December 10, 2008 - ARCOmadrid - PANORAMA: INDIA
December 10, 2008


11th – 16th February 2009

Madrid, Spain

PANORAMA: INDIA at ARCOmadrid_2009

The International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCOmadrid, renews its commitment to the Asian continent as Guest Country and organises its 28th edition, to be staged between 11th and 16th February 2009, featuring the participation of 270 galleries from 31 countries.

Panorama: India at ARCOmadrid_2009 will be the faithful reflection of the boom of an artistic emerging market, focused in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as interesting centres and galleries in other cities such as Bangalore or Kolkata. Thus, the following galleries of international prestige will attend the fair from Mumbai: BODHI ART, CHATTERJEE&LAL, THE GUILD, SAKSHI GALLERY, CHEMOULD PRESCOT, PROJECT 88 y MIRCHANDANI & STEINRUECKE. The New Delhi-based galleries VADHERA GALLERY, PHOTOINK, NATURE MORTE, NEW DELHI and ESPACE will also be present. The selection will be completed by two peripheral galleries, namely GALLERY SKE from Bangalore and KASHI ART GALLERY, which is based in Cochin, Kerala. These participants will endow the fair with an extremely interesting sense of diversity.

A programme made up of thirteen galleries and more than 50 artists, to be completed with a selection of Indian contemporary artists under the guidance of the curator Bose Krishnamachari. All of them are represented by these galleries as well as by three new spaces: Bombay Art Gallery, Art Musings and Threshold, whose aim is to show the thriving creative nature of a market, characterised by its diversity and dynamism. This panorama will be complemented by a series of exhibitions, film cycles, concerts and activities linked to Indian art, which will be organised by the curator and visual artist Shaheen Merali to be presented at the leading museums and art centres in Madrid.

Collectors and buyers form all over the world will be able to appreciate the works by main contemporary Indian artists such as Atul Dodiya, Chintan Upadhyhay, Subodh Gupta, M. F. Husain, Tyeb Mehta, Rashid Rana, Shilpa Gupta or Ganesh Pyne. Alongside these names, younger figures such as Riyas Komu, Anandajit Ray, Chintan Upadhyay or the painter and video-artist Manjunath Kamath. A unique opportunity to get to know one of the most promising environments for contemporary art in the twenty-first century, hand in hand with ARCOmadrid.

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