Kishore Singh is the sage of the Indian art market. He’s looking forward to the 88 galleries from 34 countries that will be at the Summit that begins with the Vernissage tomorrow. Here’s how he sees the event:
The growing importance of the summit has meant that the quality of everything from art to discussions around art have got varied and richer. For the Indian collector, this is the best possible platform at which to see a diverse range of art and compare prices. How these play out will define the art market this year, and sales (or negotiations) should be an important clue to which artists are climbing up the collectorati scale, and those that are losing favour.
The summit has become the key point for the art fraternity to schedule events – Kiran Nadar’s Museum of Art shifts into a new location, from Noida to Saket; Saffronart makes its debut in the capital with a gallery-office at The Oberoi – and specially curated exhibitions and retrospectives around the city make it a delightful period for anyone with even a passing interest in art — Zarina Hashmi, Tyeb Mehta, Yusuf Arakkal, Ganesh Haloi: you can catch them all at shows in different locations.
Art Buzzar! (Business Standard)