Monday, January 24, 2011

India Art Summit - An Intimate Affair with Modern & Contemporary Art, a report by MassCoMedia student

Jitendra Kumar, Trainee Reporter, MassCoMedia 

 India Art Summit was a mesmerizing experience for the connoisseurs.  The third edition of the event was a grand success with visitors from across the continents. This three day (20th Jan – 23rd Jan) event was held at Pragati Maidan, Delhi.  Art enthusiasts from across 20 countries flocked to see the third edition of the exhibition. There were visitors from Australia, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, UK and USA.
The exhibition showcased the largest and most diverse collection of modern and contemporary art in India. It hosted 84 of the world’s leading art galleries. Medium presented included paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, performances and digital art.
An affair with art witnessed participation of galleries like the Delhi Art Gallery, Art 18/21 of London, Art Lounge Gallery of Portugal, Arteria of Canada, Indigo Blue Art of Singapore, Art Gallery 21 of Latvia and Grey Noise of Pakistan.
The much acclaimed Indian, Art Summit also entered into controversy for taking down Hussain’s painting from its gallery. Still the grand event was a great success in quenching the thirst of collectors and enthusiasts.
A young visitor from Delhi school of art made an interesting remark “what brings me here is passion to paint and appreciate the work of others. Beside, the seminars held alongside with the exhibition help budding artists like me to understand the changing dynamics of the contemporary and modern art”
As the name of the event itself proclaims- Art Summit, apart from painting there were other medium also at display such as sculptures, installations, photographs and digital art.   

Highlights of the Summit
Ø  3 days
Ø  84 Exhibiting Galleries
Ø  More than 10,000 visitors
Ø  550 modern & contemporary artworks displayed

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