India Art Summit™ will take place for the 2nd year running this August in New Delhi. Following the landmark success of India Art Summit™ 2008, which attracted over 10,000 art enthusiasts from India and overseas and saw about 50% of the artworks sold, the art fair is being seen a definitive factor in setting the mood for the art market this year. This year’s exhibition space has been expanded three-fold from 1500 sq m. to 4,500 sq m. at Pragati Maidan, ITPO. Support from the art community has been unprecedented with 54 leading galleries participating as compared to last year’s 34 galleries. From the 3 international galleries in 2008, there are now 17 galleries from around the world including some of the most prominent international galleries from Europe, Asia & the United States.
India Art Summit™ comes at a time when there is an audible demand in the art market for an inclusive, international platform for Indian art. Besides being the single largest showcase of Indian art, the event will be the first major exposition of international art in the country. An important objective of the India Art Summit™ is its focus on education and raising awareness about art. Part of this extended outreach is a specially convened International Speakers’ Forum, with over 45 influential Indian and international speakers.
The 2nd edition of India Art Summit™ is supported by Sotheby’s and brings together a string of collaborations with organizations in support of the fine arts including Asia Art Archive, Asia Society, Lalit Kala Academy, The Devi Foundation, and The British Council.