Forum

The fair promotes cultural engagement through a broad and exciting programme of artist talks and discussions, collecting masterclasses and performances, as well as screenings and live events. Taking place in the Forum, the programme will introduce the most important themes and debates in South Asian art right now. This year’s Forum programme has been put together by our guest curator Sitara Chowfla — a writer, researcher and curator based between London and New Delhi.

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Forum Project | Presence in Absence

January 31, 2019 -

FR5 | Hall 2

The substance of life is as fragile and vulnerable as fabric that needs mending from the wear and tear of daily existence. Priya Ravish Mehra’s…

Forum Project | Presence in Absence

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Forum Project | Temple City

January 31, 2019 -

FR4 | Outdoor location

Satyabhama Majhi’s sculpture, made of metal and fabric, is inspired by the phrase “temple city”. Taking the idea of the somewhat contradictory coexistence of these…

Forum Project | Temple City

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Forum Project | Nepal Picture Library

January 31, 2019 -

FR3 | Forum

Nepal Photo Library presents the The Feminist Memory Project, which seeks to create a visual archive of women’s movements in Nepal. The project will gather…

Forum Project | Nepal Picture Library

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Forum Project | St+art India Foundation

January 31, 2019 -

FR2/F07 | Hall 2

The St+art India Foundation is bringing posters, prints, photographs and videos to their booth at India Art Fair, in order to replicate the experience of…

Forum Project | St+art India Foundation

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Forum Project | When All Roads Are One

January 31, 2019 -

FR1/A12 | Hall 1

Encased in pure gold leaf, a vintage Indian taxi meter is transformed into a modern-day reliquary. However, rather than containing a sacred relic, Ghiora Aharoni’s When…

Forum Project | When All Roads Are One

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Book Signing | Sudarshan Shetty 

January 31, 2019

3pm onwards

Sudarshan Shetty, Mangalore born conceptual artist and curator of the latest edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, will be launching a catalogue of the event at…

Book Signing | Sudarshan Shetty 

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Performance | Take the City

February 1, 2019 -

12pm – 2pm & 4pm – 6pm

Amol Patil’s conceptual practice reflects on the issue of class and caste divisions that continue to exist in India’s urban spaces. For his performance, Patil…

Performance | Take the City

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The Hockney Talk

February 1, 2019

2.30pm – 3.15pm

Thomas Girst, Head of Cultural Engagement at the BMW Group, introduces David Hockney’s stunning 1995 BMW Art Car with Edith Devaney, Curator at the Royal…

The Hockney Talk