The National points out that Iranian art is about to be the star attraction at the India Art Summit:
Contemporary Iranian art from the Anupam and Lekha Poddar Collection will be unveiled at the fair’s closing party on Sunday. Curated by the Tehran-based graphic designer and curator, Amirali Ghasemi, the invitation-only event, titled “The Elephant in the Dark”, has already generated a buzz in Indian art circles, if only because Poddar is known for being a collector that is ahead of the curve.
Ghasemi, the curator of this exhibition, is himself one of the artists who is being shown at the fair by Dubai’s 1×1 gallery, along with Alireza Fani, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Nosratollah Moslemian and Pooya Aryanpour, who will be juxtaposed against five Indian artists: Rameshwar Broota, Ravinder Reddy, Chittouvanu Mazumdar, Simrin Mehran Agarwal and Biju Joze. “We have a huge captive audience in India as against, say Hong Kong, Singapore or Dubai with smaller populations,” says the owner of 1×1 gallery Malini Gulrajani, who has been showing at the IAF for the past four years.