India Art Fair is South Asia’s largest platform for showcasing the best modern and contemporary art from around the world.
DAG hosted the largest space in the 2016 edition of the India Art Fair, creating two separate booths for exhibiting from its eclectic inventory of art. The Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art exhibition showcased the development of art in India by tracing back to its pre-modern days of British colonial art and Company Painting. The highlight of the exhibition was National Art Treasure artist Amrita Sher-Gil’s Dressing the Bride, an oil on canvas dated back to 1937. On display was also a selection of unnamed Early Bengal Oils and the famed Kalighat Pats.
In addition to the first edition of the Masterpieces series, the 2016 fair also saw a separate exhibition entitled Indian Modern Art: A Visual History. Divided thematically into ten different selections, around 500 works of art were displayed in this exposition that was concerned with the rich diversity of subcontinental art. The DAG pavilion featured a business lounge, a publication/curio store as well as a media room to document real time interviews with artists and critics.