Over the years, Asian Art in London has showcased talented artists from the Indian subcontinent
Asian Art in London presents a ten-day celebration of art from all over Asia. Running between November 3-12, 2016, exhibitions will be placed in galleries all over the capital city.
For ten days, the public can attend free of charge to see and experience historic art pieces from different cultures from South Asia to North Asia. There will be a mix of lectures, exhibitions and performances to enjoy.
The history of Indian art will also be celebrated during the course of the festival.
In particular, there will be a lecture on ‘Early Indian Sculpture and its International Legacy’ by Arthur Milner. Milner is a notable specialist of Indian and Islamic Works of Art, and he will explore the combination of Indian art with religion.
Auctioneers, Christie’s, will also be hosting a special short course on ‘Classical Indian Paintings’ on November 10. The course will be run by lecturer and curator, Jasleen Kandhari.
Visitors can also attend V&A Museum to get more insight on cultural Sikh paintings. V&A will also be host to a lecture by Hugo Miguel Crespo, entitled, ‘The Annual Benjamin Zucker Lecture on Mughal Art Indian Jewellery and the Portuguese during the rise of the Mughal Empire’.
The evening event looks at the rise of the Mughal Empire and the journey of Indian jewellery into Europe. The lecture will also discuss how European jewellery greatly influenced the Mughal courts back in India and how these gemstones became a permanent feature of Mughal royalty.
For those more interested in the history of Indian textiles, the University of Oxford will be hosting a Study Day on November 12, 2016.
Over the years, Asian Art in London has showcased exceptionally talented artists from the Indian subcontinent, uniting them with specialised art dealers, auction houses and museums.
For 2016, the running theme is ‘changing world, presents changing arts’, and Asian Art in London will recognise a mix of well-known and emerging painters and sculptors.
In previous years, Asian Art has had a successful run with a diverse variety of exhibitions such as, ‘Jade Expression: A Selection of Bespoke Masterpieces by German Artist Jeweller Matthias Dathe’, inspired by travel and life in Asia, studies on Indian textiles, the Sultans and Maharajas of India and much more.
Now art aficionados can look forward to some wonderful events held all across the city.
Of them include an on-going exhibition by art dealer Prahlad Bubbar, called ‘La Lumière de la Lune et du Soleil: The Arts of India and Beyond 1500-1930’, which will see a mix of Indian, Islamic and Himalayan Art.
Dealer Sam Fogg will also display ‘A Library of Manuscripts from India’, an extraordinary find of classical Indian manuscripts and art pieces.
Also on show are ‘Pahari Paintings from the Eva & Konrad Seitz Collection’, from dealer Francesca Galloway Ltd.
Restaurants such as the Bright Courtyard Club, Chutney Mary St James and Sake no Hana will also be participating this year.