[en]counters – talking sites

[en]counters is both a point of meeting and clash: two opposing elements which define Mumbai/Bombay’s divided self and unique soul.

With the objective to place artworks amidst the drone of the everyday, the project was an attempt to encourage five Indian artists to question and explore Mumbai’s nature by carrying out site-specific activities.

The involved artists investigated the opposing elements which define Mumbai/Bombay’s divided self and unique soul; they explored the contrasts which populate its daily life, between dream and desperation, excess and parsimony, democracy and anarchy.

In doing so, each of the artists became an integral part of the site, integrating into its social dynamics and forming part of the daily relations created. In this way, the project tried to bring the arts to public spaces for people to interact, engage and dialogue with artists and their works.

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