Several art exhibitions in Delhi were postponed due to rising cases of COVID.
Several artists booked the venue at Delhi’s Bikaner House for an exhibition more than a year ago. As a result of the rising number of COVID cases in the Capital, the tripartite exhibition of Sakti Burman, Maite Delteil, and Maya Burman has been postponed from January 13 to 22.
The show had been planned months in advance in hopes that things would have gotten back to normal by now, but who would have thought it would be this way. Despite being ready to mount the exhibition, the space has been closed due to the increasing number of cases. As soon as we receive new directives from government sources, the exhibition will be rescheduled.
As COVID cases in the Capital spiral out of control, several major art exhibitions are being postponed, although private galleries are still allowed to operate. Renu Modi, director of Gallery Espace, says people have reservations about visiting galleries at a time like this. In the first week of December, the opening of her last exhibition in the gallery was well received, but given the current situation in Delhi, she has decided to postpone the opening of her next exhibition, which is the solo exhibition of artist Manisha Gera Baswani. ‘It won’t be fair to the work.’ People won’t flock to the gallery. “I think we’ll open it in April,” Modi says.
There were several exhibitions of prominent artists in Delhi during the fourth quarter of 2021, but with India experiencing the third wave of economic growth, the art industry remains cautious. A key element of India’s culture calendar, the India Art Fair (IAF), was moved from February to April (April 28 to May 1). IAF’s director, Jaya Asokan, said, “Everything else remains the same: the venue, fantastic art, and a huge celebration of culture in a safe environment.”. I’m sure the future will be unpredictable, but I’m confident that India Art Fair will deliver a fair as dynamic and fresh as ever this April.”.