- Based Upon
- Humans Since 1982
- James Turrell
- Nalini Malani
- Ranbir Kaleka
- Sheba Chhachhi
- William Kentridge
- Wim Delvoye
A YEAR OF DEATH AND TRAGEDY OFFERED RESPITE IN ARTIt's been a rollercoaster of a year, 2011. In Mumbai, it feels like we've spent most of it complaining or commiserating about something or the other: the city's vulnerability to terror attacks, the appalling murders of the two young men who were killed by thugs, the deaths of greats like M.F. Husain and Dev Anand, a crashing stock market. But as difficult a year as it may have been on many fronts, 2011 was a surprising good year for Mumbai's art scene.
ART UNDER ARC LIGHTSAn art fair that attracted more than a hundred thousand visitors; a new, high profile private museum adding allure to the national capital; important artists showcased at premier national and international events… Indian art apparently had its colourful moments during 2011.
WATER SHOWGiven the limited number of respectable galleries and art spaces in the city, it would be unfair to say there’s been a glut of Sheba Chhachhi exhibitions this year. However, considering that the number of solo shows Chhachhi had in Mumbai until 2011 was zero, two exhibitions in a year seem to verge on overexposure.
MUMBAI’S MUSEUMS SHOULD BE A REPOSITORY OF CITY’S STOREDI went back to see 'Evoking the Pause’ four times. On later visits, I'd lounge around and watch people spot art works amidst the museum's permanent exhibits. The widened eyes, the disbelief, the exclamations, the giggles - it was as much fun seeing people discover Evoking the Pause as it was to see the show.
Times out Mumbai2011 was the year that children started being taken seriously in the cultural scene, says Shinibali Mitra Saigal. Photography by Mohnish Dabhoya The children’s cultural scene for Mumbai’s children this year was marked by an unusual – and welcome – maturity. The trend was especially marked in three areas: theatre, books and art.
'Evoking the Pause' at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum‘Evoking The Pause’, an exhibition of photo and video based objects and installations by the artist Sheba Chhachhi, is the first in a new series of solo exhibitions by artists whose work speaks directly to the craft traditions and issues that underlie the founding of the Museum yet evoke the present by challenging orthodoxies and questioning assumptions.