India Art Festival, a leading modern and contemporary art fair in India, is a new model for dialogue and collaborations between artists, art galleries, art buyers and connoisseurs who come together every year under roof.
India Art Festival (IAF) is the only art fair in India that presents two annual editions in two different cities –Mumbai and New Delhi. IAF provides unique opportunity to the art galleries and artists to create a network with the art dealers, art collectors and art buyers. The general exhibition pavilion in the India Art Festival hosts major and mid-level art galleries with thousands of innovative artworks from the array of their associate artists, whereas Artists’ Pavilion offers emerging, independent artists the opportunity to get discovered and enjoy the attention along with the established artists.
India Art Festival, an interactive platform, features curated ‘Conversations’ a two-days educative seminar with a series of panel discussions offering expert perspectives on the subjects ranging from the contemporary art and the economy, art collection, exhibitions, to art galleries and infrastructure. The IAF Conversations brings together an eminent set of participants from a range of sites, scenes and practices within the domain of contemporary art, including artists, gallerists, museum directors, critics, historians, institution-builders, cultural organizers, editors and publishers. The speakers present and discuss ideas, insights and prognostications drawn from their rich experience.
Since its first edition in 2011, India Art Festival successfully facilitated expansion of the periphery of art patronage by mounting the grand art fairs not only in India but in the overseas countries like South Korea and others. After the eight successful editions at Mumbai & New Delhi, India Art Festival positions itself as a successful and tested new module of art fair with a focus on both – art galleries and independent artists. India Art Festival is an initiative of Kalavishkar, an organization that endeavors to democratize Indian Art through the initiatives such as India Art Festival and Indian Contemporary Art Journal, a quarterly magazine on visual arts.
India Art Festival is presenting its Second edition at Thyagaraj Stadium, New Delhi from 19 to 22 Jan 2017 and its seventh edition at Nehru Center, Mumbai, India from 02 to 05 November 2017. In the last Seven editions, India Art Festival attracted more than two hundred thousand visitors.