Mumbai Gallery Weekend 2018 is back and it's bigger than it was
Here are six ways you could make the most of it
Objects in Transition
London-based artist Elizabeth Drury's solo debut in the city is a play on perception, the uncertainty of memory and the anxieties of change. The young artist, who graduated from the Royal College of Art last year, will show 12 graphite and pastel works on paper based on the traditions of still life. Drury was selected for the Travers Smith Award Programme and works with graphite and the desaturation of familiar colour, creating a personal interpretation between looking and responding to objects. "Objects are dragged through sets that sit somewhere between banal reality and playful childhood illusion," she states.
Where: Akara Art, BK Boman Behram Marg, Apollo Bandar, Colaba
When: Preview 6 pm, on January 31.
Exhibition on Till: March 1
Shreyas Karle is a name that the city is all too familiar with as an award-winning artist and the co-director of CONA Foundation. In his second solo at the gallery, Karle views the domestic space as a museum. The first section has objects that have the dilemma of being artworks; the second section re-looks at the idea of exchange through a series of five collaborations; and, the third section underlines the necessity of seeing. The exhibition is an extension of Karle's earlier project, Redux Redux: Enter by the side door, commissioned by the Aichi Triennial (Japan, 2016).
Where: Project 88, BMP Building, Colaba
When: Preview at 6 pm, January 31.
Exhibition on till: March 31
A new exhibition by UK-based artist Hetain Patel is lined up as part of the weekend. The last time we saw Patel in the city was through his earlier show where we saw him in a Spiderman avatar, and the artist is back again. Join Patel as he walks us through his two film works – The Jump (2015), and a new commission, Don't Look At The Finger (2017).
When: 3.45 pm, February 3
Where: Chatterjee and Lal, Arthur Bunder Road, 1/18, floor 1, Kamal Mansion, Colaba
The co-founder and executive director of non-profit Asia Art Archive, Claire Hsu has played a key role in providing easier accessibility to information on contemporary Asian art. Hsu will be joined by artist Reena Saini Kallat and curator and director general of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Pooja Sood in a conversation moderated by Anna Maja Spiess. Hear the experts talk about archival resources such as Asia Art Archive, Khoj and Artsy.
When: February 1, 6 PM
Where: The Royal Opera House, Charni Road East
Clay in Conversation
This year is touted as the big year for ceramics, and the upcoming debut of the Indian Ceramics Triennale is proof of that. Artists participating in this triennale will present their projects, followed by a conversation on the shifting landscape of contemporary ceramics in India. This discussion will be moderated by Madhvi
Subrahmanian and Anjani Khanna.
Where: G5A, Mahalakshmi
When: February 4, 2 pm
Drawing a line through a landscape
Last year, at Documenta 14, Nikhil Chopra made news with his performance that journeyed 3,000 km from Athens to Kassel, en route which the artist developed a montage of landscapes from his time spent on the road. Here is a chance to retrace that journey in a lecture-performance by the artist.
Where: Piramal Art Museum, Rambhau Bhogale Marg, Byculla
When: February 4, 3 PM to 4 PM
Mumbai Gallery Weekend opens on January 31 and ends on February 4. For the full schedule, head to Mumbai Gallery Weekend on Facebook Compiled by Benita Fernando
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