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6th Edition of India Art Fair brings the best Indian and International contemporary art with 91 exhibiting booths and 1000 artists. It has been visited by 400,000 people from over 60 cities over its five previous editions.
New Delhi, New Delhi (release-news) February 13, 2014 - The sixth edition of India Art Fair, India's premier fair for modern and contemporary art, concluded on 2nd February after a buoyant four day run at the NSIC Exhibition Centre in New Delhi.
With 96% of exhibitors reporting good sales, and a number of exhibitors selling out entirely, the fair reinforced the recent renewed sense of energy and market confidence that has been seen and felt across the Indian art community.
With 12 new galleries from cities including Paris, Lisbon, Cologne, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Karachi, the fair was pleased to report sales for 90% of all first-time exhibitors, with a number of galleries selling out entirely.
The international museum outreach also prompted an encouraging degree of cross-cultural outreach and collaborations supported by several foreign missions in India as an extension of their cultural policy and outreach. With Gallery Chowk (exhibiting for the first time at India Art Fair), the Pakistani High Commissioner to Delhi, Mansoor Ali Kahn, suggested a much bigger India-Pakistan initiative at the art fair for 2015.
India Art Fair also marked the first private-sector led Indo-Chinese cultural exchange program coordinated by 'Made in China' Chairman Philip Dodd. A delegation of Chinese collectors and gallery and museum owners visited the fair to meet their Indian counterparts and to discuss cross-promotional cultural exchange, a dialogue that will continue when an Indian delegation goes to Shanghai and Beijing later this year.
With a strong series of talks and debates at the 2014 Speakers' Forum, and with a number of curated walk, school groups and specialist workshops, India Art Fair beyond it's commercial role as a trade fair for art, has proved itself to be major catalyst for meaningful education and outreach for a larger community in India and abroad. Plans are already being laid for India Art Fair 2015 with the announcement that renowned curator and art critic Girish Shahane will join as Artistic Director of the fair.
Neha Kirpal, Founder and Director,India Art Fair :
"Sandy Angus and I are very pleased to have had a successful art fair as we recognize the importance of our role in the Indian context as market builders and a conduit for change, which we are working towards through a progressive ongoing efforts for international and domestic outreach and education. Since the inception of the art fair to date we've seen the transformation of the art fair, the exhibiting artists and galleries rising to a truly world class standard with an global appeal, and the development of an entire industry around the arts, fueling tremendous possibilities for both business and culture."