28th January - 31st January, 2016
New Delhi
 
 
the ART FAIR
Founded in 2008 in New Delhi, India Art Fair is a platform to sustain the artistic aspirations of the city with the opportunity it deserves. It is a significant event for the arts in the region, attracting artists, curators, gallery owners, collectors, museum directors, art enthusiasts and extensive media from around the world. Over its seven editions, the art fair has shown in excess of 400 galleries and 4000 artists, highlighting its contribution to the promotion of art among a range of stakeholders and across the subcontinent.

The last edition of India art fair had an extensive schedule that included a comprehensive series of artistic projects, curated by Artistic Director Girish Shahane, integrated in conjunction with the renowned Speakers’ Forum, bringing a diverse range of high profile industry speakers and thought leaders to the fair. Additionally, the fair played host to a variety of art book stores, new restaurant spaces, curated walks, performance art and an increasingly prolific series of Collateral Events across New Delhi and across India.
 
Speakers' Forum
The Speaker's Forum has a larger mandate than the conferences of most art fairs, because of the relatively underdeveloped discourse around art in India. The packed venues seen at conferences testify to the eagerness of the Indian audience to engage with issues affecting visual arts in the region and the world. In keeping with its wide mandate, the Speaker's Forum of IAF 2015 covered the entire range of stakeholders in the visual arts, devoting panels to art criticism, curating, collecting, patronage, and cultural policy. A new development in the last edition was the integration of the Forum with the special art projects. Ten of the artists who created work for the fair's noncommercial section also featured as speakers, creating a strong link between the discursive and experiential aspects of the fair. The Forum also underlined IAF's renewed emphasis on South Asia and neighbouring regions.
Programmed by: Girish Shahane, Artistic Director, India Art Fair 2015
Speakers' Forum Schedule 2016 (Coming Soon)
Speakers' List -2016 (Coming Soon)
Speakers' Forum Schedule 2015
Speakers' List - 2015
 
 
Collateral Events
Special programmes were planned in the days leading up to the art fair by prominent arts and cultural institutions across Delhi. These included major art galleries, museums, private collectors, Embassies and not for profit organizations, who all played host to a multitude of collateral events transforming the city into a cultural hub.
Collateral Events Schedule 2016 (Coming Soon)
Collateral Events Schedule 2015
(This schedule does not include the ‘by invitation’ events which were exclusively for our VIP Programme)
 
 
Art Projects
The 7th edition of India Art Fair showcased specially designed Art Projects presenting the most stimulating contemporary practices in visual arts. This dimension of the art fair enabled visitors to engage and connect with thought-provoking art interventions at the fair venue, with some works custom built specially for the art fair. The Art Projects featured highly impressive works of key artists including large-scale installations, site-specific sculptures and multi-media installations.
Art Projects 2016 (Coming Soon)
Art Projects 2015
 
 
Spotlight Series
As a supplement to its well-known Speaker's Forum, the India Art Fair in its last edition introduced a programme of events and discussions called the Spotlight Series. While each of the Speaker's Forum panels consisted of four to five participants tackling expansive subjects, the Spotlight Series had a smaller number of speakers in each session, a shorter duration, and focused on individual artists, institutions, and publications. Held at the Yes Bank Lounge, the Spotlight Serieswas a strong programme in its own right, with luminaries such as Arpita Singh, Prof. B. N. Goswamy, Monica Narula, and Prof. Mushirul Hasan conducting the show.
Spotlight Series Schedule 2016 (Coming Soon)
Spotlight Series Schedule 2015
 
 
Curated Walks
These dedicated tours were curated by our curated walks partner Artsome, a one-stop resource for information on Modern and Contemporary Art in the region. Guided tours led by trained art aficionados well-versed with the artworks on display offered a unique opportunity to the visitors to get an insightful and cohesive experience of the fair. On offer for visitors from 30th January to 1st February 2015 free of charge, these curated walks were open to both individuals and groups of visitors. The walks were thematically conceptualised so as to be interrelated, contributing and leading up to each other, titled “The World goes Pop!", "Who made Indian Art modern?", "Contextualising Contemporary Art", "Looking Beyond the Canvas" and "Exploring Art Projects". The curated walks enhanced the overall experience of the fair for an ever-growing audience from India and abroad. Artsome also organized customised curated walks for private groups and individuals at the fair. For more information contact: info@artsome.com
 
 
Past Catalogues
View our archive for catalogues from previous editions of India Art Fair.
7th Edition
6th Edition
5th Edition
4th Edition
3rd Edition
2nd Edition
1st Edition
 
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