New Delhi: A two days art book festival – New Delhi Art Book Fair was inaugurated by Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts.
The festival was dedicated to the celebration of the country’s rich arts and cultural heritage through the prism of artists and books. The festival was open to the public to witness special workshops and activities for children.
“This first “free and open” art book fair is a unique platform to discover India’s vast arts and cultural spectrum through diverse panel discussions, workshops, art and book exhibitions,” said Sandeep Marwah also titled as the Global Cultural Minister. “India is full of extraordinary, unique and fascinating arts and crafts, we need these kind of platforms to project and display this wonders of Indian arts. I congratulate Supriya Suri for taking initiative towards this side of the country,” added Marwah.
Inauguration was followed by a talk by noted art historian, photographer and filmmaker Benoy K. Behl on his latest book The Art of India – Sculpture and Mural Painting later released by Sandeep Marwah.
Sandeep Marwah also inaugurated a special exhibition Iran and India: From Persian Gulf to Indian Ocean by Daryoosh Akbarzadeh. This show explored the centuries’ old relations between Iran and India and the common ties in various cultural spheres.