A Palette for Change by Minali Thakkar


By K. Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Email: indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Minali Thakkar, renowned artist and curator, has brought together 40 national artists across the different cultures in India to create unique art works and installations in the city. As a part of the ongoing Celebrate Bandra Festival, an initiative to showcase professional talent and provide a platform for budding artists to grow.Art has always been the major highlight of Celebrate Bandra. Get ready to spot extraordinary art form at unexpected venues that will fill up the entire suburb- in and around Bandra. Curated by Minali Thakkar- Art Head of the festival, Celebrate Bandra 2014 will see exciting functional, public interactive and visually appealing installations like benches, 3d street art as well as light art displayed at Carter Road, Bandstand, MET, parks and other such public locations.

Each art installation has a message to convey like MET has a huge Web light art installation which is an artistic take on the current text-ology and whats-app trend. While we are connected through web, we fail to communicate in person. As Minali rightly puts in, “We wanted people to notice art in an unconventional setting. People will bump into a complete new world in their daily life setting through art and that would be a welcome change from their mundane life. Art has the energy to bring people together, emit positive vibes and bring a change in small ways and we hope to connect people through art.”

Artists have worked round the clock to create art works on ground, rocks, grass, windows etc using materials like fishing nets, rubic cubes, balloons and metalscraps to name few. Be it the huge limousine or an armour skirt and choli designed to protect the women, each art piece will mesmerise you and leave you with a food for thought.

For all the art lovers and enthusiasts, Celebrate Bandra will also host an Open Air Art Classroom in a setting where you can sketch, paint landscapes and create designs. Don’t forget to get your art bag along. This will be held on daily during the tenure of the festival at 4.30 pm at Carter Road Promenade and Bandstand Promenade.

Date- Ongoing till the 30th of November 2014

Time- Art installations are at public places, so open for public viewing at any time Venue- In and around Bandra (Titan clock tower on Carters Road, institution like MET, Bandstand, etc.)


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