Newest Art Trail
Umbrella: City arts organizations have created Umbrella to organise quarterly events together. Umbrella is a new informal coalition of arts organizations interested in sharing resources and raise awareness of the vibrant, diverse art scene thriving in Mumbai. Special public programs planned for August 16, 17, 18 & 19.
From CAMP and Last Ship in Bandra, to THE LOFT at Lower Parel, to Space 118 at Wadibunder Road, Mohile Parikh Centre in Kala Ghoda, Clark House Initiative and Mumbai Art Room in Colaba, seven art organizations will throw open their doors for all Mumbaikars to view and engage with art, artists and artistic processes. The newly formed Asia Art Projects will participate in future events.
Thursday, August 16
CLARK HOUSE INITIATIVE
Event title: Tushar Joag in Conversation with Prabhakar Pachpute
Location: C/o RBT Group, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba, Bombay 400038
Talk at 5 pm, normally open 11am-‐7pm daily, including Sundays
Contact: +919820213816 email@example.com
Artist Tushar Joag will engage artist Prabhakar Pachpute in conversation about “Canary in a Coalmine,” his exhibition of wall drawings run amuck. See Sunday, August 19th for additional event and details on project.
MOHILE PARIKH CENTRE
Event title: Art in the Twenty-First Century | Season 6 (2012) | Mumbai Premiere
Location: Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Screening: 6:30 pm, entry free and open to all
Contact: Amrita Gupta Singh, Program Director, Mohile Parikh Center, +91 2222838380/81 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mumbai Premiere of Art in the Twenty First Century, Season 6 (2012), History (Episode 3, 60 minutes) and Balance (Episode 4, 60 minutes). Featured artists: Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelly, Marina Abramovic, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze. Presented in collaboration with ART21, New York.
Saturday, August 18
Event title: V.01 -New work by the current residency artists
Location: opposite temple near Quantum Park, Chuim Village Road, off Khar Danda, Mumbai
Hours: 11 am to 8 pm all days. Till Aug 20.
Website: www.jmilastship.com www.facebook.com/lastship
Contact: +91-22-65346906, +91-9833066276, email@example.com
Vaibhav Raj Shah, Shubhalakshmi Shukla & Chandni Vora have been working at Last Ship’s residency studios in Chuim Village since June. All three are early career artists, and in the course of the residency have made critical breakthroughs in their thinking and work. Hence the self-chosen title of their exhibit, ‘V.01,’ signifying the first version of their new directions.
Event title: The World of Afghan Films
Location: 301 Alif Apartments, 34-A Chuim village, Khar, Mumbai 52 (near Last Ship, above). For directions and map: http://camputer.org/campstudio.html
Event: Open only on Saturday, August 18, event begins 7:00 pm.
Afghan Films (the film commissioning agency of Afghanistan, much like Films Division in India, active since 1968) has produced newsreels, essay films, documentary and fiction feature films through many troubled times. We show excerpts from this unusual and unseen collection, with annotations by directors and crew, and also the short film “Audiences and Crowds in the Afghan Films Archive”, made by CAMP earlier this year. Followed by discussion with Shaina Anand, Faiza Khan and Ashok Sukumaran, participants of a pad.ma workshop in Kabul in April 2012. CAMP is an artist-run organisation founded in 2007. Its interests lie in media and phenomena that surround us but that we have no “senses” for, and in the future of art.
THE LOFT AT LOWER PAREL
Event title: Third Skin by Andrea Zapp
Location: Mathuradas Mill Compound (Same compound as Blue Frog and Café Zoe), Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Hours of operation: Saturday 18, 6pm to 10pm
THE LOFT at Lower Parel, a four year old arts project space, will present an encounter with British artist Andrea Zapp at the opening of Third Skin: An Exhibition of her Textile Media Sculpture, from August 18 to September 30. Originally a printing shed in a textile mill, THE LOFT as part of the year long ‘The Square Foot Project’, has been re-staged as an apartment gallery for a year. Manchester-based Andrea Zapp captures urban views or rural panoramas, miniature scenarios, objects of curiosity or sometimes even Internet patterns via photography and data imagery to turn fabric into a screen and canvas, creating rich image tableaus and digital still lives as a base for hand-made (wearable) dresses.
Event title: Interaction with contemporary Kalighat artist Kalam Patua.
Location: 118 Wadi Bunder Road, next to Wallace Flour Mill, Mazgaon, Mumbai 400 010 (please see directions on website)
Hours of operation: Open only on Saturday, August 18, 11am to 7pm
Contact: 265222235/ 23710236 firstname.lastname@example.org
These works made in the Kalighat tradition depict Hindu gods, goddesses and other mythological characters, descending from the 19th-century Bengali painting practice created from watercolors on mill-made paper. A painter, poet, composer and singer all in one, Kalam Patua practices scroll painting, or Pata Chitra painting. His works are edgy, tantalizing, and provocative. Come see the work and talk to the artist about his methods and ideas.
Sunday, August 19
CLARK HOUSE INITIATIVE
Event title: Sharmila Samant & Sumesh Sharma Converse with Prabhakar Pachpute
Location: c/o RBT Group, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba, Bombay 400038
Hours of operation: Talk at 5 pm, normally open 11am-‐7pm daily, including Sundays
Contact: +919820213816 email@example.com
Artist Sharmila Samant and curator Sumesh Sharma will discuss ‘Canary in a Coalmine’ the solo exhibition of the artist Prabhakar Pachpute, with him. Drawings on the walls of Clark House and installations with animated film, express in a potent artistic vocabulary his experience of coalmines in Chandrapur, where his family has worked for three generations. Prabhakar graduated in sculpture from MSU Baroda in 2011 and Khairagarh in 2009.
MUMBAI ART ROOM
Event title: Special Screening of David Shrigley’s Animations, all day Sunday.
Location: Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba (see website for directions)
Hours of operation: August 16-19: 11 am -7 pm; special screening August 19th
Phone and email : +91 9769950136, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, the final day of the exhibition, David Shrigley’s Drawings, there will be an all-day screening of this internationally celebrated artist’s video animations. Shrigley’s straightforward technique and dark humor have drawn accolades for over 20 years, gathering steady recognition to date. He invents scenarios and situations that reveal an absurd and mordant sensibility.
ASIA ART PROJECTS
Website: www.asiaartprojects.com, www.facebook.com/asiaartprojects
Asia Art Projects is an art agency. Its primary focus is to develop and build organic and sustainable art infrastructure within India. Working with partner organisations and institutions, AAP is developing a series of projects ranging from photography festivals to art maps and residencies. Our initiatives seek to engage with new audiences, develop public art in Mumbai, and encourage cross‐cultural collaborations. Forthcoming events will be announced.
Umbrella recognizes that there is strength and beauty in gatherings, and draws partial inspiration from the Colaba Art District’s Art Night Thursday. Umbrella wants to extend a broad invitation: come, see and learn more about the exciting art activities that are going on in Mumbai.