24 October, 2020

Anurag Sharma

The United Art Fair founder-director, on pushing boundaries and the state of art

Anurag Sharma
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An entirely artist-driven fair. Why?

I wanted to create a platform where I could bring together artists who have had little access to galleries. This has been my dream and I am happy to see it come true.

What kind of artists made the cut?

We had artists from different parts of the country—Kerala, Gujarat, Bengal, Delhi among others—and from various backgrounds. Revant Bogra, 16, the youngest artist at the fair, is supremely talented and a rising star.

Are you happy with the turnout?

It far exceeded my expectations. We had a footfall of around 1.5 lakh people, including industrialists, exporters, designers, hoteliers, art connoisseurs, art lovers and critics.

Is the Indian art scene changing?

Yes. Social networking has created awareness; people are challenging the conventional.

You also had a masters’ corner?

Yes, we wanted to show the audience where the contemporary artists had conformed and where they had...

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