India Art Fair | Vadehra Art Gallery at Booth No B5

2 - 5 February, 2017

Vadehra Art Gallery is excited to be showcasing a number of artists at the India Art Fair 2017. The gallery’s fair participation aims to offer key insights into the field of modern and contemporary Indian art for collectors and the general art lover alike.  Our selection of artists exhibiting at the fair also reflects our vibrant year-long gallery programme.

As we look forward to hosting artists with whom we have been working for over many years, we are also happy to line up a range of new artworks, younger artists and exciting new partnerships at the booth.The booth will display the art works of veteran artists such as Akbar Padamsee, Ram Kumar, A Ramachandran, Paramjit Singh and Anjolie Ela Menon. These artists have over the years established a strong visual language which has inspired many generations of younger artist.The myriad art practices of these artists has inspired us to engage in the critical dialogue between the roots and emerging trends of Indian art.

Nalani Malani, whose solo exhibition will go on view at Centre Pompidou later this year, will be showing works inspired by nursery rhymes/fairy tales and literature. Anju Dodiya has explored the ‘book’ as a central theme and medium, creating an illustrious and colourful series of works for the fair. Artists such as Atul Bhalla, Shilpa Gupta, Arpita Singh and Rameshwar Broota who have been pivotal to the gallery over the years will all be exhibiting new works at the art fair. The exhibition will also have works of Atul Dodiya, who is simultaneously showing a whole new body of works at the Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony in the capital. We will exhibit works of Praneet Soi, one of the artists from the ongoing Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 and whose solo show was hosted at VAG this past September. Soi’s work is based upon the image by Holbein (1497-1543) that sits in the Kunstmuseum Basel, and rendered in a graphic manner, and is accompanied with a series of preparatory drawings. Artist and filmmaker Madhusudhanan, who exhibited at the gallery in December 2016, will be showcasing a new series of oils on canvas which, puts focus on the history of silent cinema and the cinematic image in India.

The gallery will also host the works of younger artists such as Sachin George Sebastian, Gipin Varghese and Shrimanti Saha. We are excited to announce that we have entered into new partnerships with artists Riyas Komu, NS Harsha, and Jagannath Panda and are thrilled that their works will be represented at the gallery booth. Sudhir Patwardhan, who will later this year be exhibiting a solo exhibition at the gallery, will be displaying a signature style acrylic on canvas, ‘Waiting to go Home’. The collection of the artworks will offer a spectrum of artworks from Indian contemporary art and will put into perspective the emergence of new art mediums, artist practices and concepts which are worth engaging with.