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India Art Festival Launches in Hyderabad

India Art Festival in Hyderabad is a welcome addition to the booming art space in Hyderabad. In addition to the several art galleries – small and big, online and offline organising art shows there have been a bunch of large exhibitions organised successfully in the cityIndia Art Festival in Hyderabad is a welcome addition to the booming art space in Hyderabad that already has several art galleries – small and big, online and offline organising art shows and large exhibitions held successfully this year

The city with its booming real estate and upward mobile younger demographic of art lovers is slowly and surely widening the scope for art and artists.

India Art Exhibition is a commercial art space that is affordable for exhibitors and a dynamic space that allows new and upcoming artists to share space with the popular artists and the masters. Well established galleries and new age curators share the space making it a democratic space for all. This gives the opportunity to the buyers that include the collectors with an eye to spot the talent, young and new collectors who want to test the waters, home makers who have been wanting to add a piece of art to their decor, or want to own a piece by a master and interior decorators and architects who are always looking out for art to suit their budget.

For masters who want to widen their client base – here’s a space that will inspire new and aspiring collectors –  to take the first step to try their hand at buying.

Ramesh Gorjala

And, any day it is a unique and positive experience to be able to see the art live before procuring it unlike through an Instagram ID – which is where many new artists often find an opportunity to display for want of affordable spaces that attract visitors.

India Art Festival

Minister for Youth Services, Tourism and Culture of Telangana Jupally Krishna Rao Inaugurated the first Edition of India Art Festival in Hyderabad on June 7th. And the festival has been attracting huge crowds from day 1.

The India Art Festival (IAF), a premier contemporary art fair launched its Hyderabad edition for the first time today at Kings Kohinoor (Crown) Convention, near PV Narsimha Rao Expressway. The festival kicked off with an exclusive VIP preview from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm for art lovers and buyers.

Minister for Youth Services, Tourism and Culture of Telangana Jupally Krishna Rao inaugurated the India Art Festival along with Padma Shri K Laxma Goud, senior artist; art connoisseur & author Anju Poddar and art collector Parvathi Reddy.

Minister Jupally Krishna Rao visited all the stalls and expressed his delight over the quality of works. He said, “Hyderabad is one of the most happening cities and it is a matter of pride that such events are more successful here. It is important for such events to happen and our state government will support them.”

“I plan to buy few of the works,” he added.

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

The inaugural day also had a Sitar recital by artist, musician Sanjay Ashtaputre accompanied by Vijay Panchal on table with live painting demo by artist Vittal Mupiddy and screening of the film – ‘The Eternal Canvas: A 12,000 Year Journey Through Indian Art.’

Popular artist, musician Sanjay Ashtaputre shares, “My works have been displayed by galleries in New Delhi and Mumbai from several years at the India Art Festival. I am happy it has come to Hyderabad my home this year. Additionally I have given my sitar recital here at the festival on the inaugural day. I wish this wonderful festival continues to come to Hyderabad every year.”

Rajendra Patil, Founder & Managing Director of India Art Festival says, “Here you will not just get to see masters and established artists; you will also get to see young upcoming artists who are teeming with unbridled form of creativity. Art buyers will get to see new, innovative artists that also include small-cap, mid-cap, gems who have capacity to become large-cap. It is also like a talent hunt. India Art Festival has been happening in Mumbai for 14 years, in Delhi for the last 10 years, and we completed 4 editions in Bangalore. In Hyderabad, we have 30 art galleries from different cities and rom Singapore as well and 280 artists from all over participating in the debut edition of India Art Festival. Art enthusiasts come and are inspired with all kinds of art on display under one roof.”

Artists Jaya Baheti & Dr Snehalata Prasad

Dr Snehalata Prasad, Hyderabad based artist, sculptor shares, “Before this edition the festival was successfully running in Mumbai, New Delhi. It is a beautiful platform that brings together young and senior artists from India and internationally too. Here visitors, art lovers, buyers and students come to meet artists and you get to witness emerging trends in contemporary art space.”

Works of Hyderabad based artists like Madhu Kuruwa, Maredu Ramu, Murali Thigulla, Sarang Jaltare, Moshe Dayan, Kantha Reddy, Saraswati Kavula, Jaya Baheti and senior artists Laxma Gowd, Laxman Aelay, Ramana Reddy, Shankar Pamarthy, Ramesh Gorjala & various emerging artists were on display at the art festival.

The participating art galleries in the Hyderabad edition include Artsbreeze Art Gallery, Sneha Arts, Hyderabad Art Society from Hyderabad, Charvi Art Gallery, Sara Arakkal Galerie rom Bengaluru, ArtHut, Gallery Pioneer, Eminent Art Gallery, Pastel Tales, Studio3 Art Gallery, Uchaan rom New Delhi & NCR, Beyond the Canvas, Bouquet of Art Gallery, House of Emerge, Dev Mehta Art Gallery, Mriya Arts, Traditions Art Gallery, Kalastrot, Rigveda Art Gallery, Studio Pankaj Bawdekar, The Bombay Art Society, Tela Art Gallery from Mumbai, and Gnani Arts (Singapore), Exclusive Art Gallery (Baroda), The Indian Art Cottage (Kolkata), Canvas Dreams Art Gallery (Nagpur), M Narayan Studio (Pune).