I am extremely proud to present the first edition of Young Collectors’ Weekend (YCW), organised online, in collaboration with Cultivate Art.
The goal of YCW is to bring together India’s most talented artists with the next generation of collectors, and to facilitate relationships that will grow and mature together. We aim to broaden the audience for contemporary art by enhancing opportunities for artists and establishing continuous dialogues through exciting projects.
YCW is anchored by a virtual gallery show of 15 artists. Though this is a group show, its emphasis is not on presenting the artists as a group, but as individual practitioners of contemporary art.
Each artist selected for the show has shown a consciousness in their practice, and a determination to use their art to express themselves as well as universal humanistic themes that we as a society can all relate to. They go beyond aesthetics to create work with their own unique vocabulary that resonates and inspires a diverse audience. The exhibition can be viewed online here.
This group show intends to contextualise and provide a foundation for the weekend’s programming and that ultimately, new collectors feel like they have learned what it means to build a meaningful collection and how to better engage with art. The programming includes online sessions that are free to attend led by art professionals from across the world. They create meaningful engagement for young collectors who are asking the question, “Where do I begin?” or “How can I expand my collection?”. More information about the additional programming and registration for these sessions can be found here.
We hope you enjoy the show, enjoy the weekend and above all find the next great piece of art that speaks to you.
Thank you for embarking on this journey with us.
-Farah Siddiqui, Arya Mistry & Teesta Bhandare