INDIA ART FAIR EXPANDS IN ITS FOURTH YEARDec. 20, 2011
The India Art Fair -- formerly known as the India Art Summit -- is raising its profile as it heads into its fourth year, Jan. 26-29, 2012. With up to 91 exhibitors from 20 countries, the New Delhi-based fair has added big names like White Cube, Galleria Continua, Paul Kasmin Gallery and Hauser & Wirth to its latest gallery roster.
Within the international context, the India Art Fair specializes in local dealers and artists, with about 57 percent of galleries coming from Asia, the vast majority of which are Indian, including Art Alive, Arushi Arts, Delhi Art Gallery, Photoink and Sakshi Gallery. After that, 26 percent come from Europe and just 14 percent from the rest of the world. Organizers promise a strong presence of both modern European art, from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dalí, as well as contemporary art, from Marina Abramovic, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst and others.
This year the India Art Fair also has its own custom-made exhibition space, the NSIC Exhibition Grounds, spread out over 47 acres in South Delhi. Earlier this year it was announced that the fair had sold a 49 percent stake to two Art HK co-founders, Sandy Angus and Will Ramsay, so it sounds we may have a new global player in the works.