The Book of Arts at India Habitat Centre

Book of Arts

The Book of Arts, an Indo-French initiative by curator and art expert Alka Pande and publisher Marc Parent, aims at being the annual meeting for publishers, art curators, educationalists and experts in Art history. The event will be held from 11-13 February 2018, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The Book of Arts is a platform that connects readers including younger audience with the future of art book publishing along with all the digital innovations and the revolution happening in the framework of art itself.

The event will be inaugurated with a keynote by Alka Pande and Eric de Chassey. A round-table will be conducted the next day which will be chaired by Pande, Chassey, Priya Kapoor (Roli Books), Bipin Shah (Mapin Publishing), Jurgen Boos (Frankfurt Book Fair), Priyanka Malhotra (Full Circle), Kishore Singh (Delhi Art Gallery), Marc Parent and Sanjoy Roy (Teamwork Arts) followed by a workshop on the last day with Samit Das, titled ‘Revisiting Modern Art in India.’

A workshop for children, titled ‘Making Little Books,’ will also be arranged on the last day

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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