India Art Fair is on the horizon! Get booking those Delhi tickets. This year it reveals a refreshed and expanded programme for 2018. India Art Fair, the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South Asia, tells us what to look forward to this year. Presented in partnership with BMW Group in India, the fair will take place at the NSIC grounds, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi, 9–12 February.
Taking place annually in India’s capital, New Delhi, the fair reflects the city’s fast-developing local arts scene, while offering curated insights into the cultural landscapes of neighbouring countries. The fair’s programme draws together galleries and artists, private foundations and arts charities, artists’ collectives, national institutions, cultural events and festivals. Under the leadership of new Fair Director, Jagdip Jagpal, the 2018 edition of India Art Fair will feature refreshed and expanded programming across each of the fair’s sections and a testing out of new ideas. The 2018 programme will offer 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.
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. Galleries from across the country will be participating.
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. Highlights include a moving image work by Hetain Patel, alongside a new strand of talks titled ‘I know what you did last summer’, which will invite South Asia’s most established artists to present on recent international exhibitions and projects. The first participant to be announced is Waqas Khan. The full programme will be announced in January 2018.
For 2018, India Art Fair will trial a professional learning programme, offering an in-depth view of topics related to the arts industry such as the accessibility of art in India, authentication, intellectual property and the import and export of artworks, featuring international speakers and consultants for some of the world’s leading museums and foundations.
Some of the pieces we are looking forward to viewing are below. We cant wait to visit this year and report right back soon after!
Photographs courtesy India Art Fair