MCH Group announces its first regional art fair partnership, taking a co-ownership stake in India Art Fair

Monday, September 12, 2016
MCH Group announces its first regional art fair partnership,  taking a co-ownership stake in India Art Fair

MCH Group, Angus Montgomery and the Founding Director Neha Kirpal are pleased to announce that MCH Group has taken a co-ownership stake in India Art Fair in advance of the 2017 edition, to take place 2-5 February 2017. India is the first region of focus and India Art Fair is the first step in realising MCH Group's ambition to create a portfolio of leading regional art fairs, as it announced in March 2016.

MCH Group announces its first regional art fair partnership,  taking a co-ownership stake in India Art Fair

MCH Group, Angus Montgomery and the Founding Director Neha Kirpal are pleased to announce that MCH Group has taken a co-ownership stake in India Art Fair in advance of the 2017 edition, to take place 2-5 February 2017. India is the first region of focus and India Art Fair is the first step in realising MCH Group's ambition to create a portfolio of leading regional art fairs, as it announced in March 2016.

India Art Fair, founded in 2008, is South Asia's leading platform for modern and contemporary art and a portal to the region's cultural landscape. Over the past decade this region has seen an explosion of cultural activity with the establishment of major new contemporary art initiatives such as the Kochi Muziris Biennale, the Karachi Biennale, the Colombo Art Biennale and the Dhaka Art Summit. In conjunction with this, modern and contemporary Indian art has been increasingly profiled around the globe with major exhibits at prestigious cultural organisations including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Met Breuer, Tate Modern and the Venice Art Biennale. 

The dynamic growth of the South Asian art market at a global level, supported by a buoyant Indian economy, has seen the strength and significance of India Art Fair grow rapidly over the past few years. One of the best-attended fairs in the world in terms of footfall, India Art Fair has established itself as a pioneering platform that brings local, national, regional and global interest to South Asia.

With the co-ownership in India Art Fair, MCH Group enters a new geographic and market segment, pursuing its strategic aim to expand its range of services and to make its product portfolio more international. India Art Fair will benefit from MCH Group's knowledge as an international leading exhibition organiser as well as its digital expertise. In July 2016, MCH Group hired two digital experts who will contribute in this partnership by amplifying and developing digital initiatives in the art sector. MCH Group will work in partnership with the existing team at India Art Fair and the value of its engagement will fully come into effect from 2018. 

Image above: India Art Fair, new co-owners Sandy Angus (Chairman of Angus Montgomery), Neha Kirpal (Founding Director of India Art Fair) and Marco Fazzone (Managing Director of Design and Regional Art Fairs, MCH Group). © Aissa Tripodi, Sara Barth, Basel. Courtesy MCH Group

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