The India Art Fair happens annually in the capital city of New Delhi, India and it reflects the fast-developing arts scene in the country, while offering curated insights into the cultural landscapes of neighbouring states.
Under the leadership of new Fair Director, Jagdip Jagpal, the 2018 edition of India Art Fair featured refreshed and expanded programming across each of the fair’s sections and a testing out of new ideas.
This year sees a particularly strong representation of leading Indian galleries, enabling deeper engagement with artists from the local art scene alongside artists from South Asia.
The 2018 programme offered unrivalled access to South Asia’s thriving cultural scene, including its galleries and artists, private foundations and arts charities, artists’ collectives, national institutions, cultural events and festivals.
Galleries returning to the fair include Chatterjee & Lal, Jhaveri Contemporary and The Guild (all Mumbai), Threshold Art Gallery, Latitude 28 (New Delhi) and Kalakriti Art Gallery (Hyderabad).
There is continued representation by Chemould Prescott Road (Mumbai), Experimenter (Kolkata), GALLERYSKE (Bengaluru/New Delhi), PHOTOINK, Gallery Espace, Vadehra Art Gallery and Art Heritage (all New Delhi).
Prominent galleries showcasing the region’s Modern masters will include DAG (New Delhi/Mumbai/New York) and Dhoomimal Gallery (New Delhi) amongst others.
Offering insights into the region’s cutting-edge emerging art scene, the 2018 fair will also feature younger galleries including TARQ (Mumbai) and Anant Art (New Delhi), alongside first-time participants like Samara Art Gallery and ZOCA (both Ahmedabad).
Platform, which acts as a springboard for emerging art practices and art collectives from South Asia, will grow in 2018 to welcome Tribal Art Forms and Delhi Crafts Council (both New Delhi) for the first time.
Presented in a redesigned events space, India Art Fair’s public events programme will be reimagined and expanded in 2018 and will feature artist talks and industry debates, live events and digital artworks.
India Art Fair is a perfect platform for artists to showcase their creations and for art connoisseurs and enthusiasts to appreciate it.