Posted on : 09/01/2015 12:19pm
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India Art Fair Director Jagdip Jagpal reveals exciting things planned for the country’s biggest art show in Delhi.
India Art Fair (IAF) is the biggest exhibition of contemporary and modern South Asian Art in the country, and 2020 marks its 12th edition. Jagdip Jagpal took on her role as fair director in 2018, and since then has been instrumental is giving this exhibition a distinct identity. “Why should someone attend India Art Fair? We needed to make it clear that we are a one-stop shop for contemporary South Asian art with superior curation. The potential art market is very small and we need to grow that by growing an interest in art. The artists and their art is the core of everything we do.”
Since the beginning of her tenure, Jagpal has ensured that that 70 per cent of stall space is reserved for Indian galleries showcasing South Asian art. Visitors typically include international curators to high net worth individuals to filmmakers, and the organisation makes a strong effort to include students and differently-abled people as well.
India Art Fair 2020 has some exciting new artist programmes, cutting-edge genres of art, a cool lifestyle space as well as a highly-anticipated opening party. These are Jagpal’s favourite picks:
Jagpal’s pick: Manisha Parekh is a Delhi-based visual artist, who considers abstractionists Nasreen Mohamedi, Gaitonde and Jeram Patel as her influences. Her practice straddles between ink drawings, paintings, and collage. Parekh’s creative process is distinct, as she cuts, pulps and presses her own paper, and she will be leading a specialist workshop at India Art Fair.
Jagpal’s pick: Our partners CMYK Books will stock the best titles and host daily book signings including those by celebrated artists like Marcel Dzama, Martin Parr and Prabhakar Pachupate. Sharing the space will be Blue Tokai Coffee and others brands like Sepoy and Minus 30–a to-go for anyone looking to rest, read and relax.
India Art Fair 2020 will take place from January 30 to February 2 at NSIC, Delhi. These are stock images of artworks and galleries that will be present at this year’s event.
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