The New York Times’s India blog looks at the revised and revamped India Art Fair:
“The quality of art at the fair this time will be internationally many notches up, because I have new international partners,” Neha Kirpal, founder and director, India Art Fair said.
Last June, Ms. Kirpal sold a forty-nine percent stake in the India Art Fair, and brought on board two international investors, Sandy Angus and Will Ramsay, co-founders of the Hong Kong Art Fair, who brought in a global network of art houses and collectors.
Ms. Kirpal said that some of these international galleries will also feature the work of Indian artists at the Fair. “It will be interesting to see how top galleries showcase Indian artists back to India”, she added. […]
For the last three years the fair was held at the Pragati Maidan, one of India’s largest exhibitions grounds in Delhi. But this year the fair has been shifted to Delhi’s National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Exhibition Grounds in Okhla, an approximately thirty minute drive from central Delhi.
“We struggled with infrastructure at Pragati Maidan. Having a better venue was not so much a matter of choice but need,” Ms. Kirpal said. “We will now have more control over the final event,” she added.
The new custom-built space spreads across 12,000 square meters, created by United Kingdom based production consultants, 20:20 Events, who also work on the Frieze Art Fair in London. Indian scenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan has designed the space.
India Art Fair Goes International (New York Times)