The India Art Fair (IAF) has been a celebration of South Asian modern and contemporary art since its inception in 2008. Continuing this tradition, the 12th edition of the Delhi-based exhibition will showcase over 81 Indian and international galleries.
Think 360 Design team planned to visit this gallery and explore the art styles on 1st Feb 2020.
For its 2020 edition, India Art Fair aims to embrace inclusivity while educating individuals about South Asian art. From entry to exit, the event will feature tactile artworks, braille signages and fair guides, topped off with dedicated accessibility tours for visitors. Ahead, we list out everything you can look forward to at IAF 2020.
K. S. Radhakrishnan is one of India's most significant sculptors, and he works almost exclusively in bronze. He was born in the Kottayam district of Kerala in I 956. After completing his under-graduation from St. Berchmans' College, Changanacherry, Radhakrishnan went to Santiniketan in I 974 to pursue formal training in art from the prestigious Kala Bhavana of Visva Bharati University, There he was mentored and trained by two important figures of Indian modernism — Ramkinkar Baij and Sarbari Roy Choudhury. His sculptural talents were acknowledged at a very young age when he was awarded the National Scholarship offered by the Government of India in 1978. During these early formative years of his career, Radhakrishnan was invited to be part of many exhibitions at the Lalit Kala Akademi and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture. He completed his MFA in the year of 1981 and was awarded a research grant by Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi to work in Garhi Village. This gave him an opportunity to move to Delhi and explore the diverse artistic practices of the metropolis. Since then, he had more than fifteen solo shows including the ones at Centre des Bords de Marne, Le Perreux-Bry-Sur-Marne (France), Lalit Kala Akademi (New Delhi) and at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture (Kolkata) amongst others. Among the numerous group shows at which his works have been exhibited are the National Exhibition at New Delhi (1980); Triennalle India (1990); Salon International de la Sculpture Contemporaine at Nouveau Forum des Halles, Paris (1995); Hippodrome d'elongchamp, Paris (1996); Espace Michel Simon-Noisy le grand, France (1996), and Beijing Biennale (2012). From the 1980s onwards Radhakrishnan has installed open-air sculptures across the country and abroad including at the TM foundation, Cotignac, France. The two major themes or motifs of Radhakrishnan's works are Maiya and Musui; two archetypal figures of woman and man through whom the artist's vision of the world is unfolded in myriad ways. His sculptures range from the small and intimate in scale to the large and lofty in dimension. They are shaped by his meditations on migration, history, memory, loss, and nostalgia, and demonstrate his deep engagement with the world around him. He bestows a sensuous quality on his sculptures through the subtleties of modeling and the extraordinary body movements of his figures. Radhakrishnan has curated the exhibition Ramkinkar Baij -A Retrospective which was shown at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. He has also written a book titled Ramkinkar's Yaksha Yakshi which was released in conjunction with the Ramkinkar Retrospective. Radhakrishnan has been awarded K.C.S. Panickar Puraskar, Govt. of Kerala (2011). Radhakrishnan is a frequent traveler and culturally a cosmopolitan nomad who is not restricted by national or regional barriers. Radhakrishnan is a distinctive and appealing presence on the modern Indian sculpture scene. He lives in Delhi with his wife and son.
Banaras city sculpture made by bronze
Original painting of a Great Indian Painter - Raja Ravi Varma
Combining unique design, art and automotive technology, BMW launched its Art Car Project in 1975, which invited leading artists to transform a vehicle. This year, the company will showcase Andy Warhol’s BMW M1 at India Art Fair 2020, which was hand-painted by the legendary artist himself. According to Rudratej Singh, president, and CEO of the BMW Group in India, this is the most photographed BMW Art Car in the world.
BMW i3 Display at Art Fair 2020
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