NEW DELHI: The 5th edition of India Art Fair, a modern and contemporary art fair, is slated to be held here from January 31– February 3, 2013.
Previously known as India Art Summit, it was founded in 2008 and it is recognised as the country's premier art fair. Since its formation, the fair demanded to offer sustainable platform for the boosting Indian art sector consisting offering infrastructure, access and transparency, contributing to the ne5t growth of the local market and also placing the country on global map.
It was set up in 2008 at the starting of an international economic down turn and the art fair saw strong 3-fold jump in regard to scale, footfalls, and participation in midst of challenging economic environment. 260,000 visitors from 67 cities across the globe in the past four years have made this event one of the most attended art fairs.
The upcoming 5th edition will be showcasing nearly 100 galleries from more than 1000 established and emerging artists. It will be featuring various prominent galleries from across the globe, mainly from Asia.
Neha Kirpal, founder and co-owner of India Art Fair, said, “This year we have been focused on sustaining scale, as well as the quality of the art being shown at the fair. We have seen a significant increase in interest from Asia, which includes galleries, museums, and individual collectors from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore; this is a first for India and a development we feel will be an important contributor to the global market for Indian art. Collectors can also look forward to the strongest presentation of South Asian art shown to date at the fair, particularly with Indian galleries showing some of their best works of both modern and contemporary artists.”