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'An Unforgettable Experience': Sotheby's Institute of Art Comes to New Delhi

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is coming to the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi for the first time on 24 and 25 February with a two-day course that will immerse participants in the international contemporary art scene.

The programme is designed for collectors and art enthusiasts and provides an overview of the development of artistic practice in the West, as well as an analysis of art from India and other emerging markets.

Informative lectures, discussions and ‘hands-on’ sessions will be led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty alongside in-house specialists and other leading experts in the field.

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THE COURSE INCLUDES LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS AND 'HANDS-ON' SESSIONS.

Lunches with the speakers and specialists are included and provide a unique opportunity to engage in further discussion and debate around the key issues. As part of the experience, course participants will be invited to attend Sotheby’s private cocktail reception to preview its exhibition in New Delhi.

The course coincides with an exhibition of highlights from the forthcoming New York auction of Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art, also at the Leela Palace Hotel.

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PARTICIPANTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND A PRIVATE PREVIEW OF SOTHEBY'S EXHIBITION IN NEW DELHI.

Vogue and New York Times journalist Gayatri Rangachari Shah attended a previous course in Mumbai and highly recommends it for both novices and those with prior experience of contemporary art. Speaking about her experience, she said: "The course I attended was an incredibly immersive and panoramic survey of the international contemporary art landscape.  Far from providing a snapshot, the three days had an exacting line up of lectures by stellar faculty, site visits to galleries, museums and collectors’ homes, combined with engaging conversation with a wonderful cohort of fellow participants.”

I would definitely recommend anyone who is an art lover to join these courses as they are the easiest way to find your own identity as an art lover...

Meanwhile, Seran Gheorghe, who participated on the Mumbai programme said it was an ‘unforgettable experience’. He told us: "If before I was avoiding art conversations, now I can't stop having them. From the art-enthusiast class mates that I had and the invaluable lectures, to the art gallery trips in the city that were beautifully curated by the lecturers, for a few days the art became the centre of my universe. I would definitely recommend anyone who is an art lover to join these courses as they are the easiest way to find your own identity as an art lover, and once you realise that there is no right or wrong, good or bad, beautiful or ugly in art, then you can have your own view on everything and explore the art which makes you feel good or happy or beautiful."

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THE COURSE IS RECOMMENDED FOR BOTH NOVICES AND THOSE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH CONTEMPORARY ART.

Gaurav Bhatia, Managing Director, Sotheby’s India, added: "Sotheby's Institute of Art is at the forefront of international Contemporary Art and Art Business education. For the first time in New Delhi, we are thrilled to present an immersive and enriching two-day programme on global contemporary art with leading international experts in the field. It is highly recommended for collectors, curators, specialists, gallerists and enthusiasts of contemporary art globally."

For further information, please contact:
Martin Williams, Manager of Public Programs, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-London
+44 (0) 207 462 3249 or m.williams@sothebysinstitute.com

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