Stir: Inquiring the importance of Mumbai Gallery Weekend in expanding the art economy

Posted On: Thursday, January 12th, 2023 | by project88pressadmin

by Pallavi Mehra

STIR speaks with some of the participating galleries at the Mumbai gallery Weekend 2023, which brings together art collectors and enthusiasts for the event spread across four days.

The Mumbai Gallery Weekend, which started in 2012 with a line up of nine contemporary art galleries, is back for its 11th edition with a collection of 32 art galleries. Since its inception, the event has played a pivotal role in the Indian art landscape and this year’s festival is taking place from January 12 to 15, 2023 in Mumbai, India. The much-awaited edition of the Mumbai Gallery Weekend includes a wider range of art galleries from the city, and features both old and new galleries, located throughout the city—from Colaba, Fort, Kala Ghoda, Ballard Estate, Worli, to Lower Parel, Byculla and Bandra. The aim of this four-day immersive art event is to engage viewers with thought-provoking and norm-challenging paintings, sculptures, photographs, media artworks, installations, decorative arts, and design. Additionally, the art festival curators hope to introduce new and upcoming artists to Indian audiences.


Glasshouse Deep by Rohini Devasher showcased at Project 88| Mumbai Gallery Weekend | Rohini Devasher | STIRworld

Glasshouse Deep by Rohini Devasher showcased at Project 88. Image: Courtesy of Mumbai Gallery Weekend 2023


The Mumbai Gallery Weekend is also an exciting time for the art community to come together under one roof. “The event places Mumbai as the centre of art and culture. It’s very inclusive, democratic and it’s free for all, so please come and visit us. For young collectors it’s a great time to come and meet the artists,” remarks Sree Goswami, director, Project 88.

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