Yamini Mehta, Sotheby’s specialist in Indian art, recommends what to do and see while in India’s capital for the art fair.
Courtesy Gallery SKE.
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Known as one of the most cutting-edge galleries in India, GALLERYSKE has recently opened this New Delhi space to complement its already world-renowned Bangalore gallery. The opening also marks GALLERYSKE’s 10th anniversary, with an exhibition featuring the work of all thirteen artists the gallery represents.
Combining Victorian, Colonial and Art Deco architectural styles, the Imperial Delhi hotel offers luxury and peace within hectic Delhi. A meal at the Spice Route is a must, followed by a visit to their collection of British art on India, and ending with their luxurious spa.
Courtesy Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Founded in 2010 by one of India’s most renowned art collectors, this museum exemplifies the dynamic relationship between Indian art and culture through extensive exhibition and educational programmes. Taken from Kiran Nadar’s vast personal collection, works range from late 16th century Mughal miniatures to Indian contemporary masterpieces from Atul Dodiya and Subodh Gupta.
Courtesy Devi Art Foundation.
Devi Art Foundation
The Devi Art Foundation is India’s first major non-profit art centre, housing the Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection – one of India’s most important private collections. Comprised of more than 7,000 contemporary, modern and tribal artworks from across the subcontinent, this is a must-visit if you are a fan of contemporary artists who deal with challenging subject matter.
Courtesy National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
National Gallery of Modern Art
Established in 1954, the National Gallery of Modern Art houses works by modern Indian artists dating from 1850 onwards. It is the only institution of its kind in India, run and administered by the Indian government within a magnificent building that once belonged to the Maharaja of Jaipur. Make sure to visit the current retrospective on one of India’s most significant contemporary artists, Subodh Gupta, and take a trip through the beautiful museum gardens.