Sunday, March 30, 2008

Art of Life in Limbo, a promising young artist Anup Kumar Chand

Ashok Art Gallery presents Spaces in Transition, an exhibition of contemporary paintings by Anup Kumar chand, who has a Ph. D in Visual Arts, is deeply inspired by the Patta Chitra motifs from Orissa. Commercialisation and exploitation of land is another aspect that Chand expressed his feeling against.The body of work in this exhibition responds to the continuosly changing life scape of contemporary society.

At: Triveni Kala Sangam

Tansen Marg, New Delhi - 110001

From 31st March - 10th April 2008

11AM - 7PM Daily

Friday, March 21, 2008

Indian Art Expo 2008, a new begining in Indian Art Market

It's an idea whose time has come. Art fairs and expos are held as a matter of routine all over the world. Art Expo India 2008 Mumbai is determined to catch up the global Art Market Trend.
Vickram Sethi, gallerist, curator and entrepreneur, takes this first significant step with Art Expo India 2008, which brings together professionals from various branches of the art world: From galleries to framers, buyers to artists at the World Trade Centre March 14-16, it has been organised by the Trade and Technology Exposition Co (India) Pvt Ltd, established in 1987 as an exhibition organising company headed by Mr Vikram Sethi.
He has managed to bring together art galleries from all over the country, Sethi says, even though many are still hesitant. "They want to wait and see how this one goes," he smiles. Those that have signed up include Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd. , Marvel Art Gallery, Karma Art Gallery, Archer , Ashok Art Gallery, Nitanjali Art Gallery, Arushi Arts Gallery, Art India Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd, Art & Soul, The Osmosis Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Klakriti Art Gallery, The Art Trust, Ashish Balram Nagpal.

In time, Sethi explains, there will also be support services showcased at the Expo — insurance, valuation and more. Art supplies and artists' facilities are not being planned, at the moment. Sethi looks to this collection of industry-associated services being a huge success, since the art market in India is growing rapidly.

"It used to be NRIs buying art, but now every young couple wants to own something that they can be proud of," he says. And this is where they can start.Harsh Goenka and actress Dimple Kapadia cutting the red ribbon and inaugurating the show. Making their arty-hearty presence felt at this ‘making a business out of art’ affair were a number of the city’s gallery owners, artists and art dealers, who came to check out the various stalls and works on display. Artexpo India 2008, which ends last week, offered Mumbaiites a chance to mingle with art industry professionals from across India. Young Indian Artists like Chintan Upadhyay, Pratul Dash, Venkat Bothsa, Amitava Dhar, Sajal Patra, Kanta Kishore, Jamal Ahmed, Gadadhar Ojha, Anup Kumar Chand, Binoy Varghese,Jenson Anto,Pradosh Swain and Sanjeev Sonpimpare were hot favorite amongst all showcased and Ashok Art Gallery’s young artist representation was found most hunting place for all visitors.
Dimple was very impressed with the entire concept of buyers, gallerists and collectors all coming together under one roof. “Art Expo India will open the market for a wide range of products and services,” Vickram Sethi was overheard explaining to a guest.Also present at the show opening were Laila Khan-Rajpal, Pravina and Jamal Mecklai, Sarayu Doshi, Richard and Katherine Tan and artists Sajal Patra, Prithivi Soni, Vinod Manwani, Kanta Kishore, Pradosh Swain, Sanjoy Bose, Chintan Upadhyay, Sanjeev Sonpimpare and Jenny Bhatt. Art for art’s sake, indeed!
Ashok Nayak
Curator and Exhibition Director

indian art expo, indian art fair, Indian art market, Indian young artists

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Artexpo India 2008 Mumbai

Artexpo India 2008 is going to be a high profile meeting ground for art dealers, galleries, artists and prospective buyers. This exhibition will play a catalystic role in building the art market in India . The art market is in an expansion phase of its own. Artexpo India 2008 will help to expand the buyer network by creating recognition built on trust and confidence. Visitors will include collectors, buyers and corporate decision makers and HNI's. These important visitors will be specially invited to attend the show. At least 10,000, quality visitors are expected. Non-invitees would have to purchase the show visitors directory before entering the fair . Mumbai has been chosen as the location for Artexpo India 2008 as it is the premier art market of the country and also the home of well known individual and corporate art collectors. As a city it has the highest per capita income and is also the highest tax paying region in India.
At Stall no - 15 you will find Ashok Art Gallery, a place for hunting some quality works from all the young fine art stars like Pratul Dash, Binoy Varghese, Sajal Patra,Veejayant Dash, Debashish Chakraborty, Anasuya Chakraborty, Jenson Anto, Pradosh Swain, Dharmendra Rathore, Baladev Moharatha, Sanjoy Bose, Amna Ilyas, Tapan Dash, Bibhu Patnaik, Sunita Anand Rao, Anup Kumar Chand,Somanath Raut, Kanta Kishore and Gadadhar OJHA.
Expo - Center the exhibition hall of World Trade Centre,
Cuffe Parade, Mumbai.
Dates: March 14th - 16th 2008
Time: 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.