Mumbai Gallery Weekend: The Largest Art Event In The City Is Just Around The Corner
Art loves can officially rejoice
This one’s for the art connoisseurs: buckle up for the largest coordinated art event in the city. The Mumbai Gallery Weekend is scheduled between January 14 – 17, 2021. Hosting its 9th edition, the MGW aims at bringing the finest art from different galleries under one roof. In an attempt to create an exhibition that has something for everyone, the organisers are trying to tap into the audience diversity by showcasing the best of #MadeInIndia. About 22 galleries and design venues will be participating in this years’ exhibit, making it one of the most sought-after events of the year.
“This year MGW will be a 4-day preview event. Each participating space will be open to visitors from 12:00 to 8:00 pm daily. Every day will be a preview giving visitors the chance to visit the galleries of their choice on any given day without losing out on the experience of opening night. We have two designers as part of MGW this year, Ashiesh Shah and Rooshad Shroff, as well as an antique store, Natesan’s Antiqarts. We are super excited with the lineup of exhibitions the participating art galleries have planned and look forward to welcoming you to spaces that you are familiar with and some new ones.” said Tara Lal, gallerist of Chatterjee & Lal, encouraging the visitors to grace the event over the weekend.
Atelier Ashiesh Shah, spearheaded by architect Ashiesh Shah will be displaying their innovative designs at the soon-to-be-launched One8 Bungalow (previously Indigo Bungalow) on Mandlik Road, Colaba. Besides that, architect Rooshad Shroff’s exciting pieces will also be on view at his stylish new studio in Horniman Circle. Participating auction houses Pundole’s and Saffronart will be previewing their January auctions. Pundole’s will have their much-awaited auction of modern, contemporary and classical works and Saffronart has a stellar auction of KG Subramnayan works lined up.
As things are slowly opening up, and people are stepping out, it is important to encourage creative communities that are working tirelessly, ensuring the safety protocols are in place to bring you the joy of art. Galleries and museums are now open, carefully managing visitors, so if you’re an art enthusiast, take some time out to appreciate the work that has gone behind curating such events under these circumstances. To scale down on the volume of people, no new shows have been previewed and the celebratory Art Night Thursday has also been put on hold, hence the Mumbai Gallery Weekend is a definite highlight of the month. While we cannot wait to go back to older times when we could enjoy the art in packed spaces, sipping on a glass or two, under the new normal, this is our best shot at making the most of it in a socially distanced way.
Here’s a glimpse of all the galleries participating at the event: