India Art Fair 2015: The People's Buzz

February 3, 2015 9:03 PM

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The 7th edition of the annual India Art Fair, held in the Okhla industrial area of New Delhi over a heady four days over the last weekend in January, involved the works of some 1,100 artists from around the world. It was a multifarious display of contemporary art with occasional flashes of brilliance and exquisite nuance. Yet what fascinated me more as an outsider was the Indian public. As Indian art critic Rosalyn Dmello put it: fairs are commercial, democratic spectacles that encompass a wide spectrum of work.

"It's been a huge gamut, it's become more diverse. It's amazing how many people come, how many people feel they can come. This is actually more interaction than I expected, I think also because our work has narrative and also it's very rare in this day and age in any industry, even in visual arts, t...

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