Gurugram. BMW Group India is the presenting partner
of the latest edition of India Art Fair from February 1–4, 2024 at the
NSIC Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi. India Art Fair is the leading
platform for showcasing modern and contemporary art in India and South
Asia. The fair has brought hundreds of artists from the region to the
world’s attention over its many successful editions.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said,
“BMW Group India is deeply committed to nurturing corporate
citizenship and fostering intercultural dialogue, integral to our
societal responsibilities. We are proud partners for the fair, as it
celebrates 15 incredible years of establishing itself as the leading
platform for discovering modern and contemporary art in India and
South Asia. As the ‘Presenting Partner’ of the India Art Fair, we have
been instrumental in promoting the growth and visibility of modern
Indian art and artists. This year, BMW India is excited to unveil the
third installment of the ‘Future is Born of Art’ commission. We invite
art and automobile enthusiasts alike to join us in exploring new
realms of creative expression at the India Art Fair.”
BMW Group India has supported the evolution and exposure of modern
contemporary Indian art and artists since 2012. Through this year’s
collaboration, BMW India will exhibit the first-ever fully electric
BMW i7 sedan as part of third ‘The Future is Born of Art’ commission
and host the BMW Art Talk on the theme ‘Through the Looking Glass’.
The first-ever BMW i7 is a true all-electric luxury sedan that
clearly demonstrates how an exclusive driving experience can be
combined with an unwavering commitment to sustainability. The i7
offers all-electric innovation, visionary design, and powerful driving
dynamics so that you can make a striking impression everywhere you go.
Built for the luminaries with next-level style and substance, it is
undeniably alluring from the inside out.
‘The Future is Born of Art’ commission is an initiative by BMW India
and India Art Fair which aims to propel emerging Indian artists and
boost BMW Group’s commitment to promote art, sustainability and
innovation. BMW India will showcase its third commission based on the
Sashikanth Thavudoz is the winner of the third edition of ‘The Future
is Born of Art’ commission, following Faiza Hasan and Devika Sundar,
the winners of the 2022 and 2023 commissions, respectively. Selected
by the advisory panel comprising of HRH Radhikaraje Gaekwad – a
distinguished patron and conservationist, Jaya Asokan – director,
India Art Fair, Veeranganakumari Solanki, curator and Sameer Kulavoor,
For his installation at the India Art Fair, titled ‘Symphony of
Nature: The Harmonic Forest’, Thavudoz has combined materials and
mediums from his past experiences and projects, including illuminated
lights and wood blocks, into a multi-sensory and immersive experience.
In-line with the theme ‘Forwardism’, the installation is more than a
concept. It is an ongoing journey of the artist emphasizing
responsible creativity amidst change. It combines natural and
manufactured materials that aims to highlight the fragility of this
balance that we must all consider as we go into the future.
BMW Art Talk on the theme of ‘Through the Looking Glass’ will be
hosted on February 2, 2024 at the India Art Fair. Three
ground-breaking contemporary artists, Anita Dube, Barthélémy Toguo and
Jitish Kallat share the inspiring stories of their creative journeys
in a candid conversation with Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst, Global Head, BMW
Group Cultural Engagement.
Both Dube and Kallat have been leading the Kochi-Muziris Biennale as
artistic directors in 2018, and 2014, respectively. BMW is a committed
long-term partner of the biennial since it’s inception in 2012.