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Art attack!

Sunday , 22 March 2015


artland dubai - Madhusudan Kumar - Golden Raaga - oil on canvas - 1 artland dubai - Satish Gujral  - oil on canvas

The inaugural edition of the Global Art Fair was held in Dubai, at the Business Bay Oberoi, from March 12 to 15. The fair featured more than 50 contemporary artists from India, the UAE, Taiwan, the US and other countries. It was organised by the Mumbai-based art organisation, Artland India.

The Ambassador of India to the UAE, TP Seetharam, inaugurated the four-day exhibition. Some of the artists whose work was featured include: Asit Patnaik (Delhi), Vijender Sharma (Delhi), Madhusudan Kumar (Mumbai), Anand Panchal (Mumbai), Sumito Gangopadhyay (Kolkata) and Subroto Dad (Kolkata).

Works by renowned artists such as MF Husain, NS Bendre, Akbar Padamsee, Satish Gujral and Yusuf Arakkal were also on display. Indian galleries that participated in the event included Art Indus, Delhi; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai; and Gallery Time and Space, Bangalore. The fair allowed aspiring artists to share a platform with more established names and also facilitated interaction between established Indian and local galleries.

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