India Art Festival debuts in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad edition will feature 30 art galleries showcasing the works of 50 master artists, alongside 200 mid-career and emerging artists

India Art Festival debuts in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The India Art Festival (IAF), a premier contemporary art fair held annually in New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai since 2011 on Tuesday announce its inaugural edition in Hyderabad. The event will take place from June 7 to 9, 2024, at Kings Kohinoor (Crown) Convention, Pillar 68, PV Narsimha Rao Expressway, Rethi Bowli, Hyderabad.

The festival will kick off with an exclusive VIP preview on June 7 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will continue on June 8 and 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Hyderabad edition will feature 30 art galleries showcasing the works of 50 master artists, alongside 200 mid-career and emerging artists. Visitors can expect to see a diverse array of 3,500 paintings and sculptures across various mediums, displayed in 100 booths.

Since its inception in 2011, the India Art Festival has successfully hosted 25 editions across New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. The festival's unique format, which includes both gallery exhibits and independent artist showcases, has significantly contributed to its growth in scale, quality, and reach over the past decade and a half. This year's Hyderabad edition aims to continue the art festival's mission of democratising art viewing and buying, bringing a rich cultural experience to the Charminar City.

Vision of India Art Festival

Rajendra, Director of India Art Festival, highlights the festival's role in providing a platform for artists to present their work to a diverse audience, helping them build networks and explore potential markets.

He explains, "Every year, thousands of new artists graduate from art schools across the country, but they often struggle to find gallery representation immediately. Today's millennials seek artworks to enhance the ambiance of their living spaces, and art fairs like ours meet this demand by offering a 'one-stop art shop' with thousands of choices under one roof.

"India Art Festival format gives young and mid-career artists opportunities to exhibit with master artists represented by various art galleries participating in the art fest, which otherwise is difficult to get in the current art market scene; so our aim is to create a level playing field for one and all, " he added.

A Diverse Artistic Showcase

This debut edition will feature 100 master and established artists from galleries in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Singapore, Noida, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, presenting a vibrant panorama of Indian art. Independent artists from various regions, and almost every state in India will also display their works for the first time in Hyderabad.

Notable artists whose works will be exhibited include Jogen Chowdhury, Manu Parekh, Krishen Khanna, Sakti Burman, Seema Kohli, Paresh Maity, Yusuf Arakkal, S G Vasudev, Anjoli Ela Menon, Atul Dodiya, Laxma Goud, T Vaikumtam, Laxman Aelay, Ashok Bhowmick, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Gurudas Shenoy, Vinita Karim, Jatin Das, P Gnana, Ramesh Gorjala, Shuvaprassana, M Narayan, and many others.

Additionally, established artists Gurmeet Marwah, Lalbahadur Singh, Roy K John, M V Ramana Reddy, PJ Stalin, Ashif Hossain, Vivek Kumavat, Bhaskar Rao, Yusuf, Amit Bhar, Sujata Achrekar, Supriya Amber, Tauseef Khan, Kappari Kishan, G.Pramod Reddy, Ramana Reddy, Kanta Prasad are showcasing their innovative creations with other promising names such as Praveena Parepalli, Om Thadkar, Pankaj Bawdekar, Dev Mehta, Praveen Kumar, Sathya Gowthaman, and many others.

Cultural Extravaganza

The Hyderabad edition of the India Art Festival offers more than just a visual feast. Attendees can enjoy a variety of fusion shows, live music performances, live painting demonstrations, and captivating film screenings. A highlight of the event will be the screening of "The Eternal Canvas – 12,000 Years Journey through Indian Art," a film that explores India's rich artistic heritage from prehistoric times to the present day.

Join the Celebration

The India Art Festival 2024 in Hyderabad promises to be a celebration of diversity, creativity, and the timeless allure of artistic expression. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and general audiences are invited to experience this unique cultural event. Tickets are affordably priced at Rs. 299 available on Book My Show.

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