The sixth edition of India Art Fair will be hosted from 30 January to 2 February in Delhi, one of the most important fair in the Asian territory, which will involve more than 90 international galleries including the Italian Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. Slightly more than half of the participating galleries will be Indian, while the other half are galleries from Europe, particularly Portugal , Spain, England and France, and from the Middle East.
Confirmed the partnership with Christie’s, which opened in December 2013 its auctions in India, confirming the great interest in the art of this region and the desire to develop a system of art. Together with Absolut Vodka however, will be revealed an important installation by Anish Kapoor entitled Absolut Kapoor.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a rich program of events, starting with the first public art project sound in India, Listen Up!, Which includes 24 monumental installations of Indian and international artists including Subodh Gupta installation called Aura, a video curated by Bhavna Kakar, a sculpture by Anjana Kothamachu and the project for the Collectors Room of Riyas Komu.
Chris Dercon, Director of Tate Modern, the mega-collector Budi Tek and the artist Bharti Kher will take part in the forum discussions open to the public, supported by academic partners such as the Goethe Institute, Critical Collective and Pro Helvetia.
This year has been introduced a philanthropic initiative to support young Indian artists to make them get in touch with famous artists giving life to a collaboration lasting a year. Mentors of this first edition of the Mentor and Protégé program will be Dayanita Singh, and Jitish Kallat.
Present at the show also some international institutions including Mark Rothko Art Centre Latvia, The Himalayas Art Museum in Shanghai, which is part of a delegation of Chinese collectors who will attend the fair to promote cultural exchange between the two countries. Word.Sound.Power is the title of the exhibition in collaboration with the Tate Modern.