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India Art Fair 2018 begins in New Delhi
February 10, 2018
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New Delhi: From the master strokes of prominent artists to the contemporary installations, the India Art Fair (IAF), which began here on Friday, offers a heaven for art connoisseurs, exhibitors and art lovers not only from the country but from its neighbours too.

Taking place annually at the NSIC ground here, the fair is a reflection of the fast-developing arts scene in the country, offering curated insights into its varied cultural landscapes.

The four day programme — which draws together galleries and artists, private foundations and arts charities, artists’ collectives, national institutions, cultural events and festivals — also enables international audiences to engage in innovative ways with the cultural history and development of the region.

Not just for Indian artists, but the art fair is being considered as a major platform for artists coming from neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh.

The Nepal Art Council, which has been participating for the past few editions, feels that the IAF has brought them into limelight, especially in the South Asian belt. Collectively the selected art works for IAF make a picturesque mosaic of multi-layered themes portrayed by contemporary Nepalese artists.

“Contemporary art still doesn’t have that strong hold in Nepal as compared to India. India Art Fair is a platform for us to highlight the growing contemporary artists. We may not have a good sale but have succeeded in grabbing the attention of exhibitors from various countries,” Sagar Rana, Vice President, Nepal Art Council told IANS.

“We showcase works of seven new artists every year. Our display of works may be less compared to other exhibitors but even the limited collection speaks for itself, there lies a story in every art work,” he added.

Indo-Asian News Service

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