The Show Windows: Mumbai

SqW:Lab and TARQ in collaboration with the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 are pleased to present The Show Windows: Mumbai  – an international extension of the ongoing year-long project in Coventry. 

Featuring two artists from Coventry, alongside four from India and the Indian Diaspora, The Show Windows: Mumbai  brings to the city six site specific artworks over a period of three months. Opening on Art Night Thursday, November 11th, these artworks, framed behind the window glazing of venues in Colaba, will act as picture book pages and mirrors in which to see new narratives and reflections of ourselves and the city. 

As we re-join public spaces after a long period of being at home, The Show Windows aims to inspire hope, adventure and imagination, inviting us to rediscover multi-faceted Mumbai, ever-evolving and home to diverse and creative communities and businesses, and its people. The artworks in Mumbai intend to examine the domestic, and create portals to other domestic spaces, or narratives around stories of the home. With three windows launching in November 2021, for Coventry UK City of Culture’s ‘Coventry in the World’ month, and three windows being installed January 2022 to celebrate the ‘Being Human’ month.

The windows in Mumbai have been conceptualised by Avantika Bawa, Emma Critchley, Mario d’Souza, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Samanta Batra Mehta, and Tarla Patel and celebrate the different interpretations of the idea of home, in keeping with SqW:Lab’s preoccupations with domesticity. 

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