BMW Group India presents India Art Fair
Gurugram, February 09, 2023.
Showcasing the symbol of forwardism, BMW Group India will exhibit the first-ever BMW i7 at the latest edition of India Art Fair from 9 – 12 February 2023 at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds in New Delhi. India Art Fair is the leading platform showcasing modern and contemporary art from India and South Asia.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “BMW Group’s social sustainability commitment has always valued and nurtured various cultural engagements and co-operations globally and in India. Our resolve to strengthen intercultural platforms of creativity in the fields of art, music, design and architecture has flourished into long term partnerships with leading art and cultural platforms in the country. BMW India is delighted to present the latest edition of the India Art Fair and the Future is Born of Art commission for connoisseurs of art and automobiles.”
As the ‘Presenting Partner’ of the India Art Fair, BMW Group India has supported the evolution and exposure of modern Indian art and artists since 2012. Through this year’s collaboration, BMW India will exhibit the first-ever fully electric BMW i7 sedan, showcase its second ‘The Future is Born of Art Commission’ and host the BMW Art Talk on the theme ‘Raw and Radical’.
The first-ever BMW i7 is a true all-electric luxury sedan that clearly demonstrates how an exclusive driving experience can be combined with an unwavering commitment to sustainability. The i7 offers all-electric innovation, visionary design, and powerful driving dynamics so that you can make a striking impression everywhere you go. Built for the luminaries with next-level style and substance, it is undeniably alluring from the inside out.
‘The Future is Born of Art’ is an initiative by BMW India and India Art Fair which aims to propel emerging Indian artists and further BMW Group’s commitment to promote art, sustainability and innovation. BMW India will showcase its second commission based on the theme ‘Forwardism’ on the new BMW X7.
With her awe-inspiring design for the BMW X7, the winner of the prestigious ‘‘The Future is Born of Art’ Commission’, Devika Sundar presents a breathtaking vision of the future. Titled ‘Boundless’, she blends the human body, cosmos and ocean into an imaginative universe in her artwork, reminding us of our shared humanity and collective interdependence.
Shortlisted artists for the commission, which promises to boost emerging Indian names to a global stage, included Aditi Aggarwal, Devika Sundar, Rithika Pandey and Sajid Wajid Shaikh. The winning artist and design were chosen by the jury and an open public poll on India Art Fair’s website and Instagram channel.
BMW Art Talk on the theme of ‘Raw and Radical’ will be hosted on 10 February 2023 at the India Art Fair. Four trailblazing women Mithu Sen, Jayashree Chakravarty, Benitha Perciyal and Diana Al-Hadid will share their inspiring journeys, the process of pushing the boundaries of creativity and producing ground-breaking work in a candid conversation with Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst, Head of Cultural Engagement at the BMW Group.