From tomorrow, art space Space118 will showcase works by 20 artists through a fundraiser show to give new talents a platform and raise money for the arts
Artwork titled The Opium Of Time, by Mumbai-based artist Sunhil Sippy
Art curator and founder of Space118, Saloni Doshi, has spent the past six months dedicatedly curating and crafting her passion project, an art fundraiser show, set to open from tomorrow to visitors of their Mazgaon space. Titled All That Is Life, the show was curated to give young talent in the field of art a platform, by bringing their work to the fore through curatorial effort, and make them visible to art galleries across the country. “It was done with the aim to give young talent wings and for them to be seen, since we have the outreach that will help people from all over the globe to tune in. Our aim and hope is that these artists eventually get picked up by galleries,” says Doshi.
Time out by Jaipur-based artist Siddhartha Kararwal
The show displays works by 20 artists of diverse styles and backgrounds, reflecting contemporary themes and their journey throughout the pandemic, and how feelings of resilience and perseverance have played key roles in furthering their practice even through crises. It will work as a fundraiser, with 50 percent reserved for the artists and their contributions while the rest will be directed towards Space118’s Fine Art Grant, a digital grant, for which the result is yet to be announced.
“As a not-for-profit organisation, we don’t have an income as such. Our fine arts grant this year is awarding six artists a set amount, so to provide them with it and to keep this running, and hopefully add more grants in the future, this works as a fundraiser. The grants eventually flow back to the artist, to support their livelihood,” she explains. Over 40 pieces are up for purchase at the venue from a mix of talents, many new and a few well-known names as well. The pieces are also open for viewing through a digital catalogue.
Till: September 30, 11 am to 5 pm
At: Space118, 118 Wadi Bunder Road, near St Mary’s and Falzani School, Mazgaon.
Log on to: space118.com