Hit The (Indie) Arts Trail
If you prefer your art, like your music, indie, here’s good news: seven alternative spaces have banded together along with art agency Asia Art Projects to launch Umbrella—An Alternate Art Route, an informal organisation that will put together its own events calendar of shows, talks and screenings on a quarterly basis. The seven—CAMP, Last Ship, The Loft, Space 118, Mohile Parikh Centre, Clark House and Mumbai Art Room—will kick off their initiative with a series of events between Thursday, August 16 and Sunday, August 19. Herewith, a few of the highlights:
Thursday, August 16
Artist Tushar Joag will be in conversation with Prabhakar Pachpute about “Canary In A Coalmine”, the latter’s charcoal mural, done in situ at Clark House.
When: The talk begins at 5pm.
Where: Clark House, 8 Nathalal Parekh Marg, near Woodside Inn, Colaba. Tel: 98202 13816.
The Mohile Parikh Centre will screen episodes 3 and 4 of the multi-series documentary Art in the Twenty-First Century, from its current sixth season. Among the artists profiled are nudity-lovin’ Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic, who once sat at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for 700 hours simply staring back at those who sat across from her.
When: From 6.30pm onwards.
Where: Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, M. G. Road, Fort. Tel: 022 2288 1969.
Saturday, August 18
If you didn’t make it to Last Ship this weekend, you have one more chance to drop by to see three of their artists-in-residence show off their new works. Of particular interest is Vaibhav Raj Shah who has graffitied various parts of Bandra—its dustbins, bus stops and gates—with marks out of a 100, based on their aesthetic appeal.
When: From 11am to 8pm.
Where: 50-A Huma Bungalow, near Quantum Park, Chuim Village Road, Khar. Tel: 022 6534 6906.
Sunday, August 19
Sunday is your last day to catch the mordant works of British artist David Shrigley at the Mumbai Art Room, and in a send-off of sorts, the gallery will screen three of his cartoons, in which a moth-like being gets burned by a flame, and a finger turns a light switch on and off.
When: All through the day, from 11am to 7pm.
Where: Pipewala Building, Fourth Pasta Lane, Colaba. Tel: 97699 50136.