23 November, 2020

Anurag Sharma

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

Anurag Sharma

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...



To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.

More from Priyadarshini Sen

Latest Magazine

November 30, 2020

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section