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Roger Ballen,
French Kiss,
Pigment print, Edition of 6,
61 x 61 cm/ 24 x 24 in,
2010, courtesy of India Art Fair

The 2017 India Art Fair Opens This Week in New Delhi

By Whitewall

February 2, 2017

The tenth edition of the India Art Fair, which launched in 2008, takes place this week in New Delhi, from February 2—5. Last year cemented the fair’s role in the South Asian market, and this year, with the presenting partner of BMW, builds on that achievement.

The fair’s Platform section showcases established and emerging South Asian galleries like Britto Arts Trust (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Nepal Art Council (Kathmandu, Nepal), Theertha International Artists’ Collective (Colombo, Sri Lanka) and Blueprint 12 (New Delhi, India).

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New international exhibitors this year include Kalfayan Galleries (Athens), Grey Noise (Dubai), 1×1 Gallery (Dubai), Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), PhotoInk (New Delhi), TARQ (Mumbai) and Lukas Feichtner Galerie (Vienna).

A program of talks and discussion in the Speakers’ Forum will include appearances by the Guggenheim‘s Richard Armstrong, The Met‘s Sheena Wagstaff, BMW‘s Thomas Girst, Sharjah Art Foundation‘s HE Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Google Cultural Institute‘s Simon Rein, the Jewish Museum‘s JaiJai Fei, and more. This year, a special focus will be made on collecting, both in India and abroad, hearing from collectors like Carl Christian Aegidius, Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaître, Komal Shah, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Anurag Khanna, Krupa Amin, and Vir Kotak.

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Roger Ballen,

Not to be missed is the specially curated Art Projects section, where work by artists Joël Andrianomearisoa, Mithu Sen, Thukral and Tagra, Anila Quayyum Agha, Sudarshan shetty, Reena Saini Kallat, Francis limérat, Avinash Veeraraghavan, Rathin Barman, Parul Gupta, Kanu Gandhi, and Hemant Sreekumar appears in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

1x1 GalleryAnila Quayyum AghaAnurag KhannaAvinash VeeraraghavanBlueprint 12BMWBritto Arts TrustCarl Christian AegidiusFrancis limératFrédéric de GoldschmidtGoogle Cultural InstituteGrey NoiseGuggenheimHE Sheikha Hoor Al QasimiHemant SreekumarIndia Art FairJaiJai FeiJean-Conrad and Isabelle LemaîtreJewish MuseumJoël AndrianomearisoaKalfayan GalleriesKanu GandhiKomal ShahKrupa AminLukas Feichtner GalerieMithu SenNepal Art CouncilNew DelhiParul GuptaPhotoInkRathin BarmanReena Saini KallatRichard ArmstrongSabrina AmraniSharjah Art FoundationSheena WagstaffSimon ReinSudarshan shettyTARQthe MetTheertha International Artists' CollectiveThomas GirstThukral and TagraVir Kotak


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