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India Art Fair

MCH Group sells India Art Fair to Angus Montgomery Arts

Swiss-based owner of Art Basel sells majority stake in Delhi event as part of wider withdrawal from regional art fairs programme

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Kashmir

Kashmir lockdown traps artists headed for Kochi residency

Two students from the University of Kashmir are unable to leave the state following government imposed restrictions on movement and communication

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India

David Adjaye chosen to design 'game-changing' contemporary art museum in India

Planned Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi will open up 6,000-strong collection to the public

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Exhibitions

'Shameful scar': Centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre marked in New Delhi exhibition

Show exploring the fateful event that saw hundreds of people killed by British soldiers aims to commemorate "forgotten martyrs"

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Venice Biennale 2019

India announces Venice Biennale artist line-up for Gandhi themed exhibition

Contemporary re-assessments of the independence leader's legacy are unlikely to be addressed in artists' responses

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Heritage

Lush historic gardens bloom once more in Agra, India

The World Monuments Fund announces the completion of a four-year conservation effort

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India Art Fair

MCH Group 'indefinitely' committed to India Art Fair despite decision to pull out as majority shareholder

Some fear MCH Group’s decision to sell could be a blow to country’s art market

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#metoo

Riyas Komu, co-founder of Kerala's Kochi-Muziris Biennale, steps down after #MeToo allegations

Accusations were posted on an Instagram account that claims to uncover abuses of power in the Indian art world

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Looted art

Meet the amateur art sleuth who is helping India recover its stolen antiques

Shipping company executive S. Vijay Kumar was responsible for recovering a Buddha stolen from India 57 years ago among many other looted works

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Art history

Reliving the dawn of Modernism in India

An art historian explores the importance of the pathbreaking Progressive Artists’ Group, the focus of an exhibition opening at Asia Society

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Taj Mahal

Demolish or restore discoloured Taj Mahal, India's Supreme Court tells government

White marble monument, a Unesco World Heritage site, is turning yellow due to pollution and insect dung

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Unesco

Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco business district declared a Unesco World Heritage Site

British-era buildings in historic Fort area nominated by “several citizens’ groups”

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India

Indian supreme court verdict could spark new wave of sectarian riots between Hindus and Muslims

Leader of powerful Hindu organisation has threatened nationwide protests if long-awaited ruling "goes against Hindus' faith"

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Art market

Sotheby's backs Indian art market by launching sales in Mumbai

Announcement comes days after auction house reinstates buyer's premium in online sales

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes more mainland galleries

Dealers from across Asia are ramping up their presence, and around half of the projects in the Kabinett sector are by Asian artists

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Art market

India Art Fair returns to its roots

New director Jagdip Jagpal pledges to maintain at least 70% Indian galleries at fiercely individual Delhi fair, where quality is rising but still patchy

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Art market

India’s art market grows, despite demonetisation

Subcontinent’s art scene expands with the help of private money as government cleans up the economy and simplifies tax

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Exhibitions

British Museum sends treasures to Mumbai for grand exhibition of Indian history

Encyclopaedic show was inspired by former director Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects