When and where is India Art Fair 2019?
The 11th edition of India Art Fair will take place at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, from 31 January — 3 February 2019, being at the heart of the most significant week in the city’s cultural calendar.
What are the opening hours?
The special preview will take place from 3 – 7pm on 31 January 2019, offering collectors and visitors the opportunity to experience and acquire the finest works available before the Fair opens to the public from 2 – 7pm on 1 and 2 February 2019and 11am – 6pm on 3 February 2019.
Where can I purchase tickets for this year’s show?
Yes; we are offering a limited number of Thursday Preview Passes, which give you and a personal guest early & unlimited access to the fair, as well as Single and Three Day tickets. Take advantage of the early bird offers by booking your tickets now.
How do I get there?
Govindpuri Metro Station and NSIC Okhla Metro Station, which fall on the Violet line and Magenta line respectively, are next to the entrance of the Fair. The venue is also accessible by taxi, and car parks are available at Gate 3 and 4 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What makes India Art Fair different?
India Art Fair attracts visitors with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, journalists, gallerists and critics, and art lovers. Some visit to acquire art, while others view the fair more as an exhibition, enjoying the experience as a cultural day out.
What are the sections of the fair?
The Fair is made up of five sections: the Galleries consist of Indian and international exhibitors presenting works by a range of artists; Focus features solo artist presentations; Institutions showcase leading Indian and international museums and art foundations presenting elements of their programmes or collaborations commissioned specially for the Fair; Platform represents young emerging artists or art practices from South Asia; and Art Projects is a space to discover large scale, interactive installations.
Some big names participating in India Art Fair?
India Art Fair has exhibited works by celebrated international superstars like Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama and Picasso in its previous editions, and has presented the leading artists from the region such as Ai Weiwei, M.F. Hussain, S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, Amrita Sher Gil, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Nikhil Chopra and Thukral and Tagra.
The Fair sees a particularly strong representation of most illustrious Indian galleries such as Jhaveri Contemporary, Chemould Prescott Road, Experimenter, Vadehra Art Gallery, and Gallery Espace. Some of the top-rank international galleries, such as David Zwirner, Blain | Southern, Sabrina Amrani and Aicon Gallery have also participated in the Fair. India’s most influential cultural organisations partnering with the Fair in 2019 include Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art.
If I cannot get to New Delhi for India Art Fair, is there any part of it that I can still enjoy?
Yes, there are a number of satellite exhibitions and unique events throughout the city, showcasing the dynamic diversity of the art scene in the country. You can access the programme here.