India Art Festival
Art aficionados can look forward to revelling in the offerings of the fourth edition of the India Art Festival (IAF) – India’s contemporary art fair. Scheduled to showcase its colourful spectrum this month, the much-awaited annual event will unfold at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai. As always, the artists’ pavilion will bring together 150 booths of art galleries and over 300 individual artists – fresh talent and veterans – from 40 Indian and international cities.
The increasing success and recognition of the IAF is evident in the increasing presence of artists from distant states such as Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kashmir, amongst the 15 others who have regularly participated. The entire show will present a fabulous display of 21st century art that promises to capture attention with its paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, digital prints and videos.
A separate section will be dedicated to master painters like MF Husain, FN Souza, SH Raza, Akbar Padamsee, Krishan Khanna, Jogen Chowdhury, Laxma Gaud, T Vaikuntham, Rabindranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Binod Bihari Mukherjee, Chittoprasad, to name a few. Apart from Indian art, a few artists from across the borders, will present their best works this year as well. A total of 500 artists and art galleries are believed to be a part of the India Art Festival, 2014.
The first three editions had drawn an encouraging response. No wonder then that in this year’s edition, the scale has got that much larger! Veteran art critic and curator Ranjit Hoskote will once again curate the IAF Conversations – that will throw up many interesting ideas on allied subjects. For these are gripping panel discussions where speakers – who are knowledgeable in their fields as gallerists, collectors, historians and commentators – will address a number of interesting issues on contemporary art. No wonder then that the Indian Art Festival promises to kindle minds not just with its colours, but with its engaging interactions as well.
Verve is pleased to announce its association with the India Art Festival. Stall 80 sees a host of digital activities, subscription opportunities and the distribution of Verve as well as The Indian Quarterly magazine for readers and art enthusiasts. Also at the venue, a special contest for visitors. Tell us which installation at the India Art Festival inspires you the most and you could win one-of-a-kind scarves made by top artists. Don’t miss this opportunity!
The India Art Festival is scheduled to be hosted from November 27-30 2014, at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai.