Could English-language art news portal ARTINFO expand local and global interest in Indian contemporary art?

Cultural media group Louise Blouin Media (LBM) announced on 30 October 2012 that they will launch Blouin ARTINFO India, a new ARTINFO site dedicated to Indian art and culture. The new website marks their third expansion into Asia alongside Hong Kong and China.

Screenshot of Blouin ARTINFO India.

LBM Founder Louise Blouin is in India from 30 to 31 October 2012 to announce the launch of the company’s new India-focused art site The site will feature English-language news relating to the performing and visual arts, travel, culture, style, architecture and design. During her trip, Blouin will also meet with public and private arts organisations to discuss potential collaborations.

As the the magazine publisher and philanthropist stated in the press release,

We are thrilled to be launching during such a vital point in our global growth. As the leading culture and lifestyle portal in the world, we possess a long-term interest in building channels for engagement, exchange and access, to share India’s dynamic and promising art scene.

In April 2010, ARTINFO launched ARTINFO China, a Chinese-language site that was the group’s first international venture. They later rolled out an English-language Hong Kong arts webpage, which also covers Southeast Asia. In Asia rim regions, Louise Blouin Media has sites dedicated to Russia and Australia.


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By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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