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Last updated: 09 Oct, 2017  

Art Across Boarders - India Bahrain Art Exchange Initiative

NewsVoir | 07 Oct, 2017

Art Bahrain Across Borders, (ArtBAB), the Kingdom of Bahrain’s premier contemporary art fair & curated artists program under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain, is all set to debut in India with its artist programs to be held in New Delhi & Mumbai.



ArtBAB’s artist program was launched last year in May 2016 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It’s second edition will take place in Bikaner House in New Delhi on 9th of October, and Bombay Art Society in Mumbai on 30th November.


Under this art initiative, a collection of over 40 artworks from 20 Bahraini artists selected under ArtBAB umbrella will be going on display for the first time in India. ArtBAB is organizing these artist programs in India in association with Rouble Nagi Art Foundation. The show is curated by Dr Alka RaghuvanshiThe highly anticipated exhibition will kick off in New Delhi at Bikaner House on Monday October 09, 2017 and will go on till 11th October 2017. Mumbai edition will start from 30th November 2017 onwards and will be on till 2nd December 2017.



Speaking about the India initiative, Shaikha Maram Bint Isa Al Khalifa, the Director of the office of Her Royal Highness Wife of the King of Bahrain, said "We are proud to bring ArtBAB to India which has a rich history of Art and is known for some of the great artists. India has immense potential not only as a market but also as a supplier of talent and artwork to the international art scene. We are confident that our association with India will go a long way in promoting Bahraini artists and also fostering a connect between creative enthusiasts from both countries.”


Ms. Kaneka Subberwal, Fair and Programme Director of ArtBAB, said “ArtBAB not only provides a platform for Bahraini artists to showcase their work globally, it also acts as an umbrella for the creation of a common space for galleries and artists across the globe to connect with collectors and art aficionados.  We have few exceptional artists shortlisted for the first exhibition in India and we are extremely excited to showcase their extraordinary work which reflects Bahrain’s script, culture, people and landscapes in various forms. 


“Through ArtBAB, we aim to nurture talent and skill surface in Bahrain. We wish to empower artists by taking Bahrain to the global art industry and bringing the global art community to Bahrain.” added Ms. Subberwal.


About ArtBAB

ArtBAB is a significant arts venture designed to showcase the Kingdom of Bahrain’s rich creative talent to an International audience and further promote cross-cultural dialogue, broaden artists’ horizons, and introduce art collectors and enthusiasts across the world to the “talents and vision” of Bahraini artists.


The first two editions of ArtBAB International art fair drew huge participations from leading artists from across the world - U.K., Russia, Africa, Bahrain, GCC, Lithuania, France, Ukraine, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia, India, Italy, the USA among other countries. The third edition is slated to be organised from 14th to 18th March 2018 in Bahrain.


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