Four Indian galleries, Husain tribute at Art Dubai 2012 (With Image)January 17th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Four top Indian galleries will carry a select showcase of classic and cutting-edge contemporary art, including a tribute to artist M.F. Husain, to the Art Dubai 2012 March 21-24.
The art fair will present a select roster of 74 galleries from 32 countries to exhibit works by over 500 artists, a statement by the Art Dubai said Tuesday.
The Indian galleries include Chemould Presscott Road (Mumbai), Experimenter (Kolkata), Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke (Mumbai) and Seven Art Limited (New Delhi).
The Grosvenor Vadehra gallery, a collaboration between the Vadehra Art Gallery here in the capital and the Grosvenor Gallery in London, will pay tribute to the modernist pioneer, the late Husain with a solo showcase.
The Aicon Gallery in London and New York will host a group exposition of top contemporary artists like Debanjan Roy, Anjolie Ela Menon, Raghu Rai and Ram Kumar.
The fair, which has been registering growing number of footfalls over the years, has expanded the activity of its Global Art Forum, a art education and interface platform, to include curators’ residencies and a year-round education programme. The fair, held in partnership with Abraaj Capital, will be sponsored by Cartier and hosted by Madinat Jumeirah.
“Over the past decade, Dubai has become known as an international art hub. This growth has been organic, with a scene characterised by enthusiastic audiences and dedicated local patrons. Art Dubai is both a catalyst in this development and illustrative of it,” said Antonia Carver, the director of Art Dubai.
She said the 2012 edition of the fair promised “to deliver an unrivalled collection of varied yet tailored programmes for everyone, from the world’s leading collectors and art professionals to students and families”.
Reflecting on the continued participation of Indian galleries, Carver said: “Global interest in Indian art is growing steadily, and the fair has featured some exceptional work by the likes of Subodh Gupta, Jitish Kallat, F.N. Souza, and Anju and Atul Dodiya, just to name a few.”
“The longstanding support of India’s top galleries and collectors is indicative of Dubai’s role as a foremost hub for the world to experience, discuss and buy artwork being produced by Indian artists,” she added.
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