production, art market and its reception in India.
An average of more than eighty galleries used to be present in initial exibitions itself . Exibitors from more than twenty Countries were part of the fair . The first three fests together had a participation tally of more than 1,70,000.The participation rate.get enhanced every year growing into much wider grounds.
This year fair will be on 10th, 11th ,12th . Access will be allowed from 2pm to 8pm. The fair will include 78 galleries from 18 countries this time. It will host a range of influential Institutions and Foundations providing guests a holistic perspective on India’s cultural landscape. The fair will also have a dedicated space for large scale, site specific Art Projects, alongside a reimagined Programme to highlight diversity in the visual arts and provide a space for innovation across disciplines. With these additions the fair continues to evolve and develop its position as one of the most anticipated events in the region.