KALĀ x ASAP: Sri Lanka in the Global Art Market

January 30, 2024

Nishad Avari, Head of Department for South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Auction House and Amrita Jhaveri, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Jhaveri Contemporary discuss the importance of Sri Lankan modern and contemporary art in the local and global commercial art market.

The South Asian art market has gained significant global importance over the past three decades. Dedicated Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sales now regularly occur in London and New York with major auction houses, marking a tremendous success for the South Asian region within the global commercial setting. Subsequently, numerous commercial galleries in South Asia and around the world have witnessed an increase in the representation of artists from South Asia and its diaspora, influencing the dynamics of the art fair circuit.

The KALĀ x ASAP series is supported by the Faizal & Shabana Foundation

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