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ArtBAB, Bahrain's art fair, debuts in India

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Art Across Borders (ArtBAB), Bahrain's contemporary art fair and curated artists programme, has made its debut in

Under the patronage of Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of the King, the first exhibition of its kind was opened at Bikaner House here on Monday evening.

Exclusive artworks by 18 select Bahraini artists are on display at the ongoing exhibition, curated by famous Indian artist Alka Raghuvanshi, presented under the theme "The Unsaid".

"We are extremely delighted at this opportunity to showcase Bahraini artworks in New Delhi," Shaikha Maram Bint Isa Al Khalifa, the director of the office of Wife of the King, said on the sidelines of the opening event.

"has a long and rich history of art and culture. This cultural and artistic interaction will surely have a positive impact not only on the artists who are showcasing but also on the larger art scene in the region.

"We are confident that our association with will go a long way and foster a connect between creative enthusiasts from both the countries while also stimulating investment and economic activity in the arts and cultural sector."

The exhibition comprises of exquisitely executed paintings and sculptures that showcase what is left unsaid and the significant space it occupies in the creative context. This travelling art show is brought to India under ArtBAB's artist programme.

The second exhibition in India is scheduled from November 30 to December 2 in Mumbai. ArtBAB's artist programme was launched in May 2016 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Britain's London.



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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 16:04 IST