India Art Fair 2013
Art lovers gathered in huge numbers at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi to experience the wonderful India Art Fair 2013. The fifth edition of the art fair is from the 1st Feb to 3rd Feb 2013. At a time when the global economy, and the art market in particular, faces a challenging business environment, India Art Fair continues to focus on providing a bridge building platform to spread deeper awareness, and create wider access to art in India. The art fair included 103 exhibitors from 23 countries in the general exhibition area and solo projects. It has also included a video lounge, an art bookstore, art projects and a speakers' Forum with over 40 eminent speakers. India Art Fair brought together a diverse and dynamic set of galleries and artists, showcasing a breadth of modern and contemporary art practices by established and emerging artists including painting, sculpture, new media, installation and performance art. It offered international galleries a world class platform to present their works and explore the Indian art market, to meet now collectors and build relationships with key stakeholders. The 40 international galleries exhibiting in the 5th edition of India Art Fair represent 23 countries including India and present exciting art from several new regions such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Isreal, Korea, Lativia, Turkey and Russia. The fair featured leading Indian galleries from Delhi, Mumabi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi and Agra. Indian Art Fair has played a key role in exposing galleries from across the country to a variety of individual and institutional buyers from across the country, and the globe. "The focus of the art fair, given the present business environment particularly in the art sector, is on developing new audiences, and initiating new energy in the Indian art market. Whilst it gives those limited knowledge about art an opportunity to see a diverse spectrum of art, for existing collectors, it offers a brand new line up of exciting works." says Neha Kripal the Founding Director of India Art Fair.