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Inside India’s Booming Art Scene

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Source: Forbes

In the early days of January, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi spoke for the first time about the Indian contemporary arts scene on his youtube channel. Referencing the India Art, Architecture and Design Biennale held at the Red Fort, New Delhi, in December, which he attended, Modi called the event a “celebration of our country’s diverse heritage and vibrant culture” and spoke about his pleasure at being able to interact with art and artists. Later, he published photos of the event on his own website. For a ten year presidency that has offered little financial support to the arts, and in an election year, this broadcast and coverage felt to some like nothing more than a publicity campaign.

“The art industry in India has been hard forged by artists with hardly any grants or government support” says Delhi-based artist Vikrant Bhise, “some people were suspicious by his attendance at an art event.” Due to this lack of support, Indian artists have taken the situation into their own hands and are proud of their homegrown grassroots contemporary art scene. The last five years has seen the Indian art market boom, culminating with the success of the India Art Fair, the largest art event in South Asia, which reached a crescendo in early February when it hosted its biggest event to date. The fifteenth edition of IAF hosted 109 exhibitors, with a mix of blue chip and emerging Indian galleries selling at the highest rates the fair has ever seen – Carpenters Workshop Gallery made a total of $1,615,000 in sales. IAF encapsulates an exciting time for Indian artists, who have long felt their practice is overlooked culturally.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gracebanks/2024/02/13/despite-lack-of-government-funding-indias-art-scene-is-booming/?sh=75a7dc763e7f

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South Asian Artists Confront Oppression with Joy

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Source: Alta

In the 14th century, the Indian poet and spiritual leader Guru Ravidas imagined a utopia called Begampura. This “land without sorrow,” as Begampura translates from Hindi, would be casteless, classless, and griefless. Free from anxieties and discrimination, inhabitants could pursue spiritual freedom.

A modern reinterpretation of Begampura undergirds Dalit Dreamlands: Toward an Anti-Caste Future, a multimedia group art show currently on display in downtown Oakland.

Read more: https://www.altaonline.com/dispatches/a60669886/south-asian-artists-confront-oppression-with-joy/

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“Con/temporality: Contemporary Aesthetics in Our Times” Exhibition Showcases South Asian Artistic Innovation

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source: Lokmat Times

The Arts Family London and 079|STORIES, Ahmedabad, are thrilled to collaborate on “Con/temporality: Contemporary Aesthetics in Our Times,” an exhibition featuring a selection of South Asian artists celebrating the dynamic spirit of contemporary artistic practices in South Asia. This exceptional showcase will run from April 19th to May 10th, 2024, at 079|STORIES in Ahmedabad, with a special preview on April 19th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The exhibition proudly features artists shortlisted for the recent TAF Emerging Artist Award – South Asia (2nd edition), including three finalists selected from a competitive pool of over 1000 applicants worldwide. These artists embody the diverse contemporary aesthetics and perspectives emerging from South Asia today.

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Collect with Confidence: Trusted Art Platforms in Asia Pacific

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Source: Entrepreneur asia pacific

The modern art market today is nothing like it was ten years ago. The days of onsite art auctions, where people spend millions of dollars on a single painting, are gradually passing. As a result, art ownership is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable for all art enthusiasts. In this column, we’ll explore traditional art auctions and their new online counterparts to find which option is more relevant and accessible for users in the APAC region.

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Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Bonhams are the undisputed leaders of the art auction industry. These auction houses’ rich history and pristine reputation have kept them on top of their game for years. Let’s take a closer look at each auction house.

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/en-au/lifestyle/collect-with-confidence-trusted-art-platforms-in-asia/471169

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