Union Culture Ministry Is Organising 115-day Long India Art, Architecture, & Design Biennale At Red Fort

Immerse yourself in a fusion of tradition and contemporary innovation, echoing the vision of a creative India.

by Mallika Khurana
Union Culture Ministry Is Organising 115-day Long India Art, Architecture, & Design Biennale At Red Fort

The India Art, Architecture, and Design Biennale of 2023 isn’t just an event; it is a journey through time and creativity nestled within the historic embrace of the Red Fort. Imagine wandering through a vibrant tapestry of art, architecture, and design, each stroke of creativity echoing the rich heritage of India. Lasting for a week from the 8th to the 15th of December, IAADB extended its allure for art enthusiasts and culture aficionados until the 31st of March 2024, drawing attention not only for its magnificence but also for its commitment to revitalising historic structures for cultural enrichment.

Experience IAADB ’23’s Grandeur At The Red Fort!

Set against the backdrop of the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an emblem of India’s rich history, the Biennale transformed the 250 acres of this historic complex into a sprawling canvas of creativity and innovation. Spread across 1 lakh square feet and housed within the 19th-century British-era barracks, the curated pavilions offered an immersive experience into the world of art, architecture, and design. 

These exhibits, displayed for 115 consecutive days, showcase a rich tapestry of artistic expressions, transcending boundaries and celebrating creative diversity. During the first week, the Biennale offered a plethora of engaging activities. Visitors delved into exhibitions that showcased diverse artistic expressions, promising a visual feast that transcended cultural borders. Visionaries and thought leaders from the art, architecture, and design worlds shared insights and experiences. They also offered deeper perspectives on the creative process. Emerging talents redefined artistic boundaries, showcasing innovative works that represented the future of art.

Designed for all skill levels, interactive workshops nurture creativity, offering participants a chance to learn new techniques from experienced artists. There was also a vibrant marketplace where artists and enthusiasts connected, discovering unique pieces and supporting the thriving artistic community. Transforming spaces into living canvases and art installations turned the city into an open gallery, inspiring and provoking thought.

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Explore 19th Century Barracks Turned Pavilions

The IAADB was inspired by the Prime Minister’s call for the thoughtful adaptive reuse of India’s historic structures to establish cultural spaces across the nation. With a vision to invigorate India’s creative economy and improve the Red Fort precinct’s infrastructure, this Biennale showcased art and contributed to the restoration and preservation of historic structures.

The invitation remains open for everyone to experience these marvels at the Red Fort until March 31st, 2024. This extraordinary event celebrates India’s diverse creative expressions. It also stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary innovation.

IAADB invites the world to witness the creativity and craftsmanship that define the nation’s artistic legacy.

Where: Red Fort, Delhi
When: 10 am – 5 pm, till 31 st March 2024
Cost: Free entry

Cover Image Courtesy: IAADB 2023/Instagram

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