In the ever-evolving landscape of Indian art, The Art of India, one of the most distinguished platforms in the art and culture domain, is set to unveil its highly anticipated third edition. Showcasing a spectrum of artistic expressions under the theme “Tradition, Transition, Modernity,” the exhibition promises to be a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Indian visual culture. Curated by the eminent Dr Alka Pande, the show will feature an impressive array of masterpieces from distinguished artists, including Raja Ravi Verma, B Prabha, M F Husain, Ganesh Haloi, Manu Parekh, and Jayasri Burman.
The exhibition will kick off at the Visual Arts Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, from January 28th to February 4th, before making its way to NCPA, Mumbai, where the collection will be on display from March 9th to 15th. The carefully curated selection spans various artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, digital, and mixed-media works.
Speaking about the upcoming edition, Dr Alka Pande emphasizes the exhibition’s narrative as a ‘ragamalika’ or a garland of many stories, representing the diverse voices, languages, and mediums that define Indian art. She states, “The story of Indian Art is indeed an amazing compendium of different voices, languages, and mediums which defines Indian art. The 3rd edition promises to be a moving feast for art lovers.”
The Art of India exhibition not only serves as a platform for art collectors but also stands as a significant gathering for art enthusiasts, offering an immersive experience in diverse forms of visual arts such as sculpture, painting, design, and architecture. With a theme deeply rooted in India’s cultural history, the event highlights the creative expressions of renowned artists, creating a melting pot of artistic proficiency and imaginative concepts.
The curator, Alka Pande, shares her thoughts on the exhibition, “This year, The Art of India is looking at the story of Indian art through a ‘ragamalika’ or a garland of many stories which makes the narrative of Indian Visual Culture. The story of Indian Art is indeed an amazing compendium of different voices, languages, and mediums which defines Indian art. The 3rd edition promises to be a moving feast for art lovers.”
The past editions of The Art of India have been monumental successes, setting the stage for the grandeur that the exhibition embodies. As The Art of India’s third edition prepares to enchant art lovers and collectors alike, it promises to be a celebration of India’s artistic legacy, a testament to the continuity of tradition, the inevitability of transition, and the allure of modernity. Mark your calendars for this extraordinary showcase that encapsulates the essence of Indian visual culture.