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Helping rural and urban art get recognition

 MPost |  2017-01-16 20:04:01.0  |  New Delhi

Helping rural and urban art get recognition

An art exhibition can be engaging, fun, and intellectually satisfying and serious. But when several galleries join to present their artists at one single venue, it leads to a series of conversations between artists and viewers and between the works of art themselves. 

India is a reservoir of talent in art, being the home country of a large number of exceptionally brilliant artists including painters, writers, singers etc. 

But as renowned French artist Henri Matisse had said, creativity takes courage. And Kalavishkar, an organization that endeavors to democratize Indian Art, has shown the courage of bringing together different galleries and artists from different parts of the world.

India Art Festival, a mega art fair is presenting its second edition from January 19 to 22 at Thyagaraj Stadium, INA Colony, New Delhi, with the participation of 35 art galleries along with 400 associated artists along with independent ones from six countries and 25 different cities from all over the world in 100 specially designed booths. Thus, a total of 400 artists and close to 4000 artworks will be on the visual arts platter of IAF visitors this year.

In this four-day event, galleries and artists from rural and urban area will display all kinds of artworks including paintings, sculptures, photographs, original prints, serigraphs and installations. Visitors will see unbridled form of refreshing creativity to satiate almost all kinds of dainty visual tastes – like seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, rural and urban scenarios, nudes, figurative, still-life, semi-abstracts & abstracts, highly realistic, religious and spiritual artworks - under one roof.

IAF Managing Director Rajendra says, “Monopoly in art deprives several artists from the art fair circuit. What we need is the expansion of choices presented to art buyers and collectors by showing them diverse visual art products by both rural and urban artists. India Art Festival aspires to do exactly that.” 

Being the only multi-city art fair in India that hosts annual editions in Mumbai and New Delhi every year, IAF facilitates artists to create a network with the art galleries and help galleries to build a bond with art dealers, collectors and buyers. 

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