India Art Festival kicks off in Delhi
New Delhi, January 19: An exhibition can be engaging, fun and intellectually satisfying. But when multiple galleries come together to present their artists on a single platform, it leads to a series of conversations between artists and viewers, curators and viewers, and between the works of art themselves.
Aiming to promote recognition of rural and urban art, the mega-festival India Art Festival kicked off here on Thursday with the participation of 35 galleries, 400 associate artists and independent artists from around the world.
Organized by Kalavishkar, the fair will take place at INA Colony’s Thyagaraj Stadium until January 22. Approximately 4,000 works of art are featured on the visitors’ visual arts shelf this year.
During this four-day event, galleries and artists from both rural and urban areas will showcase all kinds of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, original prints, screen prints and installations.
Visitors will see an unbridled form of refreshing creativity to sate almost all kinds of delicate visual tastes like seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, rural and urban scenarios and nudes.
There will also be figurative, still life, semi-abstract, abstract, highly realistic, religious and spiritual works of art – all under one roof.
“The monopoly in art deprives several artists of the art fair circuit. What we need is to expand the choices available to art buyers and collectors by showing them various visual art products from rural and urban artists, ”said Rajendra, General Manager of IAF .
“Over the past eight years, many artists discovered by the IAF have been inducted into the gallery system and are now part of the mainstream arts circuit in general,” he said.
Art Konsult, Art Spice, Galerie Art Eterne, Gallerie Splash, Gallery Endless Thoughts, Gallery Pioneer, Gallery Ragini, Gallery Ruki, Indian Art Place, Shree Yash Art Gallery, Studio Paradise, The Lexicon Art Gallery, Uchaan are the galleries of Delhi, participate in the fair.
Participating galleries from Mumbai are Art Desh Gallery, Artequest Art Gallery (AAG), Cymroza Art Gallery, Ecstasy Art Gallery, Mriya Arts, Prints Villa, Studio3, The Masterpiece, The Bombay Art Society.
Other cities, there will be participation from the National Art Foundation of the Canaries (Indore), Charvi Art Gallery (Bengaluru), Kala Bhavan Art Gallery (Agartala), Neware Art Gallery (Nagpur) and Smita Art (Kolkata). Foreign participation includes galleries from Singapore, Dubai and Myanmar.
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