India Art Festival is back with its fourth edition
- India Art Festival is back with its fourth edition
India Art Festival is back with its fourth edition in the Capital
New Delhi, : India Art Festival in its fourth edition is all set to bring together 35 art galleries and 500 artists from 40 cities across the world under one roof at Thyagaraj Stadium. Opening on 22 November and on till 25 November, India Art Festival (IAF) will be showcasing all forms of artistic expressions including painting, sculptures, photography, ceramics, textiles and installations from rural
India to metro cities. IAF, founded in 2011 by the publishers of Indian Contemporary Art Journal is the only art fair held annually in two cities - Mumbai and Delhi.
IAF has a dual-module - the art galleries section and the artists’ pavilion. This year, besides showcasing the works of 400 established artists, the festival will offer an outstanding panorama of Indian art in the Artists’ Pavilion by 100 independent artists from cities like Chennai, Jammu, Tripura and Ahmedabad. The independent artists include mid-career, established as well as emerging artists. The India Art Festival has successfully expanded the periphery of art choice to city art buyers. The young talent teeming with the unbridled form of creativity will showcase new and radical visual art voices to the art festival. Besides providing an opportunity to unrepresented rural and urban artists, the main tenet behind Artists’ Pavilion is to create a dialogue between the viewers and the artist. The Artists’ Pavilion also encourages dialogue between the art market and the artists directly. Here the sale and purchase of the artworks are on an open platform.
The growth trajectory of India Art Festival
While smaller art fairs all over the India and Delhi have become a firefly phenomenon, IAF has been an example of steady growth and has achieved 20% growth year-on-year since its inception. The modest start with 80 booths in the first edition in Delhi has now expanded to 126 booths in its fourth edition, displaying 4500 artworks by 500 artists. As the contemporary art scene grows bigger, India Art Festival is sure to continue its upward trajectory in the coming years.
Festival director Rajendra said, “The art scene in Delhi has become event driven and bigger art events are drawing more crowds than solo or group exhibitions in the individual art galleries. Economical art fairs in terms of participation cost are easy for exhibitors to exhibit and recover basic participation cost hence they participate every year. Almost 90% of art galleries and 60% of artists are repeat participants in India Art Festival; this growth is phenomenal in such trying times”.
Participating Art Galleries
AL – Yas Creationz, Eminent Art Gallery, F & P Art Gallery, Galerie Art Eterne, Gallerie Ruki, Gallery Pioneer, Grapes Art, Inside Me, Merakii Art House, Moon Beams - Arts Initiative, Shree Yash Art Gallery,Studio Endless Thoughts, Studio Paradise, The Lexicon Art Gallery, Artvista, Artequest Art Gallery,Artzolo.com, Dolna, the movement, Mriya Arts, Rhythm Art, Studio3, The Bombay Art Society, WBC Gallery, Gallerie Splash, Indian Art Place, Uchaan, Easel Stories, Studio Renaissance, Charvi Art Gallery, Kalabhavan and Pichwai by Beyond Square.