Is There Love in This Air?
The 5th edition of [en]counters, Mumbai's public art festival, opens on Thursday 20th February 2014. This year theme will investigate the notion of air, intended both as a physical and mental breathing space and as an immaterial element connecting people's lives.
Haeinsa Art Project
A series of sculptures and installations by Indian and international artists set against the natural backdrop of Korean mountains and within the World Heritage Site premises of the buddhist Haein Temple.
Mumbai’s gardens and beaches will become the source of inspiration for a group of Indian and international artists who will create artworks never seen in India before in spaces uncommon for the visual arts. The works will explore the theme of power in terms of energy, light and relations between people.
a participatory one-day performance taking the 21st December 2012 as the beginning of a new spiritual era, a backdrop to reflect on the past and future, on yesterday and tomorrow. The project will be part of the worldwide event “The Third Paradise”, initiated by the Italy-based Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto
a gigantic balloon in the shape of a earth moving machine, a fluffy yet scary metaphor of how irresponsible development can negatively affect our surroundings and our everyday lives.
Trespassers Only is an extension of the urban interventions undertaken during the public art project land(of)mine, which explored the notions of land and ideas of home, property, belonging, landscape, ownership in Mumbai.
The project revolves around the idea of land in the city of Mumbai and its various declinations of territory, ground, soil, landscape, and heritage. How do the notions of space and identity, borders and sharing, possession and cohesion, strife and solidarity, neglect and appropriation come to the surface in the city’s everyday life and define its social environment?
will showcase the works produced during the public art project ‘The Fluid City’. The singular projects will come together allowing new ways of seeing, experiencing & interacting with the element of water
the fluid city
artistic interventions on the paradoxical and contradictory role water plays in a megalopolis such as Mumbai. It surrounds the city and is an integral part of its landscape; yet most people have limited or no access to it. And when it is plentiful during the monsoons, it either washes away or invades people’s houses. In Mumbai, water is both a blessing and a curse.
a cultural campaign that investigates Mumbai’s diverse nature and many selves through the involvement of its inhabitants. This multi-authorial project, curated, developed and produced by ArtO2, has originated by a piece of ready-made poetry written by an anonymous author and found on one of the trains on the central line.
[en]counters - outside in
the confluence of five site-specific projects originated from the city and shifted within the white-washed walls of an art gallery, to investigate Mumbai's divided and contrasted self through the work of 5 contemporary Indian artists. Juxtaposed alongside are video and photographic observations on the city.
[en]counters - talking sites in the city of extremes
[en]counter, a point of meeting and clash at the same time: two opposing elements which define Mumbai/Bombay’s divided self and unique soul. Five Indian artists questioned and explored the city's contrasted nature by carrying out site-specific activities.