As we step into the month of November, India’s art scene continues to serve up a delightful platter of captivating exhibitions and cultural events. From the much-anticipated return of the India Art Festival, promising a sensory overload, to exhibitions that pay homage to nature and traditional art forms, this month is a canvas waiting to be filled with vibrant expressions. These handpicked art exhibitions give us a sneak peek into India’s diverse and dynamic art world, where tradition dances with contemporary flair. Whether you’re an art aficionado or just someone looking to dip their toes into the creative waters, these November art exhibitions have something to offer for everyone.
1. India Art Festival 2023
Topping the list of November art exhibitions is the India Art Festival. This famous art festival is returning to Delhi, and it promises to be a grand artistic extravaganza. The event will transform the Constitution Club of India into a cultural oasis. With 400 talented artists showcasing 3,500 exquisite artworks across 100 captivating booths, this festival is a must-visit for art enthusiasts. But it’s not just about static art; it offers a dynamic experience with live music performances, mesmerising live painting demonstrations, and captivating film screenings. One of the highlights is the enlightening film by Magic Frame, “The Eternal Canvas – 12,000 Years Journey through Indian Art.”
This cinematic journey provides a sweeping overview of the evolution of Indian art, spanning from prehistoric times to contemporary expressions. A diverse array of art galleries will participate, including names like Artecious Gallery, Artifire, Aura Planet, Eminent Art Gallery, and more. The India Art Festival offers a rich tapestry of artistic styles and expressions, making it a must-visit event for art lovers. From stylised figurative to abstract compositions, traditional flavours, architectural grandiosity, landscapes, religious art, and wildlife art, this festival promises something for everyone.
When: November 2nd to 5th, 2023, 10:30 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, Delhi
Contact: 9820737692/ 7400009978 or Book your tickets here!
2. Art Mumbai
Art Mumbai is a prestigious art fair that brings together prominent galleries from Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata, as well as internationally acclaimed galleries from the USA, London, and Dubai. This event showcases a diverse range of art forms, including paintings, craft-based art, and antiquities from around the world. Renowned galleries like Grosvenor Gallery (London), Aicon Gallery (New York), Aicon Contemporary (New York), 1X1 (Dubai), and Volte (Dubai) will introduce a global audience to the finest contemporary living artists, both from India and beyond.
Not only that, Art Mumbai also has a lineup of speaker series and book launches as well! This event is a unique opportunity to explore the art world’s vibrant diversity and discover the latest trends and creations in the contemporary art scene.
When: November 16th to 19th, 2023, 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai
Contact: Book your tickets here!
3. Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature
Dr. Gunjan Shrivastava, a professional artist, educator, art critic, and co-founder of You Lead India Foundation, presents an extraordinary art exhibition among the other November art exhibitions. One celebrating the enduring and universal appeal of flowers.
This exhibition delves into the intricate and diverse roles of flowers, highlighting their remarkable ability to connect with our deepest emotions and life experiences. Dr. Shrivastava’s thought-provoking and meditative creations have earned recognition in galleries worldwide. ‘Botanical Tapestry: Threads of Nature’ is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of floral art and explore the profound connections between nature and human emotions.
When: October 28th to November 3rd, 2023, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Where: Gallery No. 5, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
Contact: +91 011 23009200/ +91 011 2300929
4. Samanvay – November art exhibitions celebrating Indian art
Art Tree hosts an exhibition titled ‘Samanvay, Harmony in Nature.’ This six-day event promises a unique experience of Indian traditional art forms, accentuating the distinct local ecosystems of each artist. The featured artists, including Manisha Jha (Madhubani), Prakash Joshi (Phad), Ram Soni (Sanjhi), Japani Shyam (Gond), Baalu Mhase, Sadashiv Mhase, and Pravin Mhase (Warli), have created exceptional pieces specifically for this event, aligning with the theme ‘Samanvay and Nature.’
One of the event’s highlights is a panel discussion scheduled for November 4, 2023, where experts from diverse art and culture backgrounds will explore the topic: ‘Indian Folk Art & Artists vis-a-vis Global Traditional and Folk Art.’ ‘Samanvay, Harmony in Nature’ promises to be a celebration of India’s rich folk art traditions, fostering awareness, and initiating important conversations about the conservation and sustainability of these invaluable cultural treasures. This exhibition invites art lovers and enthusiasts to witness the timeless beauty of Indian traditional art forms in the heart of New Delhi.
When: November 3rd to 8th, 2023
Where: Bikaner House, New Delhi
Contact: +91 11 23388408
5. Indigenous Creativity-VI
If you’re looking for some Indian folk art viewing this month, this one from our list of November art exhibitions will not disappoint!
Arts of the Earth, a gallery exclusively dedicated to promoting traditional Indian art and artists, is delighted to invite you to the ‘Indigenous Creativity – VI’ Exhibition. This group exhibition celebrates the rich and diverse folk and tribal art of India. It promises to be a feast for the senses, showcasing the incredible artistic heritage of India’s indigenous communities.
The exhibition features captivating works that represent the unique artistic expressions of various indigenous communities. ‘Indigenous Creativity-VI’ is an opportunity to appreciate and explore the cultural richness and artistic diversity of India’s folk and tribal traditions.
When: November 16th to 19th, 2023
Where: Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Contact: +91-11-4366 2024, 2025
November in India offers a diverse range of artistic experiences, from contemporary art at the India Art Festival to traditional and folk art exhibitions that celebrate India’s rich cultural heritage. Art lovers and enthusiasts are in for a treat as they explore these unique exhibitions and immerse themselves in the world of creativity and culture.