BMW Group India is pleased to announce the partnership with the upcoming 13th edition of India Art Fair, the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South Asia, running from 3 to 6 February 2022 at NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the partnership marks a new, year-round collaboration celebrating the region’s artists and dynamic arts scene through a series of dedicated initiatives and commissions.
The partnership focuses on growing India Art Fair’s digital presence and audiences for the arts through new online editorial including BMW Artist Films, comprising studio visits and interviews; an expanded IAF Parallel programme highlighting events and exhibitions by South Asia’s leading galleries, museums and alternate arts spaces; and a BMW Art Talk that will shine a light on an important artist inspiring change today.
With an ongoing ambition to foster a spirit of collaboration and creativity, India Art Fair introduces this year’s Artists in Residence programme featuring a strong line-up of talks and live participatory workshops. Artists taking part include Indian photographer, performance and feminist artist Indu Antony (Bangalore); recent Inlaks Fine Art Awardee, textile artist and sculptor Gurjeet Singh (Chandigarh); multidisciplinary artist Arpita Akhanda (Santiniketan) whose works address political concerns for human rights and justice; and mixed media artist Haroun Hayward (London) whose influences include 90s dance music, graffiti, African and South Asian textiles and miniature painting traditions.
Jaya Asokan, Fair Director, India Art Fair commented, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with BMW India which, now in its fifth year, marks a new chapter for India Art Fair.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India commented, “For over 50 years, various global cultural initiatives have been an integral part of BMW Group’s social sustainability. Taking this commitment forward, BMW India has valued and nurtured cultural engagements and co-operations with leading art platforms in the country. Our resolve to strengthen intercultural platforms of creativity in the fields of art, music, design, and architecture remains undeterred. The world around us is transforming amidst challenging times and art serves as a constant source of creative inspiration and hope. BMW India is delighted to present the latest edition of the India Art Fair in its new avatar for connoisseurs of art and automobiles.”