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UAF 2 curated by peter Nagy,New Delhi 2013

14th - 17th September 2013
ITPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

In September last year, the announcement of the United Art Fair (UAF) created quite a flurry in Delhi’s art market. Reason — the fair was artist-driven and absolutely free. It involved no exchange of money to buy a space, with the focus only on the artist and his works.
Around 600 artists from all over India participated in the fair. Though the fair had a good opening, it was criticized on the curatorial front. To avoid the mistakes that the fair saw in its first year, the organizational team, for its second edition in the Capital, has got on board some of the most sought after names from the art circuit to run the show. This includes gallerist and curator Peter Nagy, art historian and curator Alka Pande, photographer Ram Rehman, Heidi Fichtner, Meera Madeline Menezes and Mayank Mansingh Kaul.
Scheduled to be held from September 14 till 17 at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, the fair promises to be much bigger and better this year. Besides paintings, sculptures and photography, Nagy plans to include graphic art, folk and tribal art, fashion, textiles, furniture, ceramics and architecture in the fair.
The fair will have around 400 to 450 artists from both India and abroad, a number less than the previous year. The participating artists will be displaying a minimum of three works each. Commenting on the price share, Nagy says, “It will be 50-50 share between the organizers and the artist.” But Nagy clearly points out that he does not see UAF as a competitor to the India Art Fair. “At UAF, you will get to see something very different from the India Art Fair. And the country has enough talent to host two art fairs.”
“This is the right time for UAF to make the start. People now look for art, which is more visual, sensual and more affordable,” says Pande.

The co-producers of United Art Fair 2013 - UAPL and Mooz Entertainment, are endeavoring to make this year's edition a total immersion experience with art talks, seminars, live entertainment, fusion art and more being planned with the aim to make the UNITED ART FAIR a must see and experience art fair.

Quest …

The world has only enough for everyone’s need. Not enough for everyone’s greed.

Yet we wrought a lifelong struggle for it … never resting till we have it all. We head out like conquistadors, desperate to win. Not everyone can triumph – one’s success has to be another’s failure. Even a tiny foothold in a Mumbai local is really a foot on someone else’s foot.

‘It’s fair in war’, says an argument. The question is: should we be at one?

But, we are too busy to answer that question, we dismiss the debate of ethics, as poetic drivel. We take. We accumulate. Though our stomachs are full, we plunder from emaciated hands, with such insensitivity; something has to be dead within …

Hindu mythology appoints the ‘crow’ as the carrier of souls departed – who come back during the days of the ‘shraddh’* (days of worshipping the dead), through it, to once again indulge in the pleasures of the senses, on earth. I see a metaphor worth taking ahead as a behavior of a society that is morally dead, and therefore – in its excesses – in a perpetual ‘shraddh’ of its own self.

This series of paintings adds to my continuing dialogue on Mumbai.I chooses Mumbai as the ultimate destination of the quest. And i handpicks the city’s most ubiquitous avian, the common crow as the protagonist of my canvasses.

The city is the ultimate citadel of unfulfilled souls. The city’s most ubiquitous avian, the common crow becomes my protagonist. With that idea and with paint-laden strokes, I try here, to catapult my own anger, frustration, a scream maybe, into these canvasses. In layers upon layers of pigment, I hope to build the physical grit and girdle, and the intellectual gore of urban life. The themes will ooze the bile of some very unkind truths about our times. I feel compelled …

I may be one of the last few, who continue to be outraged. Through ‘QUEST’, I am on my own mission to protect this feeling of revulsion – a feeling that is an unfortunate, but probably a welcome irony, in a world that is fast numbing itself into apathy…

Raj More 2013


Title-Call me,size-68''-68''inches,Acrylic on canvas

Title-Desire,size-60''-84''inches,Acrylic on canvas

Title-Phata Poster Nikla Hero,size-68''-68''inches,Acrylic on canvas

Title-Question Mark,size-68''-68''inchs,Arcylic on canvas

Title-Sarkarnama,size-68''-68''inches,Acrylic on canvas

Gallery Pic



ASYAAF Art Fair Seoul, South Korea -2012

 Raj more at ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Fair) Seoul, South Korea -2012

Raj More Work at ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Fair) Seoul, South Korea -2012

 ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Fair) Seoul, South Korea -2012

 Raj More work at ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Fair) Seoul, South Korea -2012



Busan International Art Fair Korea 2012

Busan International Art Fair Korea 2012

Andy Warhol in Busan art fair Korea

Busan International Art Fair Korea 2012

Raj More work at Busan International Art Fair Korea 2012

Raj More work at Busan International Art Fair Korea 2012

Raj More work at Busan International Art Fair Korea 2012



The Art Floor is pleased to be Strategic Partners with Unitedart Fair UAF

UAF is the premier show-case for Indian and international modern and contemporary art which offers a platform for exhibition and sale of distinguished works of art and projects in the finest of environment.

The first edition of United Art Fair – India’s premier art fair for modern and contemporary art will take place in September 27-30, 2012 at ITPO, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It will feature some of the most exciting Modern & Contemporary artists in the world. The fair will also include full-fledged Seminar Programme, Curated Art Projects, dedicated Video Programme, Sculpture Park, Book Launch and Art Store, Artist-led Workshops, Artists’ Studio visit, Curated Walks and Student Internship.

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