MUMBAI TO NEW DELHI
At India Art Fair 2013, Mumbai galleries are well represented. Deepika Sorabjee takes a look.
12/12/12 saw India’s first art biennale open in Kochi. Spectacular artworks in incredible spaces came up amid chaos and uncertainty. Quite unlike the slick efficiency that we associate with the now well established India Art Fair. It’s nice to have both, the chaos of creativity in the inception of a biennale, and the efficiency of private enterprise cementing a successful art fair in its fifth edition this year at the NSIC Exhibition grounds from the 1-3 February, with the VIP opening on 31st January.
Over a hundred galleries will display over a thousand established and emerging artists. Neha Kirpal, founder, has “seen a significant increase in interest from Asia, which includes galleries, museums and individual collectors from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.” Sandy Angus, co-owner of India Art Fair feels, “with our international network which includes new art fairs launching next year in Shanghai, Istanbul and London, as well as initiatives in Latin America, [this] will also help in India Art Fair’s international outreach”...