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Here’s All That You Should See, Do & Eat At The India Art Fair

    The biggest celebration of traditional and contemporary arts, the India Art Fair has become a permanent fixture on every self-respecting culture vulture’s social calendar. And why not? It’s got a heady mix of national and international artists, films, panel discussions, wearable art, hard-hitting photographs and even the most delicious cakes.

    If you’re a first-timer or an inquisitive eager beaver, allow us to give you a low-down on everything exciting this year.

    A Collection Of Rare Mahatama Gandhi Photos

    Photo source: MCH Group

    Photo source: MCH Group

    Kanu Gandhi, M.K. Gandhi’s nephew, captured figments of this national leader’s life by making sure he didn’t flout any of the three rules Gandhi ji laid down for him. The result is a series of photos that have been painstakingly restored by PHOTOINK. Go here for a bit of black and white tell-tale nostalgia.

    Handcrafted Jewellery & Non-Serious Clothes

    Photo source: Miranika

    Photo source: Miranika

    If you believe in wearing the love for art literally on your sleeve, check out Miranika’s pop-up with limited edition art jewellery range. Every piece here is an artwork that’s been lovingly framed by ninth generation craftsmen. Another talented apparel designer, Pallavi Mohan's also making an appearance with her "Alice in Wonderland" collection. Stop by at both. We insist. 

    Art Of Forgotten Memories

    Photo source: Memoir Bar

    Photo source: Memoir Bar

    Memoir Bar is where you can take a memory, shred it to pieces and see it getting turned into a tile. We’re going to make a visit if only for the novelty factor and to see how emotions get turned into tangible pieces of art.

    Kebabs, Cakes & Coffee

    photo source: Pixabay

    photo source: Pixabay

    Art can soothe the soul but if there’s a raging hunger in you to make a mark {or plain raging hunger}, we’d suggest stopping by Koyla Kebabs for juicy, succulent kebabs. If you’re feeling a bit more high brew, hop over to Blue Tokai and Miam’s sweet-smelling table for sinful desserts and strong coffee.

    A Speaker’s Forum

    Photo source: MCH Group

    Photo source: MCH Group

    For everyone serious about their art or hopes to make a career out of curation and collection, it might be a good idea to listen to what the industry heavyweights have to say about topical issues like the impact of social media, the future of museums and how to go about building an imposing art collection.

    Art On Film

    Photo source: MCH Group

    Photo source: MCH Group

    Watch how filmmaking and visual arts come together in beautiful cinematic works that will be screened at the venue. Some films also shed light on the lives of the artists exhibiting at the art fair.

    Want in on all this action? Book your tickets here.

    Featured photo source: India Art Fair