The city of dreams has been awakened once again, to usher in the new year with a glorious spectacle of art at The Mumbai Gallery Weekend. The event, integral to Mumbai’s cultural calendar alongside even the renown Kala Ghoda Festival, is set to return from January 11th to 14th.
Each edition since the project’s inception has commenced with the promise to be grander and more exciting than its predecessors. And so it goes, with this year’s 12th edition, which intends to captivate and engage Mumbaikars like never before.
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The upcoming weekend will showcase a line-up of 34 participating galleries and design venues spanning from Colaba to Juhu. Covering a vibrant spectrum, ranging from esteemed galleries like Chemould Prescott Road, Taj Art Gallery, Tao Art Gallery as well as newer and niche ones like Art & Charlie, Nine Fish and Chemould CoLab, The Mumbai Gallery Weekend vows to leave no stone unturned. Noteworthy additions to this year’s festivities include Akara Contemporary, Gallery XXL, Method Juhu, and Vida Heydari Contemporary.
This year also includes a series of talks at the CSMVS museum in association with the prestigious India Art Fair, and other events that celebrate the art & culture talents of the city. A Young Collectors Program at Kathiwada City House curated by Teesta Bhandare, a special promotion at Kala Ghoda café for Art Night Thursday, and various gallery hops with Art & Wonderment and Soho House are just some events that make the weekend all the more immersive. Experimenter Gallery will also be presenting Bombay Tilts Down by CAMP, a seven-channel video projection that was most recently shown at the previous edition of the Kochi Biennale.
Similar to the Biennale, all of the city’s habitants are welcome to revel in the art and engage in activities completely free of cost, bringing inclusion into the art sphere that can often be a rather gated community.
Here, no matter whether you are an art collector, an enthusiast or even someone who knows nothing about art, an invitation to these spectacular exhibits is extended to you. With an aim to capture diverse audiences, and breathe new life into art in this bustling city, The Mumbai Gallery Weekend spares no expense in its selection of only the finest art and galleries produced in India and beyond.
For updates and details of shows, events, and venues, follow The Mumbai Gallery Association. Stay tuned for the complete schedule of the city’s largest coordinated art festival.