Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art served fresh, South Asian-style at India Art Fair

By Georgiana Maddox
"All the Flowers Are For Me" by Anila Quayyum Agha. Red Cut paper, encaustic medium, embroidery. Courtesy of artist's website
INDIA---India Art Fair puts Bangladesh and Nepal at centre stage again this year, alongside Sri Lankan works and indigenous works from across India. Opening in New Delhi’s NSCE grounds on February 2, the fair is curated by Neha Kirpal and Marco Fazzone, managing director of Design and Regional Art Fairs, MCH Group. The round-up this year looks like an interesting mix of technically potent indigenous works by local artists from across the country as well as highly conceptual art by international artists such as Anila Quayyum Agha. Agha presents delicately patterned and layered installations titled ‘All the Flowers are for Me’. The work pays homage to the identity, beauty, and femininity of her mother and other mothers, obscured by the gravestone and the shroud. [link]