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Gallery XXL is thrilled to announce a preview of its inaugural exhibition in New Delhi, in association with India Art Fair. The exhibition titled ‘who are these outsiders?‘ will be on view from 4 – 12 February, 2023 at the Main Art Gallery in Bikaner House.
The exhibition brings together works of Indian and international urban artists for a visceral and landmark event highlighting post graffiti art in a gallery for the first time in India. Igniting curiosity, ‘who are these outsiders?’ challenges the precarious nature of conventions, boundaries and ecosystems that influence the aesthetic composition of an image and what is perceived as fine art in a gallery. While cognisant of the historical and political narratives of street art in India, the artworks presented are shaped by multiple perspectives of what is understood as urban contemporary.
The participating artists have been essential in contributing to urban art in India and are representative of the global street art movement. Curated by Amitabh Kumar, the exhibition will introduce AIKO‘s bunnies to India, which were originally created in Banksy’s studio while she used to paint with him in London along with anonymous street artist Daku‘s infamous Stop Signs as a commentary on the art market. The participating artists include Anpu Varkey, AIKO, Aravani Art Project, Bond Truluv, Daku, GuessWho, Sameer Kulavoor, Ishaan Osheen & Hansraj Dochaniya, Trespassers, Fintan Magee, Papi Nevla, and Khatra.
India Art Fair’s Young Collectors Programme, curated by archaeologist and art historian Anica Mann, is a gateway to getting to know contemporary South Asian art. Taking place from 4 to 12 February at the Young Collectors Hub at Bikaner House in New Delhi, the programme is the perfect opportunity to discover new galleries and learn about various forms of art beyond traditional canvas paintings, such as photography, sculpture, video art, books, music and performance art. Specially designed for the culturally curious and new collectors, the Young Collectors Programme will also be great place to network and explore an exciting line-up of parallel events in the city.