India Art Summit brings together art lovers in capitalJanuary 21st, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With 84 galleries from India and abroad displaying art works from some of the well known names in the domain, and seminars to give one a better insight into the art market, the third edition of the India Art Summit that began Friday is a haven for art lovers.”It’s absolutely brilliant! I had marked the dates of the summit a long time back. Where else would you get to see the work of all the maestros, sculptures, installations under one roof? This place is just buzzing with life,” said Shruti Das, a student of the Delhi College of Art, who visited the summit on day one.
The summit, a three-day affair, has seen the participation of galleries like the Delhi Art Gallery, Art 18/21 of London, Art Lounge Gallery of Portugal, Arteria of Canada, Indigo Blue Art of Singapore, Art Gallery 21 of Latvia and Grey Noise of Pakistan.
The Delhi Art Gallery, with one of the biggest exhibition spaces, has exhibited the work of 28 artists. The names include maestros like M.F. Husain, F.N. Souza and S.H. Raza.
Talking about the confusion over Husain’s paintings and the organisers’ decision to withdraw display of his art works, an official of the gallery said: “We are abiding by the organisers’ decision. Last evening they decided to withdraw the paintings over security reason.”
“But now we are in the process of displaying the paintings again,” she added.
The Vadehra Art Gallery of Delhi has showcased its art work in three sections - paintings, solo project and video lounge.
Talking about the first day response from the audience, Yamini of the Delhi Art Gallery said: “The response has been very good. There have been a number of visitors, including college kids and school children.”
But the paintings are not the only medium being exhibited. There are sculptures, installations, photographs and digital art.
Arushi Sharma, an amateur artist visiting the summit said: “Besides the exhibits, what is interesting about the summit are the seminars. The topics vary from contemporary art to infrastructure building and art policy.”
Rohan Sharma, a visitor to the summit tweeted: “It’s great to see so many lesser known Indian artists’ work here.”
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