The Times of India talks to the director of the Korean International Art Fair about Indian art, its promise in the international marketplace and what’s holding it back:
Contemporary Chinese art has drawn significant attention from the international art world in the past few years. So there is more interest in Asian art as compared with western art. Many experts share the opinion that India will rise as a new centre of art and culture in Asia. India has a potentially huge market besides its culture and history. Public interest in Indian art is gradually increasing in Korea. Hence the KIAF decided to invite India as the guest country and organise a special exhibition of artists who are representative of contemporary Indian art. Lots of Indian artists are already enjoying huge popularity around the world. But at this stage, it’s about time art institutions in India the government, galleries, museums and individual curators became proactive and enlarged their market.
Interest in Indian Art is on the Rise in Korea (Times of India)