Beyond the Art!

By Shajan C Kumar | 31 January 2020

The winter in New Delhi is still on! And the art enthusiasts wait for this one Art Fair to experience the new trends in modern and contemporary art from South Asia. The India Art Fair 2020 will be open to public from today at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, Delhi. The Art Fair is still 2nd of February 2020.

The 12th edition of the Art Fair will showcase 81 exhibitors spanning 20 different global cities and 14 from India. This time, you can also experience live performances and diverse talks platform positioning the artists at its core.

"We are grateful to the art community from India and around the world which comes together to celebrate the week of the India Art Fair. Now in its twelfth year, the fair is returning to New Delhi with a strong showcase of galleries from across India with a continual commitment to the quality of art", commented Jagdip Jagpal, Fair Director of India Art Fair.

The new international galleries participating this year for the first time include Marc Straus, (New York, USA), PSM (Berlin, Germany), Gallery Tableau (Seoul, South Korea) and Saskia Fernando Gallery (Colombo, Sri Lanka). Returning international galleries are David Zwirner (London, UK/New York, USA), Neugerriemschneider (Berlin, Germany), Aicon Art (New York, USA), Aicon Contemporary (New York, USA), Grosvenor Gallery (London, UK) and 1x1 Art Gallery (Dubai, UAE).

This year's Focus section, which showcases pivotal solo presentations curated by participating galleries include Ratheesh T. by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke (Mumbai), Girjesh Kumar Singh by Rukshaan Art (Mumbai) Anjan Modhak by Emami Art (Kolkata), Avijit Dutta by Kalakriti Art Gallery (Hyderabad), D. Dhasan by Apparao Galleries (Chennai), K.S. Radhakrishnan by Galleri Nvya (New Delhi) and Subodh Kerkar by Gallery Art Positive (Delhi).

Platform, a popular sector of the fair that acts as a springboard for emerging artists, art practices and collectives from South Asia, with Britto Arts Trust (Dhaka), Delhi Crafts Council (Delhi) and Metta Contemporary (Navi Mumbai) returning following their 2019 participation, along with highlights from new participants Arts of the Earth and Gallery Ragini (Delhi), specialists in vernacular art forms.

Extending across the fairgrounds, visitors can enjoy a selection of Outdoor Art Projects, ranging from large-scale interactive installations, including giant wooden raindrops by Chennai based printmaker Vijay Pichumani with Art Houz Gallery touching on the ongoing conversation around water scarcity and excess, to acclaimed international Magnum photographer Martin Parr, who will present a live photography project from Photoink, featuring a growing display of images that have been captured across the fair. Other artists participating under the section include Achia Anzi, Anita Dube, Farah Mulla and Rathin Barman.

This time, India Art Fair has some interesting thoughts on Mahathma Gandhi. Just watch around and you can feel it!








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